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GFP #56A - Your Childhood Was A Lie

Have you revisited your childhood books recently? No? Don’t do it. On this episode: Olivia wishes Lemony Snicket had a time machine. Lauren calls C.S. Lewis the “T” word. (Cover your ears). Jinn was commanded by animals to kill the witch. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch American Pastoral - Philip Roth The Human Stain - Philip Roth The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis A...


GFP #53B - The Moment That Opens Your Brain

Who doesn’t root for the axe murderer? On this episode: We learn that, in addition to being a whole lot of fun at parties, Dave is also celebrated for his movie-going fun. Old English makes Anthony giggle like a school boy (Forsooth!). And Bryan burns any possible chance he may have ever had of becoming Stephen King’s friend. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey The Gunslinger by Stephen King Peace by Gene Wolfe Lauris by Eugene Vodolazkin WORLD END ECONOMiCA...


GFP #52A - Dark, Dark Stories

What what the most emotionally scarring book you’ve ever read? On this episode: Lauren is loyal to Tilda Swinton, but only to a certain degree. Olivia does NOT, she absolutely DOES NOT download TV shows illegally. (Just like everyone else…) Jinn raves about the golden age of television. John initiates a huge debate on how useful “how to write” books are. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo...


GFP #52B - The Dangerous Ones Don't Swagger

Does anyone really – emphasis on the really – get poetry? On this episode: Bryan learns from Zombies. Anthony admits to being more of a romantic (Awww). And Dave professes his love for the Wheel of Time...or does he? MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco Peace by Gene Wolfe Patriot Games by Tom Clancy The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (and Brandon...


GFP #52A - Deal with the Devil

What the big print giveth, the fine print taketh away and commission ghostwriters to steal your characters and setting… and we’ll erase your plot twist too. On this episode: Lauren swears she is not drinking whiskey on the podcast. Jinn can’t stop gushing about cyberpunk. Olivia thinks authors shouldn’t write books for their British mummies. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Crooked Kingdom - Leigh Bardugo Sherlock Holmes - Sir Conan Arthur Doyle Vampire Diaries - L.J. Smith The Secret...


GFP #51A - My Children Came Out of a Box

Do you read multiple book simultaneously or finish one book at a time before you start the next one? On this episode: Ms. Lauren McNeil’s paperbacks of Moroda arrive in a box. Jinn’s gay-dar is so broken, he mistook Olivia’s protagonist for the wrong sex. John refuses to mix drinks for his friends. Jerk. Olivia got rejected by her own people. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Moroda by our very own Lauren McNeil! Dark Places - Gillian Flynn Truly, Madly,...


GFP #50B - Evil Alien Robots!

The substance was the style...capiche? On this episode: Dave joins the group! He's real fun at parties. Anthony gets sucked into the writer's vacuum. And Bryan does his best to disprove your rules. Damn you, rules! MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: The Gunslinger by Stephen King Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa Beyond the Sovereignty Dilemma: Quasi-States as Social Construct by Naeem Inayatullah The Prague Cemetery, Foucault's Pendulum, & In the Name of the Rose...


GFP #50A - John & Lauren in da heee-owse!!!

New members John Pedersen and Lauren McNeil join the Garage Fiction Podcast (after weeks of Lauren sabotaging our recordings with a cheap $4 mic from PC World). On this episode: We have a SquareSoft love fest. Jinn watches a train wreck in slow motion. Olivia is pleased with driving her protagonist to infanticide. Lauren is on page 23 of On Looking despite the bookclub meeting that night. John is über clear that he’s not promoting Grindr. Not at all. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Moroda...


GFP #49A - Inside the Mind of a Sicko

GFP #49A - Inside the Mind of a Sicko On this episode: Unbeknownst it to him, (or little did he know, if you prefer), Nicholas sat innocently at Café Bleu in Del Ray Beach recording his last episode of Garage Fiction with Olivia and Jinn, while his two companions talked about pedophiles, serial killers and other sickos in fiction. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Coffitivity - The Sounds of Productivity - Open: Andrew Agassi autography Throne of Glass by Sarah J....


GFP #49B - !Zap!

Exeunt Alex Stage Right... On this episode: Bryan talks for far too long about Jack Reacher. Anthony finds a way to 'solidify that state'. And Alex forms opinions...and then leaves us *cries* MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Killing Floor by Lee Child Write to Market: Deliver a Book that Sells by Chris Fox 5,000 Words Per Hour: Write Faster, Write Smarter by Chris Fox Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The 100 TV Series developed by Jason Rothenberg for The CW...


