Seasonal scares

Seasonal scares

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS The holiday season comes with all kinds of traditions. From special desserts to the annual family bust-up. Whether you like a feel-good story at this time of year or something a little more spine-tingling,...
Grimdark with Anna Smith Spark

Grimdark with Anna Smith Spark

Sometimes the sheer number of sub-genres and niche areas within the SFF world can feel completely overwhelming. What do they all mean? Where does one thing become another? One of the most confusing – and most commonly talked about – sub-genres is Grimdark. Other than...
Five questions with Teresa Frohock

Five questions with Teresa Frohock

Teresa Frohock came to my attention under less than ideal circumstances. Last year, ebook piracy reared its ugly head, as genre authors highlighted just how much piracy hurt them. Teresa was one of the authors that spoke out. Her comments, along with Maggie...
Violence as climactic conflict

Violence as climactic conflict

All stories require conflict of some kind… but does it always need to be violent conflict? There is certainly a trend in fantasy, science fiction, and horror to find narratives driving towards a massive violent conclusion. These have become set-pieces, the very...
Five questions with Selena Chambers

Five questions with Selena Chambers

I am always in awe of authors who explore the darker sides of humanity in interesting ways. As such, I was very excited to talk to Selena Chambers about her work in weirding people out! What do you love most about speculative fiction? What drew you to writing in the...