AISFP 299 – JA Pitts, Black Blade Blues

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:26 — 43.9MB) 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 […]

AISFP 298 – David Wellington, Positive

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:09:43 — 64.3MB) This week’s episode features an interview with David Wellington, author of the new zombie epic from HarperVoyager, POSITIVE. He and Timothy C. Ward discuss why this dystopian adventure appeals to readers who may or may not like zombies. This episode is brought to you […]

AISFP 297 – Fonda Lee, Zeroboxer

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:42 — 39.5MB) 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 […]

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

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:06 — 50.5MB) 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, […]

AISFP 295 – Jennifer Foehner Wells and Jodi McIsaac (Part 1)

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:36 — 41.3MB) The discussion of whether to go the self publishing or traditional publishing route is delegated to writers who have been wildly successful — and often from those who started their careers five to ten years ago. Jennifer Foehner Wells, the science fiction author of FLUENCY, […]

AISFP 294 — Cary Elwes, Hugo Hangover

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:28 — 86.2MB) 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 […]

AISFP 293 – Hugo Awards finalist, remembering Terry Pratchett

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:05 — 69.2MB) Brent Bowen and Kristi Charish discuss being named a Hugo Awards finalist as well as the political clash of clans before the finalists were announced. They also remember Terry Pratchett and share their thoughts on his work and life. This episode is brought to you by Edge […]

AISFP 292 — Sean Gunn, Michael Rooker at Planet Comicon

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:43 — 49.5MB) Sean Gunn and Michael Rooker of Guardians of the Galaxy give a behind-the-scenes look of the movie as well as their careers in this Planet Comicon special. This episode is brought to you by Edge of Dark from Brenda Cooper, and published by Pyr. What if a society banished its worst […]

AISFP 291 — Anti-Sad Puppies with Paul Weimer

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:59 — 85.6MB) Paul Weimer of The Skiffy and Fanty Show and SF Signal joins us on the day of the Hugo nomination deadline to provide the Anti-Sad Puppies point of view about the Sad Puppies effort and the Hugo Awards. This episode is brought to you by Edge of Dark from Brenda […]

AISFP 290 — Ferrett Steinmetz, Flex

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:12:28 — 99.9MB) Ferrett Steinmetz joins us to discuss his debut novel Flex from Angry Robot Books. It’s pitched as a novel where Breaking Bad meets Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files. Ken Liu offers the following advance praise: “Featuring one of the most original magic systems ever devised and a pair of likable, […]