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About David Steffen (46 Articles)
David Steffen is a writer and editor and software engineer and a voracious consumer of podcast fiction. He’s the founder and editor of Diabolical Plots, which publishes reviews and interviews and soon will be a professionally-paying fiction publisher. Diabolical Plots provides the free writer’s tool The Submission Grinder which helps writers track their submissions and find markets for their work. You can find his bibliography on the DP site. When David grows up, he plans to do ALL THE THINGS.

BOOK REVIEW: Ironskin by Tina Connolly

Ironskin was the Nebula-nominated premiere novel from Tina Connolly, published by Tor Books in Fall 2012. It was followed by Copperhead in Fall 2013 and Silverblind in Fall [Read more]

January 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Podcast Spotlight: Dunesteef

The Dunesteef is the speculative fiction podcast edited and hosted by Big Anklevich and Rish Outfield. One thing that sets them apart is the talk after the show–often [Read more]

December 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

GAME REVIEW: Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Not too long ago, I reviewed the free game Octodad, a game developed at DePaul University for the 2011 Independent Games Festival, which is about an octopus pretending to be [Read more]

December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Podcast Spotlight: Toasted Cake

In the previous podcast spotlights, I covered the three Escape Artists podcasts and their weird uncle Drabblecast. This month I’ll be talking about Toasted Cake, the [Read more]

December 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

GAME REVIEW: Octodad

Octodad is living the American dream. He is a businessman with a wife and two lovely children living in a nice suburban home with a nice big green lawn. He’s just an [Read more]

November 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

TV REVIEW: Under the Dome Season 2

Stephen King’s Under the Dome‘s first incarnation was a novel published in 2009 (which I reviewed here). It was adapted for a TV series in 2013 (first season [Read more]

November 11, 2014 // 4 Comments

Podcast Spotlight: Drabblecast

In the first few Podcast Spotlights, I covered the Escape Artists podcasts: Escape Pod, Pseudopod, and Podcastle.  If those three are sister podcasts, Drabblecast is kind of [Read more]

November 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

GAME REVIEW: The Bridge

The Bridge is a side-scroller puzzle game with level design inspired by the amazing artist M.C. Escher, released by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild in 2013. The game starts [Read more]

October 31, 2014 // 2 Comments

FIRST-LOOK GAME REVIEW: Don’t Starve

Last week Steam had a free game weekend where they opened up ten games for a free-play weekend. Don’t Starve, published by Klei Entertainment in 2013. You could install [Read more]

October 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Podcast Spotlight: Podcastle

In the last two podcast spotlights I featured Escape Pod, the first speculative fiction podcast, and Pseudopod, the first horror podcast. This installment is about Podcastle, [Read more]

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Book Review: SNUFF by Terry Pratchett

Snuff is one of the newest of the many books in Terry Pratchett’s excellent Discworld series. Within the larger series there are subseries which follow particular [Read more]

September 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

GAME REVIEW: To the Moon

To the Moon is a story-heavy light-puzzle game released by Freebird Games in 2011. Johnny is unconscious and on his deathbed. He might not survive the night. Dr. Eva Rosalene [Read more]

September 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

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