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About David Steffen (64 Articles)
David Steffen is a writer and editor and software engineer and a voracious consumer of podcast fiction. The first piece of fiction he's edited is now available, "Taste the Whip" by Andy Dudak on Diabolical Plots(http://www.diabolicalplots.com/dp-fiction-1-taste-the-whip-by-andy-dudak/). David is also the co-founder and administrator of the The Submission Grinder(http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/), a tool for writers.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Silverblind by Tina Connolly

Silverblind is a historical fantasy written by Tina Connolly and published by Tor Books in October 2014. (For more on Tina’s work, read my spotlight on her podcast [...]

December 12, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

October 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Last year I reviewed Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice before it swept the major SF awards–including the Hugo, the Nebula, the Golden Tentacle, the Arthur C. Clarke, [...]

October 7, 2014 // 2 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, [...]

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 [...]

September 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

GAME REVIEW: Super Amazing Wagon Adventure

If you’re like me, you were one of many, many kids who got to play the edutainment game Oregon Trail at school originally published by MECC in 1977 with various updated [...]

September 10, 2014 // 4 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 [...]

September 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

GAME REVIEW: Gunpoint

Gunpoint is a 2D stealth strategy game released by Tom Francis released in 2013. In it, you play a private detective specializing in infiltration of secure buildings (mostly [...]

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

GAME REVIEW: FTL

FTL is a game by Subset Games published in 2012 (with all-new game expansions published in April 2014). It’s a space exploration and combat game with much of the [...]

August 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

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