Alien Invasions

We've talked outer space before, but in this episode, we are staying on earth and waiting for the aliens to come to us! These books range from action-packed thrillers to joke-filled road trip chronicles but all have one thing in common: extraterrestrials. Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read... Continue Reading →

Interview with Martha Wells

credit Igot Kraguljac Martha Wells has been an SF/F writer since her first fantasy novel was published in 1993, and her work includes The Books of the Raksura series, The Death of the Necromancer, the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, The Murderbot Diaries series, media tie-in fiction for Star Wars, Stargate: Atlantis, and Magic: the Gathering,... Continue Reading →

Interview with Roy Blomstrom

Roy Blomstrom, born in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, is the son of Finland-Swede parents who lived through the Finnish Civil War and came to Canada. His first novel, Silences: A Novel of the 1918 Finnish Civil War, was shortlisted for the Whistler Independent Book Award and the Northern Lit award. Roy has published... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – AI and Clones

Join Laura and Nicole as they highlight books with artificial intelligences and clones and share some favourites that they've read. Watch the video episodes on our YouTube channel or listen using your usual podcast app, and don't forget to subscribe! Wanderers by Chuck Wendig (book 1) A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host.... Continue Reading →

Interview with Karen Osborne

Karen Osborne is a writer, visual storyteller and violinist. She is the author of Architects of Memory and Engines of Oblivion from Tor Books. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Fireside, Escape Pod, Robot Dinosaurs, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She is a member of the DC/MD-based Homespun Ceilidh Band, emcees the Charm City Spec reading... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Westerns

You may have thought Westerns had ridden off into the sunset, so to speak, as a book genre. In fact, Westerns are still being written, but they are often remixed with other genres and tell stories about citizens of the wild west other than the same white male gunslinger. Watch the episode to hear Laura... Continue Reading →

Interview with Bob Mayer

Bob Mayer is the grandfather of two future leaders of the Resistance Against the Machines, a NY Times Bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret and the feeder of Cool Gus. He’s had over 75 books published and sold over 5 million, including the #1 series Time Patrol, The Green Berets, Area 51,... Continue Reading →

Interview with H. Leighton Dickson

H. Leighton Dickson grew up in the wilds of the Canadian Shield, where her neighbours were wolves, moose, perennial-eating deer and the occasional lynx. She pencilled for DC Comics while studying Zoology in the University of Guelph. Later, she went on to the Edinburgh Zoological Gardens in Scotland, where she was chased by lions, wrestled... Continue Reading →

Interview with Simon Rose

Simon Rose has written many books for young people, including The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Sphere of Septimus, and the Shadowzone series, as well as a large number of nonfiction titles. He has been nominated for the Silver Birch, Diamond Willow and Golden Eagle book awards. Born and raised in England, he lives in Calgary, Alberta.... Continue Reading →

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Totalitarian control. Censorship. Loss of Freedom. All of these things are as much of a concern in 2017 as they were decades ago. Since Trump entered office, Orwell’s 1984 has become a bestseller once again. There are growing concerns about government control, “Big Brother” and spying to name a few. However, while 1984 has been... Continue Reading →

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