Book Review: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, edited by Charles Yu

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I picked this up for “market research,” really. What sorts of stories are considered to be “the best” for audiences over the past couple of years? This is a really excellent collection from some of the best […]

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Where I’ll Be This Summer

Howdy friends! I’m looking ahead to the summer event season. I’ll be out and about in Western Canada. Here’s the events I’m looking at. If it’s italicized, that means I’ve been confirmed by the organizers and I will for sure be there. June 8th & 9th: The Penti-Con (Penticton, BC) – I’ll be presenting a […]

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Gunsmoke & Dragonfire!

From the drought-plagued plains of Mars, to a post-apocalyptic Canada, to the familiar American West and Mexico, to other dimensions and other worlds weird and wonderful, an international cast of bestselling, award-winning, established, and emerging authors brings you 25 strange western tales: Robert Lee Beers – A hardboiled P.I. and his partner must find their […]

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The Authors’ Guild Objects to Morals Clauses – Here’s Why

The Authors Guild objects to publishers’ new and increasing use of so-called “morals clauses.” These contract provisions allow publishers to terminate a book contract, and in many cases even require the author to repay portions of the advance already received, if the author is accused of immoral, illegal, or publicly condemned behavior. Publishers insist they […]

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