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Review: ‘Claws and Starships’ by M.C.A. Hogarth (by Tarl ‘Voice’ Hoch)

Aug 27, 2014 1 Comment by

Author: Voice When the results of Earth’s genetic experiments fled for their makers, they took their own name as they left humanity behind; centuries later, the Pelted have spread into a multi-world alliance of cultures and languages, cribbed from Terra or created whole-cloth. Claws and Starships collects six stories of the Pelted, ranging from the […]

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Review: ‘Watchers’ by Dean Koontz

Aug 27, 2014 1 Comment by

Author: Fred Dean Koontz first came to the public’s attention in the early 1970s. He was originally considered a science-fiction author (his 1975 far-future Nightmare Journey contains talking evolved descendents of animals), but he soon established a reputation as one of the leading authors of horror/suspense fiction with s-f, fantasy, or supernatural elements. Watchers, his […]

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Three comic book reviews: Pull List #23 (‘GotG’, ‘MLP:FiM’ and ‘TMNT’)

Aug 27, 2014 1 Comment

Author: crossaffliction We’ve got three issues from what are becoming the core books of this Pull List series of articles. The oldest title in the series is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which has been around since the first Pull List and 14 issues have appeared in 14 other pull lists, counting this one. Eight spin-off […]

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It’s about time for a ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ review

Aug 26, 2014 1 Comment

Author: crossaffliction I had a friend in high school whose name began with an “S”. This friend, as it may not surprise readers to find out, was more than a bit geeky and nerdy. His name was not Sherman, but my dad once admitted to often forgetting his real name and replacing it in his […]

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Furry comics for October 2014 (Previews and Marvel Previews)

Aug 25, 2014 1 Comment

Author: crossaffliction Guardians of the Galaxy was the only furry comic to make it to the top 100 list again, so I’ve got nothing. read more Find the full article here: flayrah – furry food for thought Creative Commons: Full post may be available under a free license.

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Review: ‘Taboo’, edited by Rechan

Aug 25, 2014 2 Comments

Author: Fred Taboo is a work of anthropomorphic fiction for adult readers only. (publisher’s advisory) It is rated NC-17. Every society has taboos, from sacred vows which must never be broken to the limitations of sexual expression. These [fourteen stories answer] the question, “Which line would you cross?” (blurb) This is a longer book review […]

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Review: ‘The Bees’, by Laline Paull

Aug 24, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Fred The man stared through the trees, not listening. “There – thought for a moment it had vanished.” An old wooden beehive stood camouflaged against the trees. The woman drew back. “I won’t come any closer,” she said. “I’m a bit funny about insects.” (p. 1) The reader knows from the beginning that the […]

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Review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 30th Anniversay Special’

Aug 24, 2014 1 Comment

Author: crossaffliction IDW has put out this comic to celebrate the fact that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have turned 30 this year, an age which is not only well beyond teenaged, but also past the point where pointing that out can be considered witty, but that’s not going to stop me. The book contains […]

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Review: ‘The Awareness’, by Gene Stone and Jon Doyle

Aug 24, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Fred “Every now and again I sit back and wonder what it would be like if other animals could really fight back against the egregious violence to which we subject them in a wide variety of venues ranging from research laboratories and classrooms to zoos, circuses, rodeos, factory farms, and in their own homes […]

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Furry Movie Award Watch: November 2013

Aug 22, 2014 2 Comments

Author: crossaffliction Since this is so late, I’m going to somewhat use hindsight; however, I’m going to be honest with what I thought was going to win at the time (for instance, I would have put money on My Little Pony: Equestria Girls winning the Ursa Major right until the end). However, back in November, […]

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Review: It’s the Muppets again in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

Aug 20, 2014 No Comments

Author: crossaffliction The latest Muppet movie begins at the end. Not like in media res, I mean like the first thing you see in this movie are the giant words “THE END.” We’re back at the end of the last Muppet movie, and it slowly dawns on the Muppets that the cameras are still rolling. […]

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Review: ‘Doc Rat Vols. 11-12′, by Jenner

Aug 20, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Fred I reviewed volumes 8-10 here in May 2013. My review was so favorable that part of it is quoted in the back-cover blurb on volume 12. Here are volumes 11 and 12, equally enjoyable and not-to-be-missed. These two pocket-sized books contain the Doc Rat daily Internet comic strips from #1427 to #1558 (December […]

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Review: ‘Red Devil’, by Kyell Gold

Aug 20, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Fred Red Devil, a sequel to Kyell Gold’s Green Fairy, is both the second volume of his Dangerous Spirits series, and part of his Forester series (Out of Position, Isolation Play, Waterways, Bridges and others), set in an alternate contemporary America inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. Solomon Wrightson, the homosexual teenage wolf who was the […]

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Animation: ‘Thunder and the House of Magic’

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments

Author: Fred Jerry Beck has just announced on his Animation Scoop website that Shout! Factory will release the December 2013 Belgian-made (for Christmas 2013 release in French-speaking parts of Europe) 85-minute animated feature The House of Magic, retitled Thunder and the House of Magic and dubbed into English, in theaters in U.S. “selected cities” on […]

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