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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 #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

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 #29: A Conversation about Exciting News!

12/12/2017
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On today’s Signal Boosts, Shaun and Jen share some exciting news about the Skiffy and Fanty website, our RSS feeds, the future of our funding sources, and our 2017 Reader/Listener Survey! Even though we’re pissed about what Patreon just did, our patron support has allowed us to do some really big things that will help […]

Duration:00:23:21

Signal Boost #28: Claudie Arseneault (City of Spires Trilogy) and Brandon O’Brien

12/5/2017
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Jen talks to Claudie Arseneault about her work, including the recently released second book of the City of Spires trilogy, City of Betrayal. They discuss the mosaic narrative of City of Spires, found families, the solar punk genre and her first book, Viral Airwaves, and what inspired Claudie to […]

Duration:00:34:43

Signal Boost #27: K. Arsenault Rivera (The Tiger's Daughter) and Stacey Berg (Echo Hunter 367 Duology)

11/21/2017
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In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Jen talks K. Arsenault Rivera about her debut novel, The Tiger’s Daughter. K talks about the narrative structure of the novel, the importance of queer representation, how her Kung Fu film obsession helped her write the action sequences, and gives us a great break down of the important characters. […]

Duration:00:17:57

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