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Thomas S. Roche

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Thomas S. Roche is a widely published short story author in the genres of erotica and horror, with occasional forays into science fiction, fantasy and crime-noir fiction. His novel The Panama Laugh, a science fiction zombie apocalypse about viral media, military contracting, and LOLZ, was a finalist for the Bram Stoker award from the Horror Writers Association, and his short story "Butterfly's Kiss" was a finalist for the John Preston Award from the National Leather Association. During his tenure as editor of Eros Guide's Eros-Zone.com, the zine was twice awarded the SF Bay Guardian's "Best of the Bay."

Roche has been a medical writer, marketing manager, music reviewer, and sex educator. As a nonfiction writer and blogger, he has written fo
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I am about to tell you the only thing you need to know to ensure a Merry Christmas: Watch Rare Exports. It is a twisted perversion of everything the season finds holy. It’s also quite possibly the greatest Finnish horror film of all time.


Actually, Rare Exports is really more of a dark fantasy, because while it’s genuinely scary at points, what makes it so brilliant are its inventive ideas, whic...

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