136 – Author Spotlights: Emma and Peter Newman, Part 1

March 20, 2018 0

Photo by Henry Söderlund
Photo by Henry Söderlund
Too much pizzazz for one episode! Talented duo Peter and Emma Newman join us for a lengthy discussion of their individual works (Planetfall and The Vagrant, to name two) as well as their Hugo-winning collaboration, the Tea & Jeopardy podcast. And that’s but the tip of the iceberg. Roleplaying, dress-making, audiobook narrating… the only peril lies in skipping this episode, dear listener. (part 1 of 2)

135 – Author Spotlight: Delilah S. Dawson

March 13, 2018 0

un_dawsonThe endlessly entertaining Delilah S. Dawson joins us to discuss her recent Star Wars tie-in novel, Phasma, as well as her other novels and comics. Delilah writes in a number of genres and is known for her unique blend of humor and darkness. She’s also a master of word creation who gave us terms like whimsydark and humpalicious. We can’t wait for her upcoming collaboration with Kevin Hearne, Kill the Farm Boy. How can you pass up this one?

134 – Book Launch: Abandoned Places

March 5, 2018 0

un_ap Abandoned Places is an anthology of short stories featuring a mix of new and established writers, including stories by Ray Bradbury, Dashiell Hammett and Edgar Allen Poe. It’s the first release from Shohola Press, a new venture by UN’s own Chris and George! We discuss the book, which releases on March 9, and also hear from many authors with stories therein–including UN’s Cath and Chia, Lauren C. Teffeau, Anna Yeatts and Ransom Noble.

(NEWS FLASH! Also includes a bonus, exclusive scoop of exciting news from Lauren! You heard it first on Unreliable Narrators!)
If you’re in the SF Bay Area, come to our readings and signings at FOGcon in Walnut Creek (Sat. 3/10 @ 8PM) and at Book Passage in San Francisco (Mon. 3/12 @ 6PM).

Full details are available at the Shohola Press website.

133 – Prompt Response

February 26, 2018 0


Cath receives a mini-update from former guest, J. Kathleen Cheney, about her latest projects. Then Chia, Cath and Chris discuss the whys and wherefores of writing prompts. What makes a good prompt? How can prompts help inspire your own writing? We take stabs at answering these questions and others.

131 – To MFA or Not to MFA

February 12, 2018 0

Unreliable NarratorsMany authors consider an advanced degree from time to time. Some even pull the trigger. What can an MFA do for you, and do you need it? We seek answers from four current grad students: former guests Anna Yeatts and Stephanie Vance, our excellent VP-mate Matt Hughes, and our very own George Galuschak. They offer insights into the genre fiction programs at Seton Hill University and Western Colorado State University. School’s in session!

130 – Flash Fiction Online with Anna Yeatts

February 5, 2018 0

un_yeattsFlash Fiction Online publisher Anna Yeatts parachutes in to liven up the place! We discuss FFO’s role in the spec-fic world, her anthology NASTY: Fetish Fights Back, geese poop, romantic horror, abandoned places and every other tangent we can think of. Not for the faint of heart!

129 – Things to Come

January 29, 2018 0

Porkins-StumpIt’s a new year with new anticipated releases. Chia, George and Chris share some of the upcoming media that make them salivate: Christopher Moore’s Noir, Cat Valente’s Space Opera, Elizabeth Bear’s Stone Mad, Justina Ireland’s Dead Nation, Alan Moore’s The Tempest Summer, A Ghost Story, Aquaman, The OA Season 2– and, of course, our very own Cath’s Star Wars: Porkins tie-in novel.

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