Monthly Archives: March 2013

Announcement: The third annual Bull Spec summer speculative fiction event!

March 29, 2013, DURHAM, NC — Bull Spec is delighted to announce its third annual summer speculative fiction event, to be held Saturday August 3, 2013 at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC from 7 to 9 pm. … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Ursula Vernon tonight! Then: ConTemporal at UNC-TV, Jeaniene Frost, and Richard Case

Before I get to the imminently forthcoming events, I have to take a quick moment to thank Jaym Gates again for putting the April 23 World Book Night / NC Speculative Fiction Night / Bull Spec Launch Party extravaganza together. It’s … Continue reading

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Announcement: World Book Night / NC Speculative Fiction Night / Bull Spec #8 Launch Party!

North Carolina Speculative Fiction Night Presented by Bull Spec Magazine Hosted by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn and Jaym Gates Celebrating World Book Night, North Carolina Authors, and Bull Spec Magazine Atomic Empire, 7pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3400 Westgate Drive, Suite 14B … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Middle Grades Family Reading Edition: Review of Mirage by Jenn Reese

Review of Mirage by Jenn Reese (Candlewick Press, March 5, 2013). Mirage is the second volume of the Above World middle grades science fiction series by Jenn Reese. Most middle grades books in the science fiction and fantasy area are fantasy; … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews The Golden Age of Death by Amber Benson

Review of The Golden Age of Death by Amber Benson (Ace Feb 26, 2013) This is the fifth volume of Amber Benson’s stories about Calliope Reaper-Jones (Callie), the daughter of the Grim Reaper. The Reaper himself is deceased, making Callie the … Continue reading

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Friday quick updates: Big event announcements, The Court of Air, book groups, ConTemporal visits UNC-TV, and more

First, two major event announcements, in brief as we’re still working on the full write-ups for both. But, since beans are spilling left and right: Tuesday, April 23, 7 to 9 pm: Durham’s Atomic Empire (formerly Sci-Fi Genre Comics & … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Teen Family Reading Edition: Review of The Cadet of Tildor

Review of The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell The Cadet of Tildor is a new Penguin teen fantasy book which came out January 10, 2013. This is a teen coming-of-age tale featuring a female military academy cadet named Renee de … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Kotecki/McHugh at Quail Ridge, new James Maxey audiobook, a new monthly sf reading group, and ConTemporal visits UNC-TV

Well, another Friday has come around, and while there’s “only” one event on my calendar this weekend (Nathan Kotecki and PT McHugh at Quail Ridge Books on Saturday at 3 pm) there’s some other things to report as well: James … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Release Day Edition Review of Shadow of Freedom and A Few Good Men

Review of David Weber’s Shadow of Freedom This is the newest Honor Harrington book, but since this volume depicts events which are occurring simultaneously with those in A Rising Thunder (the previous volume), Honor herself is not present. The story … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Ariel Djanikian, David Drake, Unpublished Games, StellarCon, …

Even if you’re not heading over to StellarCon today (or Saturday, or Sunday) there’s enough to do in the Triangle this weekend to make a mini-con of it without straying too far from US-15/501. Meanwhile! Mur Lafferty’s superhero novel Playing … Continue reading

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