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Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process

Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process




Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process




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Episode 92: Laurell K. Hamilton

An hour-long conversation with Laurell K. Hamilton, bestselling author of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and Merry Gentry series, with a special focus on her new Zaniel Havelock series. Twitter@LKHamilton Facebook@LaurellKHamiltonOfficial Instagram:@official_lkhamilton Laurell K. Hamilton’s Amazon page The Introduction Laurell Kaye Hamilton is an American multi-genre writer. She is best known as the author … Continue reading "Episode 92: Laurell K....


Episode 91: Joshua Palmatier

An hour-long chat with Joshua Palmatier, author of the Throne of Amenkor, Well of Sorrows and Ley fantasy series for DAW Books, and publisher of multiple anthologies through Zombies Needs Brains LLC. Twitter@bentateauthor Facebook@joshua.b.palmatier Joshua Palmatier’s Amazon Page The Introduction A professor of mathematics at SUNY Oneonta, Joshua Palmatier has published nine novels—the Throne … Continue reading "Episode 91: Joshua...


Episode 90: David Liss

An hour-long conversation with David Liss, author of fourteen novels and numerous novellas and short stories, as well as a writer for numerous comics, with a focus on his newest novel, The Peculiarities. Twitter@David_Liss FacebookDavid Liss David Liss’s Amazon Page The Introduction David Liss is the author of fourteen novels, as well as numerous … Continue reading "Episode 90: David Liss" Source


Episode 89: Violette Malan

An hour-long (and then some) conversation with fantasy author Violette Malan, author of The Godstone (DAW Books), and creator of the Dhulyn and Parno sword-and-sorcery series, The Mirror Land series, and (as V.M. Escalada) the Faraman Prophecy. Facebook@VioletteMalan108 Twitter@VioletteMalan Violette Malan’s Amazon Page The Introduction Violette Malan is the author of the Dhulyn and … Continue reading "Episode 89: Violette Malan" Source


Episode 88: Ryan Van Loan

An hour-long conversation with fantasy author Ryan Van Loan, author of The Sin in the Steel and The Justice in the Revenge, the first two books in the Fall of the Gods series (Tor Books), which concludes next year with The Memory in the Blood. Twitter@ryanvanloan Ryan Van Loan’s Amazon Page The Introduction Ryan … Continue reading "Episode 88: Ryan Van Loan" Source


Episode 87: Jess E. Owen

An hour-long chat with Jess E. Owen, award-winning author of the Summer King Chronicles, short stories that have appeared in Cricket and various “furry” genre anthologies, and an upcoming contemporary young adult novel. Twitter@authorjessowen Jess E. Owen’s Amazon Page The Introduction Jess Owen is the author of the Summer King Chronicles, a young adult … Continue reading "Episode 87: Jess E. Owen" Source


Episode 86: Kristi Charish

An hour-long conversation with Kristi Charish, author of the Kincaid Strange and The Adventures of Owl urban fantasy series and a scientist with a Ph.D. in Zoology who specializes in genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology. Twitter@kristicharish Facebook@KristiCharishAuthor Instagram@CharishKristi Kristi Charish’s Amazon Page The Introduction Kristi Charish is the author of Kincaid Strange, an urban fantasy … Continue reading "Episode 86: Kristi...


Episode 85: Christian (Miles) Cameron

An hour-long conversation with Christian (Miles) Cameron, author of more than forty novels, including the just-released epic space opera Artifact Space (Gollancz). Facebook@CameronAuthorPage Twitter@Phokion1 Instagram@christian_cameron_author Christian Cameron’s Amazon Page The Introduction Christian (MIles) Cameron was born in Pittsburgh in 1962 and graduated from the University of Rochester after an outstandingly long undergraduate career. He …...


Episode 84: Jane Yolen

An hour-long chat with Jane Yolen, the much-honored, multiple-award-winning author of some 400 books for children and adults. Twitter@janeyolen Instagram@jyolen Facebook@jane.yolen Jane Yolen’s Amazon Page Jane Yolen is the author of some 400 books for children and adults. Her stories and poems have won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, three World Fantasy Awards, three Mythopoeic … Continue reading "Episode 84: Jane Yolen" Source


Episode 83: Anna Mocikat

An hour-long conversation with Anna Mocikat, the award-nominated, internationally published author of the Behind Blue Eyes cyberpunk series, as well as the Tales of the Shadow City series, and the MUC series. Twitter@anna_mocikat Facebook@amocikat Instagram@AnnaMocikat Anna Mocikat’s YouTube Channel Anna Mocikat’s Amazon Page The Introduction Anna Mocikat is the award-nominated, internationally published author of Behind Blue Eyes, the Tales of … Continue reading...


