Why Do Sequels Suck? Comparing and Contrasting the Good, the Bad, and the Barf-tastic

Picture this. A great movie is released and gains critical acclaim. It dominates the box office and leaves audiences clamoring for more. Giddy with their own success, creators comply, announcing that the next chapter is on its way! Yeah, baby! A sequel: more of what you loved—bigger, better, faster, and stronger. But somewhere along the way, […]

The Downfall of Science – DNA, High-Tech Detectives and Public Ire

This text below is an excerpt from The Night Also Rises, a science-fiction/noir mystery novel in the hardboiled detective tradition, written and self-published by C.B. McCullough. Perhaps the proverbial scene of the crime conjures images of dusting for fingerprints or scanning for biological material.  Perhaps it evokes thoughts of taking blood samples or running DNA database queries. If […]