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Ricky Grove
Works at Renderosity.com
Attended NAU, ASU, Yale University
Lives in Los Angeles
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Helen Holmes: first female action hero
A century before Jennifer Lawrence was slinging arrows as Katniss Everdeen, Helen Holmes invented the female action hero. So why have you never heard of her? On the roof of a speeding freight train, a slender woman in a white feather cap and a long narrow skirt sits crumpled, cradling her head. Her day’s work is done. A minute ago, she leaped onto this train from a towering overpass, pointing out two stowaway thieves to the engineers on duty. As ...
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Oh, How They Love to Hate the Craft of Lovecraft
front cover of the New Annotated HP Lovecraft I've been anxiously awaiting Les Klinger's The New Annotated Lovecraft , which I'll dive into as soon as my Vandermeerism wears off.  Happened to catch the modern novelist, Charles Baxter's, screed on Lovecraft ...
I've been anxiously awaiting Les Klinger's The New Annotated Lovecraft, which I'll dive into as soon as my Vandermeerism wears off. Happened to catch the modern novelist, Charles Baxter's, screed on Lovecraft disguised as a "review" in the very intellectual New York Review of Books (12/4/2014).
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My new Booklad post on the Folio Society's remarkable edition of Gogol's The Collected Stories, illustrated brilliantly by Peter Stuart
I've just picked up a gorgeous edition of Russian author Nikolai Gogol's The Collected Stories, published by the Folio Society and illustrated by Peter Stuart. I'm always impressed with Folio Society publications, but with this one they seem to have out done themselves.
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Ross MacDonald Vintage Paperback Covers
I recently acquired four new Ross MacDonald vintage paperbacks and wanted to share them. Ross MacDonald is one of my favorite American mystery writers. He was the first mystery author to receive a front page review in the New York Times Book Review (Undergr...
I recently acquired four new Ross MacDonald vintage paperbacks and wanted to share them. Ross MacDonald is one of my favorite American mystery writers. He was the first mystery author to receive a front page review in the New York Times Book Review (Underground Man, reviewed by Eudora Welty) and ...
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Caught in the Spell of Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach Trilogy
I can't seem to stop reading the remarkable trilogy of novels by Jeff Vandemeer collectively titled The Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance). The one volume hardback edition came out last week and I've dived into it with no lack of e...
I can't seem to stop reading the remarkable trilogy of novels by Jeff Vandemeer collectively titled The Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance). The one volume hardback edition came out last week and I've dived into it with no lack of enthusiasm considering it's my third ...
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A Gallery of Book Covers for the Southern Reach Trilogy
I've always enjoyed good book design. Covers, in particular, have interested me every since I bought a stack of Ace scifi paperbacks because I was thrilled with the cover imagery back when I was working at my first bookstore job in the late 1960's.  As I gr...
I've always enjoyed good book design. Covers, in particular, have interested me every since I bought a stack of Ace scifi paperbacks because I was thrilled with the cover imagery back when I was working at my first bookstore job in the late 1960's.
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The Collected Stories by Nikolai Gogol. Gorgeous Folio Society Edition
I've just picked up a gorgeous edition of Russian author Nikolai Gogol's The Collected Stories , published by the Folio Society and illustrated by Peter Stuart. I'm always impressed with Folio Society publications, but with this one they seem to have out do...
I've just picked up a gorgeous edition of Russian author Nikolai Gogol's The Collected Stories, published by the Folio Society and illustrated by Peter Stuart. I'm always impressed with Folio Society publications, but with this one they seem to have out done themselves.
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Brief thoughts on Jeff Vandermeer's peerless Southern Reach trilogy of novels. I'm on my third read-through using the just published one volume edition pictured blow. 
I can't seem to stop reading the remarkable trilogy of novels by Jeff Vandemeer collectively titled The Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance). The one volume hardback edition came out last week and I've dived into it with no lack of enthusiasm considering it's my third ...
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actor - writer - bookseller
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I am a machinima filmmaker, a bookseller and an actor. Living in Los Angeles with my partner, Lisa, and two wonderful cats. I review CG software for renderosity.com, run my own bookstore (Grove Used Books) online at Amazon.com and produce a yearly machinima festival called the Machinima Expo
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BFA in Directing, MFA in Acting
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Actor - Sound Designer - Author
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  • Renderosity.com
    Front Page Reviewer, present
  • Iliad Bookshop
    Bookstore Clerk, present
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Los Angeles
Previously
Arizona
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