Book Review: Halo: Last Light

It’s a good time to be into Science Fiction, hell it’s a good time to be into any genre fiction. But science fiction is having a hey-day because of the franchises that abound. Star Trek has been rebooted, Star Wars has awoken, Mass Effect is spreading to another galaxy, and Halo… well, Halo is fighting the […]

Book Review: Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Sequels come with expectations. None more so than a book that follows a predecessor that ended on a moment of change. Fool’s Quest is Robin Hobb’s sequel to Fool’s Assassin, which I reviewed last year, and that book ended on something of a cliffhanger. Meaning my expectations for Fool’s Quest were high, if not very […]

Game Review: Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians arrives ripe with expectation. How could it not, when there’s been a massive marketing campaign to promote it that includes a bevy of beautifully crafted elements. Elements that supposedly contribute directly to the now vast lore that makes up the Halo-verse. There’s a clear level of dedication to the lore both in game […]

Book Review: Star Wars Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

The galaxy is reeling and planet Earth is no different – the status quo for the Star Wars universe has changed and for the better. When we last visited Star Wars, or at least when I last visited that galaxy far, far away things were… a little bloated. It was as bloated as Jabba on […]

AISFP 314 — Ninni Aalto

Gregory Pellechi sits down and chats with Hugo nominated artist Ninni Aalto while at Archipelacon in Mariehamn, Finland. Ninni is a Finnish artist who was nominated under the category “best fan artist” in 2015. This episode is brought to you by Cracking the Sky from Brenda Cooper, and published by Fairwood Press. Launching at Sasquan, award-winning author Brenda Cooper’s first science-fiction only collection treats readers to human stories about the […]

AISFP 313 — Karin Tidbeck

Gregory Pellechi chats with Swedish author Karin Tidbeck at Archipelacon in Mariehamn, Finland. They discuss writing in Swedish vs. English, the ending to Mass Effect and the differences between live action roleplaying games in North America and the Nordic countries. Karin Tidbeck is the author of numerous short stories including the collection Jagannath, her stories […]

AISFP 310 — Gaie Sebold and David Gullen

Gregory Pellechi interviews British authors Gaie Sebold and David Gullen at Archipelacon in Mariehamn, Finland. They chat about a number of topics including writing strong female characters, working as writing partners, and the importance of travel. This episode is brought to you by Cracking the Sky from Brenda Cooper, and published by Fairwood Press. Launching at Sasquan, award-winning author Brenda Cooper’s first […]

AISFP 308 — Emil H. Petersen

Gregory Pellechi chats with Icelandic author and poet Emil H. Petersen at Archipelacon, the Nordic Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention held in Mariehamn, Finland. They discuss the difficulty of finding appropriate science fiction and fantasy terms in Icelandic, or the need to create them, the various versions of the Norse myths and Emil’s books.

Book Review: A NEW DAWN: STAR WARS by John Jackson Miller

A New Dawn brings a new hope to a galaxy far, far away. Amidst all the hullabaloo about Disney purchasing Lucasarts, Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise, one thing became clear – change was inevitable. The greatest change and the most contentious has been removal of all the Star Wars Expanded Universe as canon. With […]

Book Review: The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton

For all the convenient occurrences, over-explained histories and technologies, and the far-too capable Joshua Calvert it’s still a very engrossing story. The Reality Dysfunction presents a unique universe that has so much to tell.