As a fan of the Sevy books I am eagerly awaiting the third of the series which comes out 26th February 2013. I persuaded the author, Sarah-Jane Lehoux, to answer a few of my questions about Sevy, the books and what the future might hold. 1. While Sevy is a definitely flawed lead character she is also a strong female who doesn’t need or want to rely on others to survive. I get the feeling strong female characters are something you feel passionate about yes? [...]
Based very loosely on the the Danger Days universe from My Chemical Romance’s album of 2010 Ren has taken the idea and created a slew of exciting characters and engrossing storyline. Her unique style and creative imagination has given us a fresh and thought-provoking tale. Amber is a runner, orphaned, alone and trying to survive in the desolate sandlands created by the Rei Wars. Each day is a struggle to find food or precious water whilst evading the Zoids who hunt down renegades to take [...]
Every time I read about the fun people have at Starfury Conventions I get even more excited about my first con next year – Serenity Falls. This latest one was the third annual Vampire Ball with guests from Buffy, Angel and True Blood. It seems the guests are as up for fun as the attendees. Here is a write up from someone who went. If you’re ever around for a Starfury event I strongly suggest you try and attend.
I asked on Twitter for a writing prompt the other day and my good friend and great writer @SarahJaneLehoux responded with a first line. This is the beginnings of a story that somehow my brain won’t continue – yet. It was a dark and stormy night, except that it was daytime and sunny. Rolfe jumped from brightside to nightside and wondered at the strangeness of living on this new world where half the planet always faced the sun while the other half was in perpetual [...]
Lurking around Google+ a few weeks ago, I saw a plea for help from Uri Kurlianchik. He wanted voiceovers for a video to promote the fundraising for his RPG game. My daughter got involved and I thought you guys would like to see what Uri is planning. RATS! is a satiric role playing game chronicling the rats’ awakening and subsequent holy war against modern humanity, other animals, each othe,r and numerous inanimate objects as well. Players take on the role of intelligent rats who participate in [...]
I reviewed Hexcommunicated last week and was lucky enough to chat with Rafael after I had read his book. Hi Rafael, thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions. Q. Being a science fan, though not necessarily understanding much of it, I was interested in your ideas for human ‘enhancements’. Do you think we will ever do anything like that outside of literature and would you think it ethical to do so? A. Some of the inspiration for my novel’s Force Amplified Entity [...]
Heads up to all readers on the British side of the pond. Starfury Events have announced “Serenity Forever” convention September 13 – 15th 2013 in London. Allegedly first confirmed guest is Jewel Staite. I now have to save up as I am determined to attend this one – it’ll be my first convention. There’s nothing on the Starfury website as yet but there is a Facebook event. I tweeted about it and got confirmation that it is definitely on. I’ll update as I find out more.
I’ve been reading and reviewing outside of my “comfort-zone” lately and, with “Hexcommunicated”, I find myself yet again jealous of the wealth of different ideas out there that deserve recognition. Agent Tepes is a Hex agent, a Forced Amplified Entity in service to his country. Yet when he discovers a dangerous threat he finds himself on the wrong side of the law fighting to survive and save his country. Sounds a familiar plot, yet the characters and ideas make this something different. Hexcommunicated, the debut [...]