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Signal Boost is a short science fiction, fantasy, and horror interview and discussion podcast. Our interviews focus on boosting the work of a diverse range of authors, writers, artists, and more. Our discussions look at issues of inclusivity and diversity in the SF/F/H community. Signal Boost is part of The Skiffy and Fanty Show podcast network.

Signal Boost is a short science fiction, fantasy, and horror interview and discussion podcast. Our interviews focus on boosting the work of a diverse range of authors, writers, artists, and more. Our discussions look at issues of inclusivity and diversity in the SF/F/H community. Signal Boost is part of The Skiffy and Fanty Show podcast network.
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Signal Boost is a short science fiction, fantasy, and horror interview and discussion podcast. Our interviews focus on boosting the work of a diverse range of authors, writers, artists, and more. Our discussions look at issues of inclusivity and diversity in the SF/F/H community. Signal Boost is part of The Skiffy and Fanty Show podcast network.

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Episodes

Signal Boost #37 — At ICFA — Keffy R.M. Kehrli (GlitterShip) and Bryan Camp (The City of Lost Fortunes)

4/17/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, we’re coming at you from the International Convention on the Fantastic in the Arts! Yay! First, Shaun and Joyce are joined by Keffy R.M. Kehrli to talk about GlitterShip SF, a queer speculative fiction short story magazine, including the challenges, the highlights, and the benefits of having a queer […]

Duration:00:31:43

Signal Boost #36 — Sean Grigsby (Smoke Eaters) and Thoraiya Dyer (Titans’ Forest Trilogy)

4/10/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Paul talks to Sean Grigsby about his debut novel, Smoke Eaters, which imagines a future world in which firefighters also fight dragons! They discuss how Sean’s fire service career helped inform the novel and why he chose an older protagonist. He also gives us a glimpse into his next […]

Duration:00:23:11

Signal Boost #35 — Tonya Moore (Becoming) and R.S.A. Garcia (Lex Talionis)

4/3/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Elizabeth talks to Tonya R. Moore about her collection of short stories (Becoming), how her Jamaican heritage affects her writing, her love of anime and how it influences her work, her upcoming zine on Yaoi anime, and juggling lots of projects. Then Paul is joined by R.S.A. Garcia to talk […]

Duration:00:22:31

Signal Boost #34 — Rati Mehrotra (Markswoman) and Marlee Jane Ward (Orphancorp Series)

2/27/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Jen talks to Rati Mehrotra about her debut novel, Markswoman. They explore how Mehrotra’s own background inspired the world, why she decided to write it as a post-apocalyptic novel, what inspires her writing, and a few hints about what is coming next in the Asiana duology. Then Elizabeth is […]

Duration:00:17:08

Signal Boost #33 — Marko Kloos (Points of Impact) and Cody Sisco (Resonant Earth Series)

2/20/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Paul talks to Marko Kloos about his military SF series, Frontlines, and more specifically about the sixth and “final” book in the series, Points of Impact. Marko shares how he tried to play with the typical military SF tropes, how his military service inspired the series, and a little […]

Duration:00:24:17

Signal Boost #32 – A Conversation on Silly Audience Questions

2/6/2018
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Signal Boost is back! In our 1st boost festival of the year, a very sick Jen and a dissertation-downtrodden Shaun attempt to answer a few of your silly questions. Based on questions by @Runalongwomble and @timata87, we tell you about our secret Jaeger names, our fight songs, and the sf/f worlds we like to live or […]

Duration:00:23:41

Signal Boost #31: Wrapping Up the Year

12/26/2017
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In our final podcast of the year, Shaun and Jen offer a quick wrap-up of all the things we loved about 2017. We share some of our favorite episodes, remind folks of our listener/reader survey, and offer up some last minute mini boosts to make 2017 just a little bit more joyful. We hope you […]

Duration:00:25:52

Signal Boost #30: Michelle Kan (No More Heroes) and Rachel Cordasco (SFinTranslation.com)

12/19/2017
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Becca talks to Michelle Kan about her book, No More Heroes. They discuss what it meant for Michelle to write an #OwnVoices gender-fluid aro-ace character that included her ethnic heritage, issues with anxiety, and parkour! They also talk about how Michelle wrote No More Heroes during NaNoWriMo and how […]

Duration:00:25:04

Signal Boost #26: A Conversation about All the Star Wars

11/14/2017
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On today’s Signal Boosts, Shaun and Jen take a moment to squee about the fact that there are going to be THREE WHOLE NEW STAR WARS MOVIES AND A TV SHOW AND OMG! SQUEEEEEE!!! They’re moderately more coherent than that as they tackle what type of story Rian Johnson might tell. Then Jen moves them […]

