Category Archives: Historical

Steel Yourself for the Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist

As you might expect, I approached Netflix’s live-action version of Fullmetal Alchemist with some trepidation. Sure, it’s far from my favorite anime, but a guy can worry. After all, there’s not exactly a stellar track record for live-action versions of … Continue reading

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A Pius Man, Chapter 2, A Pious Mercenary

Yup. Here we go again. Last week was chapter 1, and now we continue with your look at the new edition of chapter 2 for  A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller. By now, you’re probably well aware my yanking this … Continue reading

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A Pius Man, Chapter 1: A Pious Cop

Yes, you’re reading this right. You’re about to get a look at the first, redone chapter of A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller. Imagine if every thriller that had “history” of the Catholic church were both well-written and historically accurate. Basically, a … Continue reading

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Silver Empire To Re-release Declan Finn’s A Pius Man

Before Declan Finn became a Dragon Award nominated horror writer — before there was even a Dragon Award — he wrote a thriller series that’s been described as “the anti-Dan Brown,” or perhaps, “The Da Vinci Code — but not … Continue reading

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The Man in the High Castle: Not Your Average USA

One of the classic tropes of time-travel stories is “history changed and the Nazis won”. The fictional multiverse is veritably littered with alternate worlds where the Nazis are in control of the world. Perhaps it’s because there were points at … Continue reading

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The Catholic Geek: Pirates and Alternate history 11/15

Description Host Declan Finn (Honor at Stake) will be talking with Fred Heimbach on alternate history, including his latest book, The Devil’s Dictum, where the United States of America was founded by pirates. Frederick Gero Heimbach’s fiction has appeared at … Continue reading

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The Catholic Geek: “The Young, Catholic and Restless,” with J. Ryan

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Agent Carter Review

If you’re unfamiliar with the show Agent Carter, it’s a Marvel-based TV show that’s a sequel to the movie Captain America: The First Avenger and a prequel for the show Agents of SHIELD. It follows the eponymous Peggy Carter as she navigates the … Continue reading

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Elma Schemenauer and Arthur Powers on The Catholic Geek radio show

http://player.cinchcast.com/?platformId=1&assetType=single&assetId=7805827 Check Out Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with We Built That Network on BlogTalkRadio This was interesting. Elma and Arthur are both members of the Catholic Writer’s Guild.  One has a career and a CV that’s longer than … Continue reading

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Sherlock, Flash, Arrow, and Ann Lewis on The Catholic Geek

https://player.cinchcast.com/?assettype=single&show_id=7786823&version=2.0&platformId=1 Check Out Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with We Built That Network on BlogTalkRadio with We Built That Network on BlogTalkRadio   Welcome my friends to another episode of The Catholic Geek. On this week’s episode, we have … Continue reading

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Interview with Ann Margaret Lewis on Murder in the Vatican

In 2011, I originally interviews Ann Margaret Lewis for my blog, A Pius Man. Since then, the interview was broken up and reposted for Examiner.com, twice. But now, as Ann Lewis will be my guest this Sunday on the Catholic … Continue reading

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More Sherlock

Moffat says he’s yet to start writing up the scripts for the fourth round of Sherlock TV movies. (Oh, come on . . . they’re extra-long and you can’t call three of them a “season.”) Now, I obviously deal a lot … Continue reading

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Review: The Watson Chronicles

For those of you who are suffering from a deficit of Sherlock, wondering why Robert Downy Jr. hasn’t made another Sherlock Holmes film already, and the okay-Elementary isn’t really cutting it, have we got something for you. When Ann Margaret … Continue reading

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Murder in the Vatican, by Ann Margaret Lewis

When I was thirteen, I started reading through the collected stories of Sherlock Holmes. I made it about halfway through. I had been stopped dead by “The Adventure of the Gloria Scott”—one time Holmes was the narrator. I wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Bedroom Eyes

I wrote this story for Liberty Island’s Memorial Day short story contest in memory of my grandfather, T/Sgt. Lewis Forbes Smith, and the crew of his B29, Bedroom Eyes. I am pleased to say that it received one of the … Continue reading

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Hidden Catholicism: Why Catholics Shouldn’t Hate or Fear Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables has once again gained status as a pop culture icon. It was bad enough when it was just a Broadway musical. I hadn’t seen it at all in high school, and yet I was very familiar … Continue reading

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