Q: “So FDØ, what do you do with your copious amounts of free time?” A: For one, I dabble in music. Oh, hey, here’s a song just released by Evan Diamond that has moi on the bass. “Intersections” is the first track from Evan’s debut EP — I recorded the bass on […]Continue Reading →
With the EARTHCORE paperback finally in stores (boom!), I thought I’d celebrate by reading some reviews from the eBook and audiobook versions. It seems some people did not enjoy some of the more colorful EARTHCORE language and they weren’t shy about letting me know …
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Em, Barkah, Lafah and Spingate see areas of the Xolotl that were never revealed to the Birthday Children. But Matilda is plotting and planning — when will she strike?Continue Reading →
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StorySmack Episode #34
THE LAST JEDI has come under fire for nonsensical plot elements and characters making LOST-esque idiotic decisions, but if we jump in the WayBack Machine™ and take a look at RETURN OF THE JEDI, we find that nonsensical might be endemic to all STAR WARS movies — read also, if there was a “plan” to rescue Han, what the hell was it, and how did it go so wrong?
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Em wants to take the Birthday Children off-planet and escape the Wasp invasion. Victor refuses to leave Omeyocan. He challenged Em’s leadership, declaring that now he was in charge and no ships could be spared. Bishop faced Victor in the dueling circle and was badly defeated. Now Em enters the circle to defend her right to lead — can she survive against the bigger, faster, deadlier warrior?Continue Reading →
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There is a new version of EARTHCORE. We’ve talked about it on the podcast, on Facebook, in our newsletters and on this site, but you can’t reach everyone all the time, so this post is for the Junkies who say …
“Hey, what’s the deal with the new EARTHCORE?” I covered this a little bit in a blog post back in 2015, but let me give you the short answers here:
REASON NUMERO UNO
The new EARTHCORE is straight fire. You will love it. If you buy it (only $9.99 in print), you will feel guilty that you didn’t give me more money.
HEY, LUCAS JR., YOU TRYING TO SELL ME THE SAME STUFF TWICE?
No. I am not. I hate …
The Wasps are closing in on Uchmal, and with more alien ships on the way, Em has made her decision — will she lead the Birthday Children away from Uchmal, or will she stay and fight for their birthright? And if she goes, what will happen to Barkah and the Springers?Continue Reading →
The orbital attacks and the fighting in the streets have killed Birthday Children and Springers alike. It’s time to say goodbye to these brave souls, as it is time to say goodbye to Brewer, whose long life has come to an end. The antenna is finally up, and at long last Em can contact the Xolotl. When she calls that ship, will it be Matilda who answers?Continue Reading →
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StorySmack Episode #33
Scott interviews #1 New York Times bestseller Pierce Brown as Pierce kicked off his world tour for IRON GOLD, volume IV in the Red Rising saga. Recorded live at Mysterious Galaxy Books in San Diego, the exact site of Pierce’s very first appearance as an unknown author in 2014. Pierce talks about his new work, his struggles to get published, and the intense pressure that comes with following up a literary juggernaut.Continue Reading →
I am in no way, shape or form an expert on firearms.
I write about guns extensively in my work. Not having a background in law enforcement or the military, and not coming from a “firearm family,” when I began writing my knowledge of guns was limited to what I’d seen on TV and in […]Continue Reading →
The orbital attack ravaged the Birthday Children and Springers alike. Nine Birthday Children are dead, the worst loss of life since the Battle in the Crescent Shaped Clearing. Now, Em and her friends say goodbye to those they have lost. And, Em is forced finally talk face to face with her betrayer — Aramovsky.Continue Reading →
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Em’s climb to power wasn’t easy — it was built upon a string of violent deaths. Now those deaths come back to haunt her, just as contact is made with the first of the ships approaching Omeyocan.Continue Reading →
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StorySmack Episode #30
Scifi classic, or classic trash? You have your opinion, we have ours, which we share in this lovely recap of an extremely fun and slightly polarizing movie that came out twenty years ago.
So come on, you apes — do you wanna live forever? Dive into this delightful cheese-fest with us. Would you like to know more?
BEST SHOT OF THE MOVIE:
“Damn, Carmen, when you said big bugs might splatter our windshield I had no idea!”
If you like the football scenes in STARSHIP TROOPERS, you will love GALACTIC FOOTBALL LEAGUE the series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler. Humor, tragedy, galactic politics, criminal intrigue and hard-hitting alien American Football action all come together in a series described as STAR WARS meets THE GODFATHER meets THE BLINDSIDE. Book one, THE ROOKIE, is the perfect book-report project for your high school or junior high athlete.
No Birthday Children died in Em’s battle against the Beligerents, but several were wounded — Em included. Her wound needs attention, as does her heart as she reunites with Bishop. But not all reunions are pleasant; Em must confront Bello and get critical information before it’s too late.Continue Reading →
The definitive work of scifi sports is the Galactic Football League series, by #1 New York Times bestselling novelist Scott Sigler. It’s American Football cranked up to eleven and teleported seven centuries into the future. Aliens play positions based on physiology, and on-field deaths are just another statistic. It’s THE BLIND SIDE meets STAR WARS meets THE GODFATHER.
Em led her combined army of Circle Stars and Springers against the Belligerents, the force that has been killing her people and burning their crops. The Belligerents were defeated, but now Em must march her prisoners back to the new Springer city — how will the Barkah, the Springer King, react to this victory?Continue Reading →
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StorySmack Episode #28
We recorded our coverage of this cult classic live at SiglerFest2k17 in Las Vegas. Junkies (the fans of Scott Sigler’s books) got to ask us questions. Also, there were many White Russians, so don’t count on Scott or ARealGirl to be all that sharp in their responses. Drunken StorySmack is the 300 game of podcasting!
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