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Carrie Fisher to be Honored Over Pizza

The NYC Star Wars Fan Club has organized a tribute to Carrie Fisher tomorrow at Champion Pizza in Manhattan. All fans dressed in Stars Wars attire will get free pizza. Fisher, who played the iconic role of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as last year’s The Force Awakens, died at […]

Fall genre pilots hoping to get picked up

According to The Wrap, the following genre pilots are in the pipeline for fall. ABC Beauty and the Beast starring Chris Egan (Resident Evil: Extinction) – a retelling of the classic fairytale Gotham – A female cop discovers magic in New York City As yet untitled drama from Roland Emmerich (ID4) and Harold Kloser starring […]

How To Date Zombies – A Valentine’s Day Special Post

If all the men in the world turned into zombies, how would a girl go about improving her love life? Heck, what would she do on Valentines Day!? Well, Hattie Cross, the protagonist of Lynn Messina’s new book within a book, The Girl’s Guide to Dating Zombies, has an answer: date zombies! Now, I don’t […]

Podcast Episode 68: The Business of SF

This week I chat with Jean Marie Ward, a writer and author of both science fiction/fantasy and nonfiction. During our conversation we cover the difference between the two, first drafts, developmental editing, e-publishing, book reviewing, and more. Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) Amazon.com Widgets   Mentioned in this Episode: […]

Podcast Episode 67: Hobbit Tales

This year, The Hobbit celebrates its 75th anniversary of publication and, the new live film adaptation of the book, directed by Peter Jackson, is due at at year’s end. In August, Loughborough University will host The Return of the Ring, the Tolkien Society’s celebration of all things Tolkien, and there will be other Tolkien related […]

Podcast Episode 66: New Adventures for Denver SF Writers

This week I chat with Karen Morrissey and Sourdough Jackson, SF writers and fans from the Denver, Colo., area. Topics covered include their writers’ group and its new publishing imprint, Thursday Night Press, alternate history, Robert A. Heinlein, their books, editing and editors, Frederik Pohl, John W. Campbell, first novels, and more. NOTE: The volume […]

Podcast Episode 65: Horror, Humor and the Love of Slime

This week I chat with horror writer Mark McLaughlin about the re-release of Monster Behind the Wheel, Partners in Slime (an anthology he did with Mike McCarty and a couple of Scream Queens), the appeal of “slime” in his titles, horror and humor, killer plants, bringing the dead back to life, failed TV shows, B […]

Podcast Episode 64: Paranormal Prediction

This week I chat with paranormal consultant Fiona Broome about what the heck that term means, as well as predicting paranormal activity; whether ley lines cause paranormal activity or the other way around; theories behind paranormal occurrences; the relationship of UFOs, Big Foot and ghosts; the connection between serial killers and the paranormal; and more. […]

Podcast Episode 63: Using Fear in Fiction

This week I chat with award-winning author Andrew Pyper about his work, translating novels into scripts or other forms of media, the use of fear in fiction, the differences between literary and genre fiction, developing an idea into a novel, the differences between Canadian and other English speaking readers, and more. Podcast Powered By Podbean […]