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In episode 101 of the SFSignal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our Irregulars to put together lists of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2011!
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VIDEO: Aliens: Colonial Marines

Ever want to strap on some body armor, slide a clip into your machine gun, fly half-way across the universe and kick some Alien butt like Ripley did?

Well, in 2012 and thanks to SEGA, you’ll be able to…

Here’s the trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines, a new video game set to debut in Spring 2012.

In episode 100 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester offers up part three in our special three-part podcast on Sword and Sorcery moderated by editor, author and publicist Jaym Gates.

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In episode 99 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with author Elizabeth Moon.

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I came across this video in a recent YouTube binge…uh, I mean, during some research for a new story…or something…

Anyway, I was blown away. I love the violin, love the music (yeah, I’m a Zelda fan, but you don’t have to be to love this) and was impressed with the production value.

Take a listen below:

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In episode 98 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester offers up part two of a special three-part podcast on Sword and Sorcery moderated by editor, author and publicist Jaym Gates. (See also: Part 1.)

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In episode 97 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with author and editor Maurice Broaddus.

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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.

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In episode 95 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with author, editor and now publisher John Joseph Adams!

From JohnJosephAdams.com:

John Joseph Adams – called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble.com – is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, The Living Dead, The Living Dead 2, By Blood We Live, Federations, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Way of the Wizard. In 2011, he was a finalist for two Hugo Awards and two World Fantasy Awards. He is also the editor of Fantasy Magazine and Lightspeed Magazine, and is the co-host of io9’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. Find him on Twitter @JohnJosephAdams.

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In episode 92 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to weigh in on: International Authors!

Based on a recent Mind Meld post on SFSignal.com: Being a U.S. based blog (and podcast) we tend to focus on things American and/or British (basically – English language stuff). But there’s a whole wide world of SF out there that we don’t normally cover.

Who are your favorite International Authors and why?

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In episode 93 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and Fred Kiesche chat with author, artist and podcaster Howard Tayler, creator of the Schlock Mercenary webcomic.

From SchlockMercenary.com: Howard Tayler is the writer and illustrator behind Schlock Mercenary, the Hugo-nominated science fiction comic strip. Howard is also featured on the Parsec award-winning “Writing Excuses” podcast, a weekly ‘cast for genre-fiction writers. Howard’s artwork is featured in XDM X-Treme Dungeon Mastery, a role-playing supplement by Tracy and Curtis Hickman.

Howard’s most recently published work is Schlock Mercenary: Resident Mad Scientist.

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In episode 92 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to weigh in on: Young Adult Fiction!

YA Fiction is taking the publishing world by storm but it’s not just for Young Adults – people of all ages are enjoying what YA has to offer. Are you one of them?

  • What are some examples of genre YA you’ve enjoyed reading?
  • Is YA getting too dark?
  • Is YA not dominated by dark stories?
  • Is YA a bubble waiting to burst as some new thing takes the publishing world by storm?

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In episode 91 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with author Sam Sykes, whose Aeons’ Gate series includes (so far) Tome of the Undergates and Black Halo.

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‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series’ Premieres This Week

This Friday, Cartoon Network adds The Green Lantern to its Friday lineup, alongside Young Justice, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Thundercats.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series debuts on Friday, November 11th with a one hour series premiere. Check your local listings for the time. Based on the popular DC Comics superhero, Green Lantern: The Animated Series features Hal Jordan wearing the iconic ring. Looks like everybody’s favorite poozer, Kilowog, will also be a regular on the show.

I’ve been excited about this show since I first heard about it, but I have to say – I’m not loving the animation style they’re using. Maybe it will grow on me over time. As for the clips I’ve seen, including the 6 minutes I’ve embedded below, it looks like it could be an entertaining show.

Here’s a sneak peek…

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In episode 90 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to weigh in on: Time Travel!

Time travel has been a popular part of Science Fiction for over a hundred years. H.G. Wells used it for The Time Machine in 1895. Mark Twain used it for his novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Heinlein, Lewis, Jones, Bradbury, Asimov, Ellison, Butler, Tutrtledove ad Willis have all written stories that involved time travel in some form. Star Trek did it, so did Quantum Leap and The Time Tunnel, and Voyagers!

  • As a trope/plot point – is time travel overused in scifi today?
  • Do you like time travel stories?
  • Do you have a favorite?
  • Who has done it well?
  • Who has not done it well?

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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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