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May 2014 Must Reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy

May 2014 Must Reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Here are the  books that I’m especially looking forward to in SFF for May (click on the covers to pre-order)! Note I took out the Top 10, because I never (ever) can keep it to just 10. These are in no particular order.  Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter (Jo Fletcher Books-May 6th) Synopsis-Starburst magazine raved that Gemsigns, the first novel in a series, is “a fascinating and compelling read, exploring the … Continue reading

Interview: Donna Glee Williams, author of The Braided Path

Interview: Donna Glee Williams, author of The Braided Path

Please welcome Donna Glee Williams to the blog! She was kind enough to stop by and talk about her book, THE BRAIDED PATH, so give her a warm welcome! Donna, will you tell us a little about The Braided Path and the story “Limits”’ from which it originated? Sure, Kristin. I was staying down at The Hambidge Center in the hills of north Georgia. Your readers who write should know … Continue reading

SF and Fantasy Kindle Deals (under $5!!)

SF and Fantasy Kindle Deals (under $5!!)

Happy Friday! All of these Kindle titles are under $5! Get ‘em while they last!

Apex Operation Fourth Story: A Roundtable with AC Wise, Lisa McCurrach, and Russell Dickerson

Apex Operation Fourth Story: A Roundtable with AC Wise, Lisa McCurrach, and Russell Dickerson

We’ve got another fun post today in honor of Apex Magazine’s Operation Fourth Story. I asked a question, and AC Wise, Lisa McCurrach, and Russell Dickerson answered. If you’d like to support Apex, or, of course, subscribe, head on over to their website for more details! Here’s my question: What have been the most rewarding/challenging aspects of writing SFF, what do you love most about the genre, and what do … Continue reading

The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher

The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher

The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher (Orbit, May 6, 2013)-The Oversight is one of those books that, about two pages in, I knew I was in for something good. It begins with an excerpt from The Great and Hidden History of the World by Rabbi Dr. Hayyim Samuel Falk, detailing the function of the Free Company known as The Oversight of London, specifically in protecting innocent humans from the actions of … Continue reading

Interview: Cassandra Rose Clarke, author of The Wizard’s Promise

Interview: Cassandra Rose Clarke, author of The Wizard’s Promise

It’s always a pleasure to have Cassandra Rose Clarke on the blog, and I’m thrilled that she’s here to talk about her upcoming novel, THE WIZARD’S PROMISE, which will be out on May 6th from Strange Chemistry! Congrats on the new book! Merboys and lady pirates? I’m there. Will you tell us a little about THE WIZARD’S PROMISE and what inspired you to write it? The Wizard’s Promise is a … Continue reading

Operation Fourth Story Interview: Cameron Salisbury, Managing Editor of Apex Magazine

Operation Fourth Story Interview: Cameron Salisbury, Managing Editor of Apex Magazine

The newest Apex Magazine digital subscription drive has been dubbed Operation Fourth Story, and in honor of that, a few of us are hosting editors, authors and artist that have all contributed to Apex Magazine! Today, please welcome Cameron Salisbury, Managing Editor of Apex! Will you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? Have you always wanted to work in editing? I’m a giant dilettante. My father is … Continue reading

Interview: Michael J Sullivan, author of Hollow World

Interview: Michael J Sullivan, author of Hollow World

Michael J Sullivan’s new book, HOLLOW WORLD, just came out in March and he stopped by to chat about it, and more! Congrats on the new book! Will you tell us a little about HOLLOW WORLD and what inspired you to write it? Thank you very much, and I’d love to tell you more about Hollow World. It’s the story of Ellis Rogers who is pretty much an “ordinary Joe.” … Continue reading

Giveaway: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Vol. 8 edited by Jonathan Strahan

Giveaway: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Vol. 8 edited by Jonathan Strahan

Courtesy of the wonderful folks at Solaris, I’ve got 4 copies of The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume 8, edited by Jonathan Strahan, and including stories by Neil Gaiman, Madeline Ashby, Greg Egan, and more! Also, it’s INTERNATIONAL! Check out the details, and good luck! About THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY OF THE YEAR: VOLUME 8: The best of the year’s Science Fiction and Fantasy … Continue reading

A chat with Michael R. Underwood, author of Attack the Geek (Ree Reyes)

A chat with Michael R. Underwood, author of Attack the Geek (Ree Reyes)

Micheal R. Underwood’s brand new novella, ATTACK THE GEEK (A Ree Reyes Side Quest), just came out, and he stopped by to chat about it,and much more! Please welcome Michael back to the blog! So, ATTACK THE GEEK just came out! Care to dish? This one was a lot of fun to write – I’ve gotten to know the characters, and I took the chance on a limited setting story, … Continue reading

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