Silk Road fantasy is something special. It’s moving beyond the English-speaking world’s preoccupation with Anglo-Saxon mythological derivatives to show a broader spectrum of what is possible on this planet or one like it. That is why Blackdog by K.V. Johansen is such a treat, as it is a world steeped in lore ever as deep […]
Earth Star is Janet Edwards‘ second book about teenage wonder girl, Jarra, and had a lot going for it in the beginning. Jarra’s first-person narration has wonderful style, some world building elements are intriguing enough that I wanted to know more, and Jarra’s handicap–an immune system unable to function on any other planet besides Earth–creates […]
It’s April, 1885, and famed shootist, John “Doc” Holliday, is dying of consumption. He is visited at his sick bed by shape-shifting medicine man and great Comanche chief, Geronimo, and offered a deal: another year of life in exchange for completing a mission to prevent the desecration of sacred Indian ground by paleontologists Edward Cope […]
Welcome to another SF Book Releases post! The first one on our list, Burning Paradise, by Robert Charles Wilson, is at the top of my currently reading queue. The alien race that he’s created is very interesting, and the alternate history US where these aliens have prevented war for a century makes for a unique […]
In this episode, we take a drive down memory lane. Then we update some of the past “big topics” covered on the show, including: The Death of Short Fiction, the Rising Paradigm of Publishing, the dangers of Indie Publishing, the hottest sub-genres of science fiction and fantasy, space travel allergies, and more.
James Enge joins us to discuss Jack Vance, writing political fiction without pushing political agendas, how his University colleagues view his novels, writing “Philosophical romance shot through with elements of horror and morbidity,” the potentially negative impact of higher education on imagination, writing for popular appeal and much more.