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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 […]

AISFP 318 — Paradise ICON Reading Part 1

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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 1 of the reading (begins at 41:30) features authors Ransom Noble, Christopher Cornell, Stephanie Vance and Jim Meeks-Johnson. We’ll share Part 2 in episode 319. In our Paradise ICON Reading […]

AISFP 317 — Matthew De Abaitua, IF THEN

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 John Dodds chats with Matthew De Abaitua about his slipstream novel IF THEN from Angry Robot Books. John also reviews the novel saying, “If there is any justice, it deserves a nomination for the next Hugos.” 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 science-fiction only collection treats readers to […]

AISFP 316 – Sam Sykes, The City Stained Red

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Kristi Charish and Rob Matheny chat with Sam Sykes, author of the critically acclaimed novel The City Stained Red, the first book in his new fantasy trilogy, Bring Down Heaven. This episode is brought to you by The Forgotten Prince from Josh Hayes. In book two of the Second Star series, Fighter pilot Lt. John McNeal narrowly escaped […]

Reviews

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 […]

Book Review: Halo: Last Light

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It’s a good time to be into Science Fiction, hell it’s a good time to be into any genre fiction. But science fiction is having a hey-day because of the franchises that abound. Star Trek has been rebooted, Star Wars has awoken, Mass Effect is spreading to another galaxy, and Halo… well, Halo is fighting the […]

Book Review: The Monstrous, ed. Ellen Datlow

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In The Monstrous (Tachyon Publications), the latest anthology in which she holds the editorial reins, Ellen Datlow presents us with yet another utterly compelling cornucopia of horrors. In this case, tackling the theme of monsters and the various interpretations thereof. In her fascinating introduction, Ms. Datlow gives us the entomology of the word “monster”; originally it had […]

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 […]

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SFF Book Releases This Week – February 9, 2016

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Looking for a great place to have a date this Valentine’s Day? How about your local library? Imagine taking your special someone to a quiet, intimate place filled with the most wonderful thing in the world: Books! Imagine how excited your love will be when they see all the incredible selections around them and proceed […]

SFF Book Releases This Week – February 2, 2016

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With under two weeks before the loveliest day of the year (unless you’re single in which case it just stinks) it’s time to start thinking about the best possible Valentine’s presents: BOOKS! Just remember that, if you don’t have a Valentine, you can just give the gift to yourself. Actually, you can give yourself a […]

SFF Book Releases This Week – January 25, 2016

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Another week, another long list of SFF BOOK RELEASES THIS WEEK. Not last week, not next week, not ever two weeks from last Tuesday. No, sirreebob. THIS WEEK!  Now here’s the copypasta: 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. […]

SFF Book Releases – January 19, 2016

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PSST. I heard a rumor that you like… books. That right, huh? You like books? Cause, well… I got ’em. In fact, what I got here is 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] […]

SFF Book Releases – January 12, 2016

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And now it’s time to get excited for the SFF Book Releases This Week! Sit back, get comfortable, crack open a beer and… oh, you don’t drink?  Well, you can have soda instead. Or just drink water. Water is good for you. If you are an indie or small press author and would like your […]

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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

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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...]