SF Book Releases This Week: April 15, 2014


The Lost, from Galileo Games, edited by J.R. Blackwell The Lost is stories of hope, tragedy, and the people the world turns away from. From a young woman struggling with addiction to a streetwise Santa looking out for his friends, these stories range from literary to magical realism. The Lost is an anthology of stories […]

AISFP 253 – Jamie Todd Rubin, BEYOND THE SUN

AISFP 253 - Jamie Todd Rubin

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:31 — 42.7MB) Brent Bowen caught up with science fiction writer and Evernote ambassador Jamie Todd Rubin at last year’s Worldcon. They discuss how wearable tech and Evernote can improve a writer’s life, Jamie’s quest to write everyday (now 396 days out of 398), and his work […]

Book Review: A DARKLING SEA by James Cambias

A Darkling Sea

There are many reasons to enjoy science fiction. If hard science fiction is your thing, read how Kim Stanley Robinson extrapolates our current technology to posit a utopian future. Or if you prefer social science fiction, pick up a novel by Ursula K. LeGuin and see how she integrates anthropology into fictional worlds as if […]

SF Book Releases This Week: April 1, 2014


Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan THE FUTURE IS COMING…FOR SOME SOONER THAN OTHERS Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but when diagnosed with a terminal illness, he’s willing to take an insane […]

Review: Assassin’s Creed (Graphic Novels)

Hawk cover

As a player — and fan — of the Assassin’s Creed on the Xbox 360, I was delighted to have the opportunity to review graphic novels based on the game. The first collection, The Ankh of Isis Trilogy (Titan Books) comprises three sequential tales called, repectively, Desmond, Aquilus and Accipter, named after characters in the narrative. Desmond […]

SF Book Releases This Week: March 25, 2014


Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris THE FINAL SOOKIE STACKHOUSE NOVEL When a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, Sookie will learn that what passes for the truth is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough… Features an all-new […]

Audiobook Review: THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir


Fans of space exploration and science will salivate over The Martian. Andy Weir‘s debut novel combines dramatic survival in a unique environment with laugh-out-loud humor. Our astronaut has been stranded on Mars after a freak accident convinced his team that he was dead. He is a biologist and an engineer, and a brilliant one at […]

Graphic Novel Review: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS VOL. 1 by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez


One of the fundamental difficulties of reading Science Fiction that gets bandied about the internet is the inherent requirement for the reader to learn about new technology. Compared to fantasy, Sci-Fi is apparently asking a lot of readers. After all, swinging a sword and riding a horse are apparently skills we have all internalized and […]

Book Giveaway: A DARKLING SEA by James L. Cambias

Darkling Sea - James Cambias

Thanks to Tor for offering another giveaway. This one is for 3 hardcover copies of A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias. I’m halfway through my copy and think the winners will be in for a treat. The alien life is detailed and dark, and yet one of their own could become one of the […]

Interview with Robert Charles Wilson, author of BURNING PARADISE

Burning Paradise

Robert Charles Wilson is the Hugo Award winning author of Spin. Darwinia won Canada’s Aurora Award, The Chronoliths won the John W. Campbell Award, and Blind Lake is a New York Times Notable Book. All three were Hugo finalists. His latest novel, Burning Paradise, is a fine example for why Stephen King calls him “A Hell […]