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Abaddon’s Gate Reviews

by Ty Franck

Publishers Weekly has the first big review of Abaddon’s Gate.  Seems like they liked it. Daniel and I keep trying to do something new with each book in the series, and the hope is that this will keep the books from quickly growing stale.  But the fear is that by not doing the same thing you did last time, you can disappoint the fans of the earlier books.  We definitely went a new direction with at least some of what […]

Paying Tribute: Starship Troopers

by Ty Franck

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while.  Write a series of book reviews of the books that had the most direct influence on my writing, and on The Expanse series in particular.  Hopefully, this is just the first. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein: Starship Troopers moved onto my nightstand a couple of days ago.  I always have a nightstand book, and it tends to be something I’ve read before.  I’ll read a few pages while my wife does […]

Howl (not quite a movie review)

by Ty Franck

My wife and I recently watched ‘Howl’, the 2010 release starring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg.  We both enjoyed the movie, though in a post “So I married an Axe Murderer” world Ginsberg’s stilted beat style poetry readings can seem a little campy.  Blame Mike Meyers for that. But the court case at the center of the film got my wife and I talking about how quickly the concept of ‘obscenity’ has changed.  The publisher of Howl had to go […]

Hollywood Moguls Take Note!

by Ty Franck

io9 doesn’t hate it.

Horror as cultural window

by Ty Franck

As it relates to his recent post on Urban Fantasy, Daniel has asked me to talk a bit about straight horror.  Now Daniel has read a fair bit of horror, and has written Flat Diane, one of the better horror short stories of the last decade or so and a Horror Guild Award winner.  But he’s less into horror films, and that’s where my expertise lies.  And, by expertise, I mean watching all of them and obsessing over the tiny […]

Roland’s Codex: Leviathan Wept and Other Stories – Daniel Abraham

by Daniel Abraham

Behold, a new long-form review of Leviathan Wept.  Pretty much everyone who talks about this collection seems to have different favorites (and disappointments).  I think it’s a good sign, right? Roland’s Codex: Leviathan Wept and Other Stories – Daniel Abraham.