Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord. Using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims, and accidentally attract a rogues’ gallery of intergalactic assassins to small-town suburbia. The 80’s and 90’s were filled with movies featuring kids interacting with, befriending, and, in some cases, fighting, monsters/aliens/creatures. There […]
Hussain Zaidi’s 2011 book Mafia Queens of Mumbai: Stories of women from the ganglands tells the stories of 13 women who were a part of the criminal underworld in Mumbai. One of the sections tells the story of Gangubai Kothewali, a woman sold into prostitution who became a madam, ran her own brothel, and became […]
Indie Spotlights give us a chance to peek behind the curtain and learn about some of the amazing small presses producing amazing fiction. Today, we talk with Antonia Rachel Ward, founder of Ghost Orchid Press. Sandra: Let’s start with introductions. Tell us a little about the team at Ghost Orchid Press. Antonia: Hi! I’m Antonia. I […]
Eliza shares her enthusiasm for Deana Raybourn’s Killers of a Certain Age, calling it “a fast-paced read that had me hooked from start to finish, and felt fresh because there simply aren’t enough stories like this that are on my radar.”
Hotstar is one of India’s biggest streaming services. In 2021 it was announced that Hotstar would be shutting down in the US and that the content would be available on a hub on Hulu. So if you are looking for Indian content, there is a good stash of it hiding in plain sight. There is, […]
Review by Eliza This review first appeared at Leviathan Libraries. It’s Oxford in the 1830s in an alternate timeline, where silver and words can be combined to make magic … magic that simplifies the lives of the wealthy and oppresses the poor. A young Chinese boy on the verge of death is plucked from Canton […]
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