Category Archives: Podcast

The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 091): An Interview with Sam Sykes

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 090): Panel Discussion of Time Travel

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 089): Our Favorite Halloween-Themed Stories

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 088): An Interview with Erin Hoffman

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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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 087): Do You Like To Be Scared?

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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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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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 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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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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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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