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AISFP 278 – Book Reviewer Sarah Chorn

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Sarah Chorn of Bookworm Blues joins us to discuss book reviewing and some of her favorite books from 2014.

AISFP 277 – James Frey and a Book Giveaway

Endgame: The Calling

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 36.2MB) James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard, joins us to discuss his first science fiction novel that he co-wrote with Nils Johnson-Shelton, author of the Otherworld Chronicles. This episode is brought to you by the new middle grade novel […]

AISFP 276 – Kameron Hurley

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:09 — 41.0MB) Two-time award winning author Kameron Hurley joins Moses to discuss her work, her journey, the support of the writing community, finding the market for her work, making her own rules, and much, much more! This episode is brought to you by the new middle […]

AISFP 275 – Patrick Swenson

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:43 — 31.8MB) Patrick Swenson joins us to discuss his first novel, The Ultra Thin Man, published by Tor Books. Patrick is the publisher of Fairwood Press and previously edited Talebones Magazine for 14 years. This episode is brought to you by the new middle grade novel […]

AISFP 274 – S. Ron Mars, EAT FISH AND DIE

Eat Fish and Die

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:59 — 43.5MB) Today’s interview is a combination of sorts. First, S. Ron Mars (a.k.a. Saul Garnell) talks about his comedic scifi short story, “Eat Fish and Die,” which we have a five minute sample of (12 minute to 17 minute mark). After that, we have a […]

Reviews

Book Review: A NEW DAWN: STAR WARS by John Jackson Miller

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A New Dawn brings a new hope to a galaxy far, far away. Amidst all the hullabaloo about Disney purchasing Lucasarts, Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise, one thing became clear – change was inevitable. The greatest change and the most contentious has been removal of all the Star Wars Expanded Universe as canon. With the upcoming new trilogy and new children’s TV show Star Wars: Rebels, Disney has also set about continuing the franchise through other mediums. Thus we have A New Dawn: Star Wars by John Jackson Miller. Miller previously wrote the well-received Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith – The Collected Stories, Star Wars: Knight Errant, and Star Wars: Kenobi along with 15 Star Wars graphic novels, so he’s got the chops to handle such a large franchise. A New Dawn: Star Wars reboots the Expanded Universe, though it’s no longer … [Read More...]

Book Review: The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton

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There’s a disconnect that occurs in stories that are either too grandiose, too hyperbolic, too sluggish or just too convenient, one that causes the reader to stop caring. She wants to put the book down and move on to something else or is left exasperated by the events that unfolded. The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton, while telling an interesting story in an intriguing universe, hits every one of those dissuading points and can leave a reader wondering if the effort was worth it. The Reality Dysfunction clocks in at over 900 pages – the exact number varies based upon the text size and medium which one chooses to read it in – a significant investment of anyone’s time and an aspect of the book which can be daunting for any reader unsure if they want to read Peter F. Hamilton. The page count doesn’t make this book grandiose, … [Read More...]

Book Review: OF BONE AND THUNDER by Chris Evans

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The first page for OF BONE AND THUNDER is dedicated to author Chris Evans' comrades in Vietnam. The novel's prologue then takes the reader over a vast, eerie forest, where a flock of birds are promptly ambushed, surrounded, and eaten--by dragons. Vietnam has been portrayed many times across various media, and this may be the first time I've seen it transformed into such a convincing fantasy world that still manages to distinguish itself. Infantry carry crossbows and longbows; dragons are the dropships; soldiers pray to the High Druid and measure time in candle-flicks. Royal mages use thaumics for practical things like communication and navigation, when they're not blowing up the next village with the natural forces of the world. Our POV heroes are Carny, a drug-addicted farmboy conscript, increasingly disillusioned by what the war … [Read More...]

