Supernatural Has Broken The 4th Wall So Often, Its Hands Are Bleeding

This was sort of a fascinating episode of Supernatural, a show that is now older than God but still manages to spark with life from time to time. The show promised us another "metafictional" episode, along the lines of the Trickster and Carver Edlund romps or "The French Mistake," but delivered something very different. » 4/16/14 5:06pm Yesterday 5:06pm

Only the awesome power of the Voice Over can save a stranded astronaut …

Voice Over opens with an astronaut who has crash-landed on a distant planet and needs to reach his capsule before he runs out of air. The only thing that can possibly save him? The mighty voice over, which narrates the astronaut's story as well as those of two other potentially doomed souls. But how can the voice… » 1/26/13 10:00am 1/26/13 10:00am

An Abnormally Weird Spin on the "Author Meets His Own Characters" Story

The story of an author meeting his own fictional characters is a common one — and usually it becomes some kind of metafictional meditation on the nature of authorship and what it means to be a fictional character. But what if that fictional character comes from a weird post-apocalyptic world, and it was kind of a… » 2/08/12 2:35pm 2/08/12 2:35pm

Thrill-Crazed Space Bugs Swarm Through World's Longest Novel

Got some spare time? The world's longest novel is available as a free download! Coppell, TX writer Mark Leach has just published an expanded 12.6 million word edition of his apocalyptic novel Marienbad, My Love. It's nearly ten times longer than the official record-holding longest novel, Proust's In Search Of Lost Time » 7/08/08 12:40pm 7/08/08 12:40pm