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Carma Spence holding a copy of Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World

Travel Reads: “Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World” from PIE International

Step into the fantastic world of anime and manga with this lovely illustrated book focused more on mise en scène than character. Heavy on imagery and light on text, it takes you into the world of predominantly Japanese comic art. Stats Title: Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World Artists: Seiji Yoshida, Loundraw, and Jun Kumaori […]

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Movie Review: “Annihilation” (2018)

After her husband returns home — a year after he went missing — a former army officer now biology professor signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. Movie Stats: Title: Annihilation Director: Alex Garland Producer: DNA Films, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions Screenplay: Alex Garland, based on the […]

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Travel Reads: “The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales” by Mark Samuels

Travel Reads: “The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales” by Mark Samuels

If H.P. Lovecraft’s dark view of the universe appeals to you, then Mark Samuels’ collection of short stories in this anthology will be right up your alley. Stats Title: The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales Author: Mark Samuels Paperback: 178 pages Publisher: Chomu Press Language: English ISBN-10: 1907681051 ISBN-13: 978-1907681059 Available on […]

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Movie Review: “Black Panther” (2018)

Marvel’s latest superhero film, Black Panther, has been getting good reviews. Here’s another one … with a twist. Movie Stats Title: Black Panther Director: Ryan Coogler Producer: Marvel Studios Screenplay: Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole Release Date: Feb. 16, 2018 Starring: Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Michael B. Jordan (N’Jadaka/Erik “Killmonger” Stevens), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), […]

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Carma Spence, The Genre Traveler, holding Classic Tales of Science Fiction & Fantasy

Gift Guide: Classic Tales of Science Fiction & Fantasy

If you haven’t read these classics yet, now’s your chance to do so in style. This leather-bound collection is perfect for your genre book collection. All the tales in this collection are on the “must read” list for any science fiction and fantasy literature fan. Stats Title: Classic Tales of Science Fiction & Fantasy Series: […]

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Gift Guide: Two Tolkien Coloring Books

Enter the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tales of fantasy. Illustrator Mauro Mazzara brings the creatures and scenes of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to life in two coloring books suitable for all ages. Stats – A Bestiary of Tolkien: A Coloring Book Illustrators: Mauro Mazzara and Andrea Piparo Paperback: 96 pages […]

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Gift Guide: Mister Sam Shearon’s Creepy Christmas

If your taste leans toward the macabre and you’d like to spend some relaxing time coloring, this adult coloring book might be right up your alley. Stats Title: Mister Sam Shearon’s Creepy Christmas (A Merry Macabre Coloring Book) Author/Illustrator: Mister Sam Shearon Paperback: 166 pages Publisher: Vesuvian Books (October 18, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 1944109226 […]

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Travel Reads: 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

Are you looking for a definitive list of the best of the best science fiction films? This small, illustrated tome claims to be just what you’re looking for. Stats Title: 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die Editor: Steven Jay Schneider Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Apple Press (October 1, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: […]

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Travel Reads: Doctor Who: The American Adventures

Written for readers aged 9-12, this collection of new adventures set in the United States pits the 12th doctor against aliens, robots and alien technology attempting to muck up history. Stats: Title: Doctor Who: The American Adventures Author: Justin Richards Age Range: 9-12 years Grade Level: 4-7 Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Penguin Group (UK) (October […]

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