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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 this series and what terrains do our characters encounter?

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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 man and machine, playing up our fears of a robotic takeover while allowing us ...

Joe Abercrombie’s The First Law trilogy came at the cusp of when fantasy was going through a change. The eighties and nineties fantasy market was dominated with Tolkienesque fantasy. Authors like Terry Brooks, David Eddings, and Robert Jordan brought us hefty series of unlikely heroes saving the world against seemingly unstoppable evils with a clear delineation between good and evil. Then, in 1996, George R. R. Martin published A Game of Thrones, ...

The Shadow Master by Craig Cormick (Angry Robot Books)

In a land riven with plague, inside the infamous Walled City, two families vie for control: the Medicis with their genius inventor Leonardo; the Lorraines with Galileo, the most brilliant alchemist of his generation.

And when two star-crossed lovers, one from either house, threaten the status quo, a third, shadowy power – one that forever seems ...

Jeff Vandermeer is back with book 2 of the Southern Reach Trilogy, Authority. In Annihilation (review here), Vandermeer introduces us to a team of nameless scientists who investigate an inhabited Gulf coast region called Area X. What follows is a psychological thriller as the scientists begin to lose their grips on reality. The key to understanding the strange phenomena lies with a biologist, who must defend ...

Making My Mark in a Crowded Genre

by Mark T. Barnes (Giveaway details at the bottom of the post)

One fantasy author I’m acquainted with one once described fantasy readers as a tribe, drawn together by their shared love of wonder and the fantastical. I’m proud to be one of the tribe, but as a new author trying to break into a well-loved and robust genre, ...

The second major wedding in HBO’s Game of Thrones occurred going on two weeks ago, and this time, fans aren’t weeping with sadness at the latest death. If you aren’t caught up, stop reading (seriously, spoilers ahead), while the rest of us continue celebrating the death of young King Joffrey Baratheon. It’s true, celebration is in order, since Joffrey, played by Jack Gleeson, is possibly the most hated ...