I was so pleased to appear on an episode of Alan & Jeremy vs. Science Fiction with the awesome World Fantasy award-winner and multiple-award nominee Cat Rambo! Alan & Jeremy select a story, usually a classic in the field or something generating a lot of current buzz, and they invite a sci-fi author to read […]Read more "Alan & Jeremy vs. Science Fiction: CL Moore’s “Shambleau” with Cat Rambo & Diane Morrison"
The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club and the SF Masterworks Reading List. This classic science fiction novel by H.G. Wells has not seemed to have aged well. Of course we have been to the moon, and found no […]Read more "Book Review: The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells"
G. Scott Huggins, one of the contributing authors to the upcoming Gunsmoke & Dragonfire anthology, has been working on a blog project that I can’t help but love! Check out William Shakespeare’s Dune, which, as Scott puts it, is”an effort to meld two of my great loves from my youth: the Bard of Avon and […]Read more "William Shakespeare’s Dune by G. Scott Huggins"
Now Wait for Last Year by Philip K. Dick My rating: 1 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. SPOILER WARNING. OH MY EFFING GOD, are people reading the same book I read?! 5 stars, 4 stars, much of these from people whose opinions I respect. But – really? To me, […]Read more "Book Review: Now Wait for Last Year by Philip K. Dick"
By Andrew Liptak Here’s a perfect story for Halloween: Shambleau. Written by one of my favorite science fiction authors, C.L. Moore, you can now listen to the story as read by the author in a recently discovered recording. Shambleau was Moore’s first short story, written on her breaks while she worked at a bank. The editors […]Read more "Shambleau by C.L. Moore, Read by the Author"
Nova by Samuel R. Delany My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for The Second Best Challenge, the LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge, and the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. This book was nominated for the 1969 Hugo Award. I think I really like New Wave sci-fi. This book was an excellent retelling of Moby […]Read more "Book Review: Nova by Samuel R. Delany"
Pavane by Keith Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. Who’s this Keith Roberts guy? I wondered. I had never heard of him. But lots of people I had heard of had, because they all did blurbs for this edition of this book: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, […]Read more "Book Review: Pavane by Keith Roberts"