Podcast: Attack of the Silver Empire

The Catholic Geek: Attack of the Silver Empire 07/30 by We Built That Network | Books Podcasts://percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=533877&episodeId=10161751

AT 7PM, EASTERN, Russell Newquist of Silver Empire publishing joins host Declan Finn, discussing the launch of his novel War Demons, his Lyonesse short fiction subscription service, the publishing industry and Superversive fiction.


Russell is a high school dropout who somehow still graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2000 with a BA in Philosophy. At one point he had to explain to a professor why he had to miss class to take the GED exam. Naturally, he began a career as a computer programmer. Later, he went on to earn a MS in Computer Science. Somewhere along the way he earned a black belt, and then added a few stripes to it and opened his own dojo. Because he never does anything the easy way, he started publishing company Silver Empire and has written some stories and even a novel or two. People seem to like them, so he’ll probably write some more. He lives in north Alabama with his wife Morgon, four kids and two dogs. They share a house that still manages to have more computing devices than living beings. 

He attends a Roman Catholic church, continues to run his dojo, and works for a small software company.

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Bump In The Night Book Bundle

Some of the brightest luminaries of writing — including L. Jagi Lamplighter, Dean Wesley Smith, and Kevin J Anderson — unite to bring you an unprecedented deal on books.

As Kevin J. Anderson (author and publisher of Wordfire Press), has to say about the Bump In The Night book bundle:

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Marvel at #SDCC 2017: Captain Marvel, Thor, and Infinity War

This probably qualifies as being geeky enough for our readership: a quick look at some of what the Marvel Cinematic Universe had at San Diego Comic Con this year. This is “some,” in part, because they dropped an Infinity War trailer during SDCC … and not to the public. It was leaked and taken down in short order.

To start with, it seems to have been confirmed that the Punisher will be in The Defenders. Meaning there will be a four character I’ll care about (Stick, Daredevil, and possibly Luke Cage are the other three).

Though if the Punisher isn’t in Defenders, then they’ve got some explaining to do. (At the 60 second mark).

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Music Blog: Vater Unser

This is a particular piece of music I was first exposed to from John Ringo, listed in the back of one of his novels as part of a musical playlist.

The funny thing is that it’s only the Our Father, in German.

For added benefit, all visuals are from the Kingdom Hearts video games.

Enjoy.

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A Pius Man, Chapter 3: A Pious Visitor

Yup. Here we go again. I’ve done Chapter 1 and was chapter 2, and now we continue with your look at the new edition of chapter 3 for  A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller.

By now, you’re probably well aware my yanking this from the shelves when I signed with Silver Empire Publishing.

But right now, it’s back.

And if you’re new and have no idea what A Pius Man is … It ate up ten years of my life, and the best use I have ever gotten out of my Masters in History outside of writing biographies of older vampires.

But here you go, here’s the next chapter. When you’re hooked, order it. 

Today’s chapter introduces a man from down the street — or from across the Med, if you’ll pardon the expression. The Pope has got a tour planned to go to Egypt, and they need to coordinate security.

Enter, Hashim Abasi.

For the record, no, this will not have a critique of Pope Francis and his security measures — or lack thereof–for his trip to Egypt. Not intentionally. Remember, the first draft is from 2004. I hadn’t even heard of Pope Francis until he was elected Pope.

Anyway, there will be more to come on A Pius Man. You have been warned.

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Life is Strange: Butterflies in the Vortex

Life is Strange Max

“Do your powers include mind reading? Or did you just rewind because I tried to steal the cozy chair?”

Some of you might remember my Walking Dead review, where I talked quite glowingly about Telltale Games’ feels trip masquerading as interactive adventure with zombies. This time, I’m covering something that’s basically the same, sans zombies and plus the Pacific Northwest. Also, sort-of time travel. Is it as good as The Walking Dead? Is it, dare I say, better? Find out what Life is Strange has in store for you…

This review will be spoiler-free, containing no plot details beyond the basic premise that I mentioned above.

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TONIGHT, on the Catholic Geek: A Rambling Wreck, with Hans Schantz

The Catholic Geek: A Rambling Wreck, with Hans Schantz 06/25 by We Built That Network | Books Podcasts://percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=533877&episodeId=10103181

Hans Schantz joins host Declan Finn to discuss Social Justice in Science, and how it relates to his books ‘The Hidden Truth’ and ‘A Rembling Wreck’ 

Dr. Hans G. Schantz is a physicist, an inventor, and a co-founder and CTO of Q-Track Corporation, a supplier of indoor location systems. He wrote the science fiction thriller, The Hidden Truth, a textbook, The Art and Science of Ultrawideband Antennas, and a short history on The Biographies of John Charles Fremont. Hans will be launching A Rambling Wreck, the sequel to The Hidden Truth, at LibertyCon next weekend. Hans lives in Huntsville, Alabama with his wife, and two sets of twins.

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