Guest Host Updates

  • Dan Wells - My Schedule for Phoenix ComiCon
    Thursday, May 25 4-6 pm – Signing in the Bard’s Tower Booth Friday, May 26 10:30-11:30 am – Signing in Room 124AB 12-1 pm – Panel: Option My Book! in Room 126AB 1:30-2:30 – Panel: Apocalypse Now? in Room 126C 3-5 pm – Signing in the Bard’s Tower Booth Saturday, May 27 10:30-11:30 am – Signing in Room 124AB 12-2 pm – Signing in the Bard’s Tower Booth 3-6 pm – Signing in the Bard’s ... read more
    Published on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
  • Cat Rambo - My Report: Pittsburgh 2017 Nebula Conference
    Swag bags assembled and awaiting distribution.I got back late last night, after a trip back that included a lost reservation, my luggage being overweight (how could that be? oh, look at all those books) so I had to repack a bit at the counter under the check-in agent’s impatient gaze, and the poor kid beside me throwing up steadily all the way from PIT to IAD. It’s always weird, the day after travel, because one ... read more
    Published on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
  • Tobias Buckell - Not sure if crowdfunding is so much ‘resorting’ as pivoting
    There’s a review of Xenowealth: A Collection floating around that’s nice to the stories, but starts off being saddened about the fact that many authors have to ‘resort’ to using crowdfunding, or Kickstarter, to get their work into print. Of course I instinctively flinched that this was the framing around the review from the start. I felt it decentered the focus on the stories, the art around the book, or the quality of the book ... read more
    Published on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
  • Mary Robinette Kowal - My Favorite Bit: Rebecca Roland talks about SHATTERED FATES
    Rebecca Roland is joining us today with her novel Shattered Fates. Here’s the publisher’s description: The magic barrier protecting the Taakwa from their enemies, the Maddion, is gone. Malia, who led the Taakwa against the Maddion in the Dragon War, must convince the magical being, the changer, to repair the barrier before the Maddion invade to take revenge on her people and the winged Jeguduns who also call the valley home, even if it means reversing ... read more
    Published on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
  • Maurice Broaddus - Buffalo Soldier Reviews (ETA: New York Times Review!)
    SO HERE’S SOME MORE! Broaddus shows little interest in predictable adventure narratives. Instead he packs this slim novella with alternate American history, fantastic technology and father-son bonding, for a far more surprising and satisfying result. [Continue to read in THE NEW YORK-FREAKING- TIMES!]   “Black Steampunk. Yeah!!! I was so bummed I didn’t get a chance to review Nisi Shawl’s Congelese steampunk novel Everfair, so when I learned that Maurice Broaddus had also written a ... read more
    Published on Monday, May 22nd, 2017
  • David D. Levine - Arabella wins Norton Award
    I am pleased and amazed to report that Arabella of Mars, my first novel, has won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, presented by SFWA as part of the annual Nebula Awards. (Complete list of Nebula winners and nominees.) Previous winners of this award include J. K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Cat Valente, and Nalo Hopkinson. The award was presented by last year’s winner Fran Wilde.  To say that I’m overwhelmed would be ... read more
    Published on Monday, May 22nd, 2017
  • Mercedes Yardley - Announcing A Sell! Loving You Darkly!
    I’m delighted to announce the sell of my short story Loving You Darkly to F(r)iction magazine. F(r)iction is one of the most artistic magazines I’ve seen around lately, and it’s truly an honor to be included! Loving You Darkly is a tale of friendship, loneliness, justice, and death. I’m exceptionally fond of it and can’t wait until it releases in F(r)iction’s 8th issue. ... read more
    Published on Monday, May 22nd, 2017
  • Mur Lafferty - Ditch Diggers #40: Ditches for Writers and Parents
    Show Notes for the Parents (Note, we are having some problems with the official Ditch Diggers site, so please be patient with us.) Mur and Matt welcome parents: author Adam Rakunas and author, games, transmedia, and screenwriter Andrea Phillips as guest co-hosts!Andrea Phillips [Ditches for Writers and Parents] Adam and Andrea are both full-time freelance writers and full-time primary caregivers to their (what seems to Matt to be, anyway) many children. Recording this episode was delayed ... read more
    Published on Monday, May 22nd, 2017
  • Gail Carriger - Why G. L. Carriger? On Pen Names, Cover Art & Reader Betrayal
    So let us talk a little bit about pen names, shall we Gentle Reader? G. L. Carriger My next book, The Sumage Solution: San Andreas Shifters #1, is a big departure for me. OK, perhaps not that big. It’s still me, full of silliness and fun. It’s urban fantasy, but it’s set in contemporary times, in America. It’s not steampunk. It has more sex than my other writing has in the past. It’s certainly got ... read more
    Published on Monday, May 22nd, 2017
  • J. Daniel Sawyer - Briggs Defection Cover Reveal! (Kabrakan/Antithesis Day 476)
    In today’s edition of Dan’s Nutty Life Story, we bring you an educational resource, a book review, a cute puppy picture, and a cover reveal (not necessarily in that order). Oh boy oh boy oh boy, it was a hot one today. Third day in a row when it was … Continue reading The post Briggs Defection Cover Reveal! (Kabrakan/Antithesis Day 476) appeared first on J. Daniel Sawyer. ... read more
    Published on Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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