The Rings of Grissom

First in the series of Tales of a Former Space Janitor, this series picks up right where Sweeping S'Ride leaves off. While being a direct continuation of Julia Huni's Space Janitor series, it's no longer an accurate name considering Triana is no longer a janitor. That's right. The cat is out of the bag, and her boss found out about her real identity. Being the heiress to one of the most powerful families in the…

Oz 9 Podcast is Launching a Comic!

The Oz 9 podcast is a comedy science fiction audio drama. A group of intrepid explorers set out to terraform a new home for the sleeping crew of the ship. Through selfless heroics, they bravely make mistakes that cause the deaths of thousands of people entrusted to their care. Oh, you thought these were competent people? They are most assuredly not. They don’t even qualify as incompetent. At best, they are not intentionally murderous. Anyway,…

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Sweeping S’Ride

The space janitor is back for another adventure; this time, it is supposed to be boring. Just some business meetings of the galaxy's most wealthy families. When she starts seeing the serial killer that got away (see Book 1, The Vacuum of Space) everywhere and a relationship with her boyfriend/security agent to mend, it quickly turns crazy. When the galaxy's most wealthy and powerful people get together, you can imagine that security would be tight.…

Glitter in the Stars

Glitter in the Stars is the third book in Julia Huni’s Space Janitor series. It takes place just after the story The Dust of Kaku. Finally back on the station, Trianna is set back up with her job as a space janitor. Until her mom calls. While Trianna has tried to abandon her life as the heiress to one of the wealthiest families in the galaxy, her mom has decided it’s time to return to…

Serial Box has rebranded to Realm

Serial Box, that very punny service publishing stories via audio and written word, is rebranding. They shall now be known simply by the name Realm! The pun was just too strong with them and too many people were confusing their name. Cereal or Serial? You mean like the murderers? No, as in serialized fiction, but I get it. You can be too clever for your own good, and simplifying your name can only be good…

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Space 1975: Space Opera Stories with a 1970s Twist

Lovers of wild science fiction stories rejoice! Space: 1975 is a short story anthology with one thing in common: they are all science fiction stories written in the crazy style of the 1970s. Break out your bell-bottoms, keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle, and let these fabulous authors take you on rides of fancy. I love older science fiction. There’s something about the stories of the time that didn’t strive for perfection. Maybe…

Audio Verse Awards 2020 Winners Announced

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of audio fiction. Podcasts have allowed audio fiction to proliferate more than ever before. The democratization of distribution allowed the rise of independent artists to offer an even greater variety than the heyday of old-time radio. For better or worse, even tech giants such as Spotify and iHeartRadio have got in on the game. The Audio Verse Awards have been around since 2013, featuring the…

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The Dust of Kaku

How should you raise the stakes of a serial killer on a space station? Face off against terrorists that are intent on bombing and mass destruction, of course! Taking place just after the first story in the series, The Vacuum of Space, Trianna is back in college taking a refresher. She’s a genius who didn’t do anything to deserve being assigned the course, so the class is easy and entirely unnecessary. This turns out to…

Was Firing Gina Carano Cancel Culture?

Something recently happened that I’ve taken some time to think about. Disney fired Gina Carano over a post on social media. Generally, this firing has inspired backlash from conservatives that decry the action as “cancel culture” while being heralded by liberals for holding a public figure accountable for their actions. Let’s get this out of the way at the beginning: I’m pro firing Gina Carano. She frequently belittled the struggle of transgender people, posted false…

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Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising

Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising is the first book in the new Chiss Ascendancy series from Timothy Zahn. I was very excited when this book was announced. I’ve been a big fan of the Thrawn character since I first read the Heir to the Empire series. Zahn’s skill at creating unique stories, as well as his ability to write in the Star Wars universe, has only got better with time. What piqued my interest immediately was…