AISFP Podcast 265 – Michael R. Underwood, SHIELD AND CROCUS


Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:26 — 53.1MB) Timothy C. Ward, author of the authorized Sand fanfic, “Scavenger,” interviewed Michael R. Underwood about his Superhero Epic Fantasy novel from 47North, Shield and Crocus. Michael shares about how Shield and Crocus is different than his Geekomancy Urban Fantasy novels, how he’s grown as a […]

The Damned Busters by Matthew Hughes

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When Chesney Anstruther accidentally summons a demon while playing poker, he refuses to sell his soul. Only … no one has ever refused to sell their soul before. Chesney’s decision causes a few complications and ultimately leads to Hell going on strike.

AISFP 174 – Adam Christopher


Adam Christopher, author of EMPIRE STATE and the new SEVEN WONDERS, joins us to discuss his love for superheroes, his literary inspirations, science fiction period pieces and why superhero literature has not kept pace with superhero film.

AISFP 120 – Ian Tregillis


Ian Tregillis, author of Bitter Seeds, joins us to discuss superheroes in fiction, why, as a working physicist, he’s not writing science fiction, how he came to be in George R.R. Martin’s “Wild Cards” writing collective and the reasons for the delay in book two of the Milkweed Triptych trilogy.

NEWS – Part One: On Heroes and Why We Need Them


Howard Andrew Jones, author of The Desert of Souls and Managing Editor of Black Gate, examines heroes, antiheroes, and what it all means.

AISFP 97 – Lou Anders


Lou Anders discusses science fiction conventions, the sophistication of modern superhero fiction, the new Sword and Sorcery, the power of io9, and forthcoming titles.

AISFP 96 – Brandon Sanderson and Paul Cornell


Brandon Sanderson and Paul Cornell join us to discuss novels, comics, Dr. Who, The Wheel of Time, and much more.

The Physics of Superheroes by James Kakalios


I learned that it was Spider-Man’s webbing that killed Gwen Stacy. That Superman is able to leap 660 feet in a single bound and, surprisingly enough, Aquaman’s ability to breath underwater is not an impossibility.