Articles by: Paul Goat Allen

KIM HARRISON

Brimstone and Leather: A Eulogy for Kim Harrison’s Hollows Saga

Brimstone and Leather: A Eulogy for Kim Harrison’s Hollows Saga

After 13 best-selling novels that have revitalized the landscape of genre fiction, Kim Harrison’s Hollows series—which features lovable witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan—is over. For the last two decades, paranormal fantasy has enjoyed something of a Golden Age. Authors […]

by × September 9, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

5 Reasons to Read Terry Brooks’ The High Druid’s Blade

5 Reasons to Read Terry Brooks’ The High Druid’s Blade

Comparable in size and scope to Tolkien’s Middle-earth, Feist’s Midkemia, and Silverberg’s Majipoor, Terry Brooks’ Shannara is among the most richly described and meticulously historied fantasy realms in literature. And Brooks has expanded his Shannara canon even more with the […]

by × July 21, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

Five Plum Reasons to Read Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

Five Plum Reasons to Read Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Janet Evanovich’s first Stephanie Plum novel was released (One For the Money hit the shelves in the summer of 1994). Equally stunning is the fact that, during that time, […]

by × July 7, 2014 ×

LAURELL K. HAMILTON

No Going Back: An Exclusive Interview with Laurell K. Hamilton

No Going Back: An Exclusive Interview with Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton’s work over the last 21 years has played an integral role in reshaping the genre fiction landscape. The phenomenal commercial success of her Anita Blake saga in the early ’90s—which audaciously blended elements of horror, mystery, fantasy, […]

by × June 3, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

5 Reasons You Should Read Charlaine Harris’s Midnight Crossroad, Out Today

5 Reasons You Should Read Charlaine Harris’s Midnight Crossroad, Out Today

Charlaine Harris is an icon. She’s found success writing mysteries (the Aurora Teagarden series), gothic horror (Sweet and Deadly), and paranormal fantasy (the Sookie Stackhouse saga). But it’s Midnight Crossroad, out today, that may very well be her best—and most […]

by × May 6, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Welcome to Midnight: An Exclusive Interview with Charlaine Harris

Welcome to Midnight: An Exclusive Interview with Charlaine Harris

It’s been a year since Charlaine Harris concluded her phenomenally popular Southern Vampire (aka, Sookie Stackhouse) saga. It was a wild ride, encompassing 13 best-selling novels over a 12-year period, an HBO series, and  millions of Bon Temps, Louisiana, fanatics. So […]

by × April 1, 2014 ×

PARANORMAL FANTASY

Five Reasons You Should Read Kim Harrison’s The Undead Pool

Five Reasons You Should Read Kim Harrison’s The Undead Pool

Kim Harrison’s beloved Hollows series is drawing to a close, with just one installment to go since the recent release of penultimate volume The Undead Pool. Our vicarious sojourn in the Hollows of Cincinnati, among all of its supernatural creatures, is […]

by × March 24, 2014 ×

DEBUT NOVELS

Four Must-Read Science Fiction Debuts

Four Must-Read Science Fiction Debuts

2014 has kicked off with some extraordinarily entertaining sci-fi debuts! If you’re a fan looking for some exciting new voices to add to your bookshelves, you can’t go wrong with any of these four new titles: The Martian, by Andy […]

by × March 10, 2014 ×

BRAVE NEW WORLD

5 Science Fiction Predictions We Wish Had Come True

5 Science Fiction Predictions We Wish Had Come True

When it comes to predicting technological breakthroughs, science fiction writers can be absolute visionaries. From the electrically powered submarine in Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870), to the genetic engineering in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1931), science fiction […]

by × March 3, 2014 ×