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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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 068): ReaderCon Recap

In episode 68 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars who attended ReaderCon to give us the highlights from the convention.

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In episode 67 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with multi-award winning editor and author Ellen Kushner whose Welcome To Bordertown anthology, is currently in bookstores.

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Torchwood is back, and this time, the much reduced team (Only Gwen and Jack are still around), find themselves being pulled into a new world-wide mystery as Miracle Day comes, and no one can die.

WARNING: Spoilers after the cut!

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In episode 66 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the panel to discuss Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions – which to attend, why, and what’s the etiquette when approaching your favorite author.

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In episode 65 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down with Tracy Hickman, Author of Dragonlance, Darksword and Sovereign Stone.

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Come Join the Drink and Draw! (A Twitter Event and More)

Over on the FunctionalNerds.com, Booze Nerd Andy Romine and Art Nerd Galen Dara are putting on a Functional Nerds Drink & Draw party!

Functional Nerds twitter event: Drink & Draw!

When: The evening of Friday July 15th.

Where: tweeting from a computer/mobile device near you.

What’s a Drink & Draw?

Drink • and • Draw: verb.

  1. Take a swig of the beverage of your choice.
  2. Start making marks.
  3. Repeat.

Drink & Draw! It’s as simple as that. It happens spontaneously all the time around the world without much forethought or planning at all; artists and non-artists alike with their drinks in one hand and a pencil nub in the other, doodling on a cocktail napkin…

Click here to see the full details!

In episode 64 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and the panel discuss: 2011 is half over – which books, movies and tv shows lived up to the hype and are noteworthy and which have missed the mark? What did you love, what did you hate and why?

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In episode 63 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down with Andrew P. Mayer, Author of The Falling Machine: The Society of Steam Book One published by PYR.

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Looking for a convention near you? A place to hang out and get your SciFi on in 2011?

So was I. Locus Online has a great resource for just such a situation. So does Wikipedia. But they don’t really give you a sense of where the cons are in relation to you.

So I built a Convention Map using Google’s My Places feature

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In episode 62 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down with Laura Resnick, author of the Esther Diamond series published by DAW.

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Summer Reading Programs – Free Books for Kids!

This summer, major retailers Barnes & Noble and Borders are offering free books to get kids to read…

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In episode 61 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the panel: Science Fiction Role Playing Games – what have you played, what do you like, what do you hate?

This episode features our Summer of Scifi Trivia Contest Question!

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In episode 60 of the SF Signal Podcast, we welcome guest interviewer Lou Anders, who sits down with David Goyer and Michael Cassutt to talk about their new book – Heaven’s Shadow!

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Rene Sears rocks! She put together this list of the books mentioned in the ‘What Science Fiction Series Deserves the HBO 10-Episode-Per-Book Treatment?‘ episode of the SF Signal podcast. Thanks Rene!!!

Click through to see the list with links!

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In episode 59 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the panel: What Scifi Series/novel would you like to see get the HBO, 10 episodes per book, treatment?

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In episode 58 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down with Stina Leicht, author of the novel Of Blood and Honey.

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DVD REVIEW: Green Lantern – Emerald Knights

Hey you poozers, the latest in the Warner Brothers / DC Animated movies, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, tells five stories from the Green Lantern Corps, the intergalactic police force based on the planet OA, who defend our universe one sector at a time. It features legendary Lanterns like Hal Jordan, Sinestro, Mogo, Abin Sur and Kilowog, this DVD details the history of the Corps, as written in the Book of OA, and told to the Corps newest recruit, Arisia. (This is a review of the single disc DVD edition of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.)

Krona, OA’s greatest enemy, is reaching out from the Anti-Matter universe, to attack OA and the Corps. Arisia, a new recruit, is understandably nervous. She has only held the ring a few days, and never dreamed that her first days would be preparing for war. Hal Jordan, assigned to mentor her into the Corps, knows that he has to prepare her for what’s to come.

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In episode 57 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the panel: What’s your favorite historical science fiction or fantasy story/novel?

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The Summer of Scifi Trivia Giveaway!

This summer, SF Signal is joining forces with with Adventures in SciFi Publishing and Mur Lafferty’s I Should Be Writing, to bring a unique trivia contest / giveaway to our podcast listeners.

Sponsored by Pyr, we have twelve books to give away to six winners who will be selected at random from eligible entries. Click through to see the rules and what’s up for grabs…

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