Author Archives: goudsward

About goudsward

Writer of stuff not easily categorized. (Trust me, I got the royalty checks to prove it)

review – Milwaukee in the 1930s: A Federal Writers Project City Guide

Milwaukee in the 1930s: A Federal Writers Project City Guide edited by John D. Buenker Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2016 ISBN-13: 978-0870207426 In 1935, Roosevelt’s WPA announced The Federal Writers Project, a way to provide jobs to white collar workers … Continue reading

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review: Professor Challenger: New Worlds, Lost Places

Professor Challenger: New Worlds, Lost Places edited by J. R. Campbell and Charles Prepolec EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2015 ISBN-13: 978-1770530522 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor George Edward Challenger has seen a resurgence in popularity. Professor Challenger: New … Continue reading

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review – Zombies from the Pulps! – Twenty Classic Stories of the Walking Dead

Zombies from the Pulps! – Twenty Classic Stories of the Walking Dead Edited by Jeffrey Shanks Skelos Press, 2014 ISBN: 978-1495236044 Folklorist Elsie Parsons notes that as late as 1928 the term ‘zombie’ was virtually unknown outside Haiti. That changed … Continue reading

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review – Letters to Robert Bloch and Others

The seventh collection of the Letters to H.P. Lovecraft may be one of the more important in the series. The other volumes span years of correspondents with an individual; The August Derleth letters alone are a two-volume e set spanning … Continue reading

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Dave’s 15 film picks for Halloween.

Dave’s 15 film picks for Halloween. Everyone makes a list of movies to watch at Halloween. Well, this year, here’s a list of films to watch at Halloween with a twist – they all take place on/around Halloween. So, comedies, … Continue reading

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Review – Forsaken

Forsaken J.D. Barker Hampton Creek Press (2014) ISBN-13:978-0990694907 The premise of Forsaken is that horror writer Thad McAlister’s success has been brought about by the malevolent influence of the 17th century notebook his wife bought him as a gift. Although … Continue reading

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review – Undead Obsessed: Finding Meaning in Zombies

Undead Obsessed: Finding Meaning in Zombies Jessica Robinson Booktrope Editions, 2014 Jessica Robinson was in junior high when she was justifiably creeped out by George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead(1968). Thus began her lifelong obsession with the walking dead. While other … Continue reading

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