Transhumanism: Initial ...

Up until a few years ago I’d never heard of transhumanism, though I’d brushed against the idea repeatedly through speculative fiction. It made its way into my consciousness recently through novels like Nexus and Extinction, and over the last few years I’ve looked it up...

Finding David Trampier

I was 12 years old when I started 7th grade in Lincoln, Nebraska, and one of the first things I did was join the after school, fantasy book club: The Council of Elrond. It was through that group that I met Joel Stollar, my first dungeon master, and got into my first D&D group....

Attack on Titan: Season...

After I watched the first episode of Attack on Titan I wrote down my thoughts, noting that I’d come back after I finished what I now realize was season one. Bottom line? It was awesome – I’d put it right up there with Claymore as one of the best serialized anime shows...

Happy or Sad: Earning t...

Novels are made up of moments, strung together in waves that rise and fall, rushing towards an inevitable, hopefully surprising, conclusion. These moments are created by the author, consciously and unconsciously, as the novel is planned, drafted, and polished. The ending isn’t...

Talus and the Frozen Ki...

Author: Graham Edwards Publisher: Solaris Books Release date: March 26, 2014 (U.S., Canada), April 10, 2014 (U.K.) Whenever I take up a new book, these days, it’s with a little trepidation. I don’t have a lot of time, and I put down at least half of the books I start. That...

Man versus Nature: Five...

One of my earliest monster memories is of Godzilla, tearing up Tokyo, and my childhood is full of kaiju. Chief among the reasons for my fascination was the juxtaposition of on one hand raw power and primal destruction, and on the other terror and flight. Godzilla, and the monsters he...