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Wild Hairs
By David J Schow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,550. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Winner of the 2001 International Horror Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction The essays by David J. Schow, whose regular column in Fangoria was well known for its rants and raves in the tradition of Dennis Miller, Harlan Ellison, and Professor Irwin Corey, are collected here for the first time. Schow spouts off on a wide variety of subjects.
Doctor Who - The What, Where, and How: A Fannish Guide to the TARDIS-Sized Pop Culture Jam
By Valerie Estelle Frankel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,750. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
All the clever references to pop culture and science fiction canon in the new Doctor Who--a big treat for fans the world over.
Video Krypt's Bumper Book of Movie Reviews 2011-2013
By Lee Robert Adams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,500. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Video Krypt's Bumper Book of Movie Reviews is a must for all film buffs. Packed with insight, analysis, criticism, pithy observation and blunt sarcasm, this collection of over sixty reviews takes you on a cinematic journey from Rick's Cafe to the barren wastes of the Antarctic; from the beginning of the universe to the distant future!
TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: William Hartnell (Second Edition)
By Philip Sandifer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 150,560. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
This all-new, revised, and expanded first volume of essays from the acclaimed blog TARDIS Eruditorum traces the evolving critical history of the hit television show Doctor Who. This volume covers the first three years of the program, with William Hartnell in the starring role. Features extensive revisions and eleven new essays exclusive to this book.
Fifty Stories For Fifty Years: An Unauthorised Guide To The Highlights Of Doctor Who
By Andrew Hickey
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 68,960. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Doctor Who has been a British institution for fifty years, enthralling generations of fans. In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a personal critical look at one story from every one of those fifty years, starting with the very first story, An Unearthly Child, and ending with 2012's The Snowmen, and looking not just at TV stories, but at the books, audio adventures, films and comics.
What's So &%#@ Funny ? (Humor and How it Gets That Way)
By Agnes Franz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,470. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
The sixteen chapters of this friendly, relaxed book address topics, rather than follow a chronological form. It's fun to skip from one line of thought to an entirely unrelated topic. The book examines the adventures and fun humor has gone through over time. We snoop on knights and movie stars and kids with their parents and college professors and a whole world so we can enjoy the variety of humor!
Horror Movies - The Good, The Bad & The So Bad They're Good
By Kevin Lindenmuth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 542,210. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Collected here are over 2000 reviews of horror, fantasy and sci-fi TV shows and movies from the 1950s to the present. From the popular to the obscure, this extensive collection of reviews from Kevin Lindenmuth offers a great insight into a wide variety of titles. The reviews include titles of interest to Kevin, were sent to him for review, or where the filmmaker was a friend.
Winning the Game of Thrones: The Host of Characters and their Agendas
By Valerie Estelle Frankel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,030. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
This book explores characters’ agendas, from Sansa’s secret schemes to Arya’s ultimate goal. What is Cersei’s true fear? What do trout or golden roses symbolize? Is the show a feminist success or a male playground? This book answers all these and more, revealing the enigmas and surprises hidden deep within the series.
Writing Down the Dragon
By Tom Simon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,380. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Essay » Literature
Eleven essays on the Tolkien method and the craft of fantasy writing.
In the Spooklight
By Michael Arruda
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,520. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012 by Bob Booth. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
For the first time, acclaimed film reviewer Michael Arruda's columns from the HWA Newsletter have been collected into IN THE SPOOKLIGHT, an ominbus edition spanning generations of scary movies which any horror film buff is sure to love!
Unsafe On Any Screen
By Scott S. Phillips
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,830. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
If you love trash cinema — or just movies in general — then UNSAFE ON ANY SCREEN is the book for you! Compiled from the works of Scott S. Phillips, indie filmmaker, writer, and former video store owner, UNSAFE is a conversational guide to cheesy movies — a wild, entertaining read that’s like sitting around talking with your movie-loving friends on a Saturday night.
Animal Movies Guide
By Staci Layne Wilson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,090. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Designed especially for animal-loving movie buffs, this all-inclusive film reference contains 90 complete reviews of movies in which a primary character is an animal (genres include animated, western, horror, comedy, drama, and more). There are flash reviews and synopses of nearly 1,000 animal movies spanning from the 1920s to the present.
From the Ridiculous to the Sublime
By Andy Courtney
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,950. Language: British English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
a collection of remarkable short stories to astonish and amaze.
Why Are People So Stupid?
By Gordon A. Long
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Social Commentary with a wry twist. Biting analysis of: The Stock Market, Committees, Corporate Cowboys, Bureaucracy, Communism, Capitalism, Bullies, and that idiot driving in front of you who slams on his brakes for no reason.
Reel to Reel: Mutants, Monsters and Madmen
By Blake Petit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,380. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Geek Pundit Blake M. Petit turns his attention to scary movies. In this eBook edition of his online project, Blake examines 40 of the most memorable, most influential, and most entertaining thrillers and horror movies, following the way the filmmakers have developed the tropes and techniques of fear for over 90 years. This new edition includes five new entries.
Horrors! Cults, Crimes, & Creepers
By Stephen R. Bissette
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,780. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk! Welcome… to Horrors! Cults, Crimes, & Creepers— The tomb door swings open, and grizzled tomb-tender Stephen Bissette offers you a grisly guided tour to the millennial horror, crime, and cult feature films released on video and DVD from 1999-2001. Open the coffins—er, pages—and they’re all here.
250 Recent Movies You Will Like If You See Film as Art
By William A. Adams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,700. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Reviews of 250 feature-length movies are listed. Reviews are short, to give a sense of what the movie is about and if you would like it. The movies are artistic and thoughtful, which does not necessarily mean “serious.” There are plenty of humor, horror, romance, animation, musicals, documentaries, and kids’ movies. You will find a lot to like.
Mama and Me
By Bette Nunn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 300,220. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Includes many of the “Mama and Me” and “Bette’s Barbs” columns written for The Martinsville Reporter and The Reporter-Times in Martinsville, IN, for the last half century. The columns talk about things that happened—births, deaths, schools, store openings, fires, crimes, store closings, historical events, tragedies, wars, events in Martinsville and Morgan County, and stories about local people.
Tinker-Taylor's Secret Spy - A Cold War Clown at the Circus?
By Don Hale
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 85,850. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Russian
Read the unique story of one man’s surprisingly pivotal role, unknowingly working with all the Soviet traitors at British Intelligence during the 1950s to claim the favourite secret spy tag of Tinker-Taylor's illustrious Circus Empire - and become the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s new James Bond character. A fascinating plot within a plot that changed British Intelligence forever!
Darker Side Of The Moon
By Rob Shelsky
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,360. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Philosophy of Science
Travel to the DARKER SIDE OF THE MOON and discover: - "They" Are Watching Us! - The Mysterious World of UFOs - Lethal UFO Encounters, Actual Cases - Hidden Alien Bases, Evidence from NASA’s Report - Deadly Interference by Ancient Aliens - The Alien Agenda - Alien Abductions - Apocalypse “2012” and Doomsday - Aliens—Are Not Our "Friends"