H.P. Lovecraft’s THE CALL OF CTHULHU podcast

I recently joined a very special line-up to talk about one of the most influential speculative stories of all time — the story whose creepy, tentacley touch everyone has felt, even if they don’t know it. “When the stars were right, They could plunge from world to world through the sky; but when the stars were wrong,[…]

SFF Audio Podcast: Vulcan’s Hammer by Philip K Dick

My journey through all of Philip K Dick’s novels continues! We’ve reached the 1960s, and this time my trusty guides Jesse Willis (of the SFF Audio Podcast) and Paul Weimar led me into the strange and creepy world of Vulcan’s Hammer. This might not be one of PKD’s best or most famous novels, but it’s kinda special because it has so[…]

SFF Audio Episode: Philip K Dick’s EYE IN THE SKY

SFF Audio had me back on their podcast for another Philip K Dick episode with Jesse Willis and Paul Weimar. This time we talked about Eye in the Sky (1957), which is now one of my favorite PKDs… it’s got a religious world where religious beliefs are literal; a censorship world, where you can abolish anything[…]

Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, by Haruki Murakami

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami is one of the few audiobooks I’ve listened to where I didn’t keep getting distracted and have to skip back to re-listen to parts. The story unfolds slowly, but there’s something so hypnotizing about it… I couldn’t stop listening. Everything is interesting and meaningful,[…]

Review: Last God Standing, by Michael Boatman

–I received an ARC of this novel from Angry Robots in exchange for an honest review–  I’m fascinated by religions and love stand-up comedy as an art form, so right away the premise of Last God Standing captured my attention: God decides to give up his eternal life and power and live as a mortal stand-up comic.[…]

The Last Bad Job, by Colin Dodds

“For certain people and in certain times, self-control is a luxury, not a virtue. And I have never been rich enough to afford it consistently.” The Last Bad Job is a dark, weird apocalyptic trip with profanity, paranoia, and comedy–a beautiful elemental mix. The protagonist, who kinda oddly goes nameless for the whole book, is[…]

The Casquette Girls, by Alys Arden

SO EXCITED to see The Casquette Girls released to the world today! Written by Alys Arden, and edited by me. 🙂 The Casquette Girls is a paranormal YA mystery that weaves together the real mythologies of New Orleans into a  modern-day, post-hurricane setting. Alys Arden portrays New Orleans beautifully and writes with the kind of affectionate[…]

Review: Philip K. Dick, A Maze of Death

My review of Philip K. Dick’s A Maze of Death is up over at SFF Audio. This was one of those books that started off weird, got weirder, and ended weird, and got better the more I thought about it. It’s probably not the best title to start with if you are not already familiar[…]

Death and the Art of Talking

The storytellers are my people: the fiction-spinners, science-tellers, comedians, satirists and poets. I love anyone who can use the art of words to help me truly KNOW something about life, love and death. So I was bound to love Mortality by Christopher Hitchens — one of the most brilliant, honest and hypnotizing “talkers” I know of, writing[…]