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Paul Tremblay, one of the new faces of horror

When I bought Paul Tremblay’s “The Little Sleep” in summer 2009, I thought I’d discovered the next great writer in outré crime fiction. I was wrong. Tremblay would become much more. Since then, the Boston-based author has changed publishers, developed a unique voice and gone from crime-writing …

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This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

The “Ivy Lee Method” is stupidly simple, and that’s partly why it’s so effective.<p>By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.<p>Schwab (oddly enough, no relation to Charles R. Schwab, founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation) was the president of the Bethlehem Steel …

Waking Sleep: The Hypnogogic State

<b>Waking Sleep: The Hypnogogic State</b><p><b>By Gary Lachman<br>Fortean Times</b><p>The brief transition between wakefulness and sleep we experience each night has been …

The Hypnagogia Hypothesis: Do Religious Visions Occur at the Edges of Sleep?

Dreams, when we are within them, seem absolutely real – despite often containing scenes and actions that, once we wake, are obviously absurd and …

This WEEK in PULP

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OMNI Magazine Collection : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming

Coming out in November 2018 from Independent Legions. They will also be publishing my new novel, Coyote Rage, in 2019. https://t.co/rFr2HoEcUf

“Perhaps the strangest crime scene in all fiction ... the unbridled ingenuity of its central puzzle has never been surpassed.”—Kirkus on THE CHINESE ORANGE MYSTERY https://t.co/HwiqxO0Ylr

Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels 1950-1965 Kindle Edition

Long before the rise of the modern gay movement, an unnoticed literary revolution was occurring between the covers of the cheaply produced lesbian …

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33 Great True-Crime Books, According to Crime Writers

<i>All week long, Vulture is exploring the many ways true crime has become one of the most dominant genres in popular culture. While crime-driven</i> …

A Taste for Honey by H. F. Heard

In a quiet village far from the noise of Victorian London, Sydney Silchester lives the life of a recluse led by two passions: privacy and honey. He …

Dell Mapbacks: A History - The Art of the Back Cover Murder Mystery

Ever since the 1930s and the advent of the “paperback revolution” in English-language books, publishers have sought to make their creations not …

What Maisie Knew by Henry James

Best Seller<p>Buy<p>By <b>Henry James</b><br>Introduction by Christopher Ricks<p>By <b>Henry James</b><br>Foreword by Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne<p>$13.00<p>Nov 30, 2010 | 352 …

10.3 Onyx Boox Note vs 9.7 Boox Note S Comparison Review (Video)

Onyx recently released the new Onyx Boox Note S with a 9.7-inch E Ink screen. It pretty much has the same exact features as the 10.3-inch Onyx Boox …

Is Philip K. Dick’s Vision of the Future (of Sex) Coming to Life?

<i>Replicants and holographic girlfriends could be right around the corner.</i>As far as franchises go, <i>Blade Runner</i> is remarkably diverse. From video games …

The Book Is a Time Machine

When we are not actually holding them, books are things over which we like to wring our hands. They stand, in their very solidity, for what might be …

Kurt Vonnegut Offers 8 Tips on How to Write Good Short Stories (and Amusingly Graphs the Shapes Those Stories Can Take)

You can't talk about American literature in the second half of the 20th century without talking about Kurt Vonnegut. And since so many well-known …

A Conversation about James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke<p>I invited my friend and fellow writer, Craig Terlson, to have a conversation about James Lee Burke, a fine crime/suspense author with …

Stanley Kubrick’s Annotated Copy of Stephen King’s The Shining

The web site Overlook Hotel has posted pictures of Stanley Kubrick’s personal copy of Stephen King’s novel <i>The Shining</i>, which is normally kept at the …

Evil Children And Overachieving Skeletons: Welcome To The World Of Paperback Horror

You remember them if you grew up in the 1980s or '90s, leering at you from drugstore racks: a morbid parade of covers featuring skeletons graduating from college or playing piano or dressed as surgeons and cradling babies; covers of teenagers brooding in attics and creepy kids, all with peekaboo …

These 'Paperbacks From Hell' Reflect The Real-Life Angst Of The 1970s

Once upon a time — about 40 years ago — there were few things as terrifyingly pulpy as the books at the supermarket checkout: fat paperbacks with crazy covers and titles like <i>Eat Them Alive,</i> <i>The Face That Must Die</i> and <i>Crabs: The Human Sacrifice.</i> This was lowbrow stuff, and Grady Hendrix, the author of</i> …

Gillian Flynn: ‘Agatha Christie blew my mind. Every character was evil’

I refuse to call Flowers in the Attic a guilty pleasure because I don’t feel guilty about it. It’s entirely delightful<p><b>The book I am currently reading</b><br>I’m rereading <i>Columbine</i> by Dave Cullen. In the light of the recent high school shootings here, it felt like a book I should revisit. There are so many …

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Joseph Heller’s Handwritten Outline for Catch-22, One of the Great Novels of the 20th Century

We remember <i>Catch-22</i>, more than half a century after its publication, as a rollicking satire of American military culture in wartime. But those of us …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

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How to Prioritize and Focus When You Have Many Interests

<b>“A man who limits his interests, limits his life.” ~Vincent Price</b><p>I can't stay still.<p>As a kid, I ran around, misbehaving, climbing everywhere—I was a …

How Neal Stephenson Got Book Ideas by Moonlighting at Blue Origin

Many of the famed sci-fi author's ideas come from real world work—like helping the private space company Blue Origin find a machining tool.<p>Neal Stephenson's breakout hit, <i>Snow Crash,</i> envisioned a world of virtual reality—in 1992. <i>The Diamond Age</i> foresaw the future of nanotechnology in 1995. The more …