Following the success of The Devil’s Ark, Stephen Bywater’s second novel, Night of the Damned, has been published by Headline
Night of the Damned is already winning the author further critical acclaim.
Night of the Damned, like The Devil’s Ark, leans towards the supernatural but instead of an archaeological dig in Iraq, the action takes place deep in the Amazon jungle in the 1930s. The setting is loosely based on Henry Ford’s Fordlandia, which was a vast rubber plantation the car magnate founded in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. It is a tale about immorality and obsession, where very little is as it seems. Labourers begin to disappear and pale, cadaverous figures are glimpsed in the jungle surrounding the settlement. With the story partly inspired by Ford’s own forgotten city it interweaves fact and fiction and leaves the reader with an unsettling vision of a very ‘modern’ hell. Continue reading
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Centuries before Gary Gygax unleashed Dungeons & Dragons upon the world, ancient Egyptians were rolling the dice
The website for the Metropolitan Museum of Art displays an artifact from Ptolemaic–Roman Period. It’s a twenty-sided die (icosahedron) with faces inscribed with Greek letters, from 2nd century B.C.–4th century A.D. The question is, were the Macedonians just role-playing when they decided to become Pharaohs?
Rolling through history
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Delve into a hidden mystery of ancient Egypt as a dark secrets spills into the near future
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Josef Schulz creates structural composites of real life that leave the mind uneasy and disoriented – welcome to the landscape of tomorrow’s children
Colour * Form – hallmarks of Josef Schulz
Born in Bischofsburg, Schulz now lives and works in Düsseldorf. His work with synthetic, perfected form, abuts perfectly onto the role of Dijims, and their fusion of innovative photography, digital design and virt engineering (click for more data). Continue reading