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AISFP 305 – Karin and Patrick Weekes, Video Games (part 2)

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Brent and Kristi chat with Bioware writer and editor, respectively, Patrick and Karin Weekes. They discuss the differences in working in that medium versus working on prose, including pioneering the romance wheel heart option in RPGs and including diverse characters in games. For those of you who haven’t heard Kristi fangirling on the show, the Weekes have worked on the AAA Bioware video game series Mass Effect and Dragon Age (interview begins at about 29:45).

AISFP 304 – Karin and Patrick Weekes, Video Games

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Brent and Kristi chat with Bioware writer and editor, respectively, Patrick and Karin Weekes. They discuss how one finds himself or herself in the land of video games and the differences in working in that medium versus working on prose. For those of you who haven’t heard Kristi fangirling on the show, the Weekes have worked on the AAA Bioware video game series Mass Effect and Dragon Age (interview begins at about 39:05).

AISFP 303 – Laura Anne Gilman

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Kristi chats with Nebula and Locus-nominated author Laura Anne Gilman about the different genres she writes in, her varying experiences in publishing and “her knack for taking tropes and hurting them.” Laura Anne also shares some tips for newly minted authors on giving their first panel and what self-publishing authors should look for in an editor. Her next delivery of trope torture publishes October 2016 in the form of The Devil’s West series debut SILVER ON THE ROAD.

AISFP 302 – Mary Robinette Kowal (part 2)

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In part two of our two-part interview, Brent and Kristi talk with Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal about her efforts to facilitate conversation about fandom with a Hugo supporting membership drive, her new gig on Sesame Street, and her final book, OF NOBLE FAMILY, in the Glamourist Histories (interview begins at about 28:20).

AISFP 301 – Mary Robinette Kowal (part 1)

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In part one of a two-part interview, Brent and Kristi talk with Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal about her efforts to facilitate conversation about fandom with a Hugo supporting membership drive and her interests in the Caribbean, specifically a recent Steampunk Cruise where she often is a guest (interview begins at about 11:30).

Reviews

Audiobook Review: FICTION UNBOXED by Platt and Truant (Narr. Simon Whistler)

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Fiction Unboxed – How Two Authors Wrote and Published a Book in 30 Days, from Scratch, in Front of the World. by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant (Narrated by Simon Whistler) Book Description: Part hero’s journey, part crash course in storytelling by the modern mavericks of indie publishing, and the bestselling authors of Write. […]

Graphic Novel Review: The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

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On March 7 of this year, Yoshihiro Tatsumi died at the age of 79. Tatsumi was a Japanese manga artist who had been writing and drawing since the ’50s. He is often considered the “godfather of alternative manga” for the way he helped push Japanese comics to more mature and complex story telling. He even […]

Review: The League of the Sphinx: The Purple Scarab by R.E. Preston

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If you enjoy pulp fiction and old-style Saturday morning serials, before they were reinvented by the Indiana Jones franchise, you will enjoy R.E. Preston’s The Purple Scarab (Westmarch Publishing). This first volume of a projected seven book series called The League of the Sphinx sees 15-year-old Edmund Peabody, his brother Chander and friend Amelia Tripp […]

Review – Mad Max: Fury Road

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With lots of enticing Scifi movies coming out this summer, I took a chance on the surprising praise for the newest installment in the Mad Max franchise –and I’m so glad I did! It’s been so long since my mom’s infatuation with Mel Gibson led me to watching the older versions of Mad Max. All […]

Audiobook Review: TINKERMAGE by Kenny Soward (Narr. Scott Aiello)

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The first book in the GnomeSaga, Rough Magick, introduced us to a tinkerer who was unaware of the worlds changing device she’s created. That story showed her accidental discovery by way of a crooked 1st Wizard and her subsequent imprisonment. While she languishes in jail, her bug-addicted brother has been sent to fight the front-line […]

News and More

SFF Book Releases – June 30, 2015

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Thanks for stopping by another SFF Book Releases This Week. If you are an indie or small press author and would like your book included in this list, email us at adventuresinscifipublishing [at] gmail [dot] com. If you love free books, reviews and podcasts, sign up to our AISFP Wormhole newsletter. The Philosopher Kings: A […]

SFF Book Releases – June 23, 2015

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Thanks for stopping by another SFF Book Releases This Week. If you are an indie or small press author and would like your book included in this list, email us at adventuresinscifipublishing [at] gmail [dot] com. If you love free books, reviews and podcasts, sign up to our AISFP Wormhole newsletter. The Long Utopia: A […]

SFF Book Releases – June 16, 2015

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Thanks for stopping by another SF Book Releases This Week. If you are an indie or small press author and would like your book included in this list, email us at adventuresinscifipublishing [at] gmail [dot] com. If you love free books, reviews and podcasts, sign up to our AISFP Wormhole newsletter. Beyond Redemption by Michael […]

SFF Book Releases – June 9, 2015

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Thanks for stopping by another SF Book Releases This Week. If you are an indie or small press author and would like your book included in this list, email us at adventuresinscifipublishing [at] gmail [dot] com. If you love free books, reviews and podcasts, sign up to our AISFP Wormhole newsletter. Slow Bullets by Alastair […]

SFF Book Releases – June 2, 2015

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Thanks for stopping by another SFF Book Releases This Week. If you are an indie or small press author and would like your book included in this list, email us at adventuresinscifipublishing [at] gmail [dot] com. If you love free books, reviews and podcasts, sign up to our AISFP Wormhole newsletter. The Year’s Best Military […]

AISFP Blog

Interview with Michael J. Martinez

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Michael J. Martinez is the author of the three novels in the Daedalus trilogy. You can follow Mr. Martinez on Twitter @mikemartinez72. His most recent book, The Venusian Gambit will be released on May 5, 2015. Robert – Starting with the struggles you had with publishing your first book until now, what advice do you […]

Guest Post: Antiheroes … or Not by Betsy Dornbusch

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Antiheroes … or Not by Betsy Dornbusch Betsy is the author of a dozen short stories, three novellas, and three novels. She also is an editor with the speculative fiction magazine Electric Spec and the longtime proprietress of Sex Scenes at Starbucks. You also can follow Betsy on Twitter. Her most recent novel in the Books of the […]

The Next Wave: A New Kind of Publishing

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Michael Bunker takes us into Apocalypse Weird and a new wave of publishing!

How Accurate Are Arthur C. Clarke’s Predictions in 2015?

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Famed writer Arthur C. Clarke is best remembered today as the author of the science-fiction classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Though he certainly deserves acknowledgement for his writing and contribution to Kubrick’s classic sci-fi film, Clarke’s uncanny ability to predict the future is also worth remembering. As we enter a new year, it is an […]

Attack of the Hollywood Remake Zombies: 2

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Spider-man, Superman, Batman, The Thing, Invasion of The Body Snatchers, War of the Worlds – I could name many more, but I haven’t the time, or the blog space. You probably glean from the headline that I have something to say about remakes of classic, and not-so-classic films. In particular the annoying superhero origins story sub-category. […]