Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Hardest Part: M. David Blake on the 2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology

M. David Blake, whom I know simply as Marc, has the deepest memory for fandom and sf of just about anyone I can think of. He keeps up with novels, with short fiction, and even the fanzines. And! He’s currently … Continue reading

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Release Day Triple Feature: Ariel Djanikian, Tony Daniel, and PT McHugh

Three books by local authors make for a crowded release day today, with post-apocalyptic fiction, a Star Trek novel, and a YA time-travel historical fantasy book as well. And! Each author has at least one upcoming event to check out: … Continue reading

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March newsletter: Ariel Djanikian, David Drake, Nathan Kotecki, A.J. Hartley, Ursula Vernon, and more

Vol 3. No 3. February 25, 2013: Welcome a bit early to the March newsletter! I’m sneaking this one in ahead of the end of the month to make sure everybody gets a chance to hear about the Office of … Continue reading

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Friday quick updates: Feb 22, 2013

Hopefully some of you were among the excellent crowds at the Cory Doctorow and Brandon Sanderson events this past week. Speaking of crowds, there’s sure to be quite a few people taking in both the Nevermore Horror Film Festival this … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews The Queen is Dead by Kate Locke and Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card

Review of The Queen is Dead This is the second volume of Locke’s Immortal Empire series. The Spaceship reviewed the first volume, God Save the Queen, in our 2012 fantasy reads here: http://bullspec.com/2012/12/25/what-to-do-with-that-gift-card-part-1-fantasy-reads-for-2012/ . Xandra Vardan continues her adventures in … Continue reading

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Release day: Six Heirs (The Secret of Ji #1), translated by Matthew Ross

Well, we’ve had release day posts for quite a few books now, but this is still a first for Bull Spec. It’s not an author or artist or editor, but rather one of the translators whose local ties warrant the … Continue reading

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Video for Cory Doctorow’s talk at Flyleaf Books

Calvin Powers, as he’s done for some previous events, has posted a video from Cory Doctorow’s talk on privacy and technology and other topics at Flyleaf Books yesterday. While I certainly have more to say about the excellent, interesting, and … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Roadtrip to Shevacon in Roanoke, VA

Your Humble Reviewers took a roadtrip to Roanoke, Virginia the weekend of February 8-10 to attend Shevacon at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.  The hotel is a Doubletree hotel, which means you get chocolate chip cookies when you check … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Ever After by Kim Harrison (and also takes a look at Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh, NC)

Rachel has to help Trent and Quen keep their family together when enemies threaten in Kim Harrison’s latest Hollows novel. Rachel’s demon nature becomes both a help and a hindrance as she, Trent and Quen try to get everyone safely … Continue reading

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Friday quick updates: Cory Doctorow tomorrow at 2 pm, Brandon Sanderson on Wednesday night

With two of the biggest events of the year in the next five days, it’s a fun time to be a speculative fiction fan in the Triangle. You can still help spread the word, either by inviting friends via the … Continue reading

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