Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dan Simmons talks Sherlock Holmes with the Arizona Republic

In preparation of his upcoming signing at The Poisoned Pen on March 25, I recently traded e-mails with multi-genre award winning author Dan Simmons about his new novel, The Fifth Heart. Set in the 1890s, the novel follows the famous … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling — Bards

Every Thursday, Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn leads a group of fellow bloggers on “Tough Travels”, a trip through the tropes that populate the fantasy and sci-fi world, using Diane Wynne Jones’ hilarious The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as a … Continue reading

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Dan Simmons talks politics in fiction

I recently interviewed award-winning author Dan Simmons for The Arizona Republic. You can read the lengthy interview, which focuses on his upcoming novel The Fifth Heart, on Sunday. But I also wanted to get his opinions on other hot-button issues I’ve … Continue reading

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Gorydamn! Pierce Brown returns to Phoenix Comicon

The few people who read this blog know that I love Pierce Brown’s “Red Rising” series. And if you’re new, just check here and here. Unfortunately, I missed him last year at Phoenix Comicon, when he was just an up-and-coming … Continue reading

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Fantasy that is more than Farm Boys: A Chat with Elizabeth Bear

One of my highlights from the Tucson Festival of Books was the time I spent chatting with Elizabeth Bear. The Hugo-winning author of one of my favorite books of the year, Karen Memory, was gracious and talkative. She also introduced … Continue reading

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