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#116 A.F. Stewart

Origin: Stories on Creativity #116 Horror Author A.F. Stewart. On episode 116 of Origin, Horror Author A.F. Stewart Visit www.bryanaiello.com for links to subscribe. On episode 116 of Origin, A.F. Stewart talks with me about being a steadfast and proud sci-fi and fantasy geek. She was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada and still calls it home. She favors the dark and deadly when writing--her genres of choice being fantasy and horror--but she has been known to venture into the light on...


#115 Ahmed Kabil

On episode 115 of Origin, Storyteller Ahmed Kabil talks about making short-form social videos and his long-form historical narratives. He is an editor at The Long Now Foundation, a nonprofit fostering long-term thinking whose projects include a 10,000 Year Clock. @ahmedkabil http://ahmedkabil.com/about http://ahmedkabil.com/writing http://ahmedkabil.com/video http://longnow.org/ *** Music on this episode courtesy of: Kevin MacLeod Mountain Emperor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkxQFdMlZcw...


#114 Michael Andre-Driussi

On episode 114 of Origin, Michael Andre-Driussi a US science fiction author and scholar best known for his work on and Gene Wolfe ‘and Jack Vance and his The Jizmatic Trilogy.


Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #47 How To Guides W/ Evan Waterman

On Episode #47 of Mirage, Evan Waterman is back this time we Speculate on how to guides and their importance in developing professional projects. links: https://conosaurus.com/ Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates on my other show Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbSnMk6QPiULXmKDYmwCmIg *** Evan Waterman is a full stack developer with a degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia and a graphic novelist. His latest...


#113 Haden Blackman

On episode 113 of Origin, writer and game developer Haden Blackman joins me to talk working with George Lucas and creating iconic stories. Haden Blackman’s first published work was The Field Guide to North American Monsters: Everything You Need to Know About Encountering Over 100 Terrifying Creatures in the Wild, which was followed by a sequel entitled The Field Guide to North American Hauntings: Everything You Need to Know About Encountering Over 100 Ghosts, Phantoms, and Spectral Entities....


Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #45 Terry Brooks W/ Arthur Macabe

On episode 45 of Mirage, Arthur Macabe is back this time we Speculate on the work of Terry Brooks. Terence Dean Brooks is an American writer of fantasy fiction. He writes mainly epic fantasy, and has also written two movie novelizations. Arthur Macabe, writes science fiction, horror, fantasy and the strange – all with a positive twist. He also conducts interviews with other writers, called Interviews from the Void, to discuss the mechanics of their writing process, how they focus and...


#112 Lynn Lawler

On episode 112 of Origin, writer Lynn Lawler joins me doing life your way and writing for a LGBTQ audience. Lynn Lawler‘s stories are greatly inspired by LGBT themes with deep felt emotion and rich characters. Each live out their dynamic lives and find themselves in the rich imaginations of those who love to read and receive fulfillment within their own creative desires. Her novel, “Enlightened Desire”, is a story about a woman in denial about her true potential who encounters a new...


Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #44 Graphic Novel Social Issues w/ Marcus Anderson

episode 44 of Mirage, Marcus Kwami Anderson and I discuss social commentary at work in graphic novel writing and explore the life and work of Kyle Baker, Art Spiegelman, Marjane Satrapi and others.


#111 J. L. Willow

On episode 111 of Origin, writer J.L. Willow joins me. We chat about writing a successful indie novel and book con. J. L. Willow is a high school student in New Jersey bound for Engineering school. Her first novel Scavenger is available to purchase through her Amazon page. Twitter: https://twitter.com/jlwillowbooks?lang=en Website: https://jlwillow.com/about/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/J.-L.-Willow/e/B0775VPL1L/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jlwillowbooks/...


Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #43 Slasher Fiction (not Slash Fiction) W/ Lee Forman

Episode 43 of Mirage, Lee Forman is back this time we Speculate on Slasher Fiction and fiction and film.


