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AISFP 313 — Karin Tidbeck

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Gregory Pellechi chats with Swedish author Karin Tidbeck at Archipelacon in Mariehamn, Finland. They discuss writing in Swedish vs. English, the ending to Mass Effect and the differences between live action roleplaying games in North America and the Nordic countries. Karin Tidbeck is the author of numerous short stories including the collection Jagannath, her stories […]

AISFP 312 — The Grim Tidings Takeover with Victor Milan

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Warning: The Grim Tidings Podcast takes over AISFP in this special episode where Brent chats with Rob Matheny and Philip Overby about the world of Grimdark, their new…ish show and they play a game of “How Grimdark is it?” Rob and Philip then interview Victor Milan, author of The Dinosaur Lords from Tor Books. This […]

AISFP 311 — Carrie Vaughn, Kitty Saves the World

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Kristi Charish chats with New York Times Bestselling and urban fantasy author Carrie Vaughn. Carrie’s Kitty Norville series, about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio advice show for supernatural beings, comes to a close with Kitty Saves the World. This episode is brought to you by The Forgotten Prince from Josh Hayes. In book two of the Second Star […]

AISFP 310 — Gaie Sebold and David Gullen

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Gregory Pellechi interviews British authors Gaie Sebold and David Gullen at Archipelacon in Mariehamn, Finland. They chat about a number of topics including writing strong female characters, working as writing partners, and the importance of travel. This episode is brought to you by Cracking the Sky from Brenda Cooper, and published by Fairwood Press. Launching at Sasquan, award-winning author Brenda Cooper’s first […]

AISFP 309 — Peter Orullian, Trial of Intentions

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Brent and Kristi talk with modern-Renaissance man Peter Orullian about his most recent novel Trial of Intentions from Tor books and, being that he works on Microsoft’s Xbox — most recently leading the music and entertainment marketing strategy for Xbox LIVE, of course … video games.

Reviews

Book Review: Beyond Apollo by Barry N. Malzberg

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“I never had much use for science fiction… Science Fiction gave the program a bad name. It was so disreputable in the minds of most people that the program had to be as businesslike as possible in order to seem legitimate.” Beyond Apollo by Barry N. Malzberg was first published in 1972 by Random House. […]

Audiobook Review: THE UNDYING by Ethan Reid (Narr. Candace Thaxton)

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The Undying fulfilled most of the expectations created by its Eiffel Tower surrounded by undead hands lifted and ready to feast. Ethan Reid wrote an apocalyptic experience in France as authentic as I could have hoped for. The narrator, Candace Thaxton, vocalizes French accents with flair and keeps us grounded in each character’s personality. When […]

Book Review: Private Midnight by Kris Saknussemm

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I first came across Kris Saknussemm’s work in The Bizarro Starter Kit (Purple). His contribution was a novella called Sparklewheel, which I described in my review as a “psycho-sexual fever dream.” It’s no surprise, then, that Saknussemm bills his second novel, Private Midnight, as “a pschoerotic noir fairytale.” Sparklewheel was a sort of picaresque that moved […]

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 […]

News and More

SFF Book Releases – September 1, 2015

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No, it’s not Christmas but, seeing the sheer amount of SFF Book Releases This Week, I won’t blame you if you put out a stocking. Just don’t expect to see anything until December. And that’s only if you’re good. If you are an indie or small press author and would like your book included in […]

AISFP Sale during Hugos Week

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In between checking if I’ve packed enough shirts and already missing my son cooing in his room next door, I’d like to share with you some sales on books by AISFP producers during the next five days. It’s the least we can do to thank our audience for nominating us, and hopefully more of you […]

SFF Book Releases – August 18, 2015

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IN A WORLD where new books appear every Tuesday, ONE MAN has the power to bring you 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 […]

SFF Book Releases – August 11, 2015

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Like sands through the hourglass, so are the 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 End […]

SFF Book Releases – August 4, 2015

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It’s a new month full of new books making a strong showing for the 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 […]

AISFP Blog

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...]

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 Seven Eyes, Emissary, hit shelves Tuesday, April 7: WHAT IT'S ABOUT: A religious uprising in the peaceful land of Monoea threatens its ruler, Draken, and his … [Read More...]

The Next Wave: A New Kind of Publishing

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The Next Wave A New Kind of Publishing Is About To Rock the World For over a century, there was basically one way that books were published. Mainstream publishing had a chokehold on the ability to get books out into the world in a massive way, and if you didn’t play by their rules, your book didn’t see the light of day. Then came Indie publishing, and more and more competent and able authors were able to write unique and fascinating stories AND get them out to the public, in ways that … [Read More...]

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 apt time to reflect on Arthur C. Clarke's predictions as a futurist. From foreseeing today's satellite technologies to envisioning an iPhone-powered world, … [Read More...]