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Book Retort: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS: ENEMIES AMONG US #1

Written by carlos a. s. lising There’s some truth in the adage:  It’s not so much the story itself that matters – it’s how you tell it that makes the difference.  EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT:  IRIS, ENEMIES AMONG US #1 goes some way to prove that truism.  The basic premise of a young girl trained to become a living weapon and professional killer …

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Jim Ward’s 7 of the Best

The Helmsman, by Bill Baldwin It’s a great science fiction series in the grand tradition of Space Opera. The novel begins as Brim—a 21-year-old SubLieutenant in the Imperial Fleet—arrives at the Eorean Starwharves, a maintenance complex within the planet-spanning Fleet base on watery Gimmas-Haefdon. On first assignment since receiving his commission, Brim is fresh from The Helmsman’s Academy, where he weathered …

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Sneak Peek: IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1

Valiant’s Fred Van Lente & Cary Nord Hold Court for IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – Coming in April! Celebrate 25 Years of Archer & Armstrong, Eternal Warrior and Ivar, Timewalker with a Special 48-Page Quest into Arthurian Legend! Valiant is proud to announce IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 – a 48-page, …

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Alethea van Holland’s 7 of the Best

Written by Alethea van Holland The Neverending Story Directed by Wolfgang Peterson Hands down, this is my all time favorite fantasy film. I love the atmosphere, the attention to detail on sets and costumes, and the voices for the creatures. The effects are dated, but you can see all the effort and creativity that went into it, which gives it …

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Frank Martin’s 7 of the Best

Written by Frank Martin . Dune A packed adventure contrasting everything I could want from a story. A fantastical world filled with technological marvels and wild creatures. It has political intrigue and supernatural undertones. There’s drama, romance and the occasional comedy. It’s influence can be found in everything from Star Wars to Game of Thrones. All we need now is …

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Darren Paltrowitz’s 7 of the Best

2016: Another Great Year For Film by Darren Paltrowitz . As of late, most entertainment-related writers seem to be focusing on the deaths of celebrities and innovators that 2016 brought. Many of those same creative-types are also focusing on politics and how the recent U.S. Presidential election may impact them for the worst. Gloom, gloom and more gloom. . Such …

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Simon Todd’s 7 of the Best

A List of Seven by Simon Todd MontiDots Ltd. John Silence, Physician Extraordinary (1908) written by Algernon Blackwood These are gripping tales predate Lovecraft, with all the intensity of a good Call of Cthulhu game about a psychic detective. Great stories made all the more interesting due to their relatively early date.   Vampyr (1932) written and directed by Carl …

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Platonic Solids Woodworking Magic

In this video, Matthias Burger demonstrates making Platonic solid polyhedrons out of wood using a miter saw. His attention to the math in order to make them completely even is nearly magical as he transforms blocks of wood into the familiar dice shapes we all know. It’s one of those fascinating and oddly satisfying videos that pop up from time …

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Sneak Peek: BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1

Valiant’s Sold-Out Smash-Hit Returns with Sequel in BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 – Coming in April!  Master Storytellers Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp Investigate a Harrowing New Prestige-Format Case for the World’s First Detective Valiant is proud to announce BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4) – a brand-new journey into myth and …