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[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat With Author Stina Leicht

Stina Leicht is a John W. Campbell Award nominee this year. Born in Saint Louis, she currently lives in Central Texas with her husband. Her short stories have appeared in the anthology Last Drink Birdhead edited by the Vandermeers, amongst other places. Her Urban Fantasy novel series, set in 1970s Ireland, is out from Night …

[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat With Author-Musician-Dancer Jennifer Pelland

Jennifer Pelland is probably best known for two Nebula-nominated short stories “Captive Girl” (2007) and “Ghosts of New York” (2010). “Captive Girl” also made the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards short list. Her stories have appeared in HelixSF, Abyss & Apex, Apex Online, Apex SF & Horror Digest, ASIM, and Electric Velocipede. Her debut science fiction novel, …

Starship Troopers Bites the Dust

I heard a report on NPR the other day that discussed the increase in brain trauma being experienced by vets in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Though no specific studies were cited, those discussing the issue were medical experts and they remarked that the nature of warfare on the ground had shifted the types of wounds most …

CONTENT IS KING

I’ve long ago lost track of how many times I’ve publicly identified myself as a “content provider.” Most of the time, this has been in regards to the rise of the e-book. How do I feel about this upstart new format that seemingly turns the very concept of the book and how it’s published on …