“An alternate reality game, also known as an altered reality game (ARG), is an interactive narrative that uses the real world as a platform, often involving multiple media and game elements, to tell a story that may be affected by participants’ ideas or actions.” Continue reading “This Is Not A Game by Walter Jon Williams”
Galactic Empires is a collection of six short stories, each roughly 75 pages in length, that contribute towards the central theme of the title and is published exclusively by the Science Fiction Book Club in the US. Here’s the synopsis:
Galactic Empires truly takes you where no SF fan has gone before. Published exclusively by SFBC, it’s the team effort of legendary editor Gardner Dozois and six of the best space opera writers on the scene today. We’ve also commissioned original cover art by Vincent DiFate! Continue reading “Galactic Empires edited by Gardner Dozois”
When the Stone arrives in a elongated orbit around Earth the first thought is of alien visitors. However, when NATO is the group to arrive and enter the asteroid they discover something even stranger – it was built by Humanity over 1000 years ago. After exploration it is revealed that there are seven chambers within the Stone, some containing cities, some machinery, but the seventh chamber – the Corridor – is the strangest of all as it is much larger than it should be – the end is yet to be found. Continue reading “Eon by Greg Bear”
When the Doctor and Martha return to Earth and discover that the Toclafane are attacking the population and the Master is ruling the planet they both decide they must do something. But when the Master ages the Doctor into a fragile old man Martha finds herself the only one in any position to stop the Master – and with the Doctors advice she heads off on a quest to bring the stories of the Doctor to the world. Continue reading “Doctor Who: The Story of Martha”
Seeds of Earth is the first volume in Michael Cobley’s new space opera trilogy to be published by Orbit in March 2009, here’s the synopsis form the back cover: Continue reading “Seeds of Earth by Michael Cobley”
I first came across Mike’s stuff last year when Gary Gibson posted the cover art to Seeds of Earth on his blog. After much drooling I headed over to Mike’s blog to see if I could find out some more about the book, the first in a trilogy, and had a read of the synopsis. Suffice to say it hooked me and put Seeds of Earth high on the list of must-read books in 2009. Managing to get my hands on an early review copy meant I was treated to an excellent story and great start to a trilogy.
A huge thanks goes to Mike for taking the time to answer my questions, I’m sure you’ll find his answers as interesting and entertaining as I did!
Remember to check out his blog here and the site of his publisher, Orbit, here. Continue reading “An interview with Michael Cobley”
The human race has sent the first generational colony ship, the Armenia, to the stars. On board this ship are 100 individuals, all of whom were chosen for the mission and are aware of how life will be: one where they live and die upon the ship, where breeding is strictly controlled to ensure that the rationing will last and that genetic diversity is always present. With information stored with it, the ship’s computer, there is nothing that can’t be known and there is constant surveillance of all. Continue reading “Journey Into Space by Toby Litt”