In this new episode of ROOM 101, we look at the Time when science fiction master Lester del Rey Predicted a Deadly 21st Century CCP Virus Outbreak and global pandemic in his 1957 Novella, Badge of Infamy.
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Born June 2nd, 1915, Lester del Rey was an American sci-fi author and editor known for many novels including Tunnel Through Time, Nerves, Outpost of Jupiter, Mysterious Planet, Some were Human, and of course, Badge of Infamy.
His books were mainly published during the 1950s and 60s during an amazing period of science fiction that included stellar contributors to the genre like Isaac Asimov, Fredrick Pohl, Fritz Leiber, Clifford Simak, and others.
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ROOM 101 Episode 1: Orwell Huxley and Finney Walk into a Bar…
We take a look at how George Orwell’s 1984, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, and Jack Finney’s The Body Snatchers correlate to our current reality. This is the first episode of a series examining science fiction and speculative fiction of the past and how they got it right…and wrong.
Created, narrated, and edited by Mike T. Lyddon.
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Did you ever wonder how 1984 really stacked up to what’s going on right now? Or Brave New World? Invasion of the Body Snatchers? We dive into the 1000s of science fiction, scifi-horror, and speculative fiction books and movies that hit the nail on the head or swung and missed trying to predict the future that is NOW.
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Get ready for the first episode called “Orwell, Huxley, and Finney Walk into a Bar…” out first week of January, 2022.
Presented by Mike T. Lyddon and RPLLC.
WITCH TALES (2020) LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BLU-RAY
Play the HORROR TRIVIA GAME inside and enter to WIN one of ten MOVIE PROPS from the film.
Time is running out! The drawing will be during the weekend of November 6th!
WITCH TALES – 3 TALES of TERROR taken from 1950s pre-code HORROR comics just like TALES FROM THE CRYPT.
FREE DVD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! – Get a brand new limited edition HORROR ANTHOLOGY MOVIE VOL. 1 DVD signed while supplies last when you buy the WITCH TALES limited edition blu-ray!
A new documentary on pre-code horror, science fiction, and crime comic books of the 1950s, HAUNTED THRILLS explores the lesser known publishers and titles of the era and spotlights the writers and artists who made it happen.
Haunted Thrills features exclusive interviews with pre-code artists Everett Raymond Kinstler, Joe Sinnott, and Victor Carrabotta. Sinnott and Carrabotta talk about working for Stan Lee and Atlas Comics in the Empire State Building with some great stories about Stan and Marvel comics legend Jack Kirby.
Haunted Thrills is midway through it’s 2021-2022 film festival run and is an official selection in 11 festivals so far, garnering 5 awards for Best Short Documentary Film. This doc is a companion piece to Mike Lyddon’s previous feature film WITCH TALES, a horror anthology movie that adapts pre-code horror comic book stories to the screen.
Rumble – https://rumble.com/vqmyfb-haunted-thrills.html
Bitchute – https://www.bitchute.com/video/ObhOzWLYs3BH/
Youtube – https://youtu.be/uG44Jtoobl8
Haunted Thrills Copyright 2021 Mike T. Lyddon and RPLLC. All rights reserved.
RPLLC launches its annual BLACK FRIDAY sale on ALL Indie HORROR blu-rays, DVDs, Lovecraft magazines, and pre-code horror comics!
Save big on the signed/numbered WITCH TALES blu-ray / HORROR ANTHOLOGY MOVIE vol. 1 COMBO – now only 10.90 with FREE SHIPPING!
Play the WITCH TALES trivia game and enter to WIN MOVIE PROPS from the film. Drawing to be held the weekend of January 7th!
Only a few issues remain of the special SIGNED LOVECRAFT edition of Cosmic Horror Monthly, now only 8.95 with FREE SHIPPING.
The NEW LOVECRAFTIANA HALLOWEEN EDITION on SALE at an incredibly low price.
134 pages of cosmic horror tales including exclusive illustrations by RPLLC’s Mike T. Lyddon.
PRE-CODE HORROR COMIC BOOKS marked down for Black Friday!
Dateline: the nether reaches of the dark cosmos.
The very special 2021 LOVECRAFT issue of COSMIC HORROR MONTHLY featuring stories and illustrations in a Lovecraftian vein is now on sale on Ebay.
There are very few copies remaining of this edition SIGNED by the publisher Charles Tyra and one of the authors Mike T. Lyddon who contributed his story “The Hogansburg Horror” and a few illustrations to the issue.
A few short reviews from readers as follows:
“Issue 19 is dedicated to the master of terror H.P. Lovecraft and Lyddon’s story is a perfect fit for this issue. I actually felt like I was reading a lost Lovecraft story. “ D. Ashmun
“Just read your story in that issue and I dug it quite a bit — on top of the Dunwich and Whateley family connection, I liked the very Lovecraftian ‘communication from a friend who has gone insane’ setup and the twist it plays out with.” M. Stern
“The Hogansburg Horror is a tense, atmospheric tribute sure to please Lovecraft fans and fans of the genre in general.” S. Stark
Click HERE to get the lowest price on this collectible issue.
Dateline: London, England
Rogue Planet Press, an imprint of Horrified Press in the UK has released Lovecraftiana: Halloween 2021 magazine featuring Lovecraft based horror art by filmmaker Mike T. Lyddon and many fictional tales of cosmic horror by a variety of authors.
This is the first time that Lyddon’s work has been featured on the cover and exclusively used inside a publication.
The cover art with signature “Lyddon after Moore” refers to the great sculpture Bryan Moore’s original sculpt of “Brown Jenkin,” a rat-like familiar described in H.P. Lovecraft’s classic horror story “Dreams in the Witch House.” Lyddon purchased a copy of Moore’s maquette years ago and took some atmostpheric photos of it. In 2021, he used those very photos to design and create the cover you see here.
Lovecraftiana: Halloween 2021 is currently available on Amazon in both Print and e-book. The print edition is more than 130 pages and costs a mere $5.99. Highly recommended.
On October 23rd, they are going to screen an excerpt from Haunted Thrills before screening George Romero’s CREEPSHOW.
This is of particular interest considering that Creepshow is one of the greatest horror anthology films ever made, done in the vein of 1950s pre-code horror comics which is the subject of Haunted Thrills.
On October 30th, they are screening a night of horror trailers including HAUNTED THRILLS.
The documentary will also be in consideration for the awards event to be held in December, 2021.
Haunted Thrills is a companion piece to Mike T. Lyddon’s previous feature film WITCH TALES, now available on signed and numbered blu-ray.