Cover to Cover #447: Justin Gustainis

Those Who Fight MonstersNews: The guys talk about the argument going on where publishers are pushing to "limit" on the number of times an ebook can be borrowed from a library and read, as well as restricting the regional coverage as to where a person can borrow an ebook from.

Talk also covers Random House's recent agreement to the agency model, and the attraction of ease of use as compared to the extra work involved with trying to obtain a product under the table.

Interview: This week, Justin Gustainis joins Mike and Mike to discuss his new projects, including the recently released Those Who Fight Monsters, an occult detectives anthology he edited for EDGE SF. Justin talks about why he put together this anthology, who he had contacted to contribute, what he expected and what he didn't expect during the creation of this book.

He also talks about the long-delayed third book in his Quincey Morris series, Sympathy for the Devil, and working with a publisher that was in the process of being sold, and what he might have to do with a book under contract to a house that might no longer exist.

Fortunately, the Solaris sale proceeded and the book will be released in July, along with Hard Spell, which is the first book in a new series from Angry Robot Books.

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  1. You might be interested in this Spark Interview over at CBC "...thinking about science fiction and how many of its predictions have become reality. We got in touch with Eric Rabkin, a professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His specialty is science fiction, but Eric’s definition of a prediction is pretty strict. He says a fictitious passage should lay out how a technology would work in order to qualify. According to that criteria, there is only one prediction that has manifested. But Eric says we want to believe that science fiction has foreseen many things, because we derive comfort from the idea that in a rapidly changing world, there is some order and predictability." I enjoyed it.