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Menna Van Praag Moves into Grim Fantasy with The Sisters Grimm

This episode we're talking with Menna van Praag, author of the new book The Sisters Grimm from HarperVoyager. The publisher says about the author: Menna van Praag was born in Cambridge, England and studied Modern History at Oxford University. Her first novella – an autobiographical tale about a waitress who aspires to be a writer […]


Put a Little Hope Punk in your Life with The Goblin Emperor

The past several weeks feel like I've been inundated by horror. Tales of people catching ill, and dying horribly, by a pandemic that continues even as I type. Some times I've become overwhelmed by the horror around me, and felt like hope was the dream of the deluded. Hope is not that. And in a […]


"Scientists with Guns" Return in James Rollins "The Last Odyssey"

This episode we're talking to James Rollins, author of the new book The Last Odyssey from William Morrow/HarperCollins– a book in which Rollins' Sigma Force returns to investigate a mystery surrounding an ancient path to Tartarus, the Greek Hell. As Sigma Force investigates, different powers begin to move in on a radioactive discovery that could trigger […]

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In Churl Yo's "Isonation": Ultimate Social Distancing

This episode we're talking to In Churl Yo, author of Isonation. The book presents a future in which fear of contagion has led to a world where people live in hermetically-sealed apartments: social distancing has become complete social isolation. The family unit never leaves, and only communicates with the outside world through virtual reality (called the […]

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Square Enix Has Two "Final Fantasy VII Remake" Books Coming This Fall

Square Enix revealed today that along with Final Fantasy VII Remake, they'll have two books coming out based around the game this Fall. The company is basically looking to capitalize on the release of the game, which will happen on April 10th, 2020. The two books on the way will offer two different topics, depending […]


K.B. Wagers' Hard-Edged Diverse Military SF "A Pale Light in the Black"

This episode we're talking to K.B. Wagers, author of the new book A Pale Light in the Black, the first book in a new military SF series from HarperVoyager. The publisher says about the author: K.B. WAGERS is the author of the Indranan War trilogy as well as There Before the Chaos, the start of the Farian War trilogy […]

Castle Talk: J. Suzanne Frank on "When Fire Loves Water" and the Hidden Allure of Mermaids

Castle Talk: "When Fire Loves Water" Author on the Allure of Mermaids

This episode we're chatting with J. Suzanne Frank, author of the new book When Fire Loves Water Part 1 The Siren. Frank says in her biography: Suzanne Frank is formerly a lot of things: among them, a journalist, a freelance writer, an editor, and a writing teacher. Her passion for history has taken her to […]

"Vampire: The Masquerade" Will Be Getting An Audio Book Series

"Vampire: The Masquerade" Will Be Getting An Audio Book Series

Paradox Interactive has partnered with Harper Collins to create an audio book series for the World Of Darkness franchise Vampire: The Masquerade. The full title of the series will be called Vampire: The Masquerade: Walk Among Us and will arrive in three parts by three different authors. Those three authors are Genevieve Gornichec, Cassandra Khaw, […]

Castle Talk: Katherine Hall Page on Why People Keep Coming Back to Mysteries

This episode we're chatting with Katherine Hall Page, author of the book The Body in the Wake, the 25th Faith Fairchild Mysteryfrom William Morrow/HarperCollins. As Hall Page talks about in the chat, The Body in the Wake, like the rest of its series, is a "cozy" mystery. "Cozy" is one of those labels that begins […]

UDON Announces "Breath Of Fire: Official Complete Works" Book

UDON Announces "Breath Of Fire: Official Complete Works" Book

UDON and Capcom have a lot of books on the way in 2020, the latest to be announced today being Breath Of Fire: Official Complete Works. Much like other books they have announced, this is basically a tome of knowledge for the entire franchise, with 192 pages of content. Since Capcom doesn't appear to be […]

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"Critical Role" & Penguin Random House Announce "The World Of Critical Role"

Critical Role continues their expansion of media with a brand new book on the way through Penguin Random House called The World Of Critical Role. The book will cover the show, the series, and more with an in-depth guide to everything they have created over the past five years. The book is written by Liz Marsham […]


UDON Reveal "Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia-Arcade Edition"

Street Fighter fans have got a new book headed their way as UDON Entertainment revealed Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia-Arcade Edition. Like many encyclopedias, this is going to be about as in-depth on the Capcom fighting game as you'll get. Included in the book will be character bios on every character to ever be in […]

Eric Smith's "Dont Read The Comments" Releases January 28th

Eric Smith's "Don't Read The Comments" Releases January 28th

Inkyard Press announced this week that the debut novel from author and book blogger Eric Smith, Don't Read The Comments, will be out on January 28th. The book revolves around a pair of teenage gamers who find each other through gaming. But while they have a slowly blossoming romance, they also have to deal with […]

"Death Stranding" Will Be Getting Novels Based On The Game

"Death Stranding" Novels Released In Japan, No Western Date Yet

Earlier this month we announced how Death Stranding would be getting some novelizations. This week, these books finally came out in Japan. Word got out on social media that the first two books had officially dropped, with one of them apparently being written by Kenji Yano under the pen name Hitori Nojima. Best we can […]

We Gave "Hearthstone: Battlegrounds" A Shot During BlizzCon

Review: Dungeons & Dragons – Dungeons & Tombs: A Young Adventurer's Guide

Earlier this year, Wizards of the Coast and Ten Speed Press unveiled a new line of Young Adventurers Guides for kids to learn about Dungeons & Dragons. The first two, which we reviewed, focused on Monsters & Creatures and Warriors & Weapons. The latest addition to this series came out today with the intriguing title […]

"Mega Man: Robot Master Field Guide" Is Getting A Hardcover Release

"Mega Man: Robot Master Field Guide" Is Getting A Hardcover Release

UDON Entertainment announced that the Mega Man: Robot Master Field Guide will be getting a hardcover edition to be released next year. The guide had already been published once back in 2012 with everything they had on the series at that point, but this edition will include everything from Mega Man 11 as well. The […]

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Castle Talk: Leanna Renee Hieber, Gothic Expert, and the Sanctuary of Spirits

The Castle Talk Podcast chatted with Leanna Renee Hieber while the prolific author was pulled over "in Amish Country" on the way to the Steampunk and Fantasy Showcase in Manheim, PA. Hieber is a creator of what has been termed "Gaslamp Fantasy," a cousin of steampunk that tends to take place in the Victorian/Edwardian eras […]

New "Star Wars" Book Looks Beneath the Hood of Classic Ships

New "Star Wars" Book Looks Beneath the Hood of Classic Ships

On November 12th Rebel Starfighters Owners' Workshop Manual  will be released by Haynes Publishing and Insight Editions. These are the same people behind the highly entertaining Millennium Falcon Owners' Workshop Manual and TIE Fighter Owners' Workshop Manual. This time around, the creative team behind the book is taking a deep-dive into what makes the star-fighters of the […]