Category Archives: Podcast

The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 211): Books We Want To Read Before The End Of The Year (Part 2)

In episode 211 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester welcomes back Jay Garmon, Paul Weimer, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson to talk about books we want to read before the end of the year.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 210): Interview with Author Gail Carriger

In episode 210 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down with Gail Carriger, author of The Parasol Protectorate Books, Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless & Timeless, and the new YA Finishing School Books, Curtsies & Conspiracies, and Etiquette & Espionage.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 209): Interview with Author Howard Andrew Jones

In episode 209 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down with Howard Andrew Jones, author of these great books:

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 208): Panel of Irregulars – What Books Do We Want To Read Before The End Of The Year Part 1

In episode 208 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester welcomes two of our newest Irregulars, Sarah Chorn and Ria Bridges, along with a couple of long-term Irregulars, Larry Ketchersid and Lisa Paitz Spindler to discuss three books we want to read before the end of the year.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 207): 2013 Live Worldcon Interview with Author David Boop

In episode 207 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down in the food court at Worldcon to chat with David Boop.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 206): John Joseph Adams, Mary Robinette Kowal, Matt Forbeck and Tobias Buckell on Kickstarters and the new Anthology Project – HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY

In episode 206 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester welcomes Mary Robinette Kowal, John Joseph Adams, Matt Forbeck and Tobias Buckell to talk about kickstarters in general and the new Help Fund My Robot Army: an anthology of improbable, futuristic, magical & alternate-world crowdfunding projects.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 205): 2013 Live Worldcon Interview with Editor and Author Betsy Dornbusch

In episode 205 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with Betsy Dornbusch – Author of the Seven Eyes fantasy series, and Sentinel urban fantasy series, as well as an Editor at Electric Spec Magazine.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 204): 2013 Live WorldCon Panel with the Authors, Editor and Publisher of BEYOND THE SUN

In episode 204 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sneaks into an unused programming room to chat with the editor, publisher, and several contributing authors of the Beyond the Sun anthology, out from Fairwood Press.
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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 203): 2013 Live Worldcon Interview with Editor Laureen Hudson from Hunt Press

In episode 203 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with Laureen Hudson – Editor for Hunt Press, a small press based out of California.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 202): 2013 Live WorldCon Panel with the Editors of Glitter and Mayhem

In episode 202 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester welcomes Lynne M. Thomas (2013 Hugo Award winner – Best Fancast), Michael Damian Thomas (2013 Hugo Award Nominee – Semi-Prozine – APEX Magazine, and John Kilma (Hugo Award Winner – Electric Velocipede 2009) to discuss the genesis and journey of the Glitter & Mayhem (APEX Books) anthology from conception to publication launch party at Worldcon in San Antonio, Texas.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 201): Worldcon Interview with Author Jason M. Hough

About Jason: Jason M. Hough (pronounced ‘Huff’) is a former 3D Artist and Game Designer (Metal Fatigue, Aliens vs. Predator: Extinction, and many others). Writing fiction became a hobby for him in 2007 and quickly turned into an obsession. He started writing THE DARWIN ELEVATOR in 2008 as a Nanowrimo project, and kept refining the manuscript until 2011 when it sold to Del Rey along with a contract for two sequels. The book released on July 30th in the US and reached the New York Times Bestseller list the following week.

The trilogy, collectively called THE DIRE EARTH CYCLE, will be released in the summer of 2013.
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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 200!): 2013 WorldCon Wrap-Up

In episode 200 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester, Gail Carriger, Matthew Sanborn Smith, Karen Burnham and John DeNardo chat about their adventures at this year’s WorldCon in San Antonio, Texas.
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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 199): Interview with Tom Merritt, Co-Host of the Sword And Laser Podcast

In episode 199 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with SF Fan, Podcaster and Media personality Tom Merritt.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 198): The Three Hoarsemen: Get Off My SF Lawn!

And so it was that, during the brutal heatwave of July 2013, Fred Kiesche, John Stevens, and Jeff Patterson did re-convene to swelter and bemoan the state of things. Thrill as they endure cicadas and noisy fans! Listen to them discuss Readercon, the irrelevance of poorly-researched reviews, comic books, noir, specious definitions of the “canon,” and other sundry subjects. It’s like visiting three cranky uncles in a run down retirement home…

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 197): Summer Movies – Reboots, Flops and Blockbusters, Oh My

In episode 197 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our group of stalwart panelists their thoughts on this summer’s movies.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 196): Stephen Haffner and Daniel Haight on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

In episode 196 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester invites Daniel Haight and Stephen Haffner to talk about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 195): Return of the Panel Discussion

In episode 195 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester re-assembles a panel (Karen Burnham, Gail Carriger and Fred Kiesche) to discuss a ton of stuff including:
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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 194): Interview with Author Michael J. Martinez

In episode 194 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Author Michael J. Martinez, author of The Daedalus Incident.

About Michael:

Michael is a husband, father and writer living the dream in the Garden State. He has spent nearly 20 years as a professional writer and journalist, including stints at The Associated Press and ABCNEWS.com. After telling other people’s stories for the bulk of his career, he is happy that he can now be telling a few of his own creations. He is also a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. When not being a husband, parent or writer, Michael enjoys beer and homebrewing, cooking and eating, the outdoors and travel. If you’re curious about their travels, his wife does a far better job of describing their adventures, so check out her blog at katrinawoznicki.com.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 193): Three Hoarsemen Cometh! A Discussion of Iain M. Banks and Paper vs. Electronic Reading

In the long and storied history of the SF Signal Podcast, never had the powers-that-be deigned it safe to allow John H. Stevens, Fred Kiesche, and Jeff Patterson to appear on the same panel discussion. “It would be like crossing the streams,” they said. “Violent weather would sweep the land, and cicadas emerge from the depths!”

Ah, well…

In this inaugural episode of The Three Hoarsemen we discuss Iain M. Banks, how our book format preferences dictate our reading (and buying) habits, and recommend some books and stories we’ve recently enjoyed.
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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 192): Interview with Author Michaelbrent Collings

In episode 192 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Author Michaelbrent Collings.

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