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Crime HQ
July 22 2014

Now Win This!: The Hard Hitting Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes features work by five hard-hitting (and hard-covered) books! This sweepstakes has ended. Thank you for entering! This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes. You must click the...
EdwardAGrainger
July 6 2014

From the Western Frontier to the Final Frontier: When Cowboys and Sci-Fi Collide

The Phantom Empire starring Gene Autry is widely regarded as the first mash-up between Western and science fiction on the big screen. From the singing cowboy to recent films like Cowboys and Aliens,...
dvaleris
July 3 2014

Fresh Meat: The Occultist Vol. II: At Death’s Door by Tim Seeley

The Occultist Volume 2: At Death's Door by Tim Seeley is a comic series centered on a young man who wields The Sword, an ancient book of spells that binds itself to him (available July 8, 2014). The...
AngieBarry
May 28 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Pacific Rim (2013)

Okay, I have to be entirely upfront about this: I love Pacific Rim with every fiber of my being. I want this movie played on a continuous loop on my tombstone—you know the tombstones of the...
Crime HQ
May 20 2014

Now Win This!: Pick Your Poison Sweepstakes

This six-book sweepstakes has a crime novel for every taste! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes. You must click the link above to enter. NO...
JakeHinkson
May 16 2014

Adventures In Screenwriting: The Amazing Leigh Brackett

Pop quiz: What do The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, El Dorado, The Long Goodbye, and The Empire Strikes Back have in common? Answer: They were all written or co-written by the same woman, the amazing...
AngieBarry
May 13 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

While flashy comic book adaptations established Guillermo del Toro as a bankable director in Hollywood, it was his sixth film—and third Spanish-language outing—that brought him the...
EdwardAGrainger
May 13 2014

Fresh Meat: Dead Man’s Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West edited by John Joseph Adams

Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West edited by John Joseph Adams collects 23 short stories set in a Wild West teeming with gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time travelers,...
MyBookishWays
April 27 2014

Fresh Meat: The Curse of the Brimstone Contract by Corrina Lawson

The Curse of the Brimstone Contract by Corrina Lawson is the Steampunk Detectives series debut, featuring a woman who learns she possesses magical abilities after a garment of her design kills a client...
Corrina Lawson
April 7 2014

Sherlock Holmes’ Odder Fodder Part 2

With the publication of A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle kicked off a Sherlock Holmes phenomenon that has yet to abate. Sherlock and Elementary are just the latest in a long list of “reinventions”...
EdwardAGrainger
March 26 2014

Connery. Sean Connery. Goes West… and Beyond

Sean Connery filmed one traditional Western: 1968’s Shalako. But two others have strong Western bonds (no additional charge for the bad pun) and deserve viewing by anyone who enjoys the genre. It...
Crime HQ
January 3 2014

Luke, I am Your Refrigerator...

Right before Han Solo was frozen in carbonite he issued one of the most famous lines in cinema as Princess Leia says she loves him: he knows. In fact, Star Wars is full of some of the most memorable...
cmorgan
November 13 2013

Why is America so Robophobic?: New Trailer for RoboCop

The original RoboCop was truly a product of its time. A failing, irredeemable, crime ridden major American city, in this instance Detroit (oddly prophetic, that), is apparently saved by a well-intentioned...
cmorgan
August 30 2013

Not Quite Future Crimes: The Final Moments of Karl Brant

Sure there is crime-predicting software out there. Cameras and computers can monitor a populace with the eventual belief that maybe, just maybe, we will be able to predict crime before it happens....
DaveRichards
May 23 2013

Nobody Expects the Space Inquisition: Warhammer 40K Tie-in Novels

My first experience with Games Workshop’s tabletop miniature war game Warhammer 40,000 left me rather unimpressed. Basically it involved moving around a bunch of little metal figures and...
Taragel
May 17 2013

5 Reasons to Watch Orphan Black

If you like your mysteries with a generous heaping of intrigue, action and great acting, plus a side of sci-fi, BBC America’s Orphan Black is a tasty dish, indeed. The fantastic drama begins...
MyBookishWays
May 12 2013

Fresh Meat: The Healer by Antti Tuomainen

The Healer by Antti Tuomainen is a novel of dystopian, futuristic Nordic noir (available May 14, 2013). Tapani Lehtinen’s wife, Johanna is missing. She’s a reporter and routinely goes...
cmorgan
May 3 2013

Friday Flicks: The Delightfully Twisted ABE

We've all encountered a robot story of some kind at some point. Or at least we are all aware of the premise. Man creates machine, gives machine life, and then said machine eventually goes about...
cmorgan
April 12 2013

Nothing to do with Poe: SciFi Thriller The Raven

The short film above, thankfully, has nothing to do with with disappointing Poe-turned-detective film from last year. It is the seven-minute short for the sci-fi thriller, The Raven, soon to be...
niidasholm
March 23 2013

Fresh Meat: Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka

Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka is an alternate-earth bioterror thriller (available April 2, 2013). Scientist Paul Carlson is unprepared for what he finds when he’s summoned to a top-secret...
cmorgan
March 15 2013

A New Kind of Identity Theft: Trailer for Orphan Black

A new BBC America thriller is all set to answer a question of ever-growing importance. Can a clone commit identity theft? I for one think it is a more than fair question. Here's the synopisis for...
ericbeetner
February 8 2013

John Carpenter: Making Movies for the Rest of Us

There was a time when I would have easily named John Carpenter as my favorite movie director. I’ve gained more pure visceral pleasure from his movies than almost anyone else7rsquo;s. He perfectly...
LanceC
January 23 2013

Continuum: Future Cop on Today’s Beat

Continuum, SyFy’s latest series (U.S. debut on January 14), drops a cop and some villains from the future into 2012 and asks: what could possibly go wrong? Multiple things, although perhaps...
jenny_maloney
December 8 2012

Fresh Meat: The Explorer by James Smythe

The Explorer by James Smythe is a science fiction thriller set in deep space (available January 2, 2013). When journalist Cormac Easton is selected to document the first manned mission into deep...
DaveRichards
October 21 2012

Crimes of the (Next) Century: A Look at Sci-fi Crime Novels

Throughout history, technology and social conditions have changed, but human nature usually doesn’t. So crime has always been part of our world and unless things change drastically it will continue...
LakisFourouklas
October 17 2012

Fresh Meat: Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Illustrated by Fiona Staples

Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples, collects the first six issues of the science fiction thriller series (available October 23, 2012). It all begins with the birth...