Q&A: Caroline Kaufman, Author of ‘When The World Didn’t End’

Teen Instagram sensation and author of Light Filters In, @poeticpoison returns with a second collection of short, powerful poems about love, forgiveness, self-discovery, and what it’s like living after a hard-fought battle with depression, in the vein of poetry collections like ‘Milk and Honey’ and ‘the princess saves herself in this one’.  We had the privilege […]

September 2019 Fantasy Sci-Fi

September 2019 Book Releases: Fantasy + Sci-Fi

Ready for a new fantasy or sci-fi read? You’ll be sure to find one amongst these September fantasy and sci-fi releases! This month sees some exciting debut novels from Rena Barron, David Koepp, Jillian Boehme, and more! Plus there’s something for everyone with dragons, deadly organisms, magic, and warriors! Read on to discover our picks […]

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Indie Spotlight: Talking with Taryn O’Neill, Maker of LIVE

When it comes to indie sci-fi short films, creators often take the opportunity to dig in and explore today’s issues through a futuristic lens. In LIVE, filmmaker-actress Taryn O’Neill tackles the question of what it would be live to be living a reality TV, YouTube style existence 24/7. The film debuts today online—so we sat […]

Q&A: Juliet Marillier, Author of ‘The Harp of Kings’

The first time I stumbled across Juliet Marillier’s books was years ago when I came across a beat-up copy of Wildwood Dancing in an op shop. I picked it up primarily for the gorgeous cover, and immediately fell in love with the beautiful writing, and the mystery of the Otherworld. Since then, I’ve read most […]

Why Everyone Should Read V.E. Schwab’s ‘Vicious’

“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.” Every once in a while, there comes along a book that you know, deep in your heart, everyone and their mother would enjoy. Sure, opinions vary. There are people out there who have never read Harry Potter. People who […]

Indie sci-fi film LIVE interview with Taryn O

Indie Spotlight: Talking with Taryn O’Neill, Maker ofLIVE

  When it comes to indie sci-fi short films, creators often take the opportunity to dig in and explore today’s issues through a futuristic lens. In LIVE, filmmaker-actress Taryn O’Neill tackles the question of what it would be live to be living a reality TV, YouTube style existence 24/7. The film debuts today online—so we […]

10 Fantastically Fierce Books Like CIRCE By Madeline Miller

Did you love Madeline Miller’s Circe? You’re not alone! Miller’s irresistible novel gives voice to Circe, the crooked witch we all know—or think we know—from The Odyssey. While you wait for the TV adaptation, now’s a great time to explore similar books like Circe. Check out some of these awesome books like Circe for YA and adult readers. These Circe read-alikes have […]

“Restoration” Episode 4 of 5 | Presented by DUST

The “Restoration” series continues with Episode 4. Follow the series playlist for a new episode every day throughout the week: http://bit.ly/Restoration-Series “Restoration” by Stuart Willis Logline:In a near-future world, where individuals have their memories downloaded for backup, a man awakes in a body that is not his own. Synopsis:In the near future, a company offers […]

In Memoriam-Brad Linaweaver

Brad Linaweaver (b.1952) died after a lengthy battle with cancer on August 29.  Linaweaver began publishing science fiction in 1980 with the short story “The Competitor.”  His second published story, the novella “Moon of Ice” was nominated for the Nebula Award in 1983 and Linaweaver later expanded it to novel length, for which he won his first […]

Q&A: Sherry Thomas, Author of ‘The Magnolia Sword’

Inspired by wuxia martial-arts dramas as well as the centuries-old ballad of Mulan, The Magnolia Sword is perfect for fans of Renee Ahdieh, Marie Lu, or Kristin Cashore–a thrilling, romantic, and sharp-edged novel that lives up to its beloved heroine. We had the pleasure of chatting to author Sherry Thomas about her new novel, The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad […]

Review: The Inn by James Patterson and Candice Fox

The Inn is the latest from a Candice Fox and James Patterson partnership, and it is as exciting as their Harriet Blue series. The book opens with Billy mourning his wife, Siobhan’s death, along with the residents in their inn, in a small town. They’re a motley crew, but as the book progresses, it quickly […]

Q&A: Emily Lloyd-Jones, Author of ‘The Bone Houses’

Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Sky in the Deep in this bewitching, historical horror novel, perfect for fans of Holly Black and V.E. Schwab. Emily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. She has a BA in English from Western Oregon University and a MA […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Armageddon, by Erik Schubach

QSFer Erik Schubach has a new FF urban fantasy out in his Urban Fairy Tales series: “Armageddon.” Last Upon a time… The Avatars have all gathered in Seattle to face the Elders in a bid to stop the reset of the mortal realm and the loss of trillions of souls spread across the many worlds […]

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REVIEW: Conviction, by M.D. Neu

Title: Conviction Series: A New World Book Two Author: M.D. Neu Genre: sci fi LGBTQ+ Category: LGBT/Gay Publisher: NineStar Press Pages: 260 Reviewer: Kel Johnson, Paranormal Romance Guild About The Book A little blue world, the third planet from the sun. It’s home to 7 billion people with all manner of faiths, beliefs and customs, divided […]

SPACE: Did Astronomers Just Find Another Earth?

In a major first, scientists have detected water vapor and possibly even liquid water clouds that rain in the atmosphere of a strange exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its host star about 110 light-years from Earth. A new study focuses on K2-18 b, an exoplanet discovered in 2015, orbits a red dwarf […]

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Q&A with Director Yedidya Gorsetman

If you love indie sci-fi in the style of PRIMER, then here’s a film you need to check out. Already playing in L.A. and scheduled for wider distribution September 13 and VOD September 24 is the sci-fi tinged thriller EMPATHY, INC., the tale of a virtual reality company that isn’t actually selling what it advertises. Created by […]

13 Folktales From Around The World For Young Readers

This roundup of folktales for young readers from around the world is sponsored by The Jumbie God’s Revenge by Tracey Baptiste, new from Algonquin Young Readers.  In book three of the popular Jumbies series, Corinne must use her emerging supernatural powers to battle the angry god who would destroy her Caribbean island home. When a ferocious […]

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 6th, 2019

Sponsored by Shadow Mountain Publishing These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals American Panda by Gloria Chao for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the […]