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What They Wrote: In Praise of Dark Fiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
What They Wrote is a collection of introductions, articles, and reviews by Jack Ketchum of various horror novels and collections. Included here are introductions for works by Edward Lee, Stanley Wiater, Barry Hoffman, Kealan Patrick Burke, Thomas Tessier, P.D. Cacek, Lucy Taylor, Tim Lebbon, and T.M. Wright. Also included are reviews of two Stephen King novels and a John Carpenter movie.
The Rise of the Undead: A look at the transition of the vampire from villain to hero in popular culture
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,870. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
In the lineup of supernatural monsters, vampires stand apart for their prestige. This short book looks at the transition in pop culture from "Dracula" to "True Blood" and how the vampire character has changed over the years from disfigured monster to the heroine's boyfriend.
Jar Jar Binks Must Die... and Other Observations about Science Fiction Movies
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,150. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by Gray Rabbit Publications / Fantastic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Hugo Award finalist. In this collection of essays, film critic and sf fan Kimmel covers movies from Metropolis (1927), answering the absurd claim that the restoration of this silent classic negated its status as a science fiction film, to how Star Trek, Avatar, Moon, and District 9 may have made 2009 a "miracle year" for the genre.
A Combat of Ninja
Price: $5.29 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Office Fukunaga Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
This book is made in order to let people all over the world who are interest in Ninjas know what “real Ninjas” were like. We narrowed down the theme to “battle” and explained the age that Ninjas lived in and introduced the tools and the weapons they actually used.
What Made the Golden Age Shine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Thirty something old time radio podcaster Adam Graham explains what's so special about the golden age of radio, television, and film.
50 Stories in 50 States: Tales Inspired by a Motorcycle Journey Across the USA Vol 3, the South
Price: Free! Words: 36,130. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
America teems with history and culture. Volume III of the five book series follows the same theme of ten short stories, taking place in the South. The tales, both historic and current, reflect the American way of life. Approximately 36,000 words, a third the size of a full length novel.
Science Fiction: An Oral History
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,150. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: 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.
Audio Drama Reviews: Three Years 100 Reviews
Price: Free! Words: 25,080. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Audio Drama Reviews was founded on the principle of helping small audio drama companies get the word out about their audio fiction works. Rather than simply promote them, founder Michael L. Bergonzi took a different route. Reviews. Three Years and 100 reviews later, this ebook was released, collecting every review published on the site since 2011.
Wild Hairs
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,550. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
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.
Insights: A Collection of Colorful and Humorous Opinions From Wild Brain Activities of An Observer
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014 by Fairly Black promotions. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Ever wonder what is the opinion of others on a certain topic? Are you interested in checking out a different take on some things? Then download this book and find out humorous and sometimes angry insights about random things! Download now and find out!
Eyes Wide Open: 2013: The Year's 25 Greatest Movies (and 5 Worst)
Series: Eyes Wide Open, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,470. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Who has time to waste on a bad movie? In this quick and informative guide, critic Chris Barsanti ("Filmology: A Movie-a-Day Guide to the Movies You Need to Know") runs down the 25 movies from 2013 you should seek out—and the 5 worst you should avoid at all costs. This guide to the year in movies also includes Best-Of lists, Honorable Mentions, and DVD reviews.
Sherlock: Every Canon Reference You May Have Missed in BBC's Series 1-3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,820. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Within this book are all the references, with quotes from the actors and creators, notes from John and Sherlock’s blogs, and loads of symbolism. With character bios and notes on all the unseen cases, this book bursts with references for Sherlock’s fans, those who know the century of lore and those who are yet to begin it.
The Questionable Success of Unquestioned Excess: Martin Scorsese & The Wolf of Wall Street
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014 by Robert Cettl. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Essay » Sociology
American Capitalism as envisioned by Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese. In this e-Book, Australian National Film & Sound Archive former SAR Research Fellow Robert Cettl takes a critical look at Scorsese's new film: at its ethical overtones (or lack of them), its celebration of excess and its divisive critical interpretation as allegory, satire and/or dark comedy.
Conspiracy Theories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,810. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Conspiracy theories, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Who killed JFK? Was Jack the Ripper a member of the Freemasons? Is Skull and Bones a secret society placed to form a sinister shadow government, or is it a gathering of wealthy kids performing bizarre adolescent rituals? Are we alone in the universe? Van Dyk’s Conspiracy Theories takes a look at some of the most provocative stories of our time, and the conspiracies that shroud them.
Most Treasured Birthday Quotes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
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Have you ever wanted to convey unique and heartfelt birthday wishes to someone special in your life, but have had trouble finding perfect thing to say? Your search may be over. This book contains101 of the top reader rated quotes, with beautiful illustrations on each page, that will help you immensely and will be your guide in wishing your loved ones a happy birthday in your own special way.
TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: William Hartnell (Second Edition)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 150,560. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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.
Crônicas Selecionadas 2012-2013
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,190. Language: Portuguese. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Estas crônicas tratam de assuntos os mais variados e resultaram de observação e de experiências do autor, recentes e remotas. Foram selecionadas dentre aquelas publicadas em seu blog desde o início de 2012 até o meio de 2013. Seu estilo é de comunicação direta com o leitor, comentando fatos e contando histórias.
Fifty Stories For Fifty Years: An Unauthorised Guide To The Highlights Of Doctor Who
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 68,960. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 by hmatthies. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
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.
B-Boys: A Children's Guide to the Origins of Hip Hop
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Music / Rap & Hip Hop, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
What most people call Breakdancing was originally called B-Boying, one of the five elements of Hip Hop culture. This book teaches children of all ages the origins of B-Boying, from the great tap dancers to James Brown to the movie Flashdance to being done by people all around the world.
Vertigo: the Making of Hitchcock Classic Special Edition
Price: $17.99 USD. Words: 55,750. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Special edition of the the bestselling Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic. The new e-text has images, a new preface and additional commentary on Vertigo's selection as the Best Film Ever Made by the BFI's Sight and Sound.