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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…



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…



The Last Of The Mohicans – Jeff Carlson on Aliens, Spaceships and The Frozen Sky

by Jeff Carlson

Jeff Carlson is the author of Plague Year, Plague War (a finalist for the 2008 Philip K. Dick Award), and Plague Zone. To date, his work has been translated into fourteen languages. His short stories and nonfiction have appeared in a number of top venues such asAsimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Boys’ Life, Strange Horizons and the Fast Forward 2…



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…



10/16/2013

Review: Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

by Effie Seiberg

For the uninitiated: Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series is like a higher-stakes game of Ocean’s 11, but in a Venetian-style fantasy world. Like all good con stories, the reader is strung along, just trying to figure out how the thieves will manage their impossible plan. A nice bonus for the series is…



10/11/2013

Review: In Siege of Daylight by Gregory S. Close

by Christopher Kellen

In Siege of Daylight is the fantasy debut of author Gregory S. Close. This book is the epic-est of epic fantasy. Full stop. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a door-stopper like this one, and even longer since I’ve enjoyed one half as much. Some books work on…