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


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


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 […]

Interview with Craig Cormick about THE SHADOW MASTER


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 […]

The Story Behind SALT: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller by Colin F. Barnes


Colin F. Barnes is one of the most loveable, hard-working freelance authors I know. We had him on the podcast to discuss his Technothriller series, The Techxorcist, and now I’ve asked him to write a guest post on what makes his novel, SALT: A POST-APOCALYPTIC THRILLER, unique in a crowded genre of Post-Apocalyptic fiction. Here’s […]

Making My Mark in a Crowded Genre by Mark T. Barnes


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 […]

Game of Thrones Season 4, Ep 2: The Mystery of __’s Death – Still a Mystery

GoT season 4

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 […]

Interview: Kim Newman


I recently had occasion to highly praise British author, Kim Newman‘s fun, postmodern take on the dracula mythos, Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard (review). Kim kindly agreed to the interview which follows. John: You said in the acknowledgements at the end of your most recent novel, Johnny Alucard, that episodes had previously been released “disguised as […]

The Art of Big ‘O’


If there is anything that’s guaranteed to flush out my inner geek, its science fiction and fantasy art on album covers. Long before the word “geek” came into more common usage, I was a schoolboy who saved all his pocket money to buy record albums and books. Many of them I purchased for the cover […]

Cultural Conundrums: Suggested Reads

Illustration: Nidal el-Khairy

The BBC recently ran a piece, titled Close encounters of the Arab kind by Lydia Green, about Arab Sci-Fi that spoke to Ameri-Euro-centrality of most published science fiction. She went on to explain the impact that Arab literature has had on Western literature and even had the first recognizable Sci-Fi story. She doesn’t mention that […]