Monthly Archives: May 2013

June Newsletter: Mur Lafferty, Walter Mosley, Merrie Haskell, Leigh Bardugo, Khaled Hosseini, Free RPG Day, George Takei, ConTemporal, and more

Vol 3. No 6. May 31, 2013: Whew. May was quite a busy month, with: visits from (among others) Mary Robinette Kowal (recap here and Warren Schultz’s video here) and John Scalzi (Calvin Powers posted a video of Scalzi’s reading … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part: Matthew Ross on The Secret of Ji

UNC/Duke professor Tyler Curtain has an avid interest in literary sf and fantasy translations, and introduced me to Duke ecology PhD student Matthew Ross, whose translation from the French of Pierre Grimbert’s bestselling and award-winning The Secret of Ji: Six … Continue reading

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The Shambling Guide to New York City Listen-a-Long: Chapters 3 and 4 (and release day coverage!)

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Animazement 2013: Day 1

I stopped by Day 1 of Animazement at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday early afternoon, and already the 3-day anime-centered convention was well underway. Even before I made it inside the Convention Center doors, Fayetteville Street was awash in … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Richard Dansky’s Vaporware; Animazement; and (this Wednesday) John Scalzi

Friday Quick Updates for Friday, May 24, 2013: Durham author Richard Dansky‘s new novel Vaporware is now out from JournalStone! Congrats, Rich. I’ve been re-posting a few of the blurbs and guest posts and interviews about the book over on … Continue reading

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Announcement: author Robert V.S. Redick joins the lineup for the Summer Speculative Fiction event

I’ve very excited to announce that we’ve added another author to the already amazing lineup for the 3rd annual Bull Spec Summer Speculative Fiction event. That author is Robert V.S. Redick, author of The Chathrand Voyage Quartet, recently completed with … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part: Tonia Brown on Gnomageddon

I met North Carolina author Tonia Brown at ConTemporal last summer, mostly by accident as she was on a panel with Cherie Priest and Phil and Kaja Foglio. But she was funny, she had a clear idea of how to … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Kevin by Paul Kupperberg (A Teen Family Reading Review)

Review of Kevin (from Archie Comics) by Paul Kupperberg (Grosset& Dunlap paper-over-board novel, April 18, 2013) Kevin Keller is the first openly gay kid at Riverdale High. He had a comic miniseries which was very successful, so he went to … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Visits the Doctor Who Experience Cardiff, Wales.

In honor of the finale of this season of Doctor Who, Your Humble Columnists present a review of our trip to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay. First of all, pay attention when you buy tickets because they offer … Continue reading

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Friday quick updates: Lucy Knisley, James Maxey, and IndieGogos, Kickstarters, and Shindigs, oh my!

Friday Quick Updates for May 17, 2013: Two events tomorrow (Saturday), the first for writers, at 10 am, as Hillsborough author James Maxey will be teaching a class at the Orange County Library in Hillsboroug from 10 til noon called … Continue reading

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