AISFP 255 – Bruce Taylor on becoming Mr. Magical Realism

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:12:09 — 66.1MB) Timothy C. Ward interviews Bruce Taylor for the second part of their phone conversation that began on AISFP Episode 241, Bruce Taylor on Magical Realism. In this interview, he asks how Bruce became known as Mr. Magical Realism. Tim posted a panel on Quantum […]

AISFP 254 – Editing Advice with Ellen Datlow (ICON panel)

AISFP 254 - Ellen Datlow, Editing Advice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:03:43 — 58.4MB) Lots of topics discussed in this panel at ICON in Cedar Rapids, IA, 2013, with Ellen Datlow, Gregory Frost and Nancy Kress. Funny stories of what not to do when submitting stories Blending Horror and Humor without losing either element’s effect Self-editing Scene breakdowns […]

AISFP 253 – Jamie Todd Rubin, BEYOND THE SUN

AISFP 253 - Jamie Todd Rubin

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:31 — 42.7MB) Brent Bowen caught up with science fiction writer and Evernote ambassador Jamie Todd Rubin at last year’s Worldcon. They discuss how wearable tech and Evernote can improve a writer’s life, Jamie’s quest to write everyday (now 396 days out of 398), and his work […]

AISFP 252 – The Writing Process (2013 ICON panel)

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:38 — 54.7MB) The panel, “The Writing Process” was recorded at ICON 2013, an annual Science Fiction-Fantasy Convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa around the first week of November. Check out details for ICON 2014 at ICON’s website. This year’s Guests of Honor are: Hugo and Campbell winning […]

AISFP 251 – John Dodds, BONE MACHINES

AISFP 251 - John Dodds, BONE MACHINES

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:05 — 34.0MB) I’m trying out something new with this episode. Since it was a shorter interview, I’ve included a couple reviews at the beginning of the recording. First, to coincide with a sale on the audiobook of John Dodd’s, Bone Machines ($1.99 at Downpour.com), I’ve read […]

AISFP 250 – Ser MJS

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:00 — 64.2MB) How serendipitous to have big news for our 250th episode? In an effort to keep the lid on the news, I’ll leave the show notes at this. I’ll come back in a day or so and put in some links to stuff we talk […]

AISFP 249 – Amish Scifi by Michael Bunker, PENNSYLVANIA and WICK OMNIBUS

AISFP 249 Amish Scifi w/ Michael Bunker

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:08 — 46.0MB) Michael Bunker is a tremendous talent of a writer, with success in his Wick – The Omnibus Edition and currently serialized Pennsylvania novel. He is also an off-grid farmer living in a plain community in Texas. He’s been writing for years, and built a […]

AISFP 248 – Andrew Smith, GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE

AISFP 248 - Andrew Smith, GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:26 — 45.3MB) As you may have seen in my review of Grasshopper Jungle, I am a huge fan of Andrew Smith, and I’ve only known about him for a week. His book, Grasshopper Jungle is a phenomenal read, the funniest book I’ve read and surprisingly deep […]

AISFP 247 – Great Opening Lines, Part 2: Novels (Gregory Frost at Paradise ICON)

AISFP 247 Great Opening Lines, Novels

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:05 — 33.1MB) This lecture was given as part of Paradise ICON workshops headed by author, Catherine Schaff-Stump. Today’s episode is the second part of two from Gregory Frost’s lecture. Part One focused on short stories. The next ICON, in Cedar Rapids, IA, will be held from […]

AISFP 246 – Great Opening Lines, Part 1: Short Stories (Gregory Frost at Paradise ICON)

AISFP 246 Great Opening Lines: Short Stories

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:25 — 43.5MB) This lecture was given as part of Paradise ICON workshops headed by author, Catherine Schaff-Stump. Today’s episode is the first part of two from Gregory Frost’s lecture. Part Two, AISFP 247 – Novels, is live.  The next ICON, in Cedar Rapids, IA, will be […]