News about Spanish language speculative fiction book releases, Web articles and anthology calls.
Now that summer is winding down a bit, it’s time to start stocking up for winter reading – or – you’re TBR pile is just not tall enough!
Preview of the upcoming crowdfunded anthology
Tomorrow, Darrel Schweitzer interviews Kim Stanley Robinson for Amazing Stories
Here’s what happens when Flash Gordon, Randolph Scott and Sam Peckinpah meet out on Route 66.
This week, Steve visits Mars (really! Sort of…) and reviews a new book and an overlooked movie from 2014. Check it out!
Crossplay: who says Captain America has to be a guy? Who says that only girls can dress up as Black Widow?
Indiegogo campaign for truly insane gorefest
A review of In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead
an interview with July Nicholas Camacho about all things Furry.
A Doctor For the Enterprise Special Offer!
A murder mystery set in stone age Britian.
Three men writing a weird western featuring a young woman of mixed race and pulling it off well. Spit that into your spittoon!
Niles Golan is an ex-pat Brit in Hollywood. Never grown-up, he narrates his life with an internal monologue transforming his everyday inadequacies into triumphs. Niles is his own fictional creation: to himself, a genius novelist akin to the young Thomas Pynchon; to everyone else, the hack who writes the popular Kurt Power adventures novels. His […]
A journey down Lugosi lane: a documentary on the famous Dracula star leads to the discovery of Kim Newman’s mashup – Anno Dracula.
An introduction to the various punk sub genres and what to expect in the upcoming series.
Was it Colonel Mustard in the arboretum with the steam shovel? Steve participates in a steampunk murder mystery evening.
Mike Brotherton – ‘hard’ scientist, recommends a few fantasy novels that might appeal to readers of ‘hard’ science fiction.
C. E. Martin (yes, but which one?) wonders why we bother to distinguish some works as “alternate reality” when in fact, all SF and fantasy takes place in alternate realities.
Gary Dalkin reviews an unusual Jenna Louise Coleman set of performances – The Time of the Doctor back-to-back (ion the BBC) with Death Comes To Pemberley
C. E. Martin laments the sameness of today’s fictional offerings and makes the case for something new.
Thursday Next, the plucky female lead character of The Eyre Affair, is a literary detective in an alternate 1985 England.
It reminds me of watching the Incredible Hulk when I was growing up. Bill Bixby was awesome, but I wanted to see a green-painted Lou Ferrigno tearing stuff up
Deliberate misdirection is a writer’s tool that also deserves a place in the marketer’s toolkit. Here’s how writers can colonize the search page, where the reading experience ought to start.
If spy fiction uses SF/F techniques, then why doesn’t speculative fiction feature more espionage? Perhaps SF/F’s world-building is too much of a good thing, preventing the genre from leveraging tension the way spy fiction does.
Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives could easily have been made into a Syfy Channel movie (if they’d used lower resolution cameras, thrown in a former 1980s TV star and some cornball music).
Growing up in a household where the legacy of Communism loomed large (my parents had fled Communist Poland during the ’60s), poison-tipped umbrellas and double-or-triple-agents were regular mealtime conversation. And with no James Bond showing unviewed in our home, the romanticized adventure appealed: Fast cars, neat gadgets, romance, danger – what’s not to love? But […]
Hello and welcome to August! I was away for much of July on a “blogging vacation”, and I very much missed you and our ongoing genre mash-up conversation while I was gone. Now that I’m back, this month we’ll be looking at the ways in which speculative fiction intersects with spy fiction, from John Le […]
Those Poor, Poor Bastards (Dead West #1) Tim Marquitz, J. M. Martin, and Kenny Soward Nine Worlds Media Trade Paper, 212 pp., $6.99, Ebook $2.99 Kindle Nook Smashwords While I’m not exactly what you could call a zombie fan, I am a fan of good writing and good writers. When I first heard about Those […]
Countdown City By Ben H. Winters Quirk Books 2013 The world is still going to end. That’s the reality facing former Concord, NH, police detective Hank Palace as Countdown City, the second book in Ben Winters’ Last Policemen trilogy, opens. Still going to end because Maia, a 6.5-km-wide asteroid discovered by scientists prior to the […]