Game Review: Destiny

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Ok, I’m not going to mince words here. The story in Destiny blows. Seriously, Destiny’s script reads like the lead writers dug up every 1990’s D&D quest doodle they ever made, pooled together decades worth of accumulated piles of Star Trek/Wars fan fic, then took turns throwing the resulting scrap paper slush pile at the story concept board… with blunt darts… after collectively downing a 24 flat of beer. I’d hate to have been the poor intern given the resulting bulletin board of beer-soaked scrap paper and told to come up with a script. And I’m not alone in coming to this conclusion. Just do a Google search for "Destiny Story" and you’ll see what I mean. As usual Penny Arcade manages to compile my sentiments into a single panel cartoon. And don’t get me started on the waste of Peter Dinklage as your AI companion, … [Read More...]

Book Review: How the White Trash Zombie got her Groove Back by Diana Rowland

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It’s not easy being a White Trash Zombie. One Angel Crawford, self-professed white trash zombie from the swamps of southern Louisiana, has come a long way from her days as a pain-pill-addicted high school dropout with a budding felony record. The fourth installment of Diana Rowland’s White Trash Zombie series finds Angel trying to kick back, relax, and maybe even think about college. And who can blame her after a year highlighted by murder, kidnapping, evil corporations using local zombie movie extras as test subjects, the escapades of her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, and of course run-ins with the local zombie mafia. Yes, that’s right, the zombie mafia. But, when key members of the local zombie community go missing, Angel has no choice but to get involved. She’s certain Saberton Corporation, who she’s had dealings with before is … [Read More...]

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Last Contact in Bulgaria

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Last Contact is a short film portraying the despair of a researcher long after his last contact with the outside world. While the film is in the final stages of production, Michael Garrett, the man behind the camera, has turned to Kickstarter for much needed funds to finish and promote the film. We here at AISFP love […]

Surviving Publishing Series: Bloggers, Reviewers, and You

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After an article posted last Friday in the Guardian, apparently this needs to be said: Reviewers don’t review books for the author. Reviewers review books for readers. For those not aware of the article doing the viral set of rounds on social media, it details the stalking and confrontation of a blogger by YA author, […]

SF Book Releases This Week: October 21, 2014

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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 Abyss Beyond Dreams: A Novel of the Commonwealth (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers) by Peter F. Hamilton The […]

SF Book Releases This Week: October 14, 2014

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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. Tales from High Hallack, Volume Three: The Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton by Andre Norton In the third […]

SF Book Releases This Week: October 7, 2014

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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. Scavenger: Blue Dawn (Scavenger #2) By Timothy C. Ward Part Two of the new epic set in Hugh Howey’s […]

AISFP Blog

Last Contact in Bulgaria

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Last Contact is a short film portraying the despair of a researcher long after his last contact with the outside world. While the film is in the final stages of production, Michael Garrett, the man behind the camera, has turned to Kickstarter for much needed funds to finish and promote the film. We here at AISFP love […]

Surviving Publishing Series: Bloggers, Reviewers, and You

Gremlins

After an article posted last Friday in the Guardian, apparently this needs to be said: Reviewers don’t review books for the author. Reviewers review books for readers. For those not aware of the article doing the viral set of rounds on social media, it details the stalking and confrontation of a blogger by YA author, […]

Q and A with Scott Kenemore, author of Zombie, Indiana (+Giveaway)

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Skyhorse is offering 3 copies of Zombie, Indiana by Scott Kenemore to AISFP Newsletter subscribers. Join our list by one week from today and you’ll be entered. (US only for this giveaway) *Zombie, Indiana is now available on Kindle Unlimited. Click book cover for link. What kind of zombie apocalypse are we dealing with in […]

5 Lessons to Write a Series with Tim Marquitz

Exit Wounds

Tim Marquitz, Editor and Chief of Ragnarok Publications, recently released Exit Wounds: Demon Squad #7. Not many people have written a series that long (and it’s not his only one – Dead West is sweet zombie action). It’s an honor to have him come on and share with us what he’s learned. He also has […]

A Ring Tone for the End of the World – Stephen King’s Machines of Mayhem

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Should we fear the rise of robots? The dawn of human/machine fusion is clearly on its way; remarkable advances in technology have led to the creation of self-driving cars, bionic organs, Siri and similar voice-controlled virtual assistants, just to name a few examples.  Science fiction is rife with stories exploring the increasingly complicated relationship between […]