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Cinema Penitentiary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 89,800. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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"Cinema Penitentiary" is a hilarious and devastating journey through fifty years of American movies and social history. Illuminating the zeitgeist of the times, from the beat years of cold war greasers to the flowering of the summer of love, the book reads more like a coming of age novel ala Salinger than a film critic's memoir.
Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who 2012-2013: The Critical Fan’s Guide to Matt Smith’s Final Series (Unauthorized)
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Series: Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,040. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by Punked Books. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
At over 90,000 words, this is the most comprehensive fan guide yet published to the 2012-2013 season of Doctor Who, and its 50th Anniversary. This series was the most demanding yet for Steven Moffat; no other Doctor Who showrunner had previously faced an assignment like writing a series finale, an anniversary story, and a combined Christmas Special/Doctor finale in quick succession.
Where Stories Dwell
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,900. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
WHERE STORIES DWELL is a unique volume in PULPSTUDIES, an imprint of Pro Se Productions. PULPSTUDIES focuses on the nonfiction of New Pulp. This includes volumes about sources for ideas as well as unique academic studies of New Pulp series and characters and other various types of reference books.
War Games: Classic Fiction for the Christian Life
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,420. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
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Journey through eighteen classic works of fiction from Beowulf and Njal’s Saga to Mansfield Park and The Lord of the Rings, discovering the exceptional wisdom hidden inside the world’s best-loved stories.
Science Fiction: An Oral History
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
"Science Fiction: An Oral History" features in-depth dialogs with prominent authors of the genre's Golden Age (1930-1960) and New Wave (1960-1980) eras. Interview subjects include Philip K. Dick, Theodore Sturgeon, Fritz Leiber, Roger Zelazny, C.L. Moore, Leigh Brackett, Norman Spinrad and Robert Anton Wilson. Spontaneous, intelligent, and often very, very funny.
Wild Hairs
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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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,150. 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
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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)
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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
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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)
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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!
Harry Dean's Confessions: I Might Have Killed JFK
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,360. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
For 48 years, Harry Dean's account of the JFK assassination has been misrepresented by the writings of W.R. Morris and his followers. The misrepresenations persisted for decades despite Harry's many efforts to correct them. Now the public can finally hear Harry's own story which is more astonishing than any fiction.
Horror Movies - The Good, The Bad & The So Bad They're Good
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Price: $3.99 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
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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
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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?
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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.