GFP #48B - Omnificent!

The all-powerful vs the all-seeing... On this episode: Alex throws 'bitch' around like a hundred times. Bryan sticks to his guns...maybe. And Anthony reaches enlightenment. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Lauris by Eugene Vodolazkin Steering the Craft by Ursula K. Le Guin Harry Potter 4 by J.K. Rowling Band of Brothers Miniseries by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks Write to Market: Deliver a Book that Sells by Chris Fox The Sandman by Neil Gaiman The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Game...


GFP #47B - Connecting Dots

It's got like a nice lever action goin' on... On this episode: Alex searches for meaning among the expletives. Anthony breaks his promises (bad Anthony). Bryan continues to preach the sermon of Revision. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway The Warren Commission Report: Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy The Peregrine by J.A. Baker The Poetic Edda...


GFP #46 - Basque Words

"She was a very old woman" On this episode: Alex considers whether or not to shed a personality or two. Anthony loses his 404 Page Not Found virginity. Bryan believes skyscrapers are 25 feet tall. He may have meant storeys but we're not betting on it. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Divergent by Veronica Roth The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age by Richard Rudgley Lauris by Eugene Vodolazkin The Way of a Pilgrim by unknown nineteenth-century Russian peasant (or perhaps Archimandrite...


GFP - The B Group's Year in Review - Part 2

Straight-faced recapping! On this episode: The gang finishes their discussion on the 2016 year in review. Alex wields the writing gauntlet like a pro. Anthony manages to find the only corner in an oval room. And Bryan wrote the single longest submission to date and somehow expected everyone to critique it in a week! MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Divergent by Veronica Roth Harry Potter 4 by J.K. Rowling Patriot Games by Tom Clancy Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger A Song of Ice and Fire by...


GFP - The B Group's Year in Review - Part 1

Fire and Forget...for shame! On this episode: The gang discuss their GF submissions to date and what they've learned from each. We also learn that Alexandra's struggle with author names is real, Anthony discovers that Alex and Bryan have been enjoying his work, and Bryan's verbosity continues...(it's okay to groan) MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Happy Potter 3 by J.K. Rowling WORLD END ECONOMiCA by Isuna Hasekura One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García...


GFP #44B - Suicide Snowflake

Alexandra really needs to the tube the soup? On this episode: Alex becomes a dark comedy diva who takes on Godzilla. Anthony has to suffer the slings and arrows of his slacker peers yet again. And Bryan's love of structure really shines through. Also, adverbs. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Godzilla (All of them!) Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko On Writing by Steven King Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath Anne Rice adverb post:...


GFP #44A - Social Network Dystopia

Are you a good citizen on social media? Knock, knock. It’s the thought police. On this episode: Olivia and Jinn try to remember if social media was “scary” back in 2013. Nicholas got a new Yeti mic and gets all David Attenborough on us. Jinn brings up Orson Scott Card’s MICE again. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood The Circle by Dave Eggers Nosedive - an episode of Black Mirror S3 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers Griffin and...


GFP #43A - What Makes a Swiss Laugh?

Olivia needs your help! She needs to read 11 more books before the year is out. What are some good books that are under 150 pages? On this episode: Jinn talks about what it means to go to the edge and discover the human condition. Buckley, (Jinn’s Dog), doesn’t like Olivia’s critique of Nicholas’ piece. Nicholas wants us all to sing “Under the Bridge”. We said no. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever New York Dead...


GFP #42B - The Pickle Incident

Our resident podcast lurker Charles finally shows up. On this episode: Chris wrassles with a rogue microphone. Bryan talks about the power of rereading. Alex recounts "The Pickle Incident". Anthony says nothing out-of-place so I can't take his words out of context for the podcast show notes (grr...) Charles says "um" a lot, but don't worry, I deleted most of them already. MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: The Gun by C.J. Chivers Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett Emperor of Thorns...


GFP #42A - Relationships & Spaceships

What do you watch at 3AM at night when you’re supposed to be finishing a deadline? (Don’t ask Jinn) On this episode: The greatest Garage Fiction expose ever: Did Olivia grow up in a media bubble? Answers within! We also talk about missing deadlines. Jinn, who is NOT an expert, tries to riff on video game history and embarrasses himself. And finally, did we finally convince Nicholas to get back in the game? MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Steveson Emperor of...