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In episode 105 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the SFSignal.com Irregulars to chime in with the books or stories they’re looking forward to in 2012.
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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 104): An Interview with Charles Day

In episode 97 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with author and small press publisher Charles Day.

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.

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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:

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In episode 102 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with John R. Fultz, author of the new book out from Orbit: Seven Princes.
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In episode 101 of the SFSignal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our Irregulars to put together lists of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2011!
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In episode 100 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester offers up part three in our special three-part podcast on Sword and Sorcery moderated by editor, author and publicist Jaym Gates.

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In episode 99 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with author Elizabeth Moon.

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In episode 98 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester offers up part two of a special three-part podcast on Sword and Sorcery moderated by editor, author and publicist Jaym Gates. (See also: Part 1.)

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In episode 97 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with author and editor Maurice Broaddus.

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In episode 96 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester offers up part one in a special three-part podcast on Sword and Sorcery moderated by editor, author and publicist Jaym Gates.

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In episode 95 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with author, editor and now publisher John Joseph Adams!