Jean-Paul L Garnier

About the author:

Jean-Paul L. Garnier lives and writes in Joshua Tree, CA where he is the owner of Space Cowboy Books, a science fiction bookstore, independent publisher, and producer of Simultaneous Times podcast. In 2020 his first novella Garbage In, Gospel Out was released by Space Cowboy Books and in 2018 Traveling Shoes Press released Echo of Creation, a collection of his science fiction short stories. He has also released several collections of poetry: In Iudicio (Cholla Needles Press 2017) and Future Anthropology (Space Cowboy Books 2019) which was nominated for the Elgin Award. His short stories, poetry, and essays have appeared in many anthologies and webzines.

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Interview With Jean-Paul L Garnier

In today’s interview, Jean-Paul L. Garnier a science fiction author, bookstore owner, and podcast host will answer some questions about his endeavors and give us some interesting insights into his literary adventure. We appreciate very much that he took some time to answer our questions and be part of this interview.

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Garbage In, Gospel Out – Book review (2020)

Working at the Bureau sounds like quite a serious job. Especially when the Bureau is involved in the falsification of information and time travel.

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The City in the Middle of the Night – Book review (2019)

What rhythms remain important to people living on a tidally locked planet? Can culture be governed by a clock? A young girl finds out as she comes of age on the planet January and befriends a species of alien that share their memories through the sense of touch.

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Through the Thorns to the Stars – Movie review (1981)

A group of dead clones are discovered on an exploded spaceship. One is still alive. Is she human or alien? Her memory is gone but she comes to find she is a genetically engineered being created to survive in a world ruined by climate change.

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Writers of the future – Book review (2020)

Experience the voices and artworks of the rising stars of science fiction. This annual collection is the place to go to read the greats of the future.

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Kitra – Book review (2020)

Riding the air currents on a glider, all nineteen-year-old Kitra can think of is traveling to the stars. After procuring a spaceship she convinces a group of friends to partake in an epic adventure and the crew of greenies set out to explore the universe. Do they have what it takes to survive their maiden voyage?

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Interstellar Flight Magazine Best of Year One – Book review (2020)

Unsure what’s going on in contemporary speculative fiction? Learn about modern voices in genre, both through their own words and criticism. Interstellar Flight Magazine’s first Best of Year One collection covers a wide variety of topics from today’s authors.

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The Big Space Travel – Movie review (1975)

The Soviets were the first to put a woman in space, should we also be sending children? Three kids set off on a life-changing adventure to the stars and have to work together to make the mission a success. The adult captain of the ship falls sick and it’s all up to the thirteen-year-old commander to make the right decisions.

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Interview with Gideon Marcus

In today’s interview, which was conducted by my friend Jean-Paul Garnier from Space Cowboy Books, we have the pleasure to introduce you to Gideon Marcus a Hugo Award finalist. He is the author of Kitra, a YA Sci-Fi adventure novel. Furthermore, he has been exploring the world of science fiction through the old Sci-Fi magazine collection his dad amassed during the fifties and on. He has lots of upcoming projects that all sound super interesting, so let’s listen to his story and what he has in store for us.

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Empire of Silence – Book review (2018)

Are you looking for a great new voice in space opera and science fiction in general? Look no further, when it comes to epic space opera Christopher Ruocchio is a master of the craft and bound to become one of the classics of our time. This book will leave you hungry for more, and fortunately for us, there are two more books already finished in the series, with three more to come. If you like stories on a grand scale that don’t skimp on the entertainment or beautiful prose then Empire of Silence is the book you’ve been looking for.

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The High Crusade – Book review (1960)

Science fiction and fantasy come together in this classic tale of adventure and traveling to the stars. The middle ages meet the future as blaster meets sword in a cascade of hilarious nonsense. What would English knights do given the chance to meet aliens? Kill them and take over their planets, of course.

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Reset – Movie review (2017)

What would you do if there were three of you? Could you live in a world where you are not the only you? Xia Tian is about to find out as she tries to save her son from a group of criminals attempting to steal time travel technology from the Nexus corporation. Can she save her son and deal with her other selves?

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The Man Who Folded Himself – Book Review (1973)

What would you do with another you? Would you become friends or lovers? What if there were infinite versions of yourself and what are the implications of that possibility? Dan is about to find out now that he has his uncle’s timebelt. This strange novel will take you to places unexpected and wonderful. Time travel at its best!

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Invasion of the body snatchers – Book Review (1955)

Are your loved ones really who you think they are? What if you stood face to face with a member of your family and couldn’t be sure it was really them? Paranoia sweeps through a small town in California sending people in droves to their doctor for reassurance. At the same time, odd tales start to emerge about giant seed pods that have been found near a farm on the edge of town. Are they really from space, and if so why are they here?

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A matter of matter – Book Review (2008)

L. Ron Hubbard was one of the more prolific writers of the pulp era. His work spanned through many genres, everything from Romance to Westerns to Science Fiction. In this collection, we find some of his Golden Age SF stories, all of which give a great window into the storytelling of the 1930s and 1940s. Gear up for adventure with daring spacemen, time-traveling soldiers, and more. 

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Interview with Bryan Thao Worra

Bryan Thao Worra is the Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate and president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. He holds an NEA Fellowship in Literature, a Joyce Award, and over 20 other distinctions for his creative writing. An internationally published author of 8+ books, his current book of poetry is Before We Remember We Dream.

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Bone Chase – Book Review (2020)

We’ve all seen those pictures on the internet of giant human skeletons, but are they real? In Bone Chase they are, and we are quickly wrapped up into a global network of people who want it to remain a secret. But how do you hide giants and all of the evidence that has been left behind? The Six-Fingered Mafia and the Council of David have some ideas about that and are at odds about the future of humankind.

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Hexagon Magazine – Book Review (2020)

Want to read great short stories but can’t afford a book? Look no further because Hexagon Magazine is free to download and filled with great speculative fiction stories. Hexagon Magazine is only on its third issue but has come out strong and leaves one wishing that the next issue was coming sooner.

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Dignity – Book Review (2011)

You may be familiar with Ken Layne’s work through his wonderful magazine/field guide Desert Oracle, and its audio companion Desert Oracle Radio. Dignity acquaints us with yet another side of Layne’s work in this beautiful epistolary novel about going back to nature in a world increasingly collapsing due to greed and lack of ethics. A story of hope and strife that leaves one hoping Ken Layne has more novels on the way.

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I Want The Stars – Book Review (1964)

If your life were centuries-long and you could visit anywhere in the cosmos, where would you go, what would you do? What would culture be like? I Want the Stars deals with the existential crisis of finding purpose in a universe that is fully attainable, at your fingertips to be plucked. But humans still have a lot to learn, and finding common ground with other species can be difficult, if not impossible. Will the humans reach a new level of understanding, and can they get along with foreign species long enough to find out?

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Galactic Hellcats -Book Review (2021)

All-female biker gang in space! What more could you want? The girls have got their solo-flyers and are heading for an adventure exploring the galaxy and finding their way into mischief. Meet Ki, Margot, and Zuleikah – the Galactic Hellcats – an unlikely gang of friends that’s destined for greatness, or at the very least infamy.

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Books by Jean-Paul L Garnier

Echo of Creation (2018)

Future Anthropology (2018)

Garbage In, Gospel Out (2020)