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Watch Felicia Day in Dragon Age: Redemption, Episode 2 – ‘Cairn’

Episode 2 of Dragon Age: Redemption is up!

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 086): Panel Discussion on Dark Fantasy

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”

The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 085): An Interview with Jennifer Brozek

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 084): Horror in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 083): An Interview with Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 082): The Essential Science Fiction Films Every Fan Should See

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 081): An Interview with Philip Athans

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

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 080): Panel Discussion Near-Future Science Fiction

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

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 079): A WorldCon Interview with Ian McDonald

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

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 078): Panel Discussion on Visions of the Future

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

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 077): A WorldCon Interview with Lee A. Harris of Angry Robot Books

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: When Your Favorite Shows Return

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 076): A WorldCon Interview with Author Brent Weeks

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 075): Panel Discussion of Novellas

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 074): An Interview with Author Lauren Beukes

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 073): An Interview with Science Comedian Brian Malow

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

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 072): Panel Discussion of Under-Explored Themes in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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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