War of the Witches

SF/F: Rise Of The Snow Queen Book Two: The War Of The Witches by G.W. Mullins

May 18, 2020 admin 0

Author, G.W. Mullins, follows up his debut adult dark fantasy Rise Of The Snow Queen Book One: The Polar Bear King, with the second book in a four-part series. What begins as a simple bittersweet tale about a man turned into a polar bear, grandly unfolds into a rich, mythical adventure in the bestselling Rise Of The Snow Queen series. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, author G.W. Mullins expands on the story, creating […]

Piers Anthony

SF/F: Relationships 8 by Piers Anthony

April 23, 2020 admin 0

Relationships 8 is the eighth volume in an ongoing series by one of the most popular science fiction/fantasy authors of all time, Piers Anthony. The stories in Relationships 8 plum some of the Anthony’s favorite territory. In a story about an android in the form of a beautiful woman who achieves consciousness and makes the most of it, to the dismay of the company boss. Another story about a mother who means to repay a […]

SF/F: Samuil and the Legendary Snow Owl by Randall Stephens

December 5, 2019 admin 0

  This first volume’s magical crescendo should create loyal readers who will return for more fairy tale–style grandeur.” — Kirkus Reviews In the 1840s, P’etro Fedorchak narrowly escapes death while fighting for Russia in the Allied Shadow War. After receiving a land grant for his heroic services. He marries Ilia, a girl he saved from stampeding horses, and relocates to the shores of the enchanted Black Sea. The family cabin is near the edge of […]

Dungeon Craft Gains Over $100K in Kickstarter Funding

August 10, 2019 admin 0

With nearly two weeks left to run in their Kickstarter campaign to fund an interactive book in support of Dungeons & Dragons, startup 1985 Games has raised over $100,000 for Dungeon Craft, an aid for D&D world building. 1985 Games is a small start-up that consists of a Dungeon & Dragons party who hated drawing trees and buildings. They spent the last year creating a book with over 1,000 battle map pieces that can be […]

SF/F: The Book of Flora by Meg Elison

July 8, 2019 Linda L. Richards 0

“Last night I dreamt I was back in Nowhere again.” The first line of The Book of Flora (47 North), the concluding book in Meg Elison’s Nowhere Trilogy, evokes Daphne DuMaurier’s beloved Rebecca. The reminder to that book comes both in the meter of the first line in both works (“Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again”) but also in a ghostly poetry that haunts both books. Despite Elison’s almost show and tell […]

Author Accuses Husband of “Shakespearean Plot” to Kill Her

January 20, 2019 Linda L. Richards 0

Sherrilyn Kenyon, internationally bestselling author of the Dark Hunter series, has accused her estranged husband of “Shakespearean plot” to poison her. From The Guardian: Bestselling urban fantasy novelist Sherrilyn Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against her husband that accuses him of poisoning her for financial gain, as well as attempting to destroy her career and reputation, in what she described as a “Shakespearean plot against her”. Kenyon, author of the chart-topping Dark-Hunter series, is suing […]

2019: Isaac Asimov on the Future of the World

January 1, 2019 admin 0

Thirty-five years ago, science fiction writer and thought leader Issac Asimov (Foundation, I, Robot) looked into the future. His observations were trenchant, it’s just possible that he had no idea just how self-serving and oblivious human could become. Writing for The Toronto Star on December 31, 1983, Asimov looked at the questions that might dominate human thought three decades on. First: Population will be continuing to increase for some years after the present and this will […]

Asimov’s Foundation Heads to Screen

June 27, 2017 admin 2

Isaac Asimov’s brilliant Foundation series is one of the most ambitious, far-reaching works of science fiction ever published. The story spans 30,000 years and many worlds. Wikipedia boils the concept down as tightly as can be:   The focus of the books is the trends through which a civilization might progress, specifically seeking to analyze their progress, using history as a precedent. Although many science fiction novels such as Nineteen Eighty-Four or Fahrenheit 451 do […]

SF/F: Dark Matter  by Blake Crouch

July 22, 2016 Tony Buchsbaum 1

You’ve Never Read Anything Like Dark Matter. There. I said it. The new novel by Blake Crouch, is a terrifying, enthralling, lightning-fast, brilliant book. You have no idea how much I want to write about it. I want to tell you everything about it, but that would spoil everything, and that would be very, very bad. Because Dark Matter is the kind of book you want to know absolutely nothing about. Further, to get the […]

SF/F: Edge of Heaven  by RB Kelly

July 6, 2016 admin 0

If I was given a nickel for every dystopian novel set in an embittered, nihilistic future that I’ve plowed through over the past five years, I’m pretty sure that by now I’d at least have made enough to plunk down the deposit for an eerily human-like android that would cure me of all disease, gun down my enemies and never once crack a yolk while cooking a proper morning breakfast. Oh wait, they haven’t quite […]