This episode is brought to you by Cracking the Sky from Brenda Cooper, and published by Fairwood Press.
Launching at Sasquan, award-winning author Brenda Cooper’s first science-fiction only collection treats readers to human stories about the future. Meet a physicist who searches across timelines in a desperate attempt to travel across them herself, a young woman who tries to recover the magic of a trip on a river with her grandfather, a young couple who suspect their neighbor child is being raised by robots, and many more ….
Publishers Weekly says about Cracking the Sky:
This capable collection of hard SF stories … focuses squarely on worldbuilding, from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. to the far reaches of space. Cooper works hard to center each piece on a way that technology has influenced human lives …. Those who love technology-driven stories will find a lot to like.
And James Van Pelt, author of STRANGERS AND BEGGARS, calls the collection “a masterful blend of hard-edged speculation tied to insightful evocations of the human spirit.”
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In our Ninni Aalto episode:
Gregory Pellechi sits down and chats with Hugo nominated artist Ninni Aalto (interview begins at 50-minute mark) while at Archipelacon in Mariehamn, Finland. Ninni is a Finnish artist who was nominated under the category “best fan artist” a category she’s happy to be in given it was the only one not to be part of the Sad/Rabid Puppies kerfuffle. She is best known for her blog and book Mechanical Rabbit, her collection of stories Kas, Cat and her children’s story The Princess and the Miller. They talk about being nominated for a Hugo, working as an artist, the inspiration that can be drawn from nature and plenty more. Ninni was even kind enough to mention Adventures in SciFi Publishing in her comic about Archipelacon.
Before the interview, Brent and Kristi discuss:
- Sasquan and the 2015 Hugo Awards (Brent recommends George R.R. Martin’s Not A Blog post “Hugo Aftermath” as pre-listen reading)
- Seattle Penny Arcade (PAX Prime)
- What 2016 likely has to offer with MidAmericon II and the Sad Puppies 4 and Rabid Puppies situation.