Tag Archive | science fiction

2nd Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale

2nd Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale

A curated list of authors then selected works and put them on sale, just for readers like you. If you’ve been waiting for the next fun read, or for a reason to Read Indie, this is that time. All the books are priced between $2.99 and $0.99, affordable ways to explore new worlds. You will […]

Welcome to Ask A Geek Anything, Issue 16

Welcome to Ask A Geek Anything, Issue 16   This Sweet Sixteen episode is brought to you by a glitch in the Universal Prognosticator’s predictive formula. We were trying for the most entertaining possible combination of topics… and got this instead.  Fortunately, we will answer anything that won’t crush grain elevators in Gainesville.   There are […]

Last Day for Voting

Last Day for Voting

#hugoawards It’s the final day to cast your ballot in the Hugo Awards. So make sure you’ve done so if you bought into it. This has been from the beginning about getting out the vote, and it promises to be a record-breaking year. Let’s get to it. Still confused about Sad Puppies? I direct you […]

Billions gave their lives for Seveneves

Billions gave their lives for Seveneves

Written by Richard Cartwright SF authors love to destroy the world. Neal Stephenson not only renders the surface of the earth uninhabitable, he breaks up the Moon to do it in his latest book Seveneves. Stephenson has a large cast of characters divided by 5000 years. The tale itself begins with the destruction of the […]

Eat This While you Read That: Mackey Chandler

Eat This While you Read That: Mackey Chandler

I’ve had the pleasure over the last couple of years of reading Mac Chandler’s two series, and watching him grow by leaps and bounds as an author. While April, his debut novel, was a very strong story with a terrific female lead who… well, I suggest you read it. It was rough but has been […]

The Lost Art of IDIC

The Lost Art of IDIC

A long time concept in Star Trek was the idea of mutual respect for other people. IDIC – Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations – exemplified this concept perfectly. It was an idea whose time had arrived, fresh in the turmoil of the raging ’60’s with racial unrest, political upsets and social offenses. And yet – […]

A Short Review for A Long Voyage

A Short Review for A Long Voyage

The Long Voyage of the Little Fleet (Family Law 2 by Mackey Chandler) is a fine story. Family Law set the stage; a non-traditional family with an exploring background. The Long Voyage takes it further (pun intended) by expanding on the actual GOAL of the characters. Gordon and Lee are believable characters doing believable tasks […]

Are free ebooks worth reading?

Mike Weatherford/Contributor Well, it depends on the ebook, and where it comes from. Most of the free ebooks being offered by Baen Books range from “good” to “AWESOME” – three stars or more up to five stars. They include books by John Ringo (A Hymn Before Battle, Emerald Sea, Gust Front, There Will Be Dragons), […]

Opera: To Infinity, and Beyond!

Opera: To Infinity, and Beyond!

Space and Opera seem to be an improbable pairing. Opera, a form of entertainment popularly known for being high-brow, and involving the ‘fat lady singing’ and the genre we refer to as space opera with the exploding spaceships and exotic galactic locales. So how did they come to meet, like chocolate and peanut butter? What […]

Salvaging Science Fiction

Hi. My name is Lloyd and I’ve got a secret. I write science fiction. Hardly surprising in a place named Otherwhere Gazette, no? But according to the whims of culture, I shouldn’t. Hell, according to the whims of culture, I should at worst have peaked in high school and still be living that dream. That […]