In episode 271 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester gathers Gail Carriger, Jeff Patterson and Andrea Johnson, Derek Austin Johnson and Ria Bridges to talk about things you could give to the SF&F / geeky / nerdy person on your holiday gift giving list this year.
NOTE: I had some issues and some of the audio may sound choppy. Sorry about that. I also don’t have a massive list of all the suggested gifts – again, sorry. The audio edited took far longer than normal on this one and ate up all my time
In episode 270 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester joins forces with The Once and Future Podcast‘s Anton Strout and Speculate‘s Brad Beaulieu and Gregory Wilson for a special Triptych podcast released on all three podcasts at the same time. In this special episode, we talk about podcasting, interviewing and how these things and our writerly guests have influenced us as writers and podcasters.
In episode 268 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester is LIVE from MileHiCon 46 in the Denver Tech Center in part 2 of our Doctor Who panel with Jason Batt, Karen Bjorn, Eytan Kollin and Ian Brazee Cannon.
In episode 267 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester is LIVE from MileHiCon 46 in the Denver Tech Center talking about Doctor Who with Jason Batt, Karen Bjorn, Eytan Kollin and Ian Brazee Cannon.
In episode 266 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester is LIVE from MileHiCon 46 in the Denver Tech Center with SF&F/H author Ed Bryant, Riley Carbaugh of Canine Hybrid, artist Chaz Kemp and Hard SF writer Mike Brotherton.
In episode 265 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester gathers Carol Berg, Betsy Dornbusch, Travis Heermann and Josh Vogt to discuss:
MileHiCon 46 past and present. Specifically:
- About their MileHiCon experiences
- What’s their favorite part of the con?
- What’s their favorite MileHiCon memory/moment?
- What they will be doing / what panels they’ll be on?
- What they’re looking forward to?
- Why they think our listeners should attend?
In episode 264 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester sits down with author and MileHiCon #46 Author Guest of Honor, Michael Swanwick.
In episode 263 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester sits down with author and MileHiCon #46 Toastmaster, Jeanne C. Stein.
In episode 262 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester and Jaym Gates gather Greg van Eekhout, Rose Bailey, and Michael R. Underwood to discuss Urban Fantasy!
In episode 261 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester sits down with author Brent Weeks.
In episode 260 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester invites Rachel S. Cordasco, Fred Kiesche, and Kristin Centorcelli to discuss Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, the first book of the Southern Reach Trilogy.
In episode 257 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester sits down with author/editor James L. Sutter.
In episode 257 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester invites Josh Vogt, Jeff Patterson, Andrea Johnson, Paul Weimer, Larry Ketcherseid, and Jamie Todd Rubin to discuss:
A science fiction, fantasy or horror author whose work you can’t get enough of – and why.
In episode 256 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester invites Delilah S. Dawson, Jeff Patterson, and Jay Garmon to discuss:
Rebooting Star Wars
In comics, television and movies, ‘reboots’ are fairly common place. But what about in books? Can you think of a beloved book or series of books that was rebooted either by the original author or a new author? And was it successful?
Of course, this is leading into a discussion of the Star Wars reboot within books to bring it inline with the new movies. Have we ever seen a mass dumping of books the way the folks behind Star Wars are dumping the expanded universe?
In episode 254 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester brings together Gail Carriger, Jay Garmon, Derek Austin Johnson, and Michael R. Underwood to discuss:
Does the average book buyer/reader care about the Hachette v Amazon battle? SHOULD they care and why?
The average book buyer probably doesn’t know there’s a battle going on, so WHY should they care? WHY should they not? Is this whole thing contained within the SF&F community and, therefore, a non-issue for most people? Hachette is a multi-billion dollar company being portrayed as the innocent underdog – why? Is that accurate? Is there anyone beyond authors who will truly be hurt by all of this? What does all of this mean for the average reader going forward? What does all of this mean for authors going forward? What about independent publishing? Will people be people an buy their books wherever they want no matter what happens here?
This is also only the first of several battles to come. The publishers have to renegotiate with Amazon one by one… so will we be seeing this every couple months/years forever?
Lastly – what about the new Kindle Unlimited? Do we care? Is it good, bad, indifferent?
In episode 253 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester brings together Lista Paitz Spindler, Delilah S. Dawson, Fred Kiesche, and John DeNardo to discuss:
- Your favorite Summer Movie So Far (and Yet To Come)
- A Book You Read that you swore you would NEVER READ (…and did you enjoy it?)
- Doctor Who Returns in August – DOES ANYONE CARE ANY MORE? (it’s been soooo long)
- What comic books should Fred read next?
- Why are bear claws superior to bagels in every possible way?
FYI - We are going to read a book to discuss on air in August. The name of that book? Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.
In episode 252 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester and Jaym Gates, welcome Jason Batt, Tansy Raynor Roberts, Daniel Abraham, Stephen Hood and Derek Kunsken to discuss:
Hollywood gold or disaster, Space Opera has inspired millions with a love of adventure, the wide open spaces between the stars, and impossible civilizations. But it also has a lot to say about human resilience, and the social and political ramifications of other species.
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