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Audiobook Review – THE BEAM: SEASON 2 by Platt and Truant (Narr. R.C. Bray and cast)


The Beam Season 1 (Review) left me with multiple reasons to be excited for Season 2, and a couple lingering worries. I was mostly excited to see the story continue to explore the development of the Beam technology. The best thing Platt and Truant are doing in this series is showing a plausible future affected […]

Audiobook Review: THE BEAM (Season One) by Platt and Truant (Podium Publishing)

The Beam

The Beam: The First Season by Platt and Truant – Narrated by Podium Publishing The Beam’s greatest quality is in showing us how nanotechnology and an Internet 2.0 could shape the future, eighty years from now. You can tell they put a lot of thought into new technologies, how they would be used, and how […]

Researching to Write the Impossible

In the celebratory 200th episode of the Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast, Shaun played an old  intro sound bite from their Chris Roberson interview, “You should never start a creative endeavor that you’re not a little worried might be impossible” (AISFP 75 – Chris Roberson). He commented about how people would rip on that jazz […]

AudioTim 41: Ramez Naam, author of SF Thriller, NEXUS

It’s good to be back. Two qualifications for guests in Season Two of audioTim: I enjoy their book and am excited about the conversation. Both were true of Ramez Naam and his debut fiction novel, Nexus, to be released December 18th from Angry Robot Books. I’m editing my Science Fiction novel, and loved Ramez’s book […]

Book Review: Chimera by T.C. McCarthy

Chimera by T.C. McCarthy My rating: 4 of 5 stars I finished this book a few months ago, but have been sitting on this review because I have such mixed feelings about it. I settled on 4 stars because it is written just as well as the other books in the series, but where this […]

Book Review: Nexus by Ramez Naam

Nexus by Ramez Naam (AudioTim 41: Ramez Interview) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Nexus is the most in depth I’ve read about how to utilize nanotechnology in linking minds. As an author who is exploring this futuristic technology in my own stories, it was a tremendous discovery to find someone so learned in this […]

AudioTim 29: Justin Macumber and his publisher, David Wood, discuss HAYWIRE

Justin Macumber, the host of one of my favorite writing podcasts, the Dead Robots’ Society, comes on to discuss his debut novel, Haywire, along with his publisher, David Wood, from Gryphonwood Press. Justin is a modest guy, so it was good to have his publisher on to brag a little on this wonderful new addition […]

Book Review: Justin Macumber’s HAYWIRE

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Justin’s debut book is as exciting as it is emotionally satisfying. I only needed to read one page from Justin’s sample off his website to see this was a book I had to read.  The action mixes well with emotional attachment to the characters and his SciFi tropes are […]