Tag Archives: science-fiction

Get it While It’s Hot

For the next month, my publisher has reduced the price of the e-book edition of my novel, Jimmy Stu Lives!, to $0.99. (No reduction on the trade paperback’s price, but the e-book’s a steal right now.) The book’s out there everywhere downloads of e-books are sold. A review of Jimmy Stu lIves! from Fenris is […]

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Review from Oblio

JIMMY STU LIVES! By Kent McDaniel. Penumbra Publishing. 2012. Cover by Joe Staton. Jimmy Stu Sloan is a succesful preacher who has a thriving mega church and a loyal flock of believers. But all is not well with the reverend. He has health problems and isn’t as strong of a believer as most of his […]

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Review from Revenant #75

Jimmy Stu Lives! by Kent McDaniel begins with a pastor who has lost his faith after losing his wife but is still trying to continue to lead his church. He has the advantage and disadvantage of being surrounded by people who believe in him and trust him. In his despair, the Reverend James Stuart Sloan […]

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Review From Alexiad

JIMMY STU LIVES! By Kent McDaniel (Penumbra Publishing; 2011; ISBN 978-1935563839; $9.99; Kindle: $2.99) Reviewed by Tom Feller In Robert Heinlein’s 1940 novella, “If This Goes On —“, a fundamentalist Christian leader is elected President in 2012 and proceeds to suspend the Constitution and turn the United States into a theocracy. In Kent McDaniel’s novel, […]

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Is Science-Fiction Dying?

IS SCIENCE FICTION DYING? The question may seem dubious or melodramatic, but there’s been a fair amount of talk on the internet about this over the past few years. People in the Yahoo science-fiction discussion groups have discussed it, and bloggers, some of them pros, have  written about it. Myself, I don’t know if SF is dying, but it […]

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Where to get JIMMY STU LIVES!

           There are a lot of posts on the blog here about my novel, Jimmy Stu Lives!. Unfortunately none of them really tell you where to get the book, so I’m going to rectify that, but let me give you a thumbnail synopsis:         Jimmy Stu Sloan, minister of a nondenominational mega-church in Nashville, loses his […]

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Review from Fenris #138

         Legendary zine-editor and guest of honor at last June’s Deep South Con Fiftieth Anniversary Bash, David Hulan, reviewed Jimmy Stu Lives  in the latest issue of his zine, Fenris. The review follows below: Jimmy Stu Lives!, by Kent McDaniel, TPB in print now. This comes from a small press, Penumbra Publishing in Nashville, Tennessee so you […]

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FROM OUTRE’ 4: 3 POEMS, 1 ILLO, 1 VIGNETTE

 The other day I ran across a copy of Outre #4 , a SF fanzine I published in 1969 for the Southern Fandom Press Alliance (SFPA). Took me back, allright. The cover is by Glen Brock, who was also in SFPA at the time, and I think it’s pretty cool Sixties fanzine art. A lot of energy in that […]

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Review From Windy City Reviews

  Review: Jimmy Stu Lives Friday, June 29, 2012 at 08:54PM Jimmy Stu Lives! by Kent McDaniel Reviewed by Ophelia Julien Super Science Fiction with a Side of Grits Reverend James Stuart Sloan, or Jimmy Stu as he prefers, is the founder of Nashville, Tennessee’s Church of the Living Lord, a three-thousand member congregation complete with a […]

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Stupefying Stories (January 2012 Issue)

            YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT THE JANUARY ISSUE OF STUPEFYING STORIES. A few of the stories are so-so; they suffer mainly from a tendency to cram in way too much exposition right at the beginning, though they generally have interesting premises and/or situations. A couple of the other stories are gems, though.  “Morality for Alchemists […]

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