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AISFP 323 — Faith Hunter

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Kristi chats with USA Today & New York Times Bestseller author Faith Hunter. For those of you who don’t follow contemporary fantasy, Faith is the author of The NYT Bestselling Jane Yellowrock series, about a skin walker of Cherokee decent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living… I’m not […]

AISFP 322 — Jim C. Hines

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Guest interviewer, friend of the program and a “narrator” at the Unreliable Narrators podcast Cath Schaff-Stump roped “famous” Hugo Award-winning blogger and fantasy author Jim C. Hines into a chat for the show. They discuss Hines’ new book Revisionary and his experiences leading up to publication and clinging to the successes during periods of rejection. This episode […]

AISFP 321 — Jordan Stratford

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At 2015 New York Comic Con, Kristi had the chance to meet and chat with middle grade SFF author Jordan Stratford. Jordan’s publishing story is spectacularly unique because before The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency was even written, major publishing and franchise players were bidding for it due to a 2012 Kickstarter campaign that went viral. Since […]

AISFP 320 — Erin Lindsey: When Mary Sue Failed the Bechdel

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Kristi chats with author Erin Lindsey (interview begins about 41:15) about her recent article on TOR.com titled WHEN MARY SUE FAILED THE BECHDEL TEST and novel from her BLOOD BOUND series. In our Erin Lindsey episode: Before the interview, Brent and Kristi talk about their favorite genre-type things from 2015 and what they’re looking forward to in 2016. When Mary Sue Failed The Bechdel  […]

AISFP 319 — Paradise ICON Reading Part 2

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Editor’s note: This episode contains adult language. Brent decides to bring his own brand of anthology work by featuring the talents of the Paradise ICON group of 2015 during their reading. Part 2 of the reading (begins at 9:17) features authors Doug Engstrom, Shannon Ryan, yours truly and Cath Schaff Stump. If you missed part 1, make sure […]

Reviews

Book Review: King Space Void by Anthony Trevino

King Space Void by Anthony Trevino

Dane Shipps is a worker aboard the spaceship King Space Void, a gigantic ship that fuels itself by eating planets. He and the other workers worship the ship as their god and believe it will take them to a paradise called the Edge. On an especially bad day for Dane, he meets a woman from […]

Book Review: The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney

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Paul Kearney’s The Wolf in the Attic (Rebellion/Solaris) is a coming-of age-story. The publishers suggest it will appeal to people who love the work of Tolkein, C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman, and I agree. Curiously enough, a fictionalised version of the creator of the Narnia novels makes an appearance as a character, albeit highly disguised as […]

Book Review: Rock ‘N’ Roll Headcase by Lee Widener

Rock 'N' Roll Headcase by Lee Widener

Chaino Durante is a loser working the night shift at the Nuclear Burger. He bids his time working up the courage to rob the place, just so he has a chance to have control for once. One day at work, he happens to discover the disembodied head of Alice Cooper (it happens) who helps him […]

Book Review: A Borrowed Man by Gene Wolfe

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Gene Wolfe’s A Borrowed Man (Tor) is a novel that sneaks up on you. Beneath its cosy exterior, elegant origami-like folds of spare prose and apparently simple storyline, beats a very dark heart. A hundred years in the future, when our civilisation is virtually gone, the recloned narrator, former author E.A.Smithe, is now nothing more […]

Book Review: Pixiegate Madoka by Michael Sean LeSueur

Pixiegate Madoka by Michael Sean LeSueur

Due to a weird mix-up, foreign exchange student Julian Argento finds himself transferred to Urobochi High, a training academy for magical girls. There he teams up with a kitchen-themed squad to stop his evil sister, Florence, from destroying Japan. My re-attached arm vibrates with life. My fingertips can now unhinge to reveal soap cannons. My […]

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SFF Book Releases – April 26, 2016

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This week’s SFF BOOK RELEASES (THIS WEEK) are all about big franchises. And small franchises. And some books that will be big franchises when they grow up. And then there’s some other stuff that could be big or might stay little but you’ll only know for sure if you read them. And don’t forget: If […]

SFF Book Releases – April 19, 2016

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Tuesday means new books! New books means new ideas and new sources of joy! (Among many other emotions.) Let’s see what’s new for our 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 […]

AISFP 323 — Faith Hunter

BloodinherVeins

Kristi chats with USA Today & New York Times Bestseller author Faith Hunter. For those of you who don’t follow contemporary fantasy, Faith is the author of The NYT Bestselling Jane Yellowrock series, about a skin walker of Cherokee decent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living… I’m not […]

SFF Book Releases – April 12, 2016

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Last week I was swamped with new books for your SFF BOOKS THIS CENTURY AND ONGOING. This week, however, the list is more reasonable but no less exciting. These are your SFF BOOKS THIS WEEK and you won’t need to take a whole year off of work to read them all. Now onto thecopypasta: If […]

SFF Book Releases – April 5, 2016

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We have a whole month of books available for your SFF BOOK RELEASES THIS WEEK and it’s only April 5th. Don’t be a fool and miss out on any of these though, with nearly 40 books available, you’ll have to make an effort not to see any of these titles. If there’s only one book […]

AISFP Blog

Book Review: A God of Hungry Walls by Garrett Cook

A God of Hungry Walls by Garrett Cook

(Disclosure: I've taken writing workshops from Garrett Cook, and he's done editing work for me.) There's horror fiction out there that seeks to entertain, like the thrillers by the late Richard Laymon. Then there's horror that seeks to get under skin and disturb you on a deep psychological level, like Jack Ketchum's incredibly difficult masterpiece The Girl Next Door. Garrett Cook's latest novel, A God of Hungry Walls, is the latter. The story is about a haunted house, with the twist that … [Read More...]

Book Review: Brother by Ania Ahlborn

Brother by Ania Ahlborn

Ania Ahlborn's Brother reminds me a lot of Cormac McCarthy's Child of God, which to me is entirely a good thing. If I were to pitch this book to someone, I would probably say it was like if Erskine Caldwell wrote House of 1000 Corpses. The Morrows are a family with strange traditions. If "strange" is the best word to describe abducting young women off the back roads of West Virginia, murdering them and then cannibalizing them. Michael, the youngest of the family, is tired of the horrors he … [Read More...]

Michael J. Martinez Interview

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Adventures in SciFi Publishing is excited to bring you a few words from Michael J. Martinez about his new upcoming series, MAJESTIC-12! Press Release: http://michaeljmartinez.net/writing/majestic/ Is there anything else you want to tell us that wasn't in the press release? Well, sure, I want to tell you all about it! It's exciting and I can't wait for folks to read it. However, it's still a year off -- MJ-12: INCEPTION isn't out until fall 2016 -- so I don't want to spill the beans right … [Read More...]

Interview: Logan Hunder, Witches Be Crazy

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Robert had a chance to chat with Logan J. Hunder, the debut author of WITCHES BE CRAZY (Night Shade Books, July 2015), a whimsical and mischievous tale of courage, unconventional friendship, and persevering even when you're completely out of your depth. It may also involve killer fish, sexy princesses, and rocks getting punched in the face. It is not for the faint of heart, and certainly not for the pure of heart. Logan is a Canadian, and as you all know from our cohost, Kristi, the whole lot … [Read More...]

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 have for aspiring writers? Michael - A book rarely travels a smooth, worry-free road to publication. Granted, the sale of Night Shade Books to Skyhorse Publishing two years ago … [Read More...]