We start this show with Publishing News: Tobias Buckell has been selected to write the next Halo novel for the bestselling series. This spawns Shaun and Sam to discuss media tie-ins. And who wrote those other novels in the Halo series: The Flood, First Strike, The Fall of Reach, and Ghosts of Onyx, all by Eric Nylund, and Contact Harvest, by Joseph Staten.
We are very pleased to bring you weekly episodes for the rest of the year, and we start off with our special Clarion Series, where we go behind the scenes of the Clarion Workshop. Kelly Link joins us to talk about the program, low-residency MFA programs, writing short stories, Creative Commons, and her new story collection, Pretty Monsters. Also, Lou Anders examines the purpose of cover art. Is it meant to accurately portray the book? Should SF books be laden in iconic SF imagery, or is Photoshop the way to go?
Lastly, no feedback this time, and we have some fun with it. Don’t forget to get in on the Keys to Publishing contest, coming soon.
Promo: The Keys to Publishing contest
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