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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 096): Sword & Sorcery Panel, Part 1

In episode 96 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester offers up part one in a special three-part podcast on Sword and Sorcery moderated by editor, author and publicist Jaym Gates.

This week’s panel:

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15 Comments on The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 096): Sword & Sorcery Panel, Part 1

  1. Epically good and interesting.


    And yet another unwritable idea fulminates in my brain…a YA sword and sorcery novel with a female protagonist…

  2. Great podcast, but  now I will have to wait a week for the second part. I’ll be here waiting.

  3. This has to be one of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Very, very interesting and cool. 

  4. Oh, by the way, the downloadable version seems to be broken.

  5. @Paul



    So glad you like it! 🙂


    Thanks so much!

    In what way is the download broken?  I was able to DL it straight from the link with no issues.


  6. I was able to download it, no problem.

  7. The download page jumps from the first seconds of audio to the end, so I thought the download would not work. But I just downloaded it. My bad. 

  8. That should be Ryan Harvey, not Ryan Anderson:

    I have not heard this since we did it, looking forward to giving it a listen!


  9. Fixed — Thanks, Bill! [Glares at Patrick again…] 🙂

  10. Speaking of length, Stormbringer is a fixup of several shorter works.

  11. Oh… It looks like our swords will get blunt in thi battle. I don’t think that to stick to a genre is a sight of lack of creativity; because each field is an universe with infinity possibilities for the imagination. And by the way… Do you consider the biblical story of Samson being a kind of example of Sword and Sorcery in another context? We only have to change the donkey’s jawbone for a sword, and… Eureka!

    Beside… It’s got sorcery.

  12. First time I listened to a podcast. what a great discussion! wonderful thoughts nibbling at my mind. especially when one person mentioned about being tired of destined ones. so am i!! looking forward to part 2 🙂

  13. Amazing discussion!

    (Can’t always tell who is doing the talking. Handy if the moderator could do that sotto voice thing as people talk.)

  14. Robert Mammone // March 29, 2012 at 1:19 am //

    I note some of the authors mention Eddings/Feist over the course of the interview, and I think it was Jaym who mentioned Gemmell. As someone who started reading all these authors when I started high school in 1984, I’d be keen to hear an interview podcast about what current authors think about the abovementioned authors, from what I consider the golden age of fantasy novels in the 1980s. I mean, take Gemmell – a real titan of the genre, who only a few years after his death feels almost forgotten. Same with Feist (happily alive) and Eddings (not so happily dead).

    Anyway, just a thought.

  15. Robert Mammone // March 29, 2012 at 1:20 am //

    Sorry, my comments above relate to the recent S&S podcasts that went out in March.

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