In Search of… the classic–I’d even say paradigmatic–paranormal reality show, ran from 1977 to 1982. The show grew out of an earlier series of specials narrated by Rod Serling; Serling died while the weekly series was still in development, and so Leonard Njmoy, everyone’s favorite rationalist from another […]
Actor Herbert Lom has died. The Guardian, The New York Times and the BBC all have obituaries. Lom is probably most famous as Inspector Dreyfus in The Pink Panther films, but he also starred in many other films including, Night And The City, The Seventh Veil, Spartacus, The […]
“A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know the world hasn’t ended.” “The mask is to show that Batman could be anybody.” Is saying anyone can be Batman the […]
Despite my whinging last month, I do in fact both read and love a lot of young adult Romance. I may not be fond of the ‘Supernatural Boyfriend of the Week’ subgenre (and no, Stephanie Meyer did not invent it; it’s been out there for decades), but that […]
A wrestler-fairy? A nerd-werewolf? A caveman-pirate? All these and more in Creebobby’s second Archetype Times Table.
Most major genre fiction publishers are located in either New York or London. Romance is a bit of an exception: Harlequin Books, the world’s largest publisher of romance, is headquartered in Toronto. Nor is the Canadian flag absent on the authorial side. There are Canadian romance writers […]
I think the adage about not judging a book by its cover was probably invented by publishers’ marketing departments. They spend a surprising amount of time and effort on covers, and don’t want that time to be wasted, so you’re told to judge a book its prose. I […]