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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 #51 – Erin Roberts (Various) and Sarah Chorn (Seraphina’s Lament)

2/27/2019
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Jen talks to short story and interactive game designer, Erin Roberts, about her work. They talk about what Erin really enjoys exploring thematically, one of the key features that connects her story, Sour Milk Girls, with her game, Thanks for the Memories, the differences and connections between writing short […]

Duration:00:45:15

Signal Boost #50 – T. Frohock (Where Oblivion Lives) and Alex Harrow (Empire of Light)

2/12/2019
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Paul talks to T. Frohock about her new Los Nefilim series novella, Where Oblivion Lives. T. treats us to a glimpse of what life was like just prior to the Spanish Civil War, how she deals with the trauma of World War I, the queer relationship between Diego and […]

Duration:00:44:39

Signal Boost #49 – Steph Matuku (Flight of the Fantail) and Bethany C. Morrow (MEM)

12/18/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Elizabeth talks to Steph Matuku, author of the debut novel, Flight of the Fantail, and the children’s book, Whetū Toa and the Magician. Both are out from HUIA Publishers in New Zealand. The two talk about how Steph treated the environment as a character, the influence her Maori culture has on her books, […]

Duration:00:38:01

Signal Boost #48 — Sabrina Vourvoulias (Ink) and Stephanie Gunn (Icefall)

12/4/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Shaun talks to Sabrina Vourvoulias about the re-release of her incredibly prescient novel, Ink. They discuss how the book’s conversation about immigration is more timely than ever, the courageousness of Rosarium Publishing, what it means to be primed to notice the signs of authoritarianism, journalism, and much more! Then […]

Duration:00:32:04

Signal Boost #47 — Betsy Dornbusch (The Silver Scar) & Dax Murray (Birthing Orion)

11/27/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Jen talks to Betsy Dornbusch, author of the Seven Eyes series and much more, about her new novel, The Silver Scar. Betsy shares with us a little about the story, why she decided on a blending of genres to create the setting, the way in which the religious war […]

Duration:00:28:25

Signal Boost #46 — DC (Mutants in the Night) & Chinelo Onwualu (Omenana & Anathema)

10/24/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Shaun talks to DC, creator of the table-top role-playing game, Mutants in the Night. They discuss how Mutants in the Night utilizes the Forged in the Dark RPG system to explore marginalization, what inspired them to create RPGs in the first place, how RPGs allow us to create a […]

Duration:00:36:07

Signal Boost #45 — Charlie J. Eskew (Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark) & Danny Lore (ed. The Wilds)

10/16/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Shaun talks to Charlie J. Eskew, author of the debut novel, Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark! Charlie tells us all about his new book, Black superheroes, dealing with contemporary issues through the superhero genre, tokenism, why he decided not to set his book in Metropolis, and so much […]

Duration:00:34:24

Signal Boost #44: C.L. Polk (Witchmark) and Tonia Thompson (Nightlight Podcast)

10/10/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Jen talks to C.L. Polk, author of the debut novel Witchmark from Tor.Com Publishing. We learn what inspired C.L. to set the novel in an allegorical post-WWI England, how she developed a complex governmental and class system around a simple magic system, what compels the m/m romance that is […]

Duration:00:29:13

Signal Boost #43 — A Conversation about Black Speculative Fiction Month at Skiffy and Fanty

10/2/2018
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We know, we know. It’s been an age and a half since Shaun and Jen sat down to have a conversation, but we’re back to let you know about a very special month at Skiffy and Fanty — Black Speculative Fiction Month! October was designated Black Speculative Fiction month in 2013 by Milton Davis and […]

Duration:00:25:40

Signal Boost #42: Rhonda Parrish & Greg Bechtel (co-ed. Tesseracts 21: Neverthless) & Peter Tieryas (Mecha Samurai Empire)

9/27/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Jen talks to to Rhonda Parrish and Greg Bechtel, the co-editors of Edge Publishing’s anthology Tesseracts 21: Nevertheless. They discuss how each got involved with this collection of optimistic speculative fiction stories, how the theme was impacted by the 2016 US election, how persistence, specifically, became a dominant message, […]

Duration:00:34:29

Signal Boost #41 — Tansy Rayner Roberts (ed. Mother of Invention) & Sam Hawke (City of Lies)

9/11/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Elizabeth talks to Dr. Tansy Rayner Roberts, writer and editor extraordinaire, about 12th Planet Press’s robot creation anthology, Mother of Invention, which Tansy co-edited with Rivqa Rafael! The two discuss a bit of Tansy’s experience as an editor, how much she enjoyed going through the Kickstarter progress, what the […]

Duration:00:30:50

Signal Boost #40 — Claire O’Dell, Daniel Hansen, and Ilana C. Myer

8/7/2018
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After a long break, we’re back with not two but THREE WHOLE INTERVIEWS! Because you deserve it (and also we need to catch up). In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Paul talks to Claire O’Dell (the pen name of Beth Bernobich) about the first book in her new science fiction mystery series inspired by Sherlock […]

Duration:00:33:35

Signal Boost #39 — Joseph Brassey (Dragon Road) and Michael R. Underwood (Born to the Blade)

5/15/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Paul talks to Joseph Brassey about the second book in his Drifting Lands series, Dragon Road. Careful, because there are spoilers for the first book in the series, Skyfarer, which you should definitely go read right away. When you’re ready, listen to Joseph discuss how he likes to explore […]

Duration:00:36:00

Signal Boost #38 — At ICFA — The Dell Award Finalists

4/24/2018
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Shaun, Julia and Joyce sit down with the finalists for the Dell Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing at ICFA! They talk to Arthur Davis (the 2018 Dell Award Winner), C.E. McGill, Brittney Hubley, and Alexandra Barr about their experiences at ICFA, their work and […]

Duration:00:24:03

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