Duration:00:22:57

Signal Boost #24: Ian Muneshwar and Zin E. Rocklyn

10/26/2017
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This is the final episode of our month of focusing on horror writers, and it has been so much fun that we’ll be sure to do it again next year! Each of our guests had different reasons for why they write horror and how they use the conventions of horror to explore themes that are […]

Duration:00:20:46

Signal Boost #23: Eden Royce and Karolina Fedyk

10/24/2017
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Jen talks to Eden Royce, a southern black woman transplanted to jolly old England, about the differences between horror and the Southern Gothic, the influences of her rootwork and hoodoo cultural background, the challenges of getting published in horror given the kinds of stories she writes, and so much […]

Duration:00:30:36

Signal Boost #22: Tonya Liburd and Stephen Graham Jones

10/17/2017
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Jen talks to Canadian-Born Trinidadian horror writer, Tonya Liburd, about the horror of losing identity, how horror allows you to talk about taboo subjects, and her short story, “A Question of Faith.” Then Stephen Graham Jones — award winning author — joins Jen to talk about how he first […]

Duration:00:27:44

Signal Boost #21: Nathan Adler and Darcie Little Badger

10/3/2017
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, we kick off our month of focusing on horror writers from traditionally marginalized communities. First up, Jen talks to Nathan Adler — artist, writer, Anishinaabe and Jewish member of the Lac Des Milles Lacs First Nation — about his novel, Wrist, how Anishinaabe stories informed the monster and how […]

Duration:00:28:59

Signal Boost #20: Sandra Odell and Ausma Zehanat Khan (The Bloodprint)

9/26/2017
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Sandra Odell, prolific short story writer, joins Jen to talk about disability, sexuality, and gender representation in science fiction and fantasy, how her identities inform her short stories, and what good representation actually looks like. Then Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty mysteries, joins […]

Duration:00:28:11

Signal Boost #19: A Conversation about SFF Canon

9/19/2017
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On today’s Signal Boost, Jen remembers that we have a listener suggestion form, and so we FINALLY talk about the questions that one intrepid listener is dying to know! Actually, it’s mostly Shaun talking about the answers while Jen nods sagely. What are those questions? Well, listen to the episode and you too will know […]

Duration:00:35:59

Signal Boost #18: Michael J. Martinez (MJ-12: Shadows) and Patrick Hester (Samantha Kane: Into the Fire)

9/12/2017
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Michael J. Martinez, author of The Daedaelus Trilogy, joins Paul to talk about the second book of his Majestic-12 trilogy, MJ-12: Shadows. They discuss how truth is crazier than fiction and how that led to Mike writing a secret history instead of an alternate history. Then Patrick Hester, a […]

Duration:00:42:18

Signal Boost #17: A Conversation about YA, Ageism, and Assholes

8/29/2017
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On today’s Signal Boost, Shaun and Jen discuss a few things that had them either shaking their head “WTF?” or screaming “WTF?!,” including the rise and fall of a wanna-be NYT Bestselling YA novel, agism directed at a dear friend, and the conservative military SFF community’s response to the upcoming Space Marine Midwives Anthology. Warning, […]

Duration:00:34:02

Signal Boost #16: Fran Wilde (Horizon) and Bogi Takács (Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction)

8/22/2017
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Fran Wilde, author and tech consultant, joins Paul to dive into the final book in her Bone Universe series, Horizon. Fran and Paul discuss some of the worldbuilding and where this newest book takes us. Then Bogi Takács, writer of short-form speculative fiction, joins Jen to talk about Transcendent 2: The […]

Duration:00:33:06

Signal Boost #15: A Conversation about Helsinki WorldCon & WSFS Business

8/15/2017
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On today’s psuedo-Signal Boost, Shaun, Paul, and our resident WSFS expert, Alex, recap the Helsinki WorldCon WSFS Business meeting LIVE from WorldCon (ok, so not exactly live, but it’s as close as we get). Alex shares the nitty-gritty, the grim and ugly, the wonderful and the strange, that occured at the Helsinki WSFS business meeting, […]

Duration:00:53:11

Signal Boost #14: Elsa Sjunneson-Henry & Dominik Parisien (Uncanny Magazine "Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction" Kickstarter) and Dave Robison (Archivos)

8/8/2017
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Elsa Sjunneson-Henry and Dominik Parisien join Paul to talk about the Uncanny Magazine Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction and Year Four Kickstarter. Elsa is the Non-Fiction Editor and Dominik is the Fiction Editor for the special edition of Uncanny Magazine focusing on disability representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy. […]

Duration:00:27:13

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