Category Archives: Literature

The Writer’s Block: Friends of Mine

In honor of this week’s Sci-Fi Saturday Night, I want to tell you about my friends. Back in 2011, I was at a writer’s conference. My husband and I were walking along a short patch of beach when we ran into a stranger wearing a suit jacket and a big smile. (Also other clothes. He wasn’t […]

The Writer’s Block Presents: John Valeri

This month, author John Valeri gives us insight into pursuing that special someone, with hilarious results . . . The Woman of my Screams By John B. Valeri My wife and I have an agreement. Should the opportunity to get biblical with Neve Campbell arise, I’d get “a pass.” Admittedly, this is not very likely […]

The Writer’s Block: Ursula Wong on Strong Women

This month, author Ursula Wong reflects on strong women in science fiction, and how they’ve inspired her writing. I love strong women and write about them, so on a quest to meet more, I sought out Katniss from Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games, Nyx from God’s War by Kameron Hurley, and the brilliant Trillian from Douglas […]

The Writer’s Block: In Twain’s Shadow

I live in Connecticut. As you might imagine, we have to scramble to find things to brag about. We have two impressive casinos, the best women’s college basketball team in the nation, and a failed hockey team. It was in Bristol, CT, in 1989 that Milli Vanilli’s scam started to unravel. That about sums up […]

Secret Things by Stacey Longo

It’s a cool thing when a writer you think you know can surprise you. It’s a cooler thing when a writer who’s also a friend blindsides you with the sheer originality of their work. This is the case with Secret Things: 12 Tales to Terrify, a collection of short stories by my friend and terror […]

Enter to win Michael J. Sullivan’s new book on Goodreads

Author Michael J. Sullivan is a very talented writer and has been a good friend of SFSN. He has been on our show and we had an incredibly candid conversation about his process and his books. We got an email from him this week and I would like to share some of it with you. […]

A Quick H.P. Mallory Update

  A few weeks back we had HP on and had a wonderful time. We talked about enlisting social media to introduce the characters of her newest novel and the profiles are up! Here are Facebook links to: Lily Harper Bill Angel and Talis Black. And here is a Youtube preview. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C5lVJF4lDM]

Horror Fiction as a Möbius Strip – Crabapples

Rob Watts‘  series, The Crooked Roads Through Cedar Grove is an ongoing project of  combination novellas/albums by writer/composer Rob Watts. Each of the four titles is to be released in a limited edition of 250 signed and numbered volumes available until all 250 are sold out. At the conclusion of all four books the author is planning to […]

Ready Player One Review

What does the world’s greatest video game designer do when he amasses a large fortune, builds a technological legacy, and has no heirs to leave it to? Create a video game contest, of course! Ready Player One by Ernest Cline sets the standard in using geek nostalgia to write a fun and engaging story.

Ray Bradbury – The Last Grand Master

The great authors of science fiction are often grouped into categories and historical time frames. First came the Innovators:  Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. The next group are affectionately called the Grand Masters of Modern Science Fiction, a group that consists of four  amazing and talented men: Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac […]

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