via Too Much Horror Fiction – RIP Jack Ketchum (1946-2018)

Sad news: renowned horror writer Jack Ketchum (pseudonym of Dallas Mayr) has died today at age 71. Two of his novels, Off Season (1981) and The Girl Next Door (1989), remain two of the most effective examples of the genre I can imagine. He remained prolific and gained quite a reputation in the 21st century…

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Via Whatever … New Scalzi Paperback

Well, here’s a nice way to start the new year: The mass market paperback version of The Collapsing Empire is out today in the US and Canada, available at your local indie and chain bookstores as well as through your favorite online retailers. If you’ve got gift cards or certificates to burn, this is a…

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Author Grady P. Brown – Megalodon Inspiration

Easily the most terrifying prehistoric creature would be Megalodon, the ancestor of the great white shark. While the largest great white shark was over twenty feet in length, Megalodon was three times that size at 60 feet! Its jaws had a bite radius was roughly three yards across and its teeth were seven inches long. […]

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SciFiGuyDM Recommends The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt

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If you, or a finicky sci-fi fan in your lifehave a hankering for an intelligent space opera/hard sf reading experience, give The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt a try.

Mr. Fang and Saucer loves it. To quote “Its Firefly style space opera with great characters, witty dialogue, and an interesting premise that sucks you in right away and doesn’t give any indication of letting up.”