Phoenix in the Ashes by Joan D. Vinge My rating: 3 of 5 stars I admit, I picked up this book because I heard there was a Cat / Alien Blood story in it that I had not read. Cat is one of my favourite characters, a love from my youth. I first encountered Cat […]Read more "Book Review: Phoenix in the Ashes by Joan D. Vinge"
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. “What a lovely book!” I said to my partner with a delighted sigh as I closed the cover, after having done nothing all day but glue my eyes to these pages, and […]Read more "Book Review: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin"
I’m celebrating my Patreon anniversary by making limited-edition Gunsmoke & Dragonfire postcards available to my Patrons during the month of August! These postcards were previously only available to G&D Kickstarter Backers as a reward package! They feature original art by Aaron Siddall our cover illustrator, and three of our authors. Each one is tied to […]Read more "Limited Edition Postcards! Join My Patreon AUGUST ONLY!"
Delighted to report that it looks like I and about 120 other LGBTQ2+ science fiction authors get to add “#1 Amazon Bestseller” to our bragging rights! “Migration: Queer Sci-Fi 6th Annual Flash Fiction Contest” made number 1 in LGBT Science Fiction on its release day, July 24! My story, “A Weight off Their Shoulders,” is […]Read more "Migration: Queer Sci-Fi – #1 Amazon Bestseller!"
The Withered King by Ricardo Victoria My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like Final Fantasy meets Dungeons & Dragons! An action-packed sci-fantasy adventure that fans of the genre will love! Victoria delivers a lively story that feels like a video game, with plenty of heart and humour along the way. The characters are interesting, the […]Read more "Book Review: The Withered King by Ricardo Victoria"
The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. This is one of the great classics of science fiction by one of the Triumvirate (the others, of course, being Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein.) In a city in the far […]Read more "Book Review: The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke"
By Brendon Specktor When the universe’s largest stars run out of fuel and die, they explode in technicolor tsunamis of gas and dust that can stretch on into space for dozens of light-years. To see the full array of cosmic colors left behind by a star gone supernova, you generally need some pretty sophisticated telescopes […]Read more "Soar Through the Heart of a Neutron Star"