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Guided by the Beauty of Their Weapons: Notes on Science Fiction and Culture in the Year of Angry Dogs
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 169,930. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
An anthology of essays by acclaimed Marxist occultist critic Philip Sandifer about science fiction in the year 2015, and especially about Vox Day and the Sad Puppies controversy.
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!
Box Set Confessions of a Network News Producer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,610. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
confessions of a network news producer. War Stories: Beirut 1982, Berlin Wall 189, Tiananmen Square 1898
The Secret History of Star Wars: The Art of Storytelling and the Making of a Modern Epic
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 251,780. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015 by Legacy Books Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Star Wars is one of the most important cultural phenomena of the Western world. The tale of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker has become modern myth, an epic tragedy of the corruption of a young man in love into darkness, the rise of evil, and the power of good triumphing in the end. But it didn’t start out that way...
Fatal Car Accidents of the Rich and Famous
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,320. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
In Fatal Car Accidents of the Rich and Famous, infamous automobile accidents involving the rich and famous are explored. From princess and screen siren Grace Kelly to MTV star Ryan Dunn; their horrific last moments behind the wheel are retold, the wreckage is carefully picked over, and we examine the public reaction that cemented their legacy.
The C. Dennis Moore Horror Movie Guide Vol. 6
Price: $3.99 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.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Price: Free! Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Classic movies and things that go. Featuring essays on Our Hospitality (1923), Danger Lights (1930), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Sleepers West (1941), Detour (1945), I Know Where I'm Going! (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), The Narrow Margin (1952), The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), and Thunder Road (1958).
The History Teacher's Movie Guide: Choosing and Using the Right Films for Your Classroom
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,330. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Finding, funding, and using the right films and video equipment can be challenging for history teachers. This book helps you get good films that are free from bias, anachronisms, or objectionable content. There are many great tips on how to use films more effectively in your classroom and interesting assignments to go with them.
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
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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.
Pensioners Can Perish
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: British English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
James Kemoli Amata, a retired teacher, presents Pensioners Can Perish in order to cry openly. He knows what pensioners go through. They get their pension late as if what they earn can spill over to the next month. It is like the Good Government wants all pensioners dead so that nobody makes any claims.
Mitzi Bootzin’s Sneak Previews: 1973-1977
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 390. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Mitzi Bootzin, a long-time movie aficionado, was the go-to movie reviewer for the Chicago suburbs from 1973 to 1977. Her short and witty reviews were published in 32 local newspapers by Pioneer Press, then a Time, Inc. subsidiary, now owned by the Chicago Tribune. Enjoy this compilation of her work and this trip back in time to the 1970’s.
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.
The Fabulous Films of the 30s
Price: Free! Words: 35,850. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » History » North America
This collection of 19 essays by a selection of the best classic film bloggers currently writing, members of the Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA), covers mainstream hits like The Adventures of Robin Hood and cult classics like Freaks. These essays help profile the decade that changed Hollywood in the public's eye from a den of vice and sin to a veritable dream factory, picture by picture.
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?