AISFP 90 – State of the Pod

Just a quick show to explain what is happening with the podcast, and to promise its full, glorious return! Plus, we need some help with Comic-Con. If you would like to interview authors, editors, and agents, and if you have the ability to record the audio, please email Shaun and we’ll discuss possibilities.

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  1. Hi Shaun;
    Love what you are doing with podcasts at Adventures in Scifi Publishing.
    I’d like to pitch our newest, and youngest, author as a guest. Mary Parker is just 21, but has recently been signed to a multi-book deal with indie publisher, WordCrafts Press, for her new Young Adult, dark fantasy series, The Kahl’Nar Saga. The first installment, “The Awakening of Leeowyn Blake,” just released in both print and ebook editions on September 1.
    Please let me know if I can put you in touch, or provide a review copy.
    CE Edwards
    Publicist, WordCrafts Press

  2. Great to have you back, Shaun. Just finished listening to the James Gunn interview and it’s interesting what he has to say about the short story being superior to novels in scifi in many respects. You only have to read something like Mike Resnick’s Down Memory Lane (which is also on Escape Pod) and not be failed to be moved by the writing, the ideas and the emotion conveyed so perfectly. And Clarkeworld and Tor.Com are playing a huge role in reinvigorating the short form.

    And when Lou Anders talks about epic fantasy perhaps slipping down the reading stakes with the new sword and sorcery picking up impetus, I had to cheer. As the king says to Mozart about his music in the film “Amadeus” – “it has too many notes”. Or too many words, too many of them unnecessary. My friend, Hans, in Denmark complains about the same thing – bookshelves creaking with fantasy epics so he doesn’t know the good contemporary SF authors. I sent him a list, and I recommended your podcast to him also.

  3. Shaun Farrell says:

    Thanks for recommending the show, John. I agree with your take on fantasy. Some great fantasy is being written right now, but I’m slow to committ to a book once it’s over 400-450 pages. If it pushes 1,000, then I’m really slow to pick it up. I have a few of those on my bookshelf that I would love to read, but I’m finishing some shorter novels first.

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