Review — Cosplay: A History by Andrew Liptak

Front cover of the book Cosplay: A HIstory by Andrew Liptak Cosplay: A History: The Builders, Fans, and Makers Who Bring Your Favorite Stories To Life
By: Andrew Liptak
Release Date: June 28, 2022
Publisher: Saga Press
Received From: Publisher
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Andrew Liptak’s newest work is an incredibly comprehensive, momentous celebration and history of cosplay. Cosplay: A History: The Builders, Fans, and Makers Who Bring Your Favorite Stories to Life is a beautifully realized history of cosplay, largely from the gaze of the science fiction community in the US.

Review — Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew

Front cover of graphic novel Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew Moonstruck Vol. 1: Magic to Brew
By: Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle
Illustrator: Caitlin Quirk, Clayton Cowles
Release Date: February 14, 2018
Publisher: Image Comics
Series: Moonstruck (Volume 1)
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Graphic novel series Moonstruck is a young adult series that combines fantasy and mystery with an LGBTQ+ cast. Written by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle and illustrated by Caitlin Quirk and Clayton Cowles, this is a series that has graced many “best of” and “you need to read this” lists on professional and fan sites for several years.

Review — The Haunted Forest Tour by James A. Moore and Jeff Strand

A bus being grabbed by tree roots that look like a hand The Haunted Forest Tour
By: James A. Moore and Jeff Strand
Release Date: October 1, 2007
Publisher: Indie
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Horror novel The Haunted Forest Tour was co-written by James A. Moore and Jeff Strand, two authors with significant writing skill and a plethora of novels to each of their names. Moore is an award-winning author of more than forty novels. Strand has also written upwards of forty novels and has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award ten times. Here, the pair come together for a creature feature of epic proportions.

Review — The Red Menace: How Lipstick Changed the Face of American History by Ilise S. Carter

The Red Menace: How Lipstick Changed the Face of American History
By: Ilise S. Carter
Release Date: November 15, 2021
Publisher: Prometheus Books
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Ilise S. Carter, freelance cosmetics and beauty writer, examines how lipstick in particular and cosmetics at large have influences the changing tides of American history in The Red Menace: How Lipstick Changed the Face of American History.