Cover to Cover #177: Vera Nazarian / Jeremy Davies

Vera Nazarian talks to us this week about a host of books. One of which is, Dreams of the Compass Rose. Vera has written a lot of books. Tune in and hear about several of her favorites.

After that, Jeremy Davies tells us about his e-book Missing, Presumed Undead. If you are looking for a new e-book title to drop onto your reader, this just may be the one.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #176: Gregory Frost / Fiona Avery

First up this week is Gregory Frost and his book, Attack of the Jazz Giants. Gregory's book is a collection of short stories and he tells us how they came about. Even though it sounds like a tribute to music, the scifi is rich. Tune in and hear the details.

After that, Fiona Avery is back to tell us about The Crown Rose. (XM listeners, you have a chance to get a free book. Tune in!)   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #175: Wil McCarthy / Tom Piccirilli

First up this week is Wil McCarthy telling us about his book, To Crush The Moon. Wil's book tells us a story of how future man will shrink the moon so that it can hold an atmosphere. Sounds impossible, but Wil is a hard science kind of guy and assures us that the book's concepts are possible. Tune in and hear the details.

After that, Tom Piccirilli takes us down south for some good old-fasioned horror in November Mourns. (And you thought that the south was already scary.)   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #174: Brandon Sanderson / Steve Alten

First up this week is Brandon Sanderson talking about his book, Elantris. A richly written world, with a city filled with God-like inhabitants.

After that, Steve Alten takes us into the paranormal with The Loch, Yes, we are talking the Loch Ness Monster, and no, we are not taking over Art Bell's job.   [Read more...]

WesterCon 58

4 wonderful days in Calgary has left us with a new appreciation for Canada. We may even have to start being nicer to Canadians after this. (No, Really!)

We met some great people, and talked with some really great fans of Scifi/Fantasy. We came away from the experience amazed. Canadians love their scifi, and with any luck, we have gained a whole bunch of new listeners to our shows as well.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #173: Neal Asher / Jaime Lynn Blaschke

First up this week is Neal Asher talking about his book, Cowl. Great conversation about time travel and the future.

After that, Jayme Lynn Blaschke gives us a look at Voices of Vision, a book filled with interviews from some very big names in Scifi/Fantasy.   [Read more...]

WesterCon 58: Robert J. Sawyer and Edo van Belkom

We're in the land of the great white north having a grand time. (Mark A is with us, living the star-studded lifestyle. See? You should have come, too!)

Yesterday we recorded an panel where Robert J. Sawyer and Edo van Belkom were "asked anything" from the audience.

Enjoy!   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #172: Marc D. Giller / Paul Story

This week Joe joins us in the studio to talk with Marc D. Giller. Author of Hammerjack. Cyberpunk has made its way back on the scene in this book and we are very happy to see it. Find out what has everyone talking.

We then make a long distance Skype call to talk with Paul Story about his Podiobook Tom Corven. Paul talks to us from an internet cafe in split Croatia.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #171: Cory Doctorow / Steve Eley

This week we talk with Cory Doctorow about his new book, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, and his work with EFF. (The Electronic Frontier Foundation.)

After that we talk with Steve Eley of Escape Pod. This is a cool converstation that you won't want to miss.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #170: Catherynne M. Valente / Gary Wassner

This week everyone's in the studio to talk with Catherynne M. Valente about her latest book, The Labryinth, and her upcoming works, Yume No Hon: Book of Dreams and Oracles: A Pilgrimage. It's a lively conversation with a very talented writer.

After that, Evo takes off again, while Summer and Michael chat with Gary Wassner. Gary is writing GemQuest, a series whose first three books, The Twins, The Awakening, and The Shards, were released simulatneously earlier this year, and we learn all about this new fantasy epic in the making.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #169: Kevin J. Anderson / Gerard Readett

This week Evo pulls yet another disapearing act and leaves Michael, Summer & Joe in the studio to talk with Kevin J. Anderson about his new book, Scattered Suns. It's a great conversation with a very talented writer.

After that, Summer and Michael fire up Skype for an international call to Gerard Readett. Gerard's New book is called Roadworks, and deals with a futuristic world where traffic is taken over by computers. Of course the problem with that is computers crash, and things go boom.   [Read more...]

Dangerous Books

Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
(Disclaimer: We are not saying that we agree or disagree with these titles, and do not proclaim support of these books in any way.)
I just thought that I pass along the link.

HUMAN EVENTS asked a panel of 15 conservative scholars and public policy leaders to help us compile a list of the Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Each panelist nominated a number of titles and then voted on a ballot including all books nominated.

Be sure to check out the list under the top ten. (Very Interesting.)   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #168: Chris Roberson / Mur Lafferty

This week we talk with Chris Roberson his new book Here, There & Everywhere. A great conversation about his book and the source of his inspiration to write it.

Mur Lafferty (Geek Fu Action Grip) joins us on Cover 2 Cover to tell you about writing in the gaming world. (And how she got this dream job!)   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #167: Kelley Armstrong / K. L. Nappier

This week we talk with Kelley Armstrong about her new book Haunted. Kelley has a ton of fans, and this interview will not disappoint.

K. L. Nappier then steps up to tell us about her new e-book Full Wolf Moon. Kathy's book brings terror to a World War II Japanese internment camp. You don't want to miss this one.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #166: Ben Bova / Mark Jeffrey

This week we talk with Sci-fi legend Ben Bova about his books Powersat and Mercury. A great conversation with a man that has been writing great sci-fi for a long time.

We then talk with Mark Jeffery about his book The Pocket and the Pendant. Mark has been turning his work into a Podiobook and we get some insight on what it takes.   [Read more...]

How a Lightsaber Works!

This is a cool site telling you how a lightsaber works. It is technical and fun. You'll want to make sure that you follow the safety instructions.

"A lightsaber is not a toy! Keep it out of reach of children at all times. Lightsaber locks are required in most states.
There are two ends to any lightsaber -- one end has the belt ring, while the other end houses the blade arc tip and blade emitter. NEVER point the blade emitter of a lightsaber toward your own body. NEVER look down the "barrel" of a lightsaber, even if you are "sure" it is in safe mode. If you accidentally activate the lightsaber, serious injury could result."

Just a few more days till EP III!   [Read more...]