Posts Tagged ‘science fiction’

Jean Cocteau Cinema Interview

Head over to Black Gate Magazine to watch me read and talk about The Razor, my prison planet adventure from Tor Books. The event was hosted by Emily Mah at George R. R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema, in Santa Fe, NM. I had a great time there, for all kinds of reasons, not least of which was all the great people who […]

The Razor Picked by Amazon as Best of 2018

Amazon Books has published their list of the Best Books of 2018, and guess what science-fiction-prison-planet-adventure got included? Check out the full list of other syfy titles here: ow.ly/qdZy50jDnkj  Congrats to the other winners, especially everyone from TOR Books. Amazing company to be included in. Check out the trailer if you haven’t seen it, and you can pre-order The Razor […]

The Razor ARC Giveaway

Tor Books is giving away an ARC of The Razor. Sign up for it here: bit.ly/2yWw6oS And if you don’t win that one, don’t fret…I’ll be doing my own giveaways very soon, both ARCs and signed final copies.

First Sci Fi Fan Art for The Razor

Given that it’s from Travis Baldree, the awesome voice actor (and game designer and artist and all around journeyman) who’s recording the audiobook version of The Razor for Highbridge Audio, I’m not sure if it totally counts as “fan art”… Then again, maybe it double counts in that case? We’ll go with that. Either way, check out Travis’s awesome syfy […]

The Importance of Finishing Stuff…No Matter What (Part Uno)

Finishing something is a milestone. Finishing something with true forethought and intention is a victory. Doing so, puts you at a different stage of your career and progress as an artist.

the razor book by J. Barton Mitchell

Announcing The Razor

A round about way of announcing what you probably already guessed…my new novel The Razor is finally coming out, and it will be published by Tor books in November. Help me celebrate something I never thought I’d see: a book with my name on it and that famous triangular logo at the bottom.

James Horner and the Giant Spring

I’m listening to my (sadly) out of print Vinyl edition of James Horner’s awesome score to BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, not only my favorite Roger Corman movie (a tough call to make, it’s like picking your favorite Robert E. Howard short, but come on: it’s a remake of THE MAGNIFICIENT SEVEN in space, itself a remake of SEVEN SAMURAI in the […]

Top Ten (More or Less) Obscure Alien Tales

MIDNIGHT CITY, book one of my science fiction series CONQUERED EARTH, is set on a near future Earth conquered by a powerful, technological alien race called the Assembly. For most of my life I’ve had a love affair with stories dealing with aliens and alien invasion, so I thought I would list of some of the more obscure ones you […]

Cover Reveal: THE SEVERED TOWER

The cover for book two of my CONQUERED EARTH series, THE SEVERED TOWER, has been finalized. Tell me what you think…  

J.J. Abrams’ STAR WARS: It Could Go Either Way

Well, it took a STAR WARS announcement for me to dust off the old blog. As I’m sure you’ve heard, J. J. Abrams will be directing the next STAR WARS movie, EPISODE VII: (INSERT TITLE WITH EPIC SOUNDING WORDS HERE). I was originally pessimistic when it came to this announcement, but I’ve changed my tune somewhat. Don’t get me wrong, […]