Author Archive

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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My WorldCon Book Haul

I know it’s a little late, but I wanted to share with you the books I brought back with me from WorldCon in Reno (an inevitability at any con with a decent dealer’s room).

The list includes a lot of stuff from smaller presses including Apex and Absolute Xpress – here we go…

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In episode 74 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Lauren Beukes. She has two books out right now from Angry Robot: Moxyland and Zoo City, which won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award, was short-listed for the 2010 BSFA Award for best novel, and has been nominated for the World Fantasy award for best novel.

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In episode 73 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with The Science Comedian Brian Malow.

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In episode 72 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars: What themes are under-explored in Science Fiction and Fantasy?

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In episode 71 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with multi-award winning author William Gibson.

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In episode 70 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars: Do you listen to podcasts? Which ones, and do you listen to fiction podcasts?

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In episode 69 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Denardo chat with multi-award winning editor and reviewer Gary K. Wolfe.

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