Remembering Anne McCaffrey

SFWA Grand Master Anne McCaffrey passed away on November 21 at the age of 85.

According to Locus Online, she suffered a massive stroke at her home in Ireland.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #456: DIY EBooks (We're Not Dead Yet!)

Mike M and Mike S jump back in the saddle, chatting about what they did on their extended summer vacations: Stackpole went to a few conventions (Gencon, Origins), and published his first digital original book, Perfectly Invisible, while Mennenga stretched his muscles as a TV show director with the new and improved Slice of SciFi TV.

Starting in January, follow along with the guys as they delve into some "best practices" for writers who want to self-publish and digitally distribute their own works, from preparation to production to marketing and sales.   [Read more...]

"World War Z" Reaches 1 Million Copy Milestone

Max Brooks' novel, WORLD WAR Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, published by Three Rivers Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, has now sold more than 1 million copies in print and digital formats combined.   [Read more...]

Book Tour: F. Paul Wilson

The Dark at the End is the finale we've all been eagerly anticipating, the last book in F. Paul Wilson's "Repairman Jack" series, and the dates for the first leg of his book tour have been posted   [Read more...]

Ace Acquires Graphic Novel Series from Charlaine Harris

Ace Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), announced today the acquisition of an all-new trilogy of graphic novels entitled Cemetery Girl by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris and dark fantasy writer Christopher Golden.   [Read more...]

Book Tour: Paul Salamoff

DISCORD hits shelves this week, and Paul will be appearing at various Los Angeles area comics stores for signings.   [Read more...]

Guest Review: "Dead Reckoning" by Charlaine Harris

I get a bit exhausted for Sookie. There are always someone or some things "out to get her." Throughout Book 11, there are constant threats from different sources, and Sookie is on high alert most of the novel. Sookie still struggles with being a good person, for her world is continually violent and evil visits her seemingly day in and day out. In Dead Reckoning, you don't see her grow much as a character, as she doesn't have time to do much of anything except try to stay alive.   [Read more...]

Remembering Martin H. Greenberg

Martin H. Greenberg, academic and prolific anthology editor, passed away this weekend after a long battle with cancer. His name became one of the main reasons for me to just pick up an anthology and check out the stories within, leaning heavily towards buying it if the theme was interesting to me. The first volumes […]

Google eBookstore Now Open to Affiliates

Website owners can now become Google eBooks affiliates by linking their sites to the Google eBookstore for any of the hundreds of thousands of titles available for sale, earning commissions for their referrals.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #455: M D Lachlan

Interview: This week, Mike and Mike chat with MD Lachlan about the first book in his new series from Pyr Books, Wolfsangel. What happens when you take a werewolf story and combine it with Norse mythology and legends? This series is one look at how that could have happened.

M.D. also talks about his background and experiences with gaming and his thoughts on magic and science, and the limitations of Hollywood magic.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #454: Bradley Beaulieu

Interview: This week, Mike and Mike chat with Brad Beaulieu about his new novel, The Winds of Khalakovo, an epic fantasy series from Night Shade Books in the same vein as George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire".   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #453: Ian Fydell

This week, Mike and Mike chat with Ian Fydell about the first book in his Exodus Trilogy, "Breathing Space". Ian talks about his trilogy, the message about environmentalism he wanted to get out there through his fiction, how his publisher, Legwork, helped him get the book together, and his massive marketing efforts.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #452: Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

Interview: This week, Mike and Mike chat with Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine about their new collaborative novel, Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, sort of a steampunk flavored adventure in the fashion of "The Avengers" or "The X-Files".

Tee and Pip talk about opening up their universe to other authors to create stories for, as well as their own collaborative writing and editing process working on this novel and the sequel.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #451: Listener Feedback

It's an all voicemail episode! Hopefully everyone who's had questions or comments will have them answered here.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #450: William F. Nolan

Interview: This week, Mike and Mike chat with legendary SF author William F. Nolan (Logan's Run) about his latest collection of novellas, Kincaid: A Paranormal Casebook. The stories are a blend of mystery and paranormal horror that are certain to entertain fans of both genres.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #449: Alex Bledsoe

Interview: This week, Mike and Mike chat with Alex Bledsoe about his new book, Dark Jenny from Tor Books. While it's the third book set in this universe featuring many of the same characters, it's not a "trilogy" by the standard sense of the word.

He talks about his roots in reading pulp mysteries, and how that influenced his decision to create a fantasy novel in that same style, where the characters are having new adventures, but where readers don't need to read all of the stories in order to be able to follow what's going on.   [Read more...]