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Episode 86: S.A. Barnes author of Dead Silence



“While I was writing this book, I had the worst nightmares…”                                                                                  ~ S.A. Barnes about her science fiction horror book, DEAD SILENCE.

In DEAD SILENCE, the crew of the LINA respond to a distress signal in space and it’s from a space liner that has been missing for twenty years…oof, hold onto your hats folks. Think Titanic meets Event Horizon. Yikes!

S.A. Barnes talks about the book, corporate greed, the Titanic, and this fascinating genre. Thank you so much Stacey, this was great…

S.A. Barnes recommends: Dead Space, and Salvation Day: both by Kali Wallace; Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo; The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood.

Carol Ann recommends: Providence by Max Barry; The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling.


Episode 82 : Interview with Edward Ashton author of MICKEY7



The Martian meets Dark Matter in Edward Ashton’s high concept science fiction thriller, in which Mickey7, an “expendable,” refuses to let his replacement clone Mickey8 take his place.

I sat down with Ed Ashton in November of 2021 to talk about his fabulous third novel, Mickey7. We talked about the Ship of Theseus, quantum physics, and yes, even some Cthulhu. He also mentioned that Mickey7 has been optioned by Plan B Entertainment with quite the stellar director and lead actor.  Do not miss his website which has Ashton’s many short stories and please do not miss this terrific novel.

Great big thanks to Ed, I had a blast!

Edward Ashton recommends: The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie; and Shakespeare’s Planet by Clifford D. Simak  

Ed & Carol Ann both recommend, Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter: @edwardashtonwriting