Top Sci-Fi Characters to Cosplay – Other than Jedi

Whether you’re an out and proud geek or a nerd in hiding, at some point you have probably donned a sci-fi costume. It’s almost as if cosplay (whether at a con or on Halloween) has become a rite of passage into geekdom. And it may surprise you to learn that some of the best cosplay […]

Last Contact in Bulgaria

Last Contact is a short film portraying the despair of a researcher long after his last contact with the outside world. While the film is in the final stages of production, Michael Garrett, the man behind the camera, has turned to Kickstarter for much needed funds to finish and promote the film. We here at AISFP love […]

Surviving Publishing Series: Bloggers, Reviewers, and You

After an article posted last Friday in the Guardian, apparently this needs to be said: Reviewers don’t review books for the author. Reviewers review books for readers. For those not aware of the article doing the viral set of rounds on social media, it details the stalking and confrontation of a blogger by YA author, […]

Q and A with Scott Kenemore, author of Zombie, Indiana (+Giveaway)

Skyhorse is offering 3 copies of Zombie, Indiana by Scott Kenemore to AISFP Newsletter subscribers. Join our list by one week from today and you’ll be entered. (US only for this giveaway) *Zombie, Indiana is now available on Kindle Unlimited. Click book cover for link. What kind of zombie apocalypse are we dealing with in […]

5 Lessons to Write a Series with Tim Marquitz

Tim Marquitz, Editor and Chief of Ragnarok Publications, recently released Exit Wounds: Demon Squad #7. Not many people have written a series that long (and it’s not his only one – Dead West is sweet zombie action). It’s an honor to have him come on and share with us what he’s learned. He also has […]

A Ring Tone for the End of the World – Stephen King’s Machines of Mayhem

Should we fear the rise of robots? The dawn of human/machine fusion is clearly on its way; remarkable advances in technology have led to the creation of self-driving cars, bionic organs, Siri and similar voice-controlled virtual assistants, just to name a few examples.  Science fiction is rife with stories exploring the increasingly complicated relationship between […]

Interview with Craig Cormick about THE SHADOW MASTER

The Shadow Master by Craig Cormick (Angry Robot Books) In a land riven with plague, inside the infamous Walled City, two families vie for control: the Medicis with their genius inventor Leonardo; the Lorraines with Galileo, the most brilliant alchemist of his generation. And when two star-crossed lovers, one from either house, threaten the status […]

The Story Behind SALT: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller by Colin F. Barnes

Colin F. Barnes is one of the most loveable, hard-working freelance authors I know. We had him on the podcast to discuss his Technothriller series, The Techxorcist, and now I’ve asked him to write a guest post on what makes his novel, SALT: A POST-APOCALYPTIC THRILLER, unique in a crowded genre of Post-Apocalyptic fiction. Here’s […]

Making My Mark in a Crowded Genre by Mark T. Barnes

Making My Mark in a Crowded Genre by Mark T. Barnes (Giveaway details at the bottom of the post) One fantasy author I’m acquainted with one once described fantasy readers as a tribe, drawn together by their shared love of wonder and the fantastical. I’m proud to be one of the tribe, but as a […]

Game of Thrones Season 4, Ep 2: The Mystery of __’s Death – Still a Mystery

The second major wedding in HBO’s Game of Thrones occurred going on two weeks ago, and this time, fans aren’t weeping with sadness at the latest death. If you aren’t caught up, stop reading (seriously, spoilers ahead), while the rest of us continue celebrating the death of young King Joffrey Baratheon. It’s true, celebration is […]