Welcome to Curio Killed the Cat—an occult shop in Kensington Market, Toronto. Meet the employees (a lazy hoodoo spellcaster, a feminist succubus, and a snobbish Wiccan priest), their perpetually drunk (and confused) boss, and their strange customers, as they try to keep the shop from closing. . . .
The Legion of Nothing is the story of Nick Klein and what happens when he takes on the identity (and powered armor) of “The Rocket.” Originally his grandfather’s superhero identity, the powered armor comes with a lot of baggage. Ranging from his grandfather’s service in World War II to connections with other heroes (and villains), the past has a . . .
Tales of MU is an open-ended serial detailing the college life of one Mackenzie Blaise, a university student in a world where our fantasy is reality and our science is fantasy. Moving from her sheltered existence as an outcast and self-professed geek into the wild, wide world of Magisterius University, Mackenzie narrates her own story for us in a style . . .
Corrie, Edie, and Dawn are excited, nervous, curious, and, well, lots of other emotions about their first semester at Chatoyant College. They know it’s going to be a weird few months: they’ve left their familiar high school existences for something completely new, their college is the only one in the United States with a magic program, and it comes complete . . .
An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the local ‘cape’ scene’s politics, unwritten rules, and ambiguous morals. As she risks life and limb, Taylor . . .
From the author of the award winning novel “River” and internet cult hit “Catharsis” comes a serialized novel about the end of the world and the lives of those destined to stop it. Three girls are thrust together by their shared abilities and the roles they are to play in the nearing apocalypse. They are guided only by the mysterious . . .
Austin Jones, a budding medium, flees from his home in Havenwood, PA in the year 1999. He is running from a predestined position at the Department of Paranormal Research, an agency his family has run for decades. The ghost of his father, Richard, follows him. In the fall of 2000, Austin finds himself in the town of Antlers, Colorado, . . .
I never intended this story to be written, let alone shared on the internet. It was my friend Wally Sharpe who eventually convinced me otherwise. Relentless as always in pursuit of an idea, he argued that not only should I set the record straight about the events of twelve years ago, but that what happened to me was of deep . . .
Enter the Farside follows the story of Shaun Larson, a young man finding himself and finding this world. The earth he steps upon is not natural; every fibre of existence as we know it is tainted by the Farside, only a veil separating the world between it and another one of raw, incomprehensible madness. Humanity is far from such insanity; . . .
Alice Levy is an orphan who has seen some things that make living a regular life impossible. Hired by the mysterious Esther Lucas to come to Boston and serve as her bodyguard, Alice hardly has time to get settled in before being faced with a new threat. Someone is murdering people, draining them of blood, and removing their organs. Alice . . .
It’s funny to think that the only reason the Earth is still around is because a ten-thousand year line of people stepped the fuck up. Modern fantasy, martial arts, hospitality, law, quarterly apocalypse, and a world that refuses to die. . . .
Set in the year 2050, the story follows eight emotionally-damaged reality show contestants as they compete in a supernatural fighting tournament for a chance to win six million dollars. . . .
Feb 3, 2009: Night Switch is the story of three characters. Joe is a night watchman (or something) who spends all his working hours playing video games and ridiculing his girlfriend in internet forums. Marin is his internet-only, Establishment-hating girlfriend, who buys a talking book that she mistakes for an incarnation of God. Jason is a slacker script-kiddie/blogger type who works for the Department of Homeland Security and who ends up watching Marin for the government when she starts acting a little crazy at the behest of a talking dog she names Dax. [more . . .]
Nov 6, 2010: I loved this story (not least because I adore snakes, but ahem). I loved it so much, in fact, that I zipped through the entire thing in one night—which is saying something, considering the length—and feel strongly enough about it to leave my first review here.
That said, I very nearly did not get past the first episode.
But let’s start with what I liked first.