Archives for August 2006

Star Trek Novels Celebrate 40 Years of the Original Series

For the first time in twenty years, a significant Star Trek milestone will pass without a movie or television episode to mark it. But while there will be no new big- or small-screen adventures for the crew of the Starship Enterprise when the series turns forty in early September, the legacy of Star Trek will […]

2006 Hugo Award winners

Completing the "Cover to Cover" interview series of this year's Hugo Award nominated novels and novellas, here is the list of the winners, awarded at Worldcon on Sunday, August 27:

Congratulations to this year's winners, and don't forget to check out the related "Cover to Cover" interviews!   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #233: Prime Books "SF Best of the Year"

This week, Joe Murphy joins Michael in studio for a bit of book discussion, followed by Michael and Evo's chat with Rich Horton, editor Prime Books' Science Fiction: The Best of the Year anthology   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #232: Connie Willis (Hugo Nominee Series)

This week, David Moldawer talks to Connie Willis about her novella "Inside Job", an original novella that can also be found online at Asimov's website.   [Read more...]

Submissions wanted for anthology

Now here's an interesting idea. I'm always intrigued at the speed at which some people respond to adversity. By now you are all familiar with the news of all liquids being banned in carry-on items. Here's how a couple of guys are responding to the new regulations:

It Came From Airport Security is an upcoming anthology of short stories, and we need your submissions!

  • Write a story of no more than 4,000 words in any genre on the subject of what happens when someone (or something) is exposed to the substances mixed in an airport security waste bin.
  • License your story under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license. (This blog and the resulting anthology will be licensed the same)
  • ... and more guidelines on the site

The prizes aren't all that great, but it seems like a fun idea. If you are interested, follow the link above for full details. And if you submit, please let us know!   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #231: James Patrick Kelly (Hugo Nominee Series)

This week, listen again to Michael and Evo talking to James Patrick Kelly about his novella "Burn", an original novella that can also be found online at The Infinite Matrix e-zine and at Jim's website.   [Read more...]

Pseudopod: The Horror Podcast Magazine

Mur Lafferty and Ben Phillips have teamed up with Escape Artists, Inc. (the folks behind Escape Pod, the science fiction podcast magazine) to create Pseudopod -- bringing you great original works of short horror fiction to your MP3 player of choice each and every week.   [Read more...]

Meme Therapy - Way smarter than us

There's a site I've been meaning to write about for some time now. Meme Therapy has just migrated to a much better web host, so now is the time.

Oops. Cat's out of the bag. I'm talking about Meme Therapy. You tune into us to hear us chat with science fiction and fantasy authors primarily. (Well, unless you're tuning in to listen to our lovely wives chat with young adult authors, that is.) And while we occasionally bring you some news and information from the world of scifi literature, we're primarily an interview show.

So what's a boy/girl/cymek to do when he/she/it needs deeper information, not only about the authors of sci-fi books, but actually from said authors of speculative fiction? Check out Meme Therapy. Great text interviews with authors, excellent discussion questions passed around to the brightest names in science fiction today, and exceptional commentary from the staff. I love this site. You should check it every day, or subscribe to their RSS feed. Now.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #230: Robert J. Sawyer (Hugo Nominee Series)

This week, Michael and Evo talk to Robert J. Sawyer about his novella "Identity Theft", an original novella that can be found in the SFBC anthology Down These Dark Spaceways, edited by Mike Resnick.   [Read more...]

Exchange your used books with BookMooch

BookMooch, the online community where you can exchange your used books for others, has moved from beta to full-release. Lots of features to help you get your list of books in the system quick and easy. I'd love it if one of you bibliophiles out there would give this a dry run and let us know what you think!   [Read more...]

More advice for authors

Seth Godin has a post featuring his short-list of advice for authors. While Seth is a non-fiction author, and his advice was aimed specifically other non-fiction authors, much of the advice holds true. He has some great advice on hiring your own editor, giving away copies, the value of blurbs vs. blog mentions and much more.   [Read more...]