Put ten X-Files or Kolchak fans in a room, and you’ll wind up with eleven opinions, fourteen heated debates about government conspiracies and somebody cosplaying the Cigarette Smoking Man sporting the parasite twin from Humbug while wearing Kolchak’s porkpie hat. That’s because X-Files fans are gloriously weird, uniquely different and sometimes entirely outlandish. And so is this book.
Celebrating over 25 years of The X-Files, and nearly 50 years of Kolchak: The Night Stalker, OUTSIDE IN TRUSTS NO ONE is a collection of 156 reviews, one for every story of each show. Well, we say “reviews”, but we mean that loosely: within these pages, you’ll find recipes, union meetings, restaurant ads, time loops, mixtapes, personal ads, a thesis, Venn diagrams, musicals, plays, role-playing games, building-code reports and a color-by-numbers game. Not to mention insightful and thoughtful articles, examining the worlds of shadowy conspiracies, UFOs and monsters of the week from just about every aspect imaginable… and then some!
Provocative, engrossing, hilarious and utterly gonzo. This is OUTSIDE IN.
Featuring contributions from Jill Sherwin, Sean Williams, Rich Handley, Paul Benjamin, Paul Simpson, Joseph Bongiorno, Robert Greenberger, Lloyd Rose, Susanne Lambdin, and over a hundred more!
As with all previous OUTSIDE IN volumes, 5% of the full retail price of all sales of this book will be donated to Avert, a UK-based HIV/AIDS charity.
While I wasn’t a regular X-Files watcher, I love Kolchak and was thrilled to write about The Night Strangler.