December 10, 2014 2 Comments
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:45 — 33.2MB) Chris Pourteau, Jennifer Ellis and Editor David Gatewood join us to discuss their new anthology, Tales from Pennsylvania, which also features a story by our very own Timothy C. Ward! This episode is brought to you by Islands, an audio drama based on a […]
December 3, 2014 Leave a Comment
Jennifer Marie Brissett joins Brent Bowen to discuss her first novel, Elysium. Also, Shaun talks about some new books that just came out, including titles by George R. R. Martin and Frank Herbert.
November 25, 2014 2 Comments
Brad Torgersen, author of The Chaplain’s War, joins us this episode to discuss a variety of topics, including: the cost of winning a war; confronting our concept of the “Other”; his favorite military SF novels; the evolution of language; much more.
November 18, 2014 5 Comments
Jean Cavelos, founder of the Odyssey Writers Workshop, joins us to to talk writing, workshops, making it as an author, what writers don’t know, what makes Odyssey different from Clarion, where publishing is going, concerns about piracy and an authors’s ability to make an income, HarperCollins competing with Amazon, and so much more.
November 6, 2014 Leave a Comment
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:50 — 38.8MB) This episode is brought to you by The Grand Hotel, by Scott Kenemore. Welcome to the hotel where nobody checks out. When a desk clerk welcomes a group of tourists into his mysterious and crumbling hotel, the last thing he expects is that a […]
In HALF-RESURRECTION BLUES, author Daniel José Older puts just the right amount of twist on familiar tropes, and brings a fresh voice to an exciting urban fantasy world. Older's concept is simple enough: Our hero, Carlos Delacruz, is in between life and death, the only one of his kind--so he thinks. Within the first five pages, Carlos learns he's not alone, and that his very nature may be integral to some next-level weirdness haunting Brooklyn. And simple works. The world of the dead and those in-between is easy and familiar. Older doesn't bog down his fictional Brookyln with too many new concepts or weird creatures; everything has a purpose and feels naturally unnatural. But if there's one element that shines above the others, it's voice. This is prime "thrillaminnut" urban fantasy, quick and easy to read, and the prose just … [Read More...]
Carl V. Anderson is running a community read of all things Sci-Fi, called The 2015 Sci-Fi Experience. Wait, that isn't just a month, that's 2015... oh boy, that's going to be huge. The reading marathon starts Dec. 1, 2014 and goes through Dec. 31, 2015. I'll update this post with links to book reviews or related topics, and maybe recent thoughts on progress. We'll see if I can get an image on the right side bar for easy clicking back to this post. If you'd like to add your blog to the community, head over HERE and sign up. If you'd like something to read, I have the first two pieces of my serialized epic, Scavenger, a Hugh Howey SAND fanfic thriller. I also have an anthology of Amish SciFi, Tales from Pennsylvania, set in Michael Bunker's world of PENNSYLVANIA. Email me at gotbooks at gmail dot com. … [Read More...]
Jonathan Carroll’s latest novel, Bathing the Lion, opens with a relationship breakup. The breakup is described so vividly that the pain and tension is tangible and convincingly real. But this, along with the ultra-realistic scenes that follow, do not prepare the reader for what comes next. Picture a domestic-scale apocalypse with your world splitting beneath your feet in a way that feels both matter of fact and utterly bizarre. So, what’s it about? Well, lots of things. The story centres around five people who live in the same New England town. Some of them know each other; some don’t. They go to sleep one night and all share the same hyper-realistic dream. When they wake the next day all of them know what has happened. All five were at one time “mechanics,” a type of cosmic repairman whose job is to keep order in the universe … [Read More...]
Despite the plot of Bradley Sand's Dodgeball High being pretty straightforward, I still find myself having a difficult time describing it. The best I can come up with is that it's like a high school sports movie parody as conceived by the writers at Adult Swim. Justin Lucas has just transferred to Lungville High. He fully expects to be the most popular kid in the school as he was at his old one (or at least that's what he thinks). What he doesn't expect, is that every class is dedicated to learning about dodgeball. Despite his (delusions of) superior athleticism, he finds himself to be the worst dodgeball player in the school. He's determined to prove himself and win the dodgeball championship, the respect of the other students and the affection of the hot goth chick Dodie Manson. Sands hits all the major points in a sports movie, … [Read More...]
When I heard that Thomas Ligotti was coming out with a new collection, I immediately ordered it without really thinking. That was kind of a mistake. Not because the book is bad, but because it turns out the collection only had two stories in it. Paying $20 for a hardcover that turned out to only contain two stories and was less than 100 pages made me feel a bit ripped off. That said though, both of these stories are excellent. Both of the stories follow the same themes of existentialist horror that Ligotti is well known for, though with different approaches. The first story is "Metaphysical Morum" and is basically a character study of a completely demoralized man. He's out of work, he has no friends or family, and the only person he has who even pretends to care about him is his sketchy therapist Dr. O. After he begins having a … [Read More...]
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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. The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord Karen Lord is one of today’s most brilliant young talents. Her science fiction, […]
Fantasy Writers – What Class Are You? by Rob J. Hayes By now we’ve all heard of pantsers and planners, architects and gardeners but in the realms of fantasy we authors can be classed into other categories. So today I am asking you all: Are you questers or world builders? By way of example I […]
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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. Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction by Ben Bova and Eric Choi (ed.) Seventeen hard science […]
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. Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson Stephen Leeds, AKA ”Legion,” is a man whose unique mental condition allows him […]