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My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season Three and Derivative Works
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,440. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
This third volume of essays adapted from the blog My Little Po-Mo combines a critical study of the third season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic with analysis of both licensed derivative works and a selection of fanworks to explore these questions and the show which inspired them.
Twitter Who Volume 3: The Third Doctor
Series: Twitter Who, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,110. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Stranded on Earth with a faulty TARDIS? Hope you've got a good book! Coming back for thirds, Hannah J. Rothman settles in for five years as she Tweets and commentates her way through the complete Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who. Hop in for a ride in Bessie and get your sonics ready.
Movie Outlaw
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 140,590. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
From filmmaker and journalist Mike Watt comes a new collection of essays focusing on more than 70 "underseen" films. These include "lost" films like Johnny Depp's directorial debut, "The Brave"; "Don's Plum", the film that Leo DiCaprio sued to hide from the public; Mauritzio Nichetti's sexy live-action/animated comedy "Volere Volare"; "The Ghastly Love of Johnny X", the last 35mm b&w sf musical!
Movie Outlaw Rides Again!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 193,460. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
From filmmaker and journalist Mike Watt comes a the long-awaited SEQUEL to the beloved Movie Outlaw collection. Brand new collection of essays focusing on another 70 "undeservedly underseen" films, such as, "Crazy Moon" starring a Keifer Sutherland; the hilarious "Frankenhooker"; "Jane White is Sick and Twisted"; Terry Southern's "The Magic Christian", "Nightbreed", "Cafe Flesh", and more!
The C. Dennis Moore Horror Movie Guide Vol. 6
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,680. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Before you settle down for your Halloween night horror movie marathon, dive into this collection and see what’s worth watching and what’s worth scrubbing from your memory.
A Little Mad Sometimes: Film Psychopaths from Jekyll and Hyde to Hannibal Lecter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,260. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
With the idea for the book coming to him in a dream, John McCarty's review of self-dubbed "psychofilms" covers movies released between 1915 and 1992. From Trilby to Basic Instinct, A LITTLE MAD SOMETIMES discusses various implementations of the screen psycho throughout the years. Among the screen psychos featured here are Mr. Hyde, Norman Bates, and Michael Myers, as well as real-life psychos.
Dragon Ball Culture Volume 4: Westward
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,410. Language: American English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Goku goes west! His grand adventure begins anew as his martial arts master tells him to travel the world to increase his power. But what will happen when this naïve boy enters the real world and meets people who want to harm him? Will he be able to find his grandpa’s 4-Star dragon ball, or will the villainous Red Ribbon Army get to it first?!
Everything You Need to Know to Survive English Class
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,090. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A wild look at the logical gaps, confusing bits and just plain goofy moments in the greatest works of literature ever written, and also in Emerson's Walden.
Speculative Fiction 2014
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 116,210. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Book Smugglers Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Essay » Literature
Speculative Fiction 2014 collects over fifty of the best reviews, essays and media commentary from all facets of SFF. From insightful deconstruction of major blockbuster films, to considered arguments for diversity and inclusivity in science fiction and fantasy, this edition highlights many of the most complex, fraught, and important events in speculative fiction fandom from 2014.
Empowered: The Symbolism, Feminism, and Superheroism of Wonder Woman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,130. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
This book analyzes each era of Wonder Woman, from the Golden Age to George Pérez and Gail Simone’s reboots to The New 52 and television shows, cartoons, and films. Which present an empowering female superhero and which just a fun-loving princess in an improbably clinging corset?
The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 155,920. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Non-Fiction! An omnibus collection of the most irreverent, funny, and longest-running column in the history of horror and dark fantasy! Monteleone has written about breaking in, breaking out, being successful, and being a failure. In addition to his many anecdotal adventures, he tells it like it is in the book biz, television, film, and popular culture.
Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3: Battle
Series: Dragon Ball Culture. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,040. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Let the battle begin! In Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3: Battle, you’ll discover the origin of Goku’s training mentality. Travel alongside Goku as he becomes the disciple of the world’s greatest martial artist, meets his new training partner, and competes in the largest tournament on Earth. Will this wild monkey boy gain the discipline he needs to become the champion?
Dragon Ball Culture Volume 2: Adventure
Series: Dragon Ball Culture. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 151,950. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Son Goku’s adventure begins! Join me in Dragon Ball Culture Volume 2, as we travel along with Goku on his epic journey for greater strength. With each step that Goku takes, you’ll discover more of the hidden spirituality and symbolism in Dragon Ball that makes the series so successful. Not because of the action or the humor, but because it reminds you of what it means to be alive.
Dragon Ball Culture Volume 1: Origin
Series: Dragon Ball Culture. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,870. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
See Dragon Ball with new eyes. This book is your cultural tour guide of Dragon Ball, the world’s most recognized anime and manga series. Over 11 years in development, at over 2,000 pages, and featuring over 1,800 unique terms, Dragon Ball Culture is a 7 Volume analysis of your favorite series. You'll go on an adventure with Son Goku, and along the way you’ll be informed, entertained, and inspired.
The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 187,030. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 by 18thWall Productions. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
This book is dedicated to revealing the myriad easter-eggs and hints that tie together modern horror and prove the universe to be nothing more than a thing of fright. The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia is a reference guide of fictional crossovers within the horror genre, using a “six degrees” methodology.
Joss Whedon’s Names The Deeper Meanings behind Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Doctor Horrible, In Your Eyes, Comics and More
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
With Whedon’s superhero names, goddess names, flower names, saint’s names, and dozens of British names, he’s filling his world with references from Shakespeare to manga, delighting fans who look closer. Examining Whedon’s naming through his five shows, plus his movie scripts and dozens of comics, reveals fascinating patterns for his dedicated followers.
History, Homages and the Highlands: An Outlander Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,830. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
With oodles of steamy romance, paranormal time travel, adventure, and much more, Outlander is sweeping the nation. Discover the facts behind it: from kilts and bagpipes to selkies and the fair folk. Bonnie Prince Charlie, Doctor Who, folklore, fantasy, customs, cities, festivals, and much more.
The Pop Culture Holiday Sampler The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Buffy, Firefly, The Avengers, and More
Price: Free! Words: 74,920. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Sample chapters of the greatest fannish guides by Valerie Estelle Frankel: Covering Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Outlander, Divergent, Hunger Games, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Doctor Horrible, comics, and more. Delight your fannish impulses with guides to all your favorite shows--a free download for all!
Cinema Penitentiary
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 89,800. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: 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)
Series: Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,270. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by Punked Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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.

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