Tag Archive | science fiction

Cover reveal: Tales of the Phoenix

Cover reveal: Tales of the Phoenix

Some of you may remember the Medieval Mars anthology that came out in 2015. This shared-world project is the brainchild of Travis Perry at Bear Publications. The premise is that a thousand years in the future, after humans terraformed and colonized Mars, a societal collapse has thrown the planet back into a dark age in […]

Short Story Review: Drawn from the Water by Marian Jacobs

Short Story Review: Drawn from the Water by Marian Jacobs

I enjoy a good Bible story retelling and Marian A. Jacobs’s Drawn from the Water did not disappoint. It’s solidly written and was both familiar and fresh. What I enjoyed was the similarity in setting. While the story is obviously science fiction with a land with multiple suns, advanced communication, and a world not our […]

Story Time – The end of Waiting

Story Time – The end of Waiting

  The End of Waiting – by Josh R Smith The neon lights of Ferros pushed back the grim atmosphere of the dank undercity alley. Or was it the dank atmosphere that squelched the neon lights. Dak Prescott wasn’t sure which it was, nor did he really care. All he wanted was for this job […]

The Author Collector by Teddi Deppner

The Author Collector by Teddi Deppner

I love really thought-provoking short stories. Bonus points if there’s a creep factor. Think Ray Bradbury or “The Lottery. Teddi Deppner’s The Author Collector doesn’t disappoint. Andy is an author, a not terribly successful one. He has a wife and young son he needs to support. Knowing that being a writer isn’t going to cut it if […]

Review: Reclaiming Shilo Snow

Review: Reclaiming Shilo Snow

  Mary Weber just released Reclaiming Shilo Snow, the sequel The Evaporation of Sofi Snow. One thing I loved about these books are that they’re a duology. It’s a trend I’m excited about. I’m becoming a bit weary of trilogies and extended series, especially ones that end abruptly so that basically, I’m committing to one […]

To Boldly go…

To Boldly go…

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” – Star Trek There is something about that phrase that makes me want to join a crew heading out […]

Fresh Voice RJ Metcalf

Fresh Voice RJ Metcalf

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Since NAF is about unpublished authors, it makes sense to feature writers who are just getting started in their careers. I met RJ(Becky) at Realm Makers this year playing Toon D&D (and crossed off bucket list item from fourth grade – playing D&D). We happened […]