Book Review: ANCILLARY JUSTICE by Ann Leckie

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There are three reasons why Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie probably took first place on io9’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2013 and why it deserves to be at the top of such a list. Even if you don’t care for io9 and their selection, this is a book that you should give […]

Book Review: iD by Madeline Ashby

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Madeline Ashby’s The Machine Dynasty series takes place in a world where Christian leaders have created robots (called vN) to provide for those left behind in the event of the biblical Rapture. This has not happened, and the aftermath of their preparation is neither utopia or dystopia. What we do have is  a compelling story […]

Book Review: WOLFSANGEL by M.D. Lachlan

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Wolfsangel is the first book in the Claw Trilogy. Penned by M.D. Lachlan, an alias of Mark Barrowcliffe, Wolfsangel is a novel about the Norse mythos and werewolves during the Viking age. In this book, creatures of legend and gods of myth retake their place as world-shapers and destroyers, playing with the fates of human […]

AISFP 201 – Barnes and Noble slides; Amazon Grips Tightly

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Shaun and Moses discuss a variety of publishing news topics. We recorded this several weeks ago, so we confess that these stories may have been updated since then. Also, Moses answers a question about dictation.

AISFP 191 – BN Downsizing, Dragoncon Controversy, and the Society of Idiots


Shaun and Moses discuss Barnes and Noble downsizing, boycotts of DragonCon, and a David Brin essay on the society of idiots.

AISFP 167 – D.T. Conklin and Lane Diamond of Evolved Publishing


D.T. Conklin joins us to discuss his debut fantasy novel EULOGY. Also featured: Lane Diamond, Executive Editor of Evolved Publishing.

AISFP 166 – Podcaster Panel: J. Daniel Sawyer, John Mierau and Indiana Jim


Just about everyone has opinions on Amazon and the way Amazon is influencing (or controlling) publishing, and the podcasters joining us in this episode are no exception! J. Daniel Sawyer, Indiana Jim and John Mierau pontificate and share a singular message: Authors! Chill out.

AISFP 154 – David Bischoff, Bookstores, Feedback

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David Bischoff joins us to discuss writing for STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, changes in publishing, the founding of Hotspur Publishing, his comedic tribute to TWILIGHT and his hope to discover new talent.

AISFP 149 – Michael A. Stackpole


Michael A. Stackpole sat down with our Moses Siregar at World Fantasy 2011 to discuss his controversial “House Slave” blog posts. Do publishers treat their writers as little more than slaves, and are writers making a big mistake by working with publishers? Listen to hear Michael’s thoughts. Also, they discuss Christmas of 2011 possibly being the final big gasp of publishing, the qualified buyer, the J.K. Rowling demographic, the future of bookstores and more.

AISFP 148 – Joshua Bilmes


The first of our World Fantasy Convention 2011 interviews features agent Joshua Bilmes, the President of JABberwocky Literary Agency. Moses spoke with Joshua about his recent blog post that discusses whether ebooks are killing the publishing industry, which led to some discussion of agency model ebook pricing.