Paul Cornell, author of the Shadow Police series (Book 3, Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?, is available now) joins us to discuss his work in TV, comics and fiction. Tangents include conventions, Dracula, British TV and the relationship between fans and creators.
Fellow Viable Paradise XIII alum Julia Rios currently edits poetry and reprints for Uncanny magazine. She’s edited fiction for Strange Horizons and other projects, and she is also a writer and podcaster. She joins us for fascinating discussions of editing and poetry, and even shares an extemporaneous Batman poem! It’s a poetry SLAM BAM POW!
Bram Stoker Award winning author Paul Tremblay scared the hell out of readers with last year’s A Head Full of Ghosts. Prepare for a new scare as Disappearance at Devil’s Rock releases on June 21st. Paul joins the Narrators for an in-depth discussion of his work. And a special surprise appearance frightens the horror master himself!
Bonus mini-interview! Cath cornered James Tiptree, Jr. Award co-winner Eugene Fischer at Wiscon and asked about his award-winning story.
Dan Koboldt is the author of The Rogue Retrieval and also the instigator of #sffpit, one of several novel pitching events on Twitter. Unlike sister events, #sffpit concentrates on genre fiction: science fiction, fantasy and horror. Join us as Dan gives advice and shares insights into the world of pitching, then join the event itself on June 23rd!
Sometimes you just have to follow the current. Our carefully prepared show (which airs next week!) has been derailed to talk about all things comics. It’s on our minds, so there’s no use ignoring the illustrated elephant in the room. Reboots! Retcons! What’s our take on DC Rebirth? The new Comixology subscription plan? The carefully orchestrated shitstorm surrounding Captain America #1? It’s all here, True Believers.
Creepy crawlies! We discuss all things horror: what scares us, who inspires us, what’s in store for the future of the genre (if it is a genre). Theramin courtesy of kirkoid at freesound.org
Books: The Exorcist, Little Girls, The Wan, Zombies and Shit, Apeshit, Metamorphosis, Merrily Watkins, The Shining, Pet Sematary, The Tommyknockers,The Shining Girls, Fitcher’s Brides, ‘Salem’s Lot, Hell House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Under the Skin, The Sparrow, Beloved, The Handmaid’s Tale, Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, Mongrels, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, The Loney, North American Lake Monsters, The Buried Giant, Here’s to My Sweet Satan…
Authors: Stephen King, Rudy Rucker, Lauren Beukes, Shirley Jackson, Damien Angelica Walters, Tanith Lee, Richard Matheson, Joe Lansdale, Ray Bradbury, Graham Joyce, Adam Nevill, Sara Gran, Paul Tremblay…
Movies and TV: Planet of the Apes, Pinocchio, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Poltergeist, Hangar 18, ‘Salem’s Lot, Nosferatu the Vampyre, The Dead Zone, Carnivale, The New York Ripper, Zombi 2, Tenebrae, Eraserhead, The Descent…