The Stumps of Flattop Hill - Amusing Scare Story For Kids

In his picture book, The Stumps of Flattop Hill, award-winning children's author Kenneth Kit Lamug weaves a fairytale classic in the tradition of the Brothers Grimm. His dark tale for children is scary and entertaining at the same time. With its fantastic wordplay and rhymes it challenges...


Gay Pride Parade - The Simpsons

Almost right from the start, The Simpsons turned into an unrivaled phenomenon of modern pop culture. In 1987 the family of weirdos had their first appearance on a US television screen. Season One consisted of seven episodes - and hit the mark immediately. There are few other US television...


New Sherlock Holmes Adventures

It's been 18 years since Germany based BLITZ-Verlag set out on a special project. To bring German phantastic literature to a larger audience. Classics like Larry Brent or Macabros have been reprinted ever since and after a break of 35 Years "Die Schwarze Fledermaus" (The Black Bat) has bee...


Who the hell is Larry Brent?

Dan Shocker's famous hero of the 60s, Larry Brent, is back. In 2012 German publisher Blitz Verlag has taken over the various paranormal adventures and mystical ocurrences – from werewolfs to zombies – Brent has to face in his battle against the dark powers. Like any great agent Larry Brent...


Happy hour in Germany – Peter Gaymann's chicken cocktails

Every dog has its day – and every chicken probably, too. Especially when it finds a grain of corn with less grain and more schnapps. Peter Gaymann's hens however love their drinks kind of fruity. Just like we do. A lot of funny cartoons illustrate these 30 cocktail receipes (with and witho...


The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote

The first modern European novel "Don Quixote" ist often said to be one of the best literary works of all times. And if its sheer size didn't stop you from reading it, you can't help but agree. The wonderful travels of the noble knight and his adventures in company with his faithful compani...


Radioactivity sucks!

March 11, 2011 is a day that made history. The Tohoku earthquake triggered a seismic sea wave near Ishinomaki on the north western coast of Japan. The tsunami was so high, it caused failure in four sections of the atomic power plant in Fukushima. Due to several explosions a great amount of...


A classic: The Master and Margarita

"The Master and Margarita" by Michail Bulgakow (1891–1940) has inspired countless artists to design book covers (like for example Mercer Mayer) and even Mick Jagger claimed in an interview some years ago that he wrote the Rolling Stone’s hit "Sympathy for the Devil" after having finished t...


Heat Wave – A Novel by Richard Castle

How does this work: Having a fictional character write crime bestsellers "for real"? Hyperion showed us: In 2009 Rick Castle's first Nikki Heat novel "Heat Wave" appeared as a means of promotion for the ongoing ABC-television series "Castle".Nathan Fillion ("Caleb"/Buffy Season 7 and "Capt...


The Dark Tower

According to the author himself "The Dark Tower" is Stephen King's most important work. The story has developed for the last 30 years as a fantastic mix of fantasy, western, horror, science fiction and romance and therefor has all the ingredients needed for a successful cinematic adaption...