Mallena’s Supernatural Musings:  5.01 “Sympathy for the Devil”

Mallena’s Supernatural Musings: 5.01 “Sympathy for the Devil”

This week, I’ve been musing about family dramas.  There are many great examples of the genre in television, films, and novels.  I wanted to review an episode of Supernatural that had some poignant family drama, so I picked the premiere episode of season five.  This episode has incredible drama between our favorite brothers and also…

Notes in the Margin: Supernatural Novel “Witch’s Canyon”

Notes in the Margin: Supernatural Novel “Witch’s Canyon”

As part of my very slow moving project to read all of the Supernatural tie-in novels, I recently completed Witch’s Canyon. This book was released in October, 2007. It was written by Jeff Mariotte, who also wrote tie-in novels for Buffy, Angel, Spiderman, Criminal Minds and Star Trek. Given the publication date, one can assume…

The Making of “Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls”, Part Two – Behind the Scenes

The Making of “Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls”, Part Two – Behind the Scenes

After reading the book Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls, I had the great privilege of talking with Dr. Lynn Zubernis, one of its authors and a fangirl herself. In Part 1 of the interview, Lynn explained why people join fandoms, why they are ashamed of their fannish pursuits and the tremendous benefits of being in a fandom. …

The Making of “Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls,”  Part One – The Untold Stories

The Making of “Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls,” Part One – The Untold Stories

“We couldn’t find our fangirl selves in the research.  …so we decided to write a book of our own on fans – one that we thought, rather naively, would set the record straight. We would figure out what being a fan was all about and we would get it right!… This is not that book….

Notes in the Margin: Supernatural Novel “Bone Key”

Notes in the Margin: Supernatural Novel “Bone Key”

Bone Key, written by Keith R.A. DeCandido, was the third novel written as an authorized, tie-in story for Supernatural. The book was published in August, 2008 and takes place mid-season 3, a week after the events of “A Very Supernatural Christmas”. Mr. DeCandido also wrote Nevermore (the first book of the series) and Heart of…

Nate Winchester’s Interview With Supernatural Book “The Roads Not Taken” Author Tim Waggoner

Nate Winchester’s Interview With Supernatural Book “The Roads Not Taken” Author Tim Waggoner

For you youngin’s out there, way in the days before videogames became something you could enjoy for free on your phone, we had to find substitutes for a lot of now common genres. FPS? You had to get your friends and some lazer-tag guns, BB guns, or rocks and run around in the yard. RPGs?…

Notes in the Margin: Supernatural Novel “Carved in Flesh”

Notes in the Margin: Supernatural Novel “Carved in Flesh”

Carved in Flesh is the twelfth companion book written for the Supernatural TV series. Released in April of 2013, it was written by Tim Waggoner, who also wrote Supernatural, the Television Series: The Roads Not Taken (Oct 2013) and a companion book for another popular science fiction genre show, Stargate SG-1. Mr. Waggoner teaches a…

Book Review:  Supernatural and Philosophy: Metaphysics and Monsters…for Idjits

Book Review: Supernatural and Philosophy: Metaphysics and Monsters…for Idjits

One thing that has always attracted me to “Supernatural” is that any story told in the series can inspire all sorts of discussions about philosophy, theology, morality, the triumphs and consequences of free will, or just how this tightly woven world of Winchesters, monsters, angels and demons can be in overall metaphysics.  That discussion isn’t…

Cure For Hellatus:  “Carved In Flesh” – A Supernatural Novel

Cure For Hellatus: “Carved In Flesh” – A Supernatural Novel

As we fans near the final weeks leading up to the 9th season premiere, what can we fans do to deal with our withdraw? Why pick up some extra “episodes” from Titan books! “Carved in Flesh” covers a period of time during season 7. If you really hated that season, don’t hold it against this…