Booksprens reviews D.G. Valdron’s The Mermaid’s Tale

There is a rather stunning review of D.G. Valdron’s equally stunning novel, The Mermaid’s Tale, over at Booksprens today. You’ll have to go there to read the entire, lengthy review, but a few highlights are warranted here: This novel is so much more then just a ‘Grimdark’, it was so freaking amazing and it was literally an emotional roller coaster. And: It got to the point where I would have to put the book down and just…

Dave Duncan’s Eocene Station shortlisted for the Endeavour Award

Five Rivers is pleased to announce Dave Duncan’s novel, Eocene Station, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Endeavour Award. Five novels written by writers from the Pacific Northwest are finalists for the 19th annual Endeavour Award.  The Award comes with an honorarium of $1,000.00.  The winner will be announced November 17, 2017, at OryCon, Oregon’s primary science fiction convention. The finalists are: Arabella of Mars, by Portland, OR, writer David D. Levine, Tor Books; Dreams of Distant…

Introducing Austin Vanfleet, narrator for Ann Marston’s Rune Blades of Celi series

In the autumn of 2017 the first novel of Ann Marston’s popular fantasy series, Kingmaker’s Sword, releases as an audiobook. The novel is skillfully narrated by voice actor, Austin Vanfleet. Austen talks about his method of narrating, something, which it turns out, is quite deep and sensitively produced. I approach narrating and producing audiobooks with the same process I would use for playing a character on stage. In my opinion, a good audiobook begins with a good…

The Aurora Award Bundle 2

Our own D.G. Laderoute’s YA fantasy novel, Out of Time, is featured in The Aurora Award Bundle 2. This is a fantastic bundle of Prix Aurora shortlisted and winning novels from Canadian authors. The Aurora Award Bundle 2, is curated by Douglas Smith: (He won the Aurora three times and was on the final ballot another sixteen.) The Auroras are awarded annually by the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association (CSFFA) for excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy. The award…

Publisher’s Weekly reviews A Time and a Place, by Joe Mahoney

Publisher’s Weekly reviewed Joe Mahoney’s debut SF novel, A Time and a Place, and we’d have to say it’s glowing. Debut author Mahoney sends a mild-mannered fellow on an interdimensional journey in this entertaining, chaotic adventure. Barnabus Wildebear needs to know why his teen nephew and ward, Ridley, is acting so strangely. Unfortunately the cause is an ominous entity, possibly a demon, named Iugurtha. She whisks Ridley away to dimensions unknown while implanting mysterious information in Barnabus’s mind…