Fathers in Science Fiction

I sometimes contribute to a site called Novelocity, where a group of published authors recommend and talk about books.  This is often in response to a question, and today’s question (it being Father’s Day) was about favorite fathers in science fiction and fantasy.  Those of us who contributed actually found it pretty difficult to think…

The Most Wonderful, Agonizing Secret

Beth Cato visits the blog today with a peek behind the scenes into the experience of being an author.  Beth’s first novel, The Clockwork Dagger, earned her a ton of fans when it came out last Fall.  The sequel to that book, The Clockwork Crown, hits bookstores tomorrow!  To celebrate, Beth is here to discuss…

Predicting the Future

Here’s a new experience for me: the Huffington Post asked me to predict the future!  To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, they asked 10 science fiction authors to predict some aspect of technological or social change that will happen in the next 10 years.  Here’s the article: 10 Science Fiction Writers Predict How Our World…

Hackers and Space Pirates

Another book by a friend of mine!  This time it’s Corsair, by James Cambias, a book about hackers and space pirates and shadowy international corporations.  His first novel, A Darkling Sea, was one of my favorite reads of 2014, so I’m definitely looking forward to giving this one a read. Here’s the publisher’s description: In…

Seriously Wicked

Check out the latest book from my friend Tina Connolly, the talented author of Ironskin (an innovative and thoughtful fantasy which I greatly enjoyed).  Seriously Wicked is a bit of a departure into a clever, light-hearted, young adult style, and it looks to be a fun romp.  I haven’t read it yet (it was just…

Medicians in The Clockwork Dagger

Today we hear from my friend Beth Cato, whose story “The Deepest Poison” is out from Harper Voyager Impulse today! This tale takes place in the same world as her novel The Clockwork Dagger, which has been delighting readers since its release last Fall.  “The Deepest Poison” takes place before The Clockwork Dagger, but either…

Science Fiction and Hope

Please welcome my friend Josh Vogt, another author with a new book coming out this year.  I asked Josh to tell us why he writes in the science fiction and fantasy genre.  What’s so special about SFF that makes it such a great genre to read or write in?  This was his reply. JOSH VOGT:…

The Golden Rule: Path to Disaster?

Strangely enough, I’m not the only author with a new book coming out this month!  Please welcome Darusha Wehm, author of the soon-to-be-released Children of Arkadia.  Darusha is here to tell us about her new book and her perspective on the Golden Rule… DARUSHA WEHM: Following the Golden Rule is a path to disaster. I’m…

The Buzz is Buzzing!

Some great responses have been rolling in about Superposition!  The Washington Post called it “a thriller ride” and “an expanding universe of delight.”  An article in today’s Wall Street Journal called it an “engrossing and illuminating sci-fi thriller” and concluded “This is the way sci-fi ought to be.”  Even NJ.com liked that I chose New…

It’s Launch Day!

The waiting is over!  At long last, in bookstores around the country, SUPERPOSITION is being placed on the shelves and made available for sale.  That means the book is available to buy and read today.  Right now.  You can walk into any bookstore in the country, and find the book on the shelf!  Or, if…

Interview in Thriller Magazine

Another interview! This time in The Big Thrill, which is a publication for readers of thrillers rather than readers of science fiction. I’m pleased with this, because it’s an opportunity to reach new readers. I’m also pleased with it because it was a great series of questions, ones that were a lot of fun to…

A Great Day for Superposition

I got several pieces of great news today! 1. Superposition has been named one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month! 2. Superposition has been named one of iTunes Top 20 Books of April! 3. The Washington Post will be posting a review of Superposition the day before release! I’ve seen a number of other…

Superposition, For Your Listening Enjoyment

The audio recording for Superposition is complete!  The book is read by LJ Ganser, who does a marvelous job of capturing the voice.  I just heard the preview today for the first time.  And so can you!  Just press play and you can listen to the first 18 minutes.  For the rest, you’ll need to…

Triple Book Release Extravaganza

In just a week and a half, three books by authors in the same writers group will be released not just in the same month, or even the same week, but on the very same day.  Steve Bein, Ken Liu, and I are all members of the Codex Writers Group, and as luck would have…

The Great Superposition World Tour

Well, maybe not a world tour, exactly.  The week of Superposition’s release, I will be making a few appearance in my local area.  If you live nearby, please stop in and say hi! Tuesday, April 7: Launch Party! at Towne Center Bookstore at 7:00pm Thursday, April 9: Rittenhouse Square Barnes & Noble at 7:00pm Friday, April…

Books in the Mail

I just got word from Pyr Books that my copies of SUPERPOSITION are in the mail!  There’s something incredibly exciting about getting a box of one of my books.  I’ve seen the cover art, and I’ve seen the interior layout, so there’s nothing really new… but holding the actual finished product in my hand is…

Why SFF: A Reading List

Please welcome my friend M.K. Hutchins, whose YA fantasy novel Drift is both a Junior Library Guild Selection and a VOYA Top Shelf Honoree.  I asked her why she wrote science fiction and fantasy, as opposed to other genres, and she responded with this delightful set of book recommendations and musings about the value of…

Your Other-Dimensional Doppelganger

A very cool review of SUPERPOSITION over at Starburst Magazine: “…an utterly addictive murder mystery with a fantastic twist.” “…a compelling and carefully woven sci-fi murder mystery.” “If you don’t read this book, chances are that your other-dimensional doppelganger will, and you don’t want it having all the fun.” Thanks for reading, Starburst!

Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma

Please welcome my friend and talented author Alex Shvartsman, whose short story collection “Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories” comes out today!  Alex is particularly known for his humor, and for good reason, but I can tell you that his serious fiction is pretty gripping.  You’ll find both in this collection.  To celebrate the…

Praise for Superposition

Some wonderful quotes from other authors have been rolling in for Superposition.  These authors received Advance Review Copies (ARCs) of the book from the publisher, and were kind enough to give the book a read and tell us what they thought.  I’m pretty thrilled by what they had to say! “Walton delivers fast-paced action, suspense…