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My review of Joe Schreiber's Supernatural novel The Unholy Cause is now up at  Unreality SF.

"Overall The Unholy Cause is a decent horror novel with some flaws which are mostly overshadowed by some skillful world-building and character work. While not quite on the same level as Keith R.A. DeCandido's Supernatural outings, The Unholy Cause shows enough positives that I would look forward to more novels in the Supernatural universe by Joe Schreiber."

Read the full review here.


There's also an interesting new feature about the sales numbers of IDW's Star Trek comics line up at Unreality SF, written by Steve Mollmann.

"Every month, Diamond Comic Distributors release the sale figures for the top 300 comic books they sell via the Direct Market, which are then conveniently posted for your reading pleasure on John Jackson Miller’s Comics Chronicles, a website devoted to aiding comics research. I decided that it would be interesting to specifically analyse the sales patterns of IDW’s Star Trek comic books, and see if I could notice any trends or points of interest in the data. I’ve been keeping a log of this data for myself for a couple years now, and this report highlights what I’ve turned up thus far."

Read the full article here.
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My interview with Joe Schreiber, author of Supernatural: The Unholy Cause and Star Wars: Death Troopers is now online over at Unreality SF.

Joe’s The Unholy Cause, released a few days ago, is the second Supernatural novel published this year (after Keith R.A. DeCandido’s Heart of the Dragon) and it leads the Winchesters right into the past - well, sort of. “The brothers head down south and find themselves in the middle of a good old fashioned demon-infested Civil War re-enactment,” Joe explains, “complete with real working weapons, ancient occult artifacts and Southern rock. Castiel shows up, things get nasty and by the end Sam and Dean are dealing with a runaway train, a supernatural Gatling gun that runs on blood and a smoking hot female sheriff named Jackie Daniels… and not everybody makes it out alive.”

Often the villains and monsters from the series are based on old fairy tales, oral traditions or myths, so what was the basis for the Winchester’s counterparts in The Unholy Cause? “My personal brand of demons are called Collectors,” Joe reveals, “and they work for Judas Iscariot, summoned back up from the pit by the rediscovery of the actual noose that he used to hang himself. So it’s pretty Biblical, actually, which makes it all the scarier.”

You can read more here.


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