A list inspired by 'Strange Weather' by Joe Hill
It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.
One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually four short horror novels (aka novellas) in one large container anthology, Hill’s stories are dedicedly reminiscent of his father’s—that is ...
Phasma by Delilah Dawson
On Sale: September 2017, ISBN-13: 9781524796310
“It’s easy to be a hero when your own survival is aligned with someone else’s, when your victory is a victory for your entire clan.”
When Star Wars: Episode VII arrived, the world greeted it with overwhelmingly positive reviews and emotions. The Force Awakens immediately won over my Star Wars fangirl heart, despite rationally understanding that the film was practically a play-for-play Episode IV rehash with predominantly new characters ...
Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter
On Sale: July 2017, ISBN-13: 9780062497840
(in Kantian philosophy) a thing as it is in itself, as distinct from a thing as it is knowable by the senses through phenomenal attributes.
Imagine it is the future. Not the distant future, mind you, but a close enough world in which large scale spaceship creation and launch is possible.
Imagine the discovery of a star. Not just any star, mind you, but one ...
While the crew cut wide beechwood fuses and hammered them into shells, Bernat quietly asked Josette, “Is this entirely safe?”
“May I remind you that you’re aboard an airship,” she said. “Nothing we do is entirely safe.”
He frowned. “I mean to say, where would we be if a stray spark set off one of these shells?”
She stared at him. “Technically speaking? We’d be in a lot of places. The surrounding woods and countryside, to ...
Originally created in 1953, the Hugo Awards are among the most prestigious and beloved accolades for science fiction, fantasy, and related genres. On August 11, 2017, the Hugo Awards Ceremony was held at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland. Boasting a crowd of sold-out day passes and an epic queue to get into the awards ceremony-proper, this was a tentpole year for the Hugos from an attendance perspective alone--but this year’s ceremony was important for so many more reasons.
In 2015 ...
"We've still applied the standard network reality casting percentages : fifty percent male, fifty percent female; sixty percent white, thirty percent ethnic, ten percent undetermined; balanced dispersal of ages from fourteen to eighteen; plus the four Golden Tokens: gay, foreigner, disabled, and orphan. As per usual, we'll be throwing all sorts of plot bombs and crazy situations at the poor bastards - with the new added twist of a live segment at the end of each episode."
What happens when ...
I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.
Until the very end.
Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly serving girl. What Tilla lacks in bloodline-legitimacy, however, she makes up with sass, smarts, and honor. She and Jax, her ...
Ten years. Ten years ago today since they saved Spiral City and disappeared. To most, they don’t seem real anymore. Like urban legends… ghost stories.
But they were real. I know because I was there.
Ten years have passed since they walked among the people of Spiral City: Abraham Slam, the original brawler and defender of justice; Golden Gail, the golden child, perpetually in a 9-year-old’s body and America’s crime-fighting sweetheart; Colonel Weird, space hero and reality-jumper. Madame Dragonfly ...