Thursday, August 27, 2009

Podcast #4: Interview #1: Larry Correia

Larry Correia is hopelessly addicted to two things: guns and B-horror movies. He lists his occupations: gun dealer, firearms instructor, accountant, and writer, and was until recently part owner of a company specializing in firearms and movie props. He shoots competitively and is a certified concealed weapons instructor. Larry resides in Utah with his very patient wife and family. He has also designed a special patch for the agents of Monster Hunter International, Inc. As he puts it, "If you don't look good while you're killing stuff, then you're not really a monster hunter."

Monster Hunter International

Troubled by vampires or werewolves?
MHI will solve your problems
through superior firepower!

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer.

It turns out that Monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

Business is good...

Welcome to Monster Hunter International.

Baen, being the awesome publishing company that they are, is currently offering the first seven chapters of M.H.I. to read, for free. Monster Hunter International

Friday, August 14, 2009

Podcast #3: Book Review for The Strain

Title: The Strain
Author(s) Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 401
ISBN: 9780061558238

A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All Window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing...

So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampire virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city -- a city that includes his wife and son -- before it is too late.

~ From the Cover of the Flap

Podcast #3: The Strain

You can buy it from these fine retailers: Barnes and Noble and

Hope you enjoy!

~The Sci-Fi Guys

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Unveiling for the Twelfth Book in Jim Butcher's Dresden Series: Changes

Here's the newest Chris McGrath cover for Jim Butcher's Dresden series. Absolutely fabulous! It has tentative publishing date of April 6th, 2010.

Butcher has mentioned in the past that the majority of Changes will be taking place outside the greater Chicago area. And for those of you with a critical eye and are already analyzing this cover, then you probably already have a good idea of what this newest book will be about.

Here's my stab at what the twelfth book might possibly be about: considering the pyramid in the background, I'd put the new location outside of America -- more specifically in South America; down in Susan's neck of the woods (no pun intended).

What do you think it'll be about? Leave a comment in the comment section, and I'll try respond.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Podcast #2: Book Review for Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Omen

Title: Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Omen
Author: Christie Golden
Publisher: Del Rey/ Lucas Books
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780345509123

The Jedi Order is in crisis. The late Jacen Solo's shocking transformation into murderous Sith Lord Caedus has cast a damning pall over those who wield the Force for good: Two Jedi Knights have succumbed to an inexplicable and dangerous psychosis, criminal charges have driven Luke Skywalker into self-imposed exile, and power-hungry Chief of State Natasi Daala is exploiting anti-Jedi sentiment to undermine the Order's influence within the Galactic Alliance.

Forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is on a desperate mission to uncover the truth behind Jacen's fall to the dark side -- and to learn what's turning peaceful Jedi into raving lunatics. But finding answers will mean venturing into the mind-bending space of the Kathol Rift and bargaining with an alien species as likely to destroy outsiders as deal with them. Still, there is no other choice and no time to lose, as the catastrophic events on Coruscant continue to escalate. Stricken by the same violent dementia that infected her brother, Valin, Jedi Knight Jysella Horn faces an equally grim fate after her capture by Natasi Daala's police. And when Han and Leia Solo narrowly foil another deranged Jedi bent on deadly destruction, even acting Jedi Grand Master Kenth Hamner appears willing to bow to Daala's iron will - at the expense of the Jedi Order.

But an even greater threat is looming. Millennia in the past, a Sith starship crashed on an unknown low-tech planet, leaving the survivors stranded. Over the generations, their numbers have grown, the ways of the dark side have been nurtured, and the time is fast approaching when this lost tribe of Sith will once more take the stars and reclaim their legendary destiny as rulers of the galaxy. Only one thing stands in their way, a name whispered to them through the Force: Skywalker.

~ From the Cover Flap

A few places you can find this great book: Barnes and Noble,

~The Sci-Fi-Guys

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Podcast #1: Book Review for Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast

Title: Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast
Author: Aaron Allston
Publisher: Del Rey/ Lucas Books
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780345509062

After a violent civil war and the devastation wrought by the now-fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis-and in need. From all corners, politicians, power brokers and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order, negotiate differences, and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more uncertain, is the future of the Jedi.

In a shocking move, Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo's turn to the dark side and his subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it's only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by a hostile government and suspicious public. When Jedi Knight Valin Horn, scion of a politically influential family, suffers a mysterious psychotic break and becomes a dangerous fugitive, the Jedi become the target of a media-driven witch hunt. Facing conviction on the damning charges, Luke must strike a bargain with the calculating Daala: his freedom in exchange for his exile from Coruscant and from the Jedi Order.

Though forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is determined to keep history from being repeated. with his son, Ben at his side, Luke sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo's corruption and downfall. But the secrets he uncovers among the enigmatic Force mystics of the distant world Dorin, may bring his quest- and life as he knows it- to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by the same madness as Valin Horn, is headed for Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could doom the Jedi Order... and devastate the entire galaxy.

~ From the Cover Flap

Podcast Review #1: Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast

You can buy it from these fine retailers: &

Hope you enjoy!

~The Sci-Fi Guys

Monday, August 3, 2009

Podcast #0

After figuring out all the finite details of starting our own podcast, we have finally figured out how to post an actual podcast on the site. So, without any further ado, here it is. Enjoy!

Sci-Fi Guys Book Review Podcast #0

~The Sci-Fi Guys