Chasing the Phoenix by Michael Swanwick is published! It features two con men.
And in his Guest Post today, Swanwick details his own run in with real-life con men!Read More
I’m been a fan of Ken Scholes‘ work ever since I reviewed the first book of his The Psalms of Isaak series, Lamentation, for Realms of Fantasy magazine. Its mix of forgotten ancient technology, religion and magic reminded me of several favorite works, including Jack Vance’s The Dying Earth and M. John Harrison’s Viriconium stories. Scholes writes high-concept sci fi/fantasy, and he makes it fun. Sadly, these things aren’t always the same thing. In contrast, Happily, Scholes’ books are both cerebral and a pleasure to read.Read More
The Thousand Names Blog Tour: The Thousand Names is, basically, the story of a military campaign, and so it’s no surprise that it contains quite a few battles, skirmishes, ambushes, and generally combat of all sorts. These scenes—not just action, but full-on battles—can be a lot of fun, but they can be a headache as well. Here are a few of the things I picked up after reading the masters of the genre and going through many, many revisions of my own work:Read More
Guest contributor William Todd Rose is the author of Apocalyptic Organ Grinder. The first book to be released from Hydra, a new digital-first imprint from Random house.
Look for part two of “Fun With Dead Things” tomorrow, and download Apocalyptic Organ Grinder next Tuesday!
A fatal virus—a biowarfare experiment unleashed on an unsuspecting world—has reduced the [...]
Mechanical Immortality and Machine So what would you do if you got a chance to live in a machine copy of your own body — one that looked and felt just like your flesh body — only you couldn’t make any adjustments to it, it would age just like your flesh body, and you’d have to go back to that meat sack after only a few years?Read More
Please enjoy this special guest post: an interview of horror author Nancy A. Collins conducted by one of her peers, Deb Hoag. Special thanks to both authors and Dog Horn Publishing editor-in-chief Adam Lowe for setting it all up.Read More
When I was writing Children of Paranoia and people would ask me what it was about, I often lead by telling them about the world in which the story took place, a world in which a secret war between two mysterious enemies has been raging in the shadows of everyday society for centuries, a world where those born into the war are taught to hate the people on the other side even though they have no way of knowing who is actually on the other side unless someone else tells them. Inevitably, after that short description, the person I was talking to would look up at me and ask, “So it’s science fiction?” My response was always the same, “Kind of, except without the science.”
Keith Donohue is the author of Centuries of June, a novel of the fantastic featuring a talking cat, time travel and more, recently praised as a “tour de force” by Library Journal:
“Donohue’s tour de force blends aspects of time travel and reincarnation genres into a witty whole. With a touch of David Mitchell and [...]
Minister Faust’s novels first two novels, The Coyote Kings of the Space Age Bachelor Pad and From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain, established his reputation as an author of genre-crossing, socially aware fiction. His newest novel, The Alchemists of Kush, is a heady mix of hip hop culture, ancient mysticism and modern conflict. Here he [...]Read More