Have you listened to the Writers, After Dark sneak peek interview with Daniel Suarez?
If you’re a fan, here’s your chance to win a signed copy of Change Agent! [Read more…]
This story reminds me of a “Six Characters in Search of an Author” sort of telling, with a bit of Midsomer Murders by way of Machiavelli as interpreted by Rod Serling added in; meaning that if you enjoy intrigue and redemption along with your space opera, this is one book to add to your “must read” list for 2017. [Read more…]
For anyone even remotely interested in the early and recent history of the successful and failed space exploration missions launched from this tiny planet of ours, this newest book by Rod Pyle is a gem. [Read more…]
Having seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in theaters and been completely enchanted by what I thought was a return to the original Star Wars heart, I couldn’t wait to hear more story and character details, all of the things that couldn’t possibly fit into a movie.
That “more” is well worth the listen. [Read more…]
Any genre story that turns expectations on their ear is worth a closer look, and Blake Charlton’s Spellwright trilogy falls into that realm, with a unique magic system, and a protagonist who has to overcome a disability that specifically affects his ability to achieve using the magic system of his world.
Blake takes time to chat about the concluding story of his trilogy, Spellbreaker, and about another fantasy expectation he’s turned upside down: having each book in a series continue immediately after the preceding story. [Read more…]
It’s tough to have to try to classify movies these days; there are so many that cross genres, even more than two genres, to tell their stories. As someone who enjoys good stories, this is not a bad thing. But what do you do when so many “horror” movies start becoming available that really don’t seem like horror movies at all? [Read more…]
Good, bad or ugly, I will almost always check out a modern Western, even when I know I will be comparing it against a long history of powerful and iconic films that were made in a different time with a different type of vision, and I know that I am not typically forgiving when disappointed by overhyped newcomers who miss the mark.
Outlaws and Angels is a new Western, and to my delight, it has a lot going for it, including being a little hard to clearly classify (not that that’s a bad thing). Director JT Mollner also wrote the screenplay, and we had a chat about story-telling, pacing, and of course, Westerns. [Read more…]
WildClaw Theatre Company is proud to announce the submission window for our upcoming DEATHSCRIBE 2016, the NINTH Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays. Submissions will be accepted starting MAY 1st and will close JULY 31st. This festival is open to all, and there is no fee for submission. [Read more…]
Editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia is looking for previously unpublished horror short stories of up to 7500 words, reflective of the issue’s theme, written by writers of colour. She is looking for strong, distinctive voices, featuring a variety of settings and time periods. [Read more…]
Every now and then, a storyteller comes along and reinvents the ancient myths and its heroes along with everything you thought you could know about them. Jordanna Max Brodsky has managed to do that with her debut novel, first in what I hope will be more than a mere trilogy. [Read more…]
David Kirk’s writing in this series is captivating and mesmerizing. The descriptions of not only the landscapes but the people and their mannerisms are deft enough to pull you completely into the story; I felt almost as if I were watching a well-made historical documentary on television. [Read more…]
Slaughterhouse-Five is one of legendary author Kurt Vonnegut’s most popular novels. Academy Award-nominated actor James Franco brilliantly brings to life the story of Billy Pilgrim, who becomes “unstuck in time” after he is captured by German soldiers during World War II. [Read more…]
It’s difficult to think of an anthology of stories steeped in the mythos of the Elder Gods as being “cozy”, but that’s exactly what this felt like to me… a cozy collection of tales that both warm the heart and chill the spirit just a little bit. [Read more…]
So when a fantasy tale doesn’t work for me, I get distracted from the story by trying to figure out exactly what isn’t connecting with me; what is it about the story, or the characters or the setting or the world that just doesn’t feel right or fit together quite right. [Read more…]