Travel Reads

Carma Spence holding a copy of The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk

Travel Reads: “The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk” by Hiroshi Unno

A visual history book of fantasy art from Romanticism and steampunk to modern illustrations from novels, with text in both English and Japanese, this book is a fun romp through fantastic illustrations of yesteryear. Stats Title: The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk By Author: Hiroshi Unno Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: PIE International ISBN-10: 4756249752 […]

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Book review of The Mythology of Supernatural by Nathan Robert Brown

Travel Reads: “The Mythology of Supernatural” by Nathan Robert Brown

Nathan Robert Brown’s book, The Mythology of Supernatural: The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV Show explores the religious and folkloric roots that most likely inspired the creatures and villains of the hit CW television show. Stats Title: The Mythology of Supernatural: The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV Show Author: Nathan Robert […]

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Carma Spence holding a copy of The Year of the Geek by James Clarke

Travel Reads: “The Year of the Geek” by James Clarke

Part calendar, part encyclopedia, The Year of the Geek presents an infographic look at geek culture day-by-day. Geek culture, as demonstrated in this book, includes science, science fiction, television, comics, manga, anime, film and more. One day you’ll learn about Copernicus, on another Mr. Potato Head. Stats Title: The Year of the Geek: 365 Adventures […]

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Book Review “Hell Ship” by Philip Palmer

Travel Reads: “Hell Ship” by Philip Palmer

Philip Palmer’s Hell Ship is raw, violent, expansive and emotionally charged. It is filled with colorful language … so, if you can’t take the F-bomb, don’t read this book. That said, it is a riveting read, pulling you through the story with raw emotions that are both familiar and strange. Stats Title: Hell Ship Author: […]

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Carma Spence holding a copy of “The Art of Horror Movies” by Stephen Jones

Travel Reads: “The Art of Horror Movies” by Stephen Jones

Focusing on imagery from horror film, The Art of Horror Movies is a companion to The Art of Horror, which I reviewed on March 7. This lovely coffee table book showcases the art of the macabre from the birth of film to present day. Stats Title: The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History By […]

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Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen

Travel Reads: “Eat Slay Love” by Jesse Petersen

What happens when you’re transporting a potential zombie cure to civilization and then discover the cure might be something slightly different than you expected? And, as you try to figure that out, you’ve got to keep it secret from an inquisitive former entertainment reporter you’ve rescued along the way? Eat Slay Love gives you a […]

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Carma holding a copy of The Art of Zombie Warfare

Travel Reads: “The Art of Zombie Warfare” by Scott Kenemore

A tongue-in-cheek guide to using zombie warfare tactics in your own life, this book is part humor part practical advice. Who knew zombies could be so educational? Stats Title: The Art of Zombie Warfare: How to Kick Ass Like the Walking Dead By Author: Illustrator: Adam Wallenta Series: Zen of Zombie Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: […]

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Carma holding a copy of The Art of Steampunk

Travel Reads: “The Art of Steampunk” by Art Donovan

Steampunk, a sub-genre of science fiction, has become more than just a literary movement and has evolved into an artistic movement, as well. Based on an art exhibit presented by Oxford University’s Museum of the History of Science, Art Donovan’s The Art of Steampunk: Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the […]

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Carma holding a copy of Heroes & Villains by Andrew Boyle

Travel Reads: “Heroes & Villains” by Andrew Boyle

Photographer Andrew Boyle spent three years photographing and interviewing the cosplayers at New York City’s Comic-Con for this book. The result is a fun picture book showcasing some amazing costuming talent. Stats Title: Heroes & Villains: A Photographic Odyssey into the Fantastic World of Cosplay By Author: Andrew Boyle Hardcover: 264 pages Publisher: Smith Street […]

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