Episode 82: David Ebenbach

An hour-long conversation with David Ebenbach, award-winning author of eight books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, including How to Mars (Tachyon Publications). Twitter@debenbach Facebook@david.ebenbach Instagram@davidebenbach David Ebenbach’s Amazon Page The Introduction David Ebenbach writes. He’s been writing ever since he was a kid, when he kept his whole family awake by banging away on … Continue reading "Episode 82: David Ebenbach" Source


Episode 81: Sebastien de Castell

An hour-long conversation with Sebastien de Castell, award-nominated author of the swashbuckling fantasy series The Greatcoats and YA fantasy series Spellslinger, whose latest book is Way of the Argosi. Twitter@decastell Facebook@decastell Sebastien de Castell’s Amazon Page The Introduction Sebastien de Castell had just finished a degree in Archaeology when he started work on his … Continue reading "Episode 81: Sebastien de Castell" Source


Episode 80: Mark Everglade

A conversation with Mark Everglade, author of the cyberpunk novel Hemispheres (RockHill Publishing) and several short stories, and member of the Cyberpunk Coalition. Twitter@MarkEverglade Facebook@MarkEverglade1 YouTube Mark Everglade’s Amazon Page The Introduction An avid reader of science fiction, Mark Everglade takes both its warnings and opportunities for change to heart. His first novel, Hemispheres, … Continue reading "Episode 80: Mark Everglade" Source


Episode 79: Walter Jon Williams

An hour-long conversation with Walter Jon Williams, Nebula Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of more than forty books of historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction, as well as work in film, television, comics, and games. Walter Jon Williams’s Amazon Page The Introduction Walter Jon Williams is the Nebula Award-winning, New York Times-bestelling author of more … Continue reading "Episode 79: Walter Jon Williams" Source


Episode 78: Chris Humphreys

An hour-long chat with Chris (C.C.) Humphreys, actor, playwright, and author of twenty historical and fantasy novels, including the Immortals’ Blood series for Gollancz and the new Tapestry Trilogy. Sign up here for Chris Humphreys’ March 6 online workshop, “Fantasy Worlds – And How to Build Them,” part of the new Paper Covers Rock literary … Continue reading "Episode 78: Chris Humphreys" Source


Episode 77: K. M. Rice

An hour-long conversation with K.M. Rice, national award-winning screenwriter and independent author whose four-part Afterworld series launched with Ophelia and continues with book two, Priestess. Twitter@KMRiceAuthor Instagram@KMRiceAuthor Facebook@KMRiceAuthor K.M. Rice’s Amazon Page The Introduction K.M. Rice, or Kellie, is a national award-winning screenwriter and independent author. Her four-part Afterworld series launched with the first book, Ophelia, and...


Episode 76: Gerald Brandt

An hour-long interview with Gerald Brandt, bestselling author of the San Angeles science-fiction series and the new Quantum Empirica series that began with Threader Origins, all published by DAW Books. Facebook@authorgeraldbrandt Twitter@GeraldBrandt Gerald Brandt’s Amazon Page The Introduction Gerald Brandt is an internationally bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy. His current novel is Threader … Continue reading "Episode 76: Gerald Brandt" Source


Episode 75: Robert G. Penner

An hour-long interview with Robert G. Penner, author of Strange Labour (Radiant Press), named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Science Fiction Books of 2020, and editor of the online science-fiction zine Big Echo. Twitter@BillSquirrell The Introduction Robert G. Penner is the author of Strange Labour, one of Publishers Weekly‘s Best Science Fiction Books of … Continue reading "Episode 75: Robert G. Penner" Source


Episode 74: Frank J. Fleming

An hour-long chat with Frank J. Fleming, author of the Superego science-fiction series and senior writer for the satire site, The Babylon Bee. Twitter@IMAO_ Frank J. Fleming’s Amazon Page The Introduction Frank J. Fleming is the author of the Superego series of science-fiction novels. He’s also a humor writer for the Babylon Bee, New York Post, and USA Today, and … Continue reading "Episode 74: Frank J. Fleming" Source


Episode 73: K. Eason

An hour-long interview with K. Eason, author of the On the Bones of Gods fantasy trilogy and the Thorne Chronicles, the second book of which, How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge, has just come out from DAW Books. Twitter@svartjager K. Eason’s Amazon Page The Introduction K. Eason started telling stories (to pets, stuffed animals, … Continue reading "Episode 73: K. Eason" Source