Finding the Way: Tales of Valdemar

The Heralds of Valdemar are an ancient order, drawn from all across the land, from all walks of life, and at all ages, these unusual individuals are Gifted with abilities beyond those of normal men and women. They are Mindspeakers, FarSeers, Empaths, ForeSeers, Firestarters, FarSpeakers, and more. Sought and Chosen by mysterious horse-like Companions, they are bonded for life to these telepathic, enigmatic creatures.   [Read more...]

Love and Rockets

edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes Space...the final frontier. Or is it? Many say there's no frontier more forbidding than a romantic relationship between a man and a woman. But what if one's a human, and the other's an alien? Here is an original collection of space opera stories where authors take love […]

Cover to Cover #430A: Nancy Kilpatrick

Interview: Mike and Mike talk with Nancy Kilpatrick, editor of the recent Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead anthology from EDGE SF.

Nancy talks about her long-running fascination with vampires, how they may evolve in future tales, and how the stories and this anthology came about.   [Read more...]

Trio of Sorcery

Mercedes Lackey presents three exciting short urban fantasy novels featuring three resourceful heroines and three different takes on the modern world and on magics both modern and ancient.   [Read more...]

Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files

Stories from The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher As Chicago's only professional wizard, Harry Dresden has had cases that have pitted him against insane necromancers, power-hungry faerie queens, enigmatic dark wizards, fallen angels -- pretty much a "who's who" of hell and beyond -- with the stakes in each case ranging from a lone human […]

Steampunk'd

edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg Science fiction is the literature of what if, and steampunk takes the what if along a particular time stream. What if steam power was combined with future tech in the Victorian era? How would that era change, and how would it change our present and future? From […]

Cover to Cover #421B: Theme and Variations

Interview: Mike and Mike chat with author Michelle M. Welch about her current audio project, Theme and Variations. Currently in the middle of Volume 2, the audio short story anthology consists of speculative fiction with a musical theme.

Michelle talks about how Theme and Variations came about, and the feedback from authors and fans alike, and the likelyhood of breaking this type of anthology out into other genres.   [Read more...]

Sympathy for the Devil

Stories of the Devil edited by Tim Pratt 35 stories, from classics to the cutting edge, exploring the many sides of Satan, Lucifer, the Lord of the Flies, the Father of Lies, the Prince of the Powers of the Air and Darkness, the First of the Fallen... and a Man of Wealth and Taste. Sit […]

Review: The Machineries of Joy: a Collection by Ray Bradbury

I don’t think I can recommend Ray Bradbury’s writings any more highly than Neil Gaiman does in his introduction to the latest printing of The Machineries of Joy, but I’ll try anyway. I’ve enjoyed Bradbury since I first clutched a used copy of The Illustrated Man at age 13, but I think I just fell in love with his prose all over again.   [Read more...]

Wings of Fire

edited by Jonathan Strahan and Marianne S. Jablon Dragons: Fearsome fire-breathing foes, scaled adversaries, legendary lizards, ancient hoarders of priceless treasures, serpentine sages with the ages' wisdom, and winged weapons of war... Wings of Fire brings you all these dragons, and more, seen clearly through the eyes of many of today's most popular authors, including […]

Cover to Cover #300A: John Joseph Adams

Interview: Mike M, Mike S and Summer talk with editor John Joseph Adams about Wastelands, the newest collection of post-apocalyptic fiction from Night Shade Books. John tells us about acquiring the stories (including one by Stephen King), putting the collection together, and what appeals to and attracts him to post-apocalyptic fiction.

Discussion ranges from the inspirations and influences of post-apocalyptic stories, to the extensive website that accompanies the book, and the joy of acquiring a Stephen King story.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #246: Peter S. Beagle

Interview: This week, we talk to Peter S. Beagle and Connor Cochran about his writing work and his writing process, as well as Connor's dedicated work in pursuing monies still owed Peter from old contracts not being honored by film companies, and Connor's work in getting many of Peter's wonderful but previously unpublished stories. Many of these new novellas and short stories are coming out in anthologies and individual publications all over.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #243: Paranormal Romance

This week, we present the last of a series of interviews conducted at World Fantasy Con 2006.

Summer sat down with Paula Guran, editor of Juno Books, and author Elizabeth Bear to talk about paranormal romance, and the wide variety of story themes and components that make up this undefinable but easily recognizable genre.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #236: Writers of the Future 2006

The 22nd Annual Writers of the Future Awards Ceremony was held on Aug 18, 2006 at the Balboa Park Air & Space Museum in San Diego, and Michael and Summer talk with the quarterly winners and the Grand Prize winner of the 2006 Writers of the Future contest   [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...]

Review: Platinum Pohl

I'd never read Pohl before dipping into Platinum Pohl, but now I find myself eager to expand my Pohl-ian horizons. This is Grand Master science fiction at its finest. Each one of the stories in here is a gem, a well-crafted little machine.   [Read more...]