In episode 97 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with author and small press publisher Charles Day.
- The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day (Noble Romance Publishing)
- The Plan: A Mystery by Charles Day (Naked Snake Press)
From Charles Day’s Website:
Charles Day Aka, The evil little Jester, is an Affiliate member and Mentor Program Committee Chairperson with the Horror Writers Association & a full member of the New England Horror Writers Assosciation. Charles Day has published 14 short stories with various small press publishers, including his novella “LOCKDOWN” (Hanibal’s Manor with Wicked East Press, 2011) which received an endorsement by multiple bram stoker winner, Lisa Morton. His biggest success to date is the sale of his first thriller/ suspense novel, DEEP WITHIN (Twisted Library Press, late 2011/early 2012) and his first YA Novel,”LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF” (Noble Young Adult Publishers LLC, Jan,2012). “THE PLAN, a Novelette has been accepted for publication with Naked Snake Press. Release date to be announced. He is currently editing “Tales of Terror and Mayhem from Deep Within The Box,” with Wicked East Press. Submissions are now closed! Release date TBA.
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 103): Panel Round up of Our Favorite SF&F Movies and TV Shows of 2011
In episode 103 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the SF Signal Irregulars to chime in with their Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies and TV Shows from 2011.
This week’s panel includes:
In episode 95 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with author, editor and now publisher John Joseph Adams!
John Joseph Adams – called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble.com – is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, The Living Dead, The Living Dead 2, By Blood We Live, Federations, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Way of the Wizard. In 2011, he was a finalist for two Hugo Awards and two World Fantasy Awards. He is also the editor of Fantasy Magazine and Lightspeed Magazine, and is the co-host of io9’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. Find him on Twitter @JohnJosephAdams.
In episode 92 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to weigh in on: International Authors!
Based on a recent Mind Meld post on SFSignal.com: Being a U.S. based blog (and podcast) we tend to focus on things American and/or British (basically – English language stuff). But there’s a whole wide world of SF out there that we don’t normally cover.
Who are your favorite International Authors and why?
From SchlockMercenary.com: Howard Tayler is the writer and illustrator behind Schlock Mercenary, the Hugo-nominated science fiction comic strip. Howard is also featured on the Parsec award-winning “Writing Excuses” podcast, a weekly ‘cast for genre-fiction writers. Howard’s artwork is featured in XDM X-Treme Dungeon Mastery, a role-playing supplement by Tracy and Curtis Hickman.
Howard’s most recently published work is Schlock Mercenary: Resident Mad Scientist.
In episode 92 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to weigh in on: Young Adult Fiction!
YA Fiction is taking the publishing world by storm but it’s not just for Young Adults – people of all ages are enjoying what YA has to offer. Are you one of them?
- What are some examples of genre YA you’ve enjoyed reading?
- Is YA getting too dark?
- Is YA not dominated by dark stories?
- Is YA a bubble waiting to burst as some new thing takes the publishing world by storm?
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?
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?