I first learned about author Rebecca Roanhorse while I was vending at WorldCon 76 last year. (She won the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer.) I didn’t get a chance to meet her (though GRRM wandered by the table a few times); however, I did make a point to add her book to my Christmas list and was not disappointed.
In my ever-expanding quest to increase my knowledge of American history, I was intrigued when the graphic novel, The Life of Frederick Douglass, became available for review. Frederick Douglass is an iconic and almost mythological figure in our history and one whose personal life and story I knew very little of. Fortunately for us, Damon Walker has written an engrossing and informative biography which includes original photographs of Mr. Douglass as part of the bonus material.
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve never read Michael Moorcock’s books. I’ve read almost every other fantasy writer, but, for some reason, I never got around to him. As I bow my head in shame, I can say that I finally know what has fascinated readers about the sword, Stormbringer, and the White Wolf (a.k.a. Elric of Melniboné). Like all heroes (or anti-heroes), they carry a burden far greater than any of us could bear.
The following is an interview with author Shelley Adina (a.k.a. Adina Senft), known for her work on the Magnificent Devices Series and the upcoming novel, Selwyn Place. In this interview, Fanbase Press Contributor Madeleine Holly-Rosing chats with Adina about the inspiration behind her novels, her creative process and approach to writing, and more!
The following is an interview with Hugo Award-winning author Harry Turtledove, known for his work on Down in the Bottomlands, How Few Remain, and The Gladiator. In this interview, Fanbase Press Contributor Madeleine Holly-Rosing chats with Turtledove about the inspiration behind his novels, his creative process and approach to writing, and more!
I’ve been a Jack Campbell (a pseudonym for John Hemry) fan for quite a while. I discovered his Lost Fleet military space-faring novels while perusing Amazon, and I read through them as fast as I could get them. My husband got hooked, as well, as Campbell is one of the few military sci-fi writers who depict space battles accurately - meaning that space is a big place, and it takes a long time for messages and images to arrive, as well as using the three dimensions of space in battle strategy. What I like best about him is that he is living proof that a solid professional writer can get better – a lot better. You can see the improvement in The Lost Stars and The Genesis Fleet series.
Gothic imagery and Lovecraftian nightmares are at the heart of the graphic novel, Hopeless, Maine. It is a story about isolation and loss, magic and demons, and how the two are inexorably intertwined. Originally a webcomic, Hopeless, Maine is now available in print.
One of humanity's greatest challenges is dealing with time. We want to keep it, save it, and turn it back. But, what if we actually could? What if we had the technology that allowed us to manipulate our destinies? Would you do it or just let it ride?
The following is an interview with author Arthur Slade (Dust, Flickers, Mission Clockwork). In this interview, Fanbase Press Contributor Madeleine Holly-Rosing chats with Slade about the writing for middle grade and YA fiction, his creative process, the upcoming projects that he has in the works, and more!
What happens if you’re a soldier who has fought a war millions of light years from Earth and you want to go home? You find out firsthand that the theory of relativity has changed from a theory to your new reality.