Monthly Archives: February 2011

Some cool short films for Saturday afternoon

February 26, 2011
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The Backwater Gospel As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die The Backwater Gospel from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo. Eye of the...

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Graven Image by Charlie Williams – reviews

February 24, 2011
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Graven Image by Charlie Williams – reviews

Leon has fucked up something terrible. Never the most stable fella to begin with, Leon managed to enrage local crime lord Graven by fucking up one of his big wig crime buddies mid-pump at the brothel Leon bounces at.  Now Graven has Leon’s daughter and won’t give her back, may even turn her out, but...

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Justified – “The I of the Storm” – review

February 24, 2011
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Justified – “The I of the Storm” – review

Boyd had to deal with a whole lotta shit this week.  He’s trying to keep his head down in the mines but some fanboy supremacists keep trying to bend his ear on some scam their working.  He thinks he and Ava are doing as well as can be expected but it looks like she’d throw his...

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Young Junius by Seth Harwood – review

February 21, 2011
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Young Junius by Seth Harwood – review

Reviewed by Nik Korpon Sequels and prequels are tricky things. The Original gives us the characters, shows us the architecture, let us live inside that world for a while. Sure, there are some interesting narrative-alleyways to lurk in for a while, but we keep the map the way it is for a reason: It’s...

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Fiction: THE COLOMBIAN by Fred Snyder

February 21, 2011
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The sedan crunched over gravel on Marco’s driveway. Marco squinted into the early afternoon sun. The visitor stepped out of the sedan and started down the stone steps toward the shore. Marco grimaced and turned back to his traps. “How’s it going, Marco?” The visitor stopped at the bottom of the stairs. “You never...

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California by Ray Banks – review

February 18, 2011
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California by Ray Banks – review

I fucking love what Ray Banks does.  The guy’s prose is tough, his characters tragically human, his worldview grim yet recognizable, and his stories manage to eat at your soul while still taking the time to give you a few well-earned, boozy laughs.  But what I admire most about Banks’ work is a bit harder to describe...

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Joining the Indie E-Book Revolution by L.J. Sellers

February 18, 2011
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Joining the Indie E-Book Revolution by L.J. Sellers

By L.J. Sellers I spent 20 years looking for a publisher, and by time I found one, the industry had changed so much, I soon realized I no longer needed one. At the beginning of last year, I had two books in a detective series in print, but only one was on Kindle. I...

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The Science of Paul by Aaron Philip Clark – review

February 17, 2011
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The Science of Paul by Aaron Philip Clark – review

Ex-con Paul Little’s parole is up and his grandfather’s in the ground, making now the best time to hightail it out of Philadelphia to take up residence on the late man’s North Carolina farm.  Thing is, as he’s just broken up with the girlfriend who has supported him since his release, he’s barely got...

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Justified – “The Life Inside” – review

February 17, 2011
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Justified – “The Life Inside” – review

Looks like they fooled the shit outta me, dear reader.  Last week I was talking out my ass about Boyd maybe being an activist or some kind of labor union troublemaker when it came to his brief scene in the mines.  I apparently trust Boyd just as much as Raylan does, seeing how we...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Four Corners of Night by Craig Holden – review

February 11, 2011
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Four Corners of Night by Craig Holden – review

Four Corners of Night is so many things that the Nerd honestly doesn’t know where to begin.  It’s a sober portrait of an unnamed industrial Ohio city (though very Toledo-esque) during and after its heyday.  It’s a late night police ride-along through the mean streets on par with similar scenes in Richard Price’s Lush Life or (dare I...

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Justified – “The Moonshine War”

February 10, 2011
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Justified – “The Moonshine War”

The season premiere of Justified wasted no time putting last season to bed before introducing us to a new clan of down-home nasty motherfuckers that’ll no doubt provide US Marshal Raylan Givens a fresh season’s worth of aggravation.  The opening moments featured some quick spring cleaning as the writers kicked the Bo Crowder/Miami cartel storyline to the curb,...

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Interview With Nigel Bird about E-publishing Dirty Old Town

February 9, 2011
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Interview With Nigel Bird about E-publishing Dirty Old Town

This is the eighth and final (for now) in a series of interviews with authors about their experiences dipping their toes into the epublishing pool. Nigel Bird is the author of the e-book Dirty Old Town. Spinetingler Magazine: The short story market has moved over to ebooks pretty quickly.  Was there ever any consideration...

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Interview With Allan Guthrie about E-publishing Bye Bye Baby

February 8, 2011
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Interview With Allan Guthrie about E-publishing Bye Bye Baby

This is the seventh in a series of interviews with authors about their experiences dipping their toes into the epublishing pool. Allan Guthrie is the author of the e-book Bye Bye Baby. Spinetingler Magazine: When did you write Bye Bye Baby? Allan Guthrie: I pitched the idea to an editor at a local publishing...

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Interview With Dave Zeltserman about E-publishing Blood Crimes

February 7, 2011
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Interview With Dave Zeltserman about E-publishing Blood Crimes

This is the sixth in a series of interviews with authors about their experiences dipping their toes into the epublishing pool. Dave Zeltserman is the author of the e-book Blood Crimes and a member of the Top Suspense Group. Spinetingler Magazine: When did you write Blood Crimes? Dave Zeltserman: 2006. Has Blood Crimes been...

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Interview With Lee Goldberg About E-Publishing

February 4, 2011
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This is the fifth in a series of interviews with authors about their experiences dipping their toes into the epublishing pool. Spinetingler Magazine: The publishing industry has changed dramatically over the past few years. For you, what’s been the most surprising change? What changes are having the biggest impact on your career? Lee Goldberg:...

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Interview With Chuck Wendig about E-publishing Irregular Creatures

February 3, 2011
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Interview With Chuck Wendig about E-publishing Irregular Creatures

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with authors about their experiences dipping their toes into the epublishing pool. Chuck Wendig is the author of the e-book Irregular Creatures Spinetingler Magazine: The short story market as moved over to ebooks pretty quickly. Was there ever any consider to try and shop around...

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Interview With Tom Piccirilli about E-publishing Nightjack

February 2, 2011
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Interview With Tom Piccirilli about E-publishing Nightjack

This is the third in a series of interviews with authors about their experiences dipping their toes into the epublishing pool. Tom Piccirilli is the author of the e-book Nightjack Spinetingler: When did you write Nightjack? Tom Piccirilli: As near as I can remember it was somewhere between Headstone City and The Midnight Road....

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The Fireball Award Winners Announced

February 1, 2011
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The weather’s been a bit of a mess here at Spinetingler HQ so I’m a little behind. Plus I had an ulterior motive for leaving the poll open for one more day, as will soon be apparent. Apologies for the delay. After a couple of hundred votes we actually have a tie for the...

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Outsourced by Dave Zeltserman – review

February 1, 2011
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Outsourced by Dave Zeltserman – review

Outsourced is a fucking blockbuster of a novel, the type of book that you cancel plans for, even if said plans were to drop ecstasy in a snowbound cabin with a dead ringer for Christina Hendricks.  Okay, that last bit might be pushing it, but you’d at least pack Outsourced with you so you’d have something...

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Interview With Chris Holm About E-publishing 8 Pounds

February 1, 2011
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Interview With Chris Holm About E-publishing 8 Pounds

This is the second in a series of interviews with authors about their experiences dipping their toes into the epublishing pool. Chris Holm is the author of the short story collection 8 Pounds Spinetingler: The short story market as moved over to ebooks pretty quickly. Was there ever any consider to try and shop...

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