Often with novels that lose the reader’s interest there seem to be filler chapters or sections that added way too much detail about a plot point or go through every rivet detailing a ship. I was surprised to find that there were no filler chapters and the characters were well thought out and described in just enough detail so as to see them in your mind’s eye
I am a sucker for a space opera, same as for a good Western. The argument can be made that those are two sides of the same coin, and I can go along with that, too. So when I find a fun space opera, be it television, film, or graphic novels, a story or group of characters that hook me, it’s easy to fall in love with them.
Fantasy and Horror author and editor Christopher Golden talks about Hark the Herald Angels Scream and the fun of curating holiday horror tales, and his early history with horror stories at Christmastime.
Fantasy author (and literary agent) Rena Rossner talks about her debut novel, Sisters of the Winter Wood, where the inspiration for it came from, and her desire to explore the Jewish folklore that’s integral to her heritage.
Horror author, baseball fan, heavy metal fan and media mogul Armand Rosamilia talks about his “Dying Days” series, and the newest entry in that series is “Dying Days: Family Ties”, a young adult focused survival adventure featured two differently-abled adolescent siblings.
Kenneth W. Cain considers himself more a dark fiction author rather than horror, because he chooses story elements from all genres, and that that flexibility helps him explore the darker sides of humanity.
This week, Hugo Award winning and Nebula Award nominated author Mary Robinette Kowal talks about her Lady Astronaut duology, which is itself a prequel to her Hugo winning short story “Lady Astronaut of Mars”.
Award-winning (and Hugo nominated) speculative fiction author Rebecca Roanhorse stops by to talk about her first novel, the acclaimed Trail of Lightning. We talk about the magic system she devised for the Diné world, how the types of abilities are tied to their clans, and how the manifestation and strength of those powers are tied to traumas.
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