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  • The Halloween Tree, by Ray Bradbury
  • Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins
  • Space Station Rat, by Michael J. Daley
  • Shanghaied to the Moon, by Michael J. Daley
  • The Power of Un, by Nancy Etchemendy
  • The King in the Window, by Adam Gropnik
  • Among the Enemy, by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Great Whale of Kansas, by Richard W. Jennings
  • The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • The Borrowers, by Mary Norton
  • The Return of The Dragon, by Roberta Rupp
  • Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer, by Laini Taylor

    Reviews by Raiden
    Reviews of Beginning Reader SF Books

  • Richie's Rocket, by Joan Anderson
  • Wan Hu Is In The Stars, by Jennifer Armstrong


  • Raptor Red, by Robert Bakker
  • Storms of Vengeance, by John Beachem
  • The Talisman of Faerie, by Jason Beil
  • Meter Made, by M. D. Benoit
  • The Sword-Edged Blonde, by Alex Bledsoe
  • Burn Me Deadly, by Alex Bledsoe
  • Armageddon's Children, by Terry Brooks
  • Fledgling, by Octavia Butler
  • The Dark Phoenix Saga - X-Men Graphic Novel, by Chris Claremont and John Byrne
  • Island of the Skull, by Matthew Costello
  • Next, by Michael Crichton
  • It's Superman, by Tom De Haven
  • The Stolen Child, by Keith Donohue
  • The Shadowbridge, by Gregory Frost
  • Neuromancer, by William Gibson
  • King Kong, adapted by Delos Lovelace
  • The Odyssey Gene, by Kfir Luzzatto
  • The Highest Tide, by Jim Lynch
  • Freedom's Ransom, by Anne McCaffrey
  • Dragon Harper, by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey
  • Perdido Street Station, by China Mielville
  • The White Wolf's Son, by Michael Moorcock
  • Tyrannosaur Canyon, by Douglas Preston
  • The Heart of Mars, by Chuck Rosenthal
  • The Electric Church, by Jeff Somers
  • Ptolemy's Gate, by Jonathan Stroud
  • Soldier of the Legion: Book 1 of Soldier of the Legion, by Marshall Thomas
  • The Black March: Book 2 of Soldier of the Legion, by Marshall Thomas
  • The Chalice of Life, by Karen Anne Webb
  • 2050: Gods of Little Earth, by Joseph Zornado

    Short Story Anthologies

  • Richard Matheson: Collected Stories Vol. 3, by Richard Matheson, edited by Stanley Water
  • Best American Fantasy, 2007, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer

  • Art

  • The Famous Monster Art of Basil Gogos, edited by Kerry Gammill


  • James Bama: American Realist, by Brian M. Kane
  • Truth, Justice & The American Way, A Biography of Noel Neill, by Larry Thomas Ward
  • The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Bradbury, by Sam Weller
  • Isaac Asimov: A Life of the Grandmaster, by Michael White

    Film studies

  • Asia Shock, by Patrick Galloway
  • Kong Unbound, edited by Karen Haber
  • Book Review: The Horror Films of the 1980s, by John Kenneth Muir
  • Women Scientists in Fifties Science Fiction Films, by Bonnie Noonan

  • The Dinosaur Films of Ray Harryhausen, by Roy P. Webber

  • Empires of the Imagination, by Alec Worley

    Interview Anthologies

  • The Astounding B Monster: Personality profiles, interviews and reviews from the world's most popular cult-movie Webzine!, edited by Marty Baumann

  • Earth vs the Sci-Fi Filmmakers, edited by Tom Weaver

    Earth Sciences

  • Silent Snow, by Marla Cone

    Marine sciences

  • Freeing Keiko: The Story of A Killer Whale from Free Willy To the Wild, by Kenneth Brewer

    Space Science

  • The Violent Universe, by Kimberly Weaver
  • Unreal Estate: The Men Who Sold the Moon, by Virgulio Pop

  • Television Movies
  • Adventures of Superman, Complete First Season,

  • Casino Royale, 2006
  • Cloverfield (2008)

  • Frankenstein vs the Creature From Blood Cove

  • I Am Legend, starring Will Smith (2007)

  • Peter Jackson's King Kong

  • Serenity (2005)
  • Stardust, (2007)
  • The Superman quatrain, starring Christopher Reeve

  • Transformers, (2007)
  • Music Reviews Game Reviews
    Concept Albums
  • Kadath - The Dream Quest: from H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath"
  • Unknown Music From Dream-Quest of Kadath, by Cyoakha Grace O'Manion

    Movies Soundtracks

  • Around the World In 80 Days (1956)
  • Peter Jackson's King Kong: James Newton Howard Soundtrack (2006)
  • The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

    Movie Music Compilations

  • Monstrous Movie Music
  • More Monstrous Movie Music
  • The Blob and The Intruder
  • The Creature From the Black Lagoon and other Jungle Movies
  • Mighty Joe Young and Other Harryhausen Animation Movies
  • This Island Earth and Other Invasion Films

    Musical cast albums

  • The Last Starfighter: The Musical
  • Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds

    Composer Retrospectives

  • The Music's By Barry. John Barry: John Barry's work on the James Bond franchise


  • Steiner's King Kong: Soundtrack releases through the years
  • EA's From Russia With Love
  • Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
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