Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.08: I’ve Got You Under Your Skin

By Paula R. Stiles

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Recap: Sally grows increasingly tense as her few last hours turn into days and then a week. When the Reaper finally shows up, he has a bizarre offer for her – take over his job as a Reaper. Sally isn’t at all sure how she feels about this, since her previous experiences of seeing ghosts killed forever have been traumatic. She consults with two of the three killers that she knows, Aidan and Stevie. …

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Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.07: The Ties That Blind

By Paula R. Stiles

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Recap: Josh and Aidan blame Sally for poltergeist activity in the house – blinking lights, weird noises, slamming doors. Sally insists it’s not her or …

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Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.06: Mama Said There’d Be Decades Like These

By Paula R. Stiles

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Recap: Sally is devastated to find her mother dying in the hospital, with a devoted dad at her side. She had thought her parents would …

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Review: The Hunger: 2.04-2.06

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Another week of looking at crappy episodes of that old Canadian anthology show The Hunger. Wait…what? This week, they were actually okay? Holy cow, what happened?
First …

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Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.05: Addicted to Love

By Paula R. Stiles

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Recap: Sally’s possession of cute Dr. Forrest’s girlfriend, Janet, turns out not to be a one-time thing. She keeps doing it, right up through sex all night and a sweet morning after. When she leaves, Janet wakes up with a pleasant afterglow and not much memory of the night before. For a while, that’s okay, but two things are harshing Sally’s mellow. One is that she’s developing a crush on the good doc, herself. …

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Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.03: All Out of Blood

By Paula R. Stiles

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Recap: Sally gets the bright idea of possessing a baby and being reborn that way. But a human nurse, Zoe, who happens to be psychic,…

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Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.02: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?

By Paula R. Stiles

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Recap: We have the usual tripartite plot this week. First, unsurprisingly, Heggeman doesn’t manage to kill Josh. Instead, a fully turned Nora jumps Heggeman and tears him to shreds in front of Josh, who sees most of it before he turns. They later wake up in separate parts of the woods and meet up on Josh’s doorstep. Nora unwisely decides to remain in denial and goes to work, while Josh, in equal denial, persuades …

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Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 1.18: Something Wicked

By Paula R. Stiles

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Tagline: Yep, it’s another mini-hiatus of two weeks, so it’s back to the Wayback Machine for a season-one episode involving weeChesters, a creepy witch straight out of the Brothers Grimm, and John treating his young sons as bait.

Recap: It’s the usual season-one recap of the mytharc about Mary’s death. Cut to Fitchburg, Wisconsin, where a little girl is saying her prayers before bed, while her father watches. In their subsequent conversation, we find …

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Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.01: Turn This Mother Out

By Paula R. Stiles

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Recap: It’s a month later in supernatural Boston. Josh reapplies to medical school (as you do, after having turned into a werewolf in front of your pregnant girlfriend). In his personal life, he’s confused by Nora’s sudden interest in trying to talk to Sally (whom she can’t see, of course) and supporting him in all things werewolf. He doesn’t know that she’s been scratched and is quietly freaking out about it. But he sure …

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Review: Lost In Time

J. Keith Haney

De La Cruz, Melissa; Lost in Time. Hyperion, 2011. USD $16.99. ISBN 13 978-1-4231-2129-9.

After reading this latest installment of the Blue Blood saga, one of my greatest regrets is my late arrival to the series. I had no idea that this story even existed before I reviewed the excellent short-story triptych, “Bloody Valentine”, for this website. Now it appears that I’ve arrived just in time to see the beginning of the end. However, it is …

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Review: Blood and Other Cravings

By Amanda J. Spedding

Datlow, Ellen, ed. Blood and Other Cravings. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2011. USD $25.99 (hardcover), USD $12.99 (ebook). ISBN: 978-7653-2828-1.

Award-winning editor Ellen Datlow stopped by Innsmouth Free Press recently to talk about her latest anthology – Blood and Other Cravings –  and her inspiration behind the collection, plus her views on vampires and their current trend. Now, Amanda Spedding reviews the anthology. 

Blood and Other Cravings contains 17 stories of all things …

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Apocalypse Week: Review: Evolve Two

By Michael Matheson

Kilpatrick, Nancy (Ed.). Evolve Two. Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-1-894063-62-3.

I delight in Kilpatrick’s anthologies – even if I am not always drawn to the material in them. Kilpatrick is a romantic in the best sense. She believes in the darkest of beauties and seeks them out relentlessly. That attention and care show in a collection like Evolve Two, where Kilpatrick has assembled a welcome repast for readers seeking sanguine fiction …

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