A Critical Study of the Black and White Publications of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s
This is a critical overview of monster magazines from the 1950s through the 1970s. "Monster magazine" is a blanket term to describe both magazines that focus primarily on popular horror movies and magazines that contain stories featuring monsters, both of which are illustrated in comic book... [click here for more]
The Politics, Literary Influences and Cultural History of Kenneth Johnson's V
When Kenneth Johnson's science fiction miniseries V premiered in 1983, it netted more than 40 percent of the television viewing audience and went on to spawn a sequel, a weekly series, novelizations, comic books and a remake. Yet the 2009 V reboot was cancelled in its second season, despite a robust premiere.... [click here for more]
The incredible true story behind the global gaming phenomenon.
Generation Decks tells the story of the mould-breaking fantasy card game, Magic: The Gathering. The brainchild of misfit maths genius Richard Garfield, Magic combines complex gameplay with collectability. When it came out in 1993 it transformed the lives of quiet braniacs who had longed for a way to connect and compete. It made millionaires... [click here for more]
UNDERGROUND FANTASY HOUSES
This unique eBook is packed full of design ideas, plans and sketches for building a fantasy underground house. Some folks would call these ‘hobbit houses’ after the charming description in Professor Tolkien’s books. In this unusual digital book, Cornelius Clifford explores how a fantasy house beneath the ground might be constructed. He refers back... [click here for more]