#110 Robert Zubrin

Origin: Stories on Creativity #110 Robert Zubrin On this episode of Origin, science and space author Robert Zubrin educates me on writing hard sci-fi, the history of the space program, and why we need to get to Mars. Visit www.bryanaiello.com for links to subscribe. Robert Zubrin, president of the Mars Society and author of The Case for Mars, is an American aerospace engineer and author, best known for his advocacy of human exploration of space. Twitter:...


Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #42 Robert Asprin W/ Chris Herron

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction, on this episode of Mirage Chris Herron and I discuss the fiction of Robert Lynn Asprin.


#109 Kerry Schafer

On Episides 109 of Origin: Stories on Creativity Kerry Schafer joins me to talk writing and creative coaching. Kerry Schafer (aka Kerry Anne King) writes fantasy with its teeth sunk into reality, mystery that delves into the paranormal, and women’s fiction that embraces the dark and twisty realms of humanity. She is also a Creative Wellness Coach, working with writers to help them discover and trust their best creative process. She's very excited about a brand new offering: Creative Wellness...


#108 Nancy Quinn

Nancy Quinn joins me to discuss her second book, Stay West Young Woman which explores her life homesteading on a Montana mountain.


#107 Dana Fraedrich

Origin: Stories on Creativity On episode 107 of Origin, YA steampunk author Dana Fraedrich joins me to talk. Dana is a dog lover, self-professed geek, and author of the steampunk fantasy series Broken Gears, which includes the Amazon bestseller, Out of the Shadows. Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanaFraedrich Website: http://www.wordsbydana.com/about/ Inked: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dana-Fraedrich/e/B008QB3QXI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1533046523&sr=8-1 *** Music on this episode courtesy...


Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #41 the posthumously written novel Jap Herron W/ Varla Ventura

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #41 Jap Herron W/ Varla Ventura Origin: Stories on Creativity #93 Varla Ventura On episode 41 of Mirage, Varla Ventura returns! We discuss Jap Herron *** Jap Herron: A Novel Written From The Beyond This novel was published in 1917 and claims were made it was authored by Mark Twain seven years after he died. Twain dictated the book to Emily Grant Hutchings from beyond the grave using a Ouija board. Amen This podcast host is on board! *** Varla...


#106 Shae Rookard

On Origin: Stories on Creativity # 106 Shae Rookard joins me. Shae has been writing for as long as she could put sentences together. She says she is never going to stop. The choices She’s made in her life are the reason she is here today. All are welcome to her world because: “Essence defines nothing but is in everything that we experience. Write from experience, in experience, for experience. Human nature dictates we fight for what we want and need. And I represent the most primitive… love,...


Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #40 Jules Verne W/ J.E. Purrazzi

On episode 40 of Mirage, J. E. Purrazzi is back to Speculate on the speculative adventure writings of Jules Verne. Jules Verne, is a 19th century French author, famed for revolutionary science-fiction novels such as 'Around the World in Eighty Days' and 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.'Born in Nantes, France, in 1828, *** Science Fiction Author J. E. Purrazzi lives in Florida with her husband, and two cats, and gallons upon gallons of fish tanks. Malfunction won the first round of the...


#105 Brian Rathbone

Brian Rathbone was, is and will always be an avid reader of fantasy, born in the garden part of The Garden State, far from the New Jersey seen in the Sopranos, farm life shaded his perceptions. Old-world knowledge seemed to separate him from his peers, or perhaps it was the ever-present smell of horse manure. Corporate America called, but after coming to see the machine running it was broken he started working for himself finally finding the time to write down the story that had been growing...


Mirage # 39 Speculating on the MCU w/ Brett Harris

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #39 On this episode of Mirage, Brent Harris joins me again this time we discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The MCU is based on the IP of Marvel comics. The franchise has expanded from the comic books to short films, television series, digital series, and films. The shared universe, much like the original Marvel Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters. Brent A Harris is...