This week Steve reviews three newer books: one is outstanding and the other two are worth reading. What’re the odds on that?
Matt Mitroch reviews the short story “Discards” by David D. Levine, part of George RR Martin’s Wild Cards shared universe.
Steampunk, off the beaten path.
Trans-oceanic contact – Alt-Hist style
Steve talks about himself (what an ego!) a new urban fantasy, and other stuff.
Tor’s new imprint – Imprint – promises an interesting future
Sure is interesting, living in a science fiction world.
A review of Jo Walton’s unique and very interesting collection of essays on reading.
For those who know the work of Cherie Priest, you know she can write. For those not familiar with her work, you’re missing out on something special. The novel Fiddlehead may be billed as the final installment in her “The Clockwork Century” Steampunk collection, but the author’s talent for story telling also makes it a worthy place to start if you’re so inclined.
Keith West has noticed a shift in his reading habits – away from traditional imprints and towards small indie presses. Have your reading habits changed?
Imaginings Volume: 6 – Feast and Famine is a collection of ten short stories by the British writer Adrian Tchaikovsky, best known for the nine-volume (and counting) fantasy series, Shadows of the Apt, published by Tor.
NPR’s Morning Edition offered up a very interesting piece on hidden stereotyping this morning, a report on the subtle effects that unconscious biases play out in every day life. In one study it was found that physicians who exhibited no external signs of bias treated black and white heart attack patients differently. When shown the […]
As a master of expressing the true nature of human existence through realistic characters who strive to succeed for the betterment of man in a world often ruled by power hungry individuals, Bova remains true to form with the Sam Gunn character.
One of the great things about being a book blogger is that you often get the chance to read books before they come out for the general public. Granted you don’t always have control over what books you get a to read and not every book will be a hit. Luckily for me, Gideon Smith and […]
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The first installment of John Scalzi’s serialized novel – The Human Division – goes on sale tomorrow. The Human Division is being distributed by Tor on a weekly basis, prior to release as a print book. The Human Division takes place in Scalzi’s Old Man’s War universe. Tor has put a lot into this experiment […]
On January 8th, the long awaited final edition in the Wheel of Times series was released in hardcover. The ebook, however, was no where to be found, and won’t be available until April 9th. Hardcover only releases have existed for years, but where people were once willing to wait six-months or a year for the […]
ebooks have enabled new opportunities for both traditional and self-published authors. Barriers to entry have been lowered, gatekeepers have expanded and both readers and writers are benefiting from this brave new world.