Review + Giveaway: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 8, ed. Jonathan Strahan

When it comes to anthologies, it’s almost unheard of that I enjoy every story. So it was an enormous pleasure and surprise to find that this was the case with The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 8. And if my review seems like a rave, number 1 with a bullet, chart […]

AISFP Podcast 260 – Writing A Successful Character (Nancy Kress at Paradise ICON)

Nancy Kress presented a lecture at the Paradise ICON workshop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on the topic of what makes a successful character and how to write that information onto the page. A little more about Nancy: She earned an M.S. in education (1977) and an M.A. in English (1979) from State University of New […]

AISFP 258 – Marie Brennan, A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS (Giveaway)

John Dodds joins Timothy C. Ward in this podcast interview with Marie Brennan about her A Memoir of Lady Trent series, a Hard Fantasy exploring a girl’s quest to stand in the presence of dragons. Tor has been very gracious to offer another giveaway, this time Tor has offered three copies of the second book, […]

Book Review: RANGE OF GHOSTS by Elizabeth Bear

I have heard for years that Elizabeth Bear is a rare talent, and I wish I hadn’t waited this long to read her. Her ability to mesmerize me with her prose reminds me of Mercedes Yardley, but with her own flair. I highlighted many passages from Range of Ghosts, but I’ll start with the first […]

Game of Thrones Box Set Giveaway: Seasons 1-3

Terry’s Blinds in the UK is offering a giveaway of a box set of Game of Thrones TV series, Seasons 1-3. The odds at this point are pretty ridiculous in your favor, so I felt I had to share. An easy way to enter is to retweet my tweet:, or scroll down to the […]

Book Giveaway: A DARKLING SEA by James L. Cambias

Thanks to Tor for offering another giveaway. This one is for 3 hardcover copies of A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias. I’m halfway through my copy and think the winners will be in for a treat. The alien life is detailed and dark, and yet one of their own could become one of the […]

Interview and Giveaway: Rachel Caine’s TERMINATED

Adventures in SciFi Publishing is pleased to share this interview with Rachel Caine and offer a giveaway of her newest book, Terminated: A Revivalist Novel, (in paperback). Details at the bottom for how to enter. First, a brief intro to Rachel: Rachel Caine is the NEW YORK TIMES and #1 internationally bestselling author of more […]