Odd Men Out, by Matt Betts, is a different kind of book than I’m used to, but it worked for me, taking over a reading queue that was getting out of hand. I credit TV shows like Jericho and Revolution for enticing me to like Civil War type dystopias, where factions within the country are […]
In her epic new work, A Thousand Perfect Things (Premier Digital Publishing), award-winning author Kay Kenyon creates an alternate 19th century earth ruled by the warring factions of scientific Anglica (England) and magical Bharata (India). The main protagonist is Astoria (Tori) Harding, a young woman who aspires to be a scientist in the mould of her […]
Sherlock Holmes has seen numerous iterations across the spectrum of media, some good some bad. James Lovegrove, the author of Age of Odin, is the latest author to put his pen to the test in Sherlock Holmes – The Stuff of Nightmares, and he excels. Lovegrove returns Holmes to his roots of 19th century London with […]
Lilly is the unhappy child of two powerful but dysfunctional parents who despise each other. The girl, however, finds solace at the ocean, where she meets and befriends an eloquent, intelligent sea monster, a kraken, whom she names Octavius. Octavius wants to hear stories all the time and, in exchange, he teaches the girl about […]
David Constantine joins us to discuss his new steampunk, ancient world science fiction (or is it fantasy?) novel, THE PILLARS OF HERCULES, published by Night Shade Books. Topics covered include: technology of the ancient world; why technologies were lost and the role slavery played in preventing the mass production of technologies; the fall of economies; Alexander the Great; alternate history; using dialogue to reveal character; the wreckage of Atlantis; shifting gears from hard science fiction to alternate historical fiction; consistency in world building; the journey to exotic lands; and much more.
Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine join Shaun to discuss their new novel PHOENIX RISING: A MINISTRY OF PECULIAR OCCURRENCES novel. Other topics include their journeys through podcasting to small press to that island of big 6 publishing, writing deep characters, A GAME OF THRONES, social media and much more.