Latest Shows

AISFP 308 — Emil H. Petersen

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Gregory Pellechi chats with Icelandic author and poet Emil H. Petersen at Archipelacon, the Nordic Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention held in Mariehamn, Finland. They discuss the difficulty of finding appropriate science fiction and fantasy terms in Icelandic, or the need to create them, the various versions of the Norse myths and Emil’s books.

AISFP 307– Lou Anders, Nightborn

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Brent and Kristi chat with Lou Anders, author of the two Throne and Bones middle grade books, Frostborn and Nightborn, which Kirkus Reviews described as a series that “future fans of Tolkien and George R.R. Martin can happily cut their serial- fantasy teeth on.” We also chat about the career switch Lou’s made from editor at Pyr Books to full time author.

AISFP 306 — Robert Brockway, The Unnoticeables

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Brent chats with Robert Brockway, a senior editor and columnist at Cracked.com. Beyond his penchant for making the internet chortle into its cornflakes, he’s also taken to fiction writing. The Unnoticeables hit shelves July 7 and Kirkus Reviews calls it “A nasty, freaky, and haphazardly funny horror story.” They discuss the novel, what Robert has against Iggy Pop and Mario Lopez, and a surprising must try craft beer. (Interview begins at about 31:45)

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).

Reviews

Review: Nightmare Magazine, April 2015

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A horribly delayed review, for which I unreservedly apologise to John Joseph Adams and the editorial crew (hey, you know I love you guys!). In my defence, I had a backlog, made my return from seven years in Bulgaria back to my homeland, Scotland, got a new job, etc., etc…. Nevertheless, regardless, as they say, […]

Audiobook Review: THE REBIRTHS OF TAO by Wesley Chu (Narr. Michael Naramore)

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Wow. That’s it. The last book for Roen Tan. Thankfully, this isn’t the last book for Wesley Chu, and not even the last in this universe of alien-hosting humans and their not-so-secret war to save Earth. Thankfully-thankfully, this isn’t even the last book Wesley will publish this year. Tor will release his next novel, Time […]

Book Review: Terra Insanus by Edward Lee

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I’ve read three of Edward Lee’s novels and enjoyed them all. They were schlocky, exploitative and fun to read. Before mass market horror collapsed, Lee’s novels pushed the boundaries of good taste and earned him a spot as as a leading name in the splatterpunk movement. Outside of the mainstream, Lee was publishing even more […]

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 […]

News and More

SFF Book Releases – July 28, 2015

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It’s time to discover the fantastic adventures awaiting your library with your 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 […]

YA Bookclub special TROLLHUNTERS, ‘Horror Pack’ giveaway

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This post was created in partnership with Disney-Hyperion, who has provided “Horror Fan Starter Pack” samples and prizing.  All thoughts and opinions are those of Adventures in Scifi Publishing, and other mentioned giveaways are provided by us or the respective publisher. One of my favorite things about taking over as Executive Producer of Adventures in Scifi Publishing has […]

SFF Book Releases – July 21, 2015

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It’s time to discover the fantastic adventures awaiting your library with your  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 […]

SFF Book Releases – July 7 and 14, 2015

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We had a hiccup last week but we’re back on track to give you your SFF Book Releases This Week (and Last 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]