Category Books

Cover Reveal: THE VOID by Timothy S. Johnston

The Void by Timothy S. Johnston (Carina Press, 30 March 2015)   A Tanner Sequence Novel   Transporting a serial killer might seem like a simple job for Homicide Investigator Kyle Tanner.  But when his ship breaks down in interstellar space and another murderer starts carving a path through the people around him, Tanner realizes that […]

It’s Murder … in Space. THE FREEZER by Timothy S. Johnston

Why Set a Murder Mystery on Europa?  or … What Really is the Most Dangerous Life-Form in the Solar System? In The Furnace, my claustrophobic murder mystery that took place at a power-generating station in close orbit around the sun, I forced protagonist Kyle Tanner into a brutal situation, basically a descent into hell. Trapped […]

“Odd Thomas” is “Ghost Whisperer” for men?

Odd Thomas is a 2013 film released on DVD earlier this year and based on a series of supernatural thrillers by New York Times best selling author Dean Koontz. I watched it the other day on Netflix because, in the trailers, it bore some resemblance to John Dies at the End, a 2012 film adaptation […]

Redefining sexy with dwarves, demons and aliens

I’ve loved science fiction and fantasy my whole life. I saw the first STAR WARS in the 70s, played with the original Battlestar Galactica toys, wrote a fan letter to “Buck Rogers” Gil Gerard, and never missed a TWILIGHT ZONE or STAR TREK rerun. Some of my favorite movies were THE TIME MACHINE (1960), TIME […]

Coming Soon – Voodoo ‘n’ Vice

This is me again, being horribly remiss. Unfortunately, I’ve had a number of personal issues that have demanded my attention and I’ve fallen down all over the place. I’ve missed blog posts & deadlines. I’ve never done much on social media, but now it’s even worse. As much as I wish I were over the […]

Dangerous Rendezvous

Interactive Stories: Past, Present, and Future

Greetings! Heather Massey here. I run a sci-fi romance blog called The Galaxy Express. I’m also an author of the genre. Having sold a science fiction romance to SilkWords, I’m here as an ambassador to discuss the topic of interactive stories. Where did they come from, where are they now, and where will they be […]

Science fiction romance

Let the Adventure Begin: Release Day Contest for AT STAR’S END

The most famous treasure hunter of all time is of course, Indiana Jones. He’s raced across our screens in pursuit of treasure (and to save the day!) with his fedora, bullwhip and fear of snakes. I read a super fun fact about Raiders of the Lost Ark the other day: that R2D2 and C3PO appear […]

Claustrophobic SF and its intensity

Recently I read Almost Real, a wonderful erotic science fiction romance by Charlotte Stein. When I finished, I knew I’d enjoyed it, but I was also struck by the intensity of the story in a way that made me think of how much I do enjoy “claustrophobic” science fiction. In this case, two highly trained […]

Science fiction romance

AT STAR’S END: Exclusive Excerpts

The countdown is on to the release of AT STAR’S END on March 31st! Today I’m excited to share the very first excerpts from the thrill ride of a space adventure. First lines: Dr. Eos Rai gripped the edge of her seat and gritted her teeth. The pilot of her hired minishuttle executed a dizzying […]

Dirk Gently and the short, quirky science fiction show that didn’t suck

I heard the words, “the fundamental interconnectedness of all things,” while hunched over my laptop at the dining table. I couldn’t see the TV but I could see my husband. “Is that Dirk Gently?” I asked. Voice infused with incredulity, he said, “How did you know? It’s only the first minute of the show.” He […]