November 7th, 2015

Traumatic Descent

This Way to Egress, a script that I’ve co-written with David Slade (Hannibal, 30 Days of Night), goes into production early next year. It’s based on my short story “Traumatic Descent.”

Yes, I’m jazzed about this.

Read more at Daily Dead and The 21st-Century Scop.

Fantasy Musician Martin Springett:
Ready to be Reborn

October 19th, 2015

Martin PsringettSome cool news arrived today from fellow musician Martin Springett.

It seems that one of his early albums The Gardening Club is going to be re-released by Space Wreck Records in 2016. This is cause for celebration.

Here’s the press release from Space Wreck:

In 1984, UK-born Martin Springett—an accomplished musician and illustrator who had produced comics for the legendary Heavy Metal magazine and designed and illustrated record covers for Columbia—was commissioned to illustrate the cover of The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay, the first novel of the acclaimed Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy. A classic of fantasy literature, the trilogy is beloved worldwide, and it launched Springett  . . . [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Today at PARSEC:
Change at the Speed of Thought

October 3rd, 2015

speed of thoughtThis month’s discussion topic at PARSEC is: Science Fiction – Change at the Speed of Thought. Along the way, we’ll be considering a claim made recently by Josh Raulerson (one of the event’s panelists) on the podcast Nanograms.

“Science fiction is imploding because all the hypotheticals are coming true.”

Should make for an interesting discussion.

Here’s a portion of the press release from the PARSEC website:

This month’s guest panel includes:

Joshua Raulerson who earned his PhD in English from the University of Iowa in 2010. He is the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition on 90.5 WESA and the host and producer of 90.5 WESA’s new technology & culture podcast. . . . [Read more at The 21st-Century Scop.]

Hearing Voices:
The Sound of Fantastic Fiction at KGB

September 27th, 2015

voicesTime travel is possible.

Thanks to Gordon Linzner and Rajan Khanna, you can attend a growing list of past performances at Fantastic Fiction at KGB. The reading series is hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, and since the 1990s it has featured readings by some of the top writers in the science fiction, fantasy, and . . . [more at The 21st-Century Scop].