Chris and George commiserate with award-winning author Fran Wilde from the sidelines of the Viable Paradise reunion. Let BitterCon commence! Ah, yes, we also find out about Cloudbound, the new book in Fran’s Bone Universe series, and myriad other important tidbits: worldbuilding, Cooking the Books, Socktober, poetry. This one has it all!
UN goes into the light with Carol Anne Douglas, author of the gender- and genre-bending Arthurian novel, Lancelot: Her Story. Carol Anne worked for 35 years on the feminist news journal, off our backs, and she belongs to OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change). We chat about her fiction and non-fiction as well as her plays and nature photography. She also answers the burning question: whom would Mordred endorse for president?
A podcast about another podcast’s event? We’re so meta it hurts this week. Chris recounts tales of intrigue on the high seas on board Oasis of the Seas for the 2016 Out of Excuses Writing Workshop and Retreat, sponsored by the incredible Out of Excuses. Plotting and Prohibition! Tropical islands and towel animals! Half-baked Alaskas and harrowing pitch sessions! Aye, Cap’n, ’twas a hell of a week. Featuring friends of the podcast Debra Goelz and Julia Rios!
Chris sits down with Ken Scholes, author of the acclaimed Psalms of Isaak series from Tor. What’s next for Ken? When will that last, fifth volume in the series see the light of day? What drove the “thought experiment” of his recent e-book? There’s only one way, Dear Listener, to find out all this and so much more!
David Petersen is the man behind Mouse Guard, the New York Times Bestselling, Eisner & Harvey Award winning comics. David sat down with us to discuss writing and illustrating the beloved series. We also manage to pry just a smidgen of information about the recently-announced Mouse Guard movie in development at Fox. That sound is Cath squeeing to herself.
Gojira’s out and about again in 2016! With the newly rebranded Shin Godzilla scheduled to arrive in the West next month, we share our own favorite kaiju moments as well as giant monsters from other cultures and in other media.
C.C. Finlay became the editor of Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine in early 2015. He’s also written fiction, including the Traitor to the Crown series, and bootstrapped the Blue Heaven writing workshop. We caught up with Charlie at MidAmeriCon II and picked his brain about writing, editing and supporting others.
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Fresh from a week at MidAmeriCon II in Kansas City, we recount our daily activities and share out thoughts on the panels and personalities of Worldcon. Featuring Guest Narrator Stephanie Vance! Additional links to follow.