Category Archives: Science Fiction

Review: Firebird by Jack McDevitt

Title: Firebird, an Alex Benedict Novel Author: Jack McDevitt Publisher: Ace Hardware Cover Blurb: Forty-one years ago the renowned physicist Chris Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his fringe science theories about the existence of endless alternate universes had earned him … Continue reading

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Free Fiction Sampler: October 2011

Underwords has an all new batch of sample chapters and excerpts from some amazing authors, editors, and publishers in October’s Free Fiction Sampler. The purpose of the Samplers is to reunite readers with authors they love as well as to introduce them … Continue reading

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The World SF Travel Fund – Help to Make a Difference

The Internet has bridged many of the physical gaps that have kept fans, readers, writers, publishers, etc., from coming together as a worldwide community. Nowadays, it is common to interact with people all over the globe, chatting about great SF/F/H … Continue reading

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Battlestar Galactica & Bambering with the BBC

BBC America is one of my favorite television stations. Their programming is always top notch with shows like Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures and more. Recently, they aired the entire series of Star Trek The Next Generation, and … Continue reading

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The Naked City Reading at Porter Square Books & Contest!

When I’m wearing my fan-girl hat, I love attending author events like the Naked City reading hosted by Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Attending readings like this gives you the chance to *hear* the author’s voice in a way that … Continue reading

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Growing Up YA Lit-Style: A Personal Essay

Ilsa J. Bick, MD, a child psychologist and YA author, recently published an article on the Hunger Mountain site in which she responds to a pair of essays by Meghan Cox Gurdon, Children’s Reviewer for the Wall Street Journal, who … Continue reading

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The Many Mysteries of Charles Tan: An Interview

Charles Tan is the blogger behind one of speculative fiction’s top blogs, Bibliophile Stalker. While much of the content on his site pertains to Philippine speculative fiction, Tan has his finger on the pulse of the SF/F industry. Not only … Continue reading

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Exploring the eFrontier: A Strangeways Interview with James Patrick Kelly

People who know James Patrick Kelly know he’s always up to something clever and new – a sign that we’re talking about a creative science fiction writer, if ever there was one! A couple of years ago, Kelly took the … Continue reading

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Free Fiction Sampler – July 1, 2011

Here we are three months later with another batch of sample chapters and excerpts to kick off a summer filled with great books that will take you deep into the realms of your imagination. July’s Free Fiction Sampler has a … Continue reading

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NPR’s New Poll: “Best Science Fiction, Fantasy Books? You Tell Us”

Okay, folks, this is it! Genre fiction, specifically science fiction and fantasy, has gone to some pretty terrific places before, but when it goes to NPR…. Well, we all should hitch a ride to see what’s going on. What you’ll … Continue reading

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