Marina Fontaine

Keep Calm and Stay a Dittohead

February 25, 2021 Marina 0

  As a reader, reviewer, and occasional writer of fiction, I have become familiar with the term “shocking but inevitable” when describing a plot twist or an ending. All the clues were there that the […]

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Smile at What Is Possible

January 21, 2021 Marina 0

  Time flies when you’re having fun… And even, as it turns out, when you aren’t. My last post on this blog is dated in May of 2019, and it seems both like yesterday and […]

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Book Review: Hell Spawn by Declan Finn

May 28, 2019 Marina 0

Maybe it’s a result of too many Marvel  movies, but I view Hell Spawn, the first in Finn’s Saint Tommy, NYPD series, as essentially a superhero origin story. In the first action scene, Detective Tom […]

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DVD Review: Outland

April 6, 2019 Marina 0

Some time ago, I read an article by a publisher of a sci-fi review magazine where he offered the following test to determine if a story qualifies as proper science fiction: Can the story take […]

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Kilt Blowing: A Play in Three Parts

October 9, 2018 Marina 0

While attending DragonCon this year, I decided to check out a kilt blowing event. Being, well, myself, about half way through I realized this topic would be great blogging fodder. Thus, here goes my semi-serious […]

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A Not-Quite Movie Review: The Meg

August 20, 2018 Marina 0

I fully intended to write a real review for this one. But then I thought: who am I kidding? What could I possibly tell you about the movie that you can’t get from the trailer? […]

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To Be Men: Stories Celebrating Masculinity

June 6, 2018 Marina 1

As most anthologies, this one started with an idea, or more precisely in this case, some “what if” thinking. With endless submission calls for stories written by [insert an identity group of your choice], one […]

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On Memories and Barbecues

May 28, 2018 Marina 0

Today is Memorial Day, and our social media feeds are filled with photos, memes and articles honoring the fallen soldiers. These are proper and valuable, especially in these days where even on a holiday weekend […]