Dragon Page “Cover to Cover”
June 30, 2014 Leave a Comment
Mike and Mike talk more about the fight between Amazon and Hachette, continuing from Show 468 and including comments from your feedback via Facebook.
They talk more about how different authors are taking sides, how the monies are being distributed differently now than before, the different options available to authors (with publishers and going self-published) and things authors should be doing to sell their books and sell themselves. [Read more...]
Dragon Page Notes
As of December 2014, The Dragon Page is closed. No more episodes of "Cover to Cover", no more book reviews.
For those seeking more podcast options featuring only topics on reading and writing SF genre literature, we highly recommend Mur Lafferty's I Should Be Writing, Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace's Ditch Diggers, SF Signal, Adventures in Scifi Publishing, and Writing Excuses featuring Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal and Howard Tayler.
There will also continue to be some book reviews and news coverage at Slice of SciFi, but not as featured as it was here or at any of the above sites and podcasts. Whether a new books show comes along remains to be seen.
Thank you all for your opinions, conversations, contributions and support over the years.
More “Cover to Cover” Episodes
July 3, 2006
August 4, 2003
Brian Herbert's new book is Dreamer of Dune. Chances are you've already made the connection between the name "Herbert" and the title "Dune." Brian is the son of the late Frank Herbert, creator of possibly the most epic of all epic sci-fi tales of all time. Brian has penned six original Dune novels that serve as prequels to his fathers work.
His latest work, Dreamer of Dune, is the biography of Frank Herbert. It's an interesting tale of the life of such an influential writer and how his son rediscovers this man and his work, as well as his own childhood. Brian gives us a glimpse of what he went through in the five long years of research. It's a little known fact that Brian's mother was a gifted writer in her own right, but gave up her career early to become "the bread winner" while Frank was engrossed in his world. Sounds like life at the Herbert household was every bit as interesting as the universe which is spawned.
Robert D. Miles.
"Do you have the spirit of adventure? Are you willing to work? Come sail with us!" That's an ad that gets characters involved in Robert D. Miles' latest work, SAFESPACE. Humans wrecking the planet, aliens trying to save it, other aliens trying to hasten the fall-- Robert covers it all in his book. But it's not all sci-fi folks! Robert wrote the book based on his recollection of events that happened to him in the past. I'll not say any more than that for fear of ruining the surprise. You'll just have to tune in!
What was up with John Doe? Not much, it turns out
Matrix Revolution: will it answer the question "Why Keanu?"
Star Wars portrays Africa in a bad light. (Where they watching the same movie as the rest of us?)
M. Night Shamalamadingdong making a Disney thriller set in the woods. What?
Jasmine tea leads to bashing with a brass duck
Stan Lee diving into more soft porn, this time with Hugh Hefner. Can't wait!
Feed the Dragon
Michael gets the honors this time around, and is less than happy with the level of political correctness happening in, of all places, Hollywood. Think agent Cody Banks was offensive? One group does. Listen to find out more... [Read more...]