It's been a while since author Patrick Rogers reached out to me to review his first book, The Green Unknown. He said he'd do so again for the next book, and I just assumed that whenever that happened, it'd be something along the similar lines. And this one is... except it's not. Let me clarify … Continue reading City of the Shrieking Tomb by Patrick Rogers
It has been six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park. The dinosaurs are destroyed. The park is indefinitely closed. But there are rumors... something has survived. Of course it did. As Dr. Ian Malcolm reminded us, "Life finds a way." And if you want a sequel to a megahit novel-turned-movie, it's a foregone … Continue reading The Lost World by Michael Crichton, 1995
A look back at where the month has taken me and potentially where it will lead.
My review of the 1990 novel that started it all.
My review of the 1932 novelization that became the 1933 film classic.
The estate of H. G. Wells authorized an official sequel to the classic invasion novel. This is my review.
My review of one of my favorite novels. Of course I'm biased.
When I was a kid, I was fed a steady diet of classic (and not-so-classic) monster movies every Saturday and Sunday afternoon with back-to-back commercial TV presentations in a time block known as Double Shock Theater. These could be science fiction or horror, and they typically reserved the very best -- the Universal classics -- … Continue reading Vampyr, 1932
It's been a dog's age since I blogged up anything for Project: Monster. But isn't that the nature of the beast when dealing with the things that go bump in the night? They lie quietly in wait until they've been forgotten, and then they sneak up and pounce. In a Glass Darkly is a celebrated … Continue reading In a Glass Darkly by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 1872
"It was the beginning of the route of civilization... of the massacre of mankind." September, 1978. The little science fiction juggernaut that could -- Star Wars -- raged across the globe for over a year with no signs of slowing down. Knock-offs popped up out of nowhere, seemingly overnight, to ride the coattails of success. … Continue reading Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds