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Book Review – THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison (Hugo Nominee)

Goblin Emperor

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (Goodreads Author) 4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 · rating details · 6,448 ratings · 1,476 reviews Book Description: A vividly imagined fantasy of court intrigue and dark magics in a steampunk-inflected world, by a brilliant young talent. The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life […]

Rough Magick: Kenny Soward, Bringing Gnomes Back to Fantasy

Rough Magick

Tim Ward: Congrats on your first solo authored series, Kenny. GnomeSaga with those sweet covers and the simple fact that it’s GNOMES makes me excited to read it, and that coming from someone who has been burned out on Epic Fantasy for years. Kenny Soward: Thanks, Tim. Indeed, I can see where folks could get […]

Why I want a sequel to NO RETURN by Zachary Jernigan

I recently reviewed NO RETURN, the debut novel from Zachary Jernigan. The short review for those on the fence is that Zachary has thrown down his gauntlet on this Fantasy, Space Opera mashup. His characterization was exceptional, and the combination of intriguing characters and a rich setting is why I’m championing for a sequel. If […]

Books Received 5/25/13

As a sign of appreciation to the authors and publishers who have shared their stories with me for free, I’d like to start posting covers and synopses to share with you until I’m able to get these books reviewed. (Thank you to My Bookish Ways for the Interview and Giveaway about Scare Me by Richard […]

Book Review: NO RETURN by Zachary Jernigan

No Return by Zachary Jernigan My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is my review fresh off of finishing today. A more polished review will appear on SF Signal sometime in the future. NO RETURN displays the kind of prose, worldbuilding and depth of characterization that place Zachary Jernigan securely within the top tier of Fantasy authors. […]

AudioTim 48: New Authors Fellowship April Writing Update

I’m mixing things up a little from my normal schedule on AudioTim. First, I’ve donated the last three panels from Chicon 7 to Adventures in SciFi Publishing. “Disaster Response in Science Fiction” will post shortly. I’m giving them more shows than those three, so I’m not sure when the next episode will hit this feed. […]

AudioTim 42: Chicon 7 Panel “Write What You Don’t Know”

My first panel recorded from World Science Fiction Convention #70, Chicon 7, is, “Write What You Don’t Know.” Stay connected for future podcasts on the AudioTim page, or subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher Radio. In two weeks, Tom King, author of A ONCE CROWDED SKY, will be my guest, and in four weeks, I’ll […]

Top 10 Reads of 2012

  There are a couple handfuls of good books I read in 2012 that deserve to be recognized, but here are my top ten. Judging the top three hurts my heart, because you could put them in any order and I’d be fine. It may be that their order is there based on order of […]