Friday, August 10, 2012

ESPIONAGE CORNER: TIKI OASIS PRESENTS SPYXOTICA!

ESPIONAGE CORNER: TIKI OASIS PRESENTS SPYXOTICA!

SPYXOTICA: EXOTIC ESPIONAGE AND POLYNESIAN PULP

THIS SOUNDS LIKE A BLAST . . .

In 2012 Tiki Oasis will be occupied by a den of spies, secret agents, and villains, all out to reach the same goal: to have fun for four continuous days while imbibing the world's greatest cocktails!

We all know the strong connection between spies and tropical islands, but if anyone needs a refresher course Agent Fawn and I have secured this classified document and made it available to you.

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We have also obtained another classified document revealing the intelligence that has been gathered on us. This will not deter us from appearing at Tiki Oasis and having fun like all of you.

TO READ IT CLICK HERE

Please join us for some thrilling sleuthing and fun-loving spying at Tiki Oasis in San Diego, Thursday August 16 through Sunday August 19, 2012.

To celebrate this year's Tiki Oasis in San Diego (Aug 16 - 19), The Kitsch Niche will be presenting Spyxotica – a musical exploration of spy music in exotic locales. Agent Strike will present 3 hours of music from spy movies and TV shows alongside exotica from strange and dangerous lands. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tune in to www.luxuriamusic.com on Sunday, Aug. 12, beginning at 8 pm PST.

However, if you fail the mission, you may attempt to listen again on Friday, Aug. 17th at 11 am PST, or download the secret podcast from the Luxuriamusic Kitsch Niche podcast page any time after the program airs.

To view microfiche on all Tiki Oasis events, including Agent Strike and 00 Duke's Syposium "Come Spy with Me", as well as DJ schedules for Strike and Other Luxuria personalities, CLICK HERE

PAUL D. BRAZILL’S JOINT TAKES ON FELONY FISTS!

PAUL D. BRAZILL’S JOINT TAKES ON FELONY FISTS!

YOU WOULD SAY THAT, WOULDN’T YOU – THE BLOG OF PAUL D. BRAZILL – GIVES A GREAT REVIEW TO FELONY FISTS . . .

... Jack Tunney’s breathless Felony Fists takes place in Los Angeles in the mid ’50s. Racketeer Mickey Cohen is trying to take over the fight game, pinning his hopes on Solomon King a massive heavyweight boxer ... Fast moving and hard hitting with a strong sense of place and time, Felony Fists is a great start to a highly addictive series ...

PAUL D. BRAZILL IS THE WORDSMITH BEHIND THIRTEEN SHOTS OF NOIR, DRUNK ON THE MOON, AND BRIT GRIT ...

FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

FANTASY CORNER: NIRVANA GATES!

FANTASY CORNER: NIRVANA GATES!

J.M. MCDERMOTT

ANOTHER EXCELLENT JOURNEY INTO THE FATHOMLESS ABYSS SERIES OF FANTASY TALES ...

NIRVANA GATES

She was born there, in the Smog, every day breathing more smoke than air. She was strange, even in a bottomless hell full of creatures from a million worlds. She was doomed to a life of servitude. She was lonely. She was worried about her dying father. She was suspicious of her lying mother. She was scared. She was getting angry.

And she wanted answers.

The Fathomless Abyss can open any time and anywhere, and things fall in, or crawl in, from a million worlds across a million years. Deep in the bottomless expanse of this impossible world lies a doorway to truth, or an entrance to an even worse hell.

Join ground-breaking fantasist J.M. McDermott, author of Last Dragon and the Dogsland Trilogy for a trip deep into the nightmare of self, and the burning desire for redemption.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

PULP NOW: BULLETPROOF NYLON!

PULP NOW: BULLETPROOF NYLON!

I’VE BEEN DELIGHTED WITH THE ARTWORK AND THE PROSE STORIES I’VE READ SO FAR IN THIS BURLESQUE NOIR MASH-UP FROM MAL EARL ... A GREAT, INSPIRED CONCEPT ...

BULLETPROOF NYLON

MAL EARL

An ongoing creative project, informed and inspired by The Pulp Magazines, Hardboiled Crime Literature, and Underground Fetish Culture of Mid-Twentieth Century America.

In text and illustration the project will grow to explore the denizens and environs of an alternative America of the late Nineteen Fifties, in a series of interlocking, convergent tales.

The city of Dores Rib on the eastern seaboard of the United States is the backdrop to a thousand stories in a world where Japan did not feel the terror of the atomic bomb, the space race is on the brink of being won, atomic batteries power the needs of civilization and the ‘Newton Gear’ has revolutionized the fundamentals of travel across the globe.

In the alleyways of 'The Rib', the vigilantes stand side by side with the cops in the fight against increasing lawlessness across the city, and in the shadows above and below the machinations of evil and corruption gather like an unstoppable storm cloud.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

PULP NOW: COMING SOON!

FIGHT CARD: ROUGH EDGES TAKES ON THE TOMATO CAN COMEBACK!

FIGHT CARD: ROUGH EDGES TAKES ON THE TOMATO CAN COMEBACK!

OVER AT HIS ROUGH EDGES BLOG, JAMES REASONER REVIEWS TOMATO CAN COMEBACK CLAIMING IT IS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE BOOKS IN THE SERIES . . .

... Tomato Can Comeback [is]plenty hardboiled ... with its mean streets portrayal of Detroit and a sense of gritty, sweaty desperation reminiscent of the work of Orrie Hitt. Schwartz and Garrick are flawed but sympathetic characters, as is Garrick's old sergeant ...

FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

FIGHT CARD: ROUGH EDGES GETS A MOUTH FULL OF BLOOD!

FIGHT CARD: ROUGH EDGES GETS A MOUTH FULL OF BLOOD!

OVER AT HIS ROUGH EDGES BLOG, JAMES REASONER GIVES A RAVE REVIEW TO FIGHT CARD: A MOUTH FULL OF BLOOD  . . .

. . . [The author] does a fine job with his characters, and he writes some bloody, really brutal fight scenes that are very effective. In addition, for the first time in this series that I recall, Father Tim, the mentor to all the fighters who come out of St. Vincent's, plays an on-screen role in the plot. I really raced through this one and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fight Card continues to be one of the strongest of the original e-book series, and if you haven't given it a try yet, you really should.

FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE