Audiobook Review: DARK DAYS (Apocalypse Z) by Manel Loureiro, Narrated by Nick Podehl

Dark Days

Two zombie books in a row, I know. Blame the narrator, Nick Podehl, whose gift for giving voice to suspense could keep me glued to the Golf Channel. It turns out my fandom is not alone, Nick has won multiple Earphones Award, Best Voices of the Year awards. Add to this The Walking Dead’s season […]

Book Review: COLDBROOK by Tim Lebbon


Seeing my enthusiasm for this book’s kickbutt ending, a friend teased me: “you and your zombies.” Yes, I still love zombies, but the more I read them the more I need the story and characters to stand out and excel. Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon suits every tastebud of my zombie fettish, even sprinkling on a […]

Audiobook Review: Apocalypse Z by Manel Loureiro, Narrated by Nick Podehl

apocalypse z

At first, I really gobbled this one up. I’m a sucker for the onset of zombie apocalypses and how a small group or close narrator perspective will survive. This reminds me of one of my favorite zombie books, Day by Day Armageddon, in its journalistic format, prepping to bunker against the oncoming horde. In Apocalypse […]

Tim Ward’s Top 5 SF Reads of 2013


Here’s my Top 10 from 2012, and for 2013, I’m cutting it to a top 5. I’m not one of those 100+ books a year readers. I only read like 35 books last year, but I only finish about one in ten that I start, some going as far as sixty seventy percent before putting […]



Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:53 — 35.7MB) It is with my utmost pleasure to present this interview with the author who introduced me to zombie fiction, J.L. Bourne. I was going to wait until the new year to post this, but his naval officer experience and influence to his novels means […]

SF Book Releases This Week: Dec. 17, 2013

Rise Again Below Zero

This week’s release batch may be small, but it is big in delivering on a long awaited sequel to Rise Again by Ben Tripp. I recently interviewed Ben over at SF Signal. Simon and Schuster Rise Again Below Zero by Ben Tripp The sequel to Rise Again, from an author who “balances kinetically choreographed scenes […]

Book Review: ODD MEN OUT by Matt Betts


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 […]

Book Review and Giveaway: THREE by Jay Posey

Three by Jay Posey

All mutants, zombies, monsters, aliens and other semi-sentient beings aside, the end of the world leaves behind a surprising number of survivors – human survivors. That human detritus makes a surprising recovery regardless of whatever dystopian wasteland they inhabit. In Three, by Jay Posey, it’s the world before its fall that draws the reader in […]

Movie Review: World War Z

World War Z movie

World War Z was recently released on DVD and Blu-Ray, including RedBox and most digital services like VuDu. Based on the best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks, the movie version follows Brad Pitt’s character, a United Nations employee tasked with finding the cure to the zombie […]

Interview and Giveaway: Rachel Caine’s TERMINATED


Adventures in SciFi Publishing is pleased to share this interview with Rachel Caine and offer a giveaway of her newest book, Terminated: A Revivalist Novel, (in paperback). Details at the bottom for how to enter. First, a brief intro to Rachel: Rachel Caine is the NEW YORK TIMES and #1 internationally bestselling author of more […]