The circus is open only at night. It arrives without warning and is gone again just as quickly. It is a circus of dreams, of fantasies beyond imagining. To its spellbound visitors, the Night Circus seems magical. This is because it is. Literally.
In this episode, we’re joined by Jason Denzel, founder of Dragonmount.com, the biggest Wheel of Time fan site in the known universe. Moses chatted with Jason about his deep involvement with the Wheel of Time series. Jason is one a small number of people who has already read A Memory of Light, the final installment in the Wheel of Time. We asked him for his review of the book. We also discussed Jason’s other projects, including his own writing and Dragonmount’s ebook store.
D.B. Jackson, author of THIEFTAKER, joins us to discuss real life thieftakers from times long past, complicated magic systems, the accessibility of dialogue in epic fantasy, urban fantasy VS epic fantasy, how a Ph.D. has helped him create political and economic systems, and his work as David B. Coe.
Ari Marmell joins us to discuss THIEF’S COVENANT and other recent novels. Topics cover popular fantasy tropes, including the orphan who rises to new heights; the link between violence and humor; the intended audience of TC; being devoted to outlines; how he approaches themes of good VS. evil and much more.
It’s a topic that comes around time and again: Religion and Science Fiction. While some argue the two are antithetical, others, even Atheists, strongly disagree. SFSignal had such a case in their Mind Meld on the subject in which such known Agnostics and Atheists as Mike Resnick, Ben Bova, Michael A. Burstein and L.E. Modessit, Jr. argue that the two are not antithetical.