OmniJoy by Cerulean Submergence, a multipurpose Raspberry Pi powered robot controller and gamepad, funding on Kickstarter through Fri, February 2 2018 10:45 AM EST.
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7:00pm -- Raleigh's Quail Ridge Books hosts Lyndsay Ely for her new young adult novel Gunslinger Girl, "a thrilling dystopian Western starring a teenage sharpshooter to rival Annie Oakley."
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:00pm -- Chapel Hill's Flyleaf Books hosts John Darnielle for the paperback release of his latest novel Universal Harvester. "Life in a small town takes a dark turn when mysterious footage begins appearing on VHS cassettes at the local Video Hut."
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm -- Raleigh's Quail Ridge Books hosts John Kessel for his new novel Pride and Prometheus. "Pride and Prejudice meets Frankenstein in this NCSU English professor’s literary mash-up of the classics as Mary Bennet falls for Victor Frankenstein and befriends his monstrous creature."
- February Newsletter: Colson Whitehead, John Darnielle, John Kessel, the Playthrough Gaming Convention, and more
- The year in NC science fiction and fantasy, part 3 of 3: Beyond the Triangle
- The year in NC science fiction and fantasy, part 2 of 3: The Rest of What’s Best from the Triangle
- November newsletter: NC Comicon Bull City, Leigh Statham, Michele Tracy Berger and Nicole Givens Kurtz, Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower: The Opera, and more
- September newsletter: Scott Reintgen, Rebecca Gomez Farrell, Mur Lafferty, James Maxey, Natania Barron, Annalee Newitz, and more
Author Archives: angelablackwell
Review of The Prison in Antares: Dead Enders Book Two by Mike Resnick (Pyr, Dec 1, 2015) Nathan Pretorius hasn’t even healed completely from the previous mission before he and his team are sent off on a new one. The … Continue reading
Review of The Absconded Ambassador by Michael R. Underwood (Tor.com, February 23, 2016) This is the second episode of Genrenauts, the multiple-world-hopping adventures of Leah. This time she and her crewmates are off to sort out a breach in a … Continue reading
The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Recent Good Fantasy Reads: Vendetta, Blood Hunt, and Son of the Black Sword
Review of Vendetta: A Deadly Curiosities Novel by Gail Z Martin (Solaris, Dec 29, 2015) It’s the further adventures of Sorren, Cassidy and Teag from the Trifles and Folly Antique Shop which take us into some secrets of Sorren’s past … Continue reading
Review of The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle (Tor.com, February 16, 2016) This novella is a Cthulhu Mythos story set in 1920s New York. The New York depicted is from the viewpoint of a young black man named … Continue reading
Review of Lustlocked by Matt Wallace (Tor.com, January 26, 2016) This is the second Sin Du Jour novella (the follow-up to Envy of Angels), and continues the adventures of two intrepid chefs, Lena and Darren. Their lives are much stranger … Continue reading
Review of Patchwerk by David Tallerman (Tor.com, January 19, 2016) This is a science fiction adventure about a fight in a cargo hold between two scientists and the woman who has bounced her allegiance from one to the other. However, the … Continue reading
Review of The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster (Tor.com, January 12, 2016) The Tor novella program is starting out 2016 with a wonderful new story of a teenager who hasn’t quite gone through the trials to be an adult, and … Continue reading
Review of The Shootout Solution: Genrenauts Episode 1 by Michael R. Underwood (Tor.com, November 17, 2015) Leah Tang is trying to be a comedian, but her nerdy routine is unappreciated by just about everybody in the bar except a very … Continue reading
Review of Domnall and the Borrowed Child by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley (Tor.com November 10, 2015) This is a delightful Celtic fairy tale about what happens to the Sithein of Scottish fairies and their Cu Sith when humans have populated the … Continue reading
The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Rising Tide, Gold Throne in Shadow, Wake of Vultures and The Geomancer
Review of Rising Tide by Rajan Khanna (Pyr, October 6, 2015) This is the second volume of the steampunk-airships-with-zombies series which started with Falling Sky. It is the adventures of Ben Gold (one of the few Jewish steampunk characters Your … Continue reading