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In episode 89 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to call in and answer the question: What is your favorite Halloween themed story, novel, comic book, TV show (episode) or movie?

Did your answer make the list? Click through to find out!

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In episode 88 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with author Erin Hoffman, whose new book Sword of Fire and Sea: The Chaos Knight, Book One, is out from PYR.

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Okay – have you been keeping up with Felicia Day’s new webseries, Dragon Age: Redemption?

Episode one, Tallis, is here.

Episode two, Cairn, is here.

Now we have episode three – Josmael:

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In episode 87 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to call in and answer the question: Do you like to be scared?

  • From Goosebumps and Spooksville to Weaveworld and Pet Sematary, we love to be scared when we read – or do we?
  • Do you, personally, like to be scared?
  • If you know a book is characterized as horror – will you pick it up?
  • Have you ever picked up a book and enjoyed it without realizing it was a horror novel? If yes, which book(s)/author?
  • Have you ever put a book down (or hid it in the freezer) because you realized what it was (horror)?
  • If you are a fan of horror – who is your favorite author and what is your favorite book?

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Episode 2 of Dragon Age: Redemption is up!

Check it out:

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In episode 86 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to offer up their thoughts on: Dark Fantasy.

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Watch Felicia Day in Dragon Age: Redemption, Episode 1 – ‘Tallis’

Dragon Age: Redemption is a six-part web series set in the world of the EA/Bioware RPG Dragon Age. The series tells the story of Tallis, an Elvish assassin (played by Felicia Day of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Guild), who gets a last chance at redemption when she’s sent to capture a rogue Qunari mage intent on wreaking havoc in the world.

Here is Episode One: “Tallis”

In episode 85 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Jennifer Brozek, award winning editor and author. Winner of the 2009 Australian Shadows Award for edited publication, Jennifer has edited seven anthologies with more on the way. Author of In a Gilded Light and The Little Finance Book That Could, she has more than thirty-five published short stories, and is an assistant editor for the Apex Book Company.

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In episode 84 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to offer up their thoughts on: Horror in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

October is upon us and in many countries, that means HALLOWEEN! So this month, we are going to be doing panels with a Halloween theme – the first one is: Horror in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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In episode 83 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood, co-editors of When The Hero Comes Home, an anthology out from Dragon Moon Press.

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In episode 82 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars: What are the essential Science Fiction Films every fan should see?

From Le Voyage dans la Lune, created by Georges Méliès in 1902, to this Summer’s Cowboys and Aliens, science fiction has been a staple of the film industry for over a century now. Which scifi films are you personal favorites, which have set the bar for every film that followed, and which should every scifi fan see at least once?

Bonus: Which are the worst, and why?

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In episode 81 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with author Philip Athans.

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In episode 80 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to chat about Near-Future Science Fiction.

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In episode 79 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with multi-award winning author, Ian McDonald.

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In episode 78 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to chat about Visions of the Future.

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In episode 77 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with the editor of Angry Robot Books, Lee A. Harris.

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The fall TV Schedule is beginning and the lineup includes returning shows, new shows and those guilty pleasures we hate to admit we love to watch. Let’s take a look at the genre shows that are upcoming, and some of the non-genre shows that I, for one, love to watch.

All times are for Eastern Timezone.

Monday Nights

Castle (ABC) 10 PM Sept 19th.

Who doesn’t love the combination of Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic as author Rick Castle and Detective Kate Beckett? Plus, it really is fun to watch for nods & easter eggs from Fillion to his genre fans.

[NEW!] Terra Nova (FOX) 8 PM Sept 26th.

Terr Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in jeopardy, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past.

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In episode 76 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Brent Weeks. His Best-Selling Novel, The Black Prism, is now available in paperback. Brent also shares some exclusive information and details appearances and conventions he will be attending through the end of the year.

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What’s on your Kindle?

I already shared with you my book haul from WorldCon, but I thought I might also share what I’ve got on my Kindle…

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In episode 75 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our panelists to chat about Novellas: Do you read novellas? What are some examples of novellas you have enjoyed and why? What makes a good novella in your mind? Where do you find novellas (bookstores, websites, magazines, podcasts)?

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