AISFP 304 – Karin and Patrick Weekes, Video Games

Brent and Kristi chat with Bioware writer and editor, respectively, Patrick and Karin Weekes. They discuss how one finds himself or herself in the land of video games and the differences in working in that medium versus working on prose. For those of you who haven’t heard Kristi fangirling on the show, the Weekes have worked on the AAA Bioware video game series Mass Effect and Dragon Age (interview begins at about 39:05).

AISFP 303 – Laura Anne Gilman

Silver on the Road

Kristi chats with Nebula and Locus-nominated author Laura Anne Gilman about the different genres she writes in, her varying experiences in publishing and “her knack for taking tropes and hurting them.” Laura Anne also shares some tips for newly minted authors on giving their first panel and what self-publishing authors should look for in an editor. Her next delivery of trope torture publishes October 2016 in the form of The Devil’s West series debut SILVER ON THE ROAD.

AISFP 302 – Mary Robinette Kowal (part 2)

In part two of our two-part interview, Brent and Kristi talk with Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal about her efforts to facilitate conversation about fandom with a Hugo supporting membership drive, her new gig on Sesame Street, and her final book, OF NOBLE FAMILY, in the Glamourist Histories (interview begins at about 28:20).

AISFP 301 – Mary Robinette Kowal (part 1)

In part one of a two-part interview, Brent and Kristi talk with Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal about her efforts to facilitate conversation about fandom with a Hugo supporting membership drive and her interests in the Caribbean, specifically a recent Steampunk Cruise where she often is a guest (interview begins at about 11:30).

AISFP 300 – Tina Connolly, YA Bookclub – Seriously Wicked

Brent and special 13-year-old guest host Riley kick off the inaugural YA Book Club by chatting with Nebula-nominated Tina Connolly about her hilarious new young adult novel, Seriously Wicked (interview begins at about 41:32).

AISFP 299 – JA Pitts, Black Blade Blues

This week’s episode features an interview with John A Pitts (JA Pitts), author of BLACK BLADE BLUES, an urban fantasy series featuring master blacksmith and budding dragon slayer Sarah Beauhall.  John and Kristi discuss what’s going on with the series and delve into writing career topics authors often shy away from. This episode is brought […]

AISFP 297 – Fonda Lee, Zeroboxer

Sports and speculative fiction: Why don’t we see more of it? Sports play such an integral role in our society so its perceived absence is particularly noted when a novel the likes of Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee hits the shelves: A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of […]

AISFP 296 – Jodi McIsaac and Jen Foehner Wells (Part 2)

Advice about whether to go the self publishing or traditional publishing route is often provided from those who started their careers five to ten years ago. We wanted to chat with a few individuals who were recently in the midst of the quagmire. Jennifer Foehner Wells, the science fiction author of FLUENCY,  and Jodi McIsaac, fantasy author of the THIN […]

AISFP 294 — Cary Elwes, Hugo Hangover

Cary Elwes of The Princess Bride gives a behind-the-scenes look at the movie as well as other movies in his career during this Planet Comicon special. We also chat about the week that was certainly Hugo Awards nomination bar fight and hangover. This episode is brought to you by the Stone Soldiers series from C.E. Martin. The Stone Soldiers are America’s secret weapon […]

Guest Post: Antiheroes … or Not by Betsy Dornbusch

Antiheroes … or Not by Betsy Dornbusch Betsy is the author of a dozen short stories, three novellas, and three novels. She also is an editor with the speculative fiction magazine Electric Spec and the longtime proprietress of Sex Scenes at Starbucks. You also can follow Betsy on Twitter. Her most recent novel in the Books of the […]