Cover to Cover #142: John Scalzi / Alma Alexander

The Secrets of Jin-Shei John Scalzi
Science fiction author and fellow blogger John Scalzi joins us to talk about his newest novel, Old Man's War. Paying homage to Starship Troopers, John's novel sends new recruits out to defend the Earth from attack: but these "kids" are all senior citizens! Does the prospect of a new youth hold less value if you might get killed quickly afterwards?

Alma Alexander
Alma Alexander joins us to talk about The Secrets of Jin-Shei, an historical fantasy tale which has been called many other things. It takes place in Imperial China and deals with a immortality, alchemy and a secret language passed down from woman to woman. Just as amazing as the book itself is the story of how it came to be!

Dragon Bites - Science fiction news

  • Superoldman?
  • Blade FOUR?
  • Wanna-be vampire winds up dead
  • Cage to star in latest PK Dick movie, Next
  • Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots on the big screen
  • Congress wants to you watch more commercials
  • Drawn Together gets second season greenlight
  • Squid also goes well with cocaine

Feed the Dragon
Keanu Reeves smokes pot. We knew it! We talk with his er... Doctor. Yeah. His private physician. Yep. We pulled major strings (and a few legs) to get this interview!