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02/12/2014

Dead Weight Blog Tour: All Aboard

by M. Todd Gallowglas

“This is an amazing time to be a fan. At no other point in history has there been such a popular acceptance of geek and nerd culture coupled with the ability for independent artists to get their work out in front of the public…Without having to rely on corporate giants…



02/03/2014

Interview with J.A. Pitts

by Jennifer Brozek

Bravado’s House of Blues by J.A. Pitts is a wonderful read of speculative fiction of dark and light, triumph and failure. His short story collection is the type of book to keep around, to read one story at a time, and to savor each one to its fullest. These stories…



12/02/2013

The Science Fiction of Cyberpunk Has Become Science Fact

by Christopher Kellen

Two years ago, when I sat down to start writing on my first novel, THE CESTUS CONCERN, I had it in my head that I was going to be writing a futuristic cyberpunk novel loaded with science fiction. After all, the book was populated with high tech bionic men with…



04/25/2014

Chris Kellen’s #RoadToWorldCon2014: The Countdown

by Christopher Kellen

According to the countdown widget on my HTC One, 111 days remain before the start of WorldCon 2014/LonCon3. The picture above is the London ExCeL Centre, the venue for this upcoming gathering of authors, fans and media personalities from around the world. In 111 days, I will be there. I’ve…



03/24/2014

Jeff Carlson’s Adventures In Self-Publishing: What I’ve Learned So Far

by Jeff Carlson

Jeff Carlson is the author of Plague Year, Plague War (a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award), and Plague Zone. To date, his work has been translated into fifteen languages worldwide. His short stories and nonfiction have appeared in a number of top venues such as Asimov’s, Boys’ Life, Strange Horizons and the Fast Forward 2 anthology. His latest book,The…



02/24/2014

SINS OF THE FATHER Nominated for IndieReCon Best Indie Novel 2014

by Christopher Kellen

The Genre Underground is very pleased to announce that our own Christopher Kellen’s SINS OF THE FATHER (military science-fiction) has been nominated for the IndieReCon Best Indie Novel 2014 award! Voting is open from 2/24/2014 through 2/27/2014. Stop by the IRC-BIN 2014 site and check out the nominees and cast…



06/02/2014

Review: The Cabal of Thotash by J. Zachary Pike

by Christopher Kellen

Amazon US The Cabal of Thotash is an urban fantasy… Sort of. Let’s start at the beginning. A mysterious cult devoted to an evil Lovecraftian deity meets in an unventilated basement once a week, and everything is going well enough. Honoring the Contract, doing evil deeds, making sacrifices of innocents…



05/27/2014

Review: PRIEST by Matthew Colville

by Christopher Kellen

PRIEST is perhaps one of the more perplexing books I’ve read this year. Let’s start with the good, as I am oft wont to do. Contained within the covers of PRIEST is a compelling central narrative, structured around a priest and former “campaigner” (which appears to be this world’s word…



12/19/2013

Review: Magebane by Lee Arthur Chane

by Effie Seiberg

In Magebane, the debut novel from Lee Arthur Chane, a tiny magical kingdom is locked off from the rest of the world by a centuries-old impenetrable wall of magic. The mages and their people believe everything outside the barrier is pure wilderness, and for those living outside it, magic has…