AISFP 312 — The Grim Tidings Takeover with Victor Milan

The Grim Tidings Podcast

Warning: The Grim Tidings Podcast takes over AISFP in this special episode where Brent chats with Rob Matheny and Philip Overby about the world of Grimdark, their new…ish show and they play a game of “How Grimdark is it?” Rob and Philip then interview Victor Milan, author of The Dinosaur Lords from Tor Books. This […]

AISFP 311 — Carrie Vaughn, Kitty Saves the World

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Kristi Charish chats with New York Times Bestselling and urban fantasy author Carrie Vaughn. Carrie’s Kitty Norville series, about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio advice show for supernatural beings, comes to a close with Kitty Saves the World. This episode is brought to you by The Forgotten Prince from Josh Hayes. In book two of the Second Star […]

AISFP 310 — Gaie Sebold and David Gullen

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Gregory Pellechi interviews British authors Gaie Sebold and David Gullen at Archipelacon in Mariehamn, Finland. They chat about a number of topics including writing strong female characters, working as writing partners, and the importance of travel. 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 […]

AISFP 309 — Peter Orullian, Trial of Intentions

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Brent and Kristi talk with modern-Renaissance man Peter Orullian about his most recent novel Trial of Intentions from Tor books and, being that he works on Microsoft’s Xbox — most recently leading the music and entertainment marketing strategy for Xbox LIVE, of course … video games.

AISFP 308 — Emil H. Petersen

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Gregory Pellechi chats with Icelandic author and poet Emil H. Petersen at Archipelacon, the Nordic Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention held in Mariehamn, Finland. They discuss the difficulty of finding appropriate science fiction and fantasy terms in Icelandic, or the need to create them, the various versions of the Norse myths and Emil’s books.

AISFP 307– Lou Anders, Nightborn

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Brent and Kristi chat with Lou Anders, author of the two Throne and Bones middle grade books, Frostborn and Nightborn, which Kirkus Reviews described as a series that “future fans of Tolkien and George R.R. Martin can happily cut their serial- fantasy teeth on.” We also chat about the career switch Lou’s made from editor at Pyr Books to full time author.

AISFP 306 — Robert Brockway, The Unnoticeables

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Brent chats with Robert Brockway, a senior editor and columnist at Cracked.com. Beyond his penchant for making the internet chortle into its cornflakes, he’s also taken to fiction writing. The Unnoticeables hit shelves July 7 and Kirkus Reviews calls it “A nasty, freaky, and haphazardly funny horror story.” They discuss the novel, what Robert has against Iggy Pop and Mario Lopez, and a surprising must try craft beer. (Interview begins at about 31:45)

AISFP 305 – Karin and Patrick Weekes, Video Games (part 2)

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Brent and Kristi chat with Bioware writer and editor, respectively, Patrick and Karin Weekes. They discuss the differences in working in that medium versus working on prose, including pioneering the romance wheel heart option in RPGs and including diverse characters in games. 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 29:45).

AISFP 304 – Karin and Patrick Weekes, Video Games

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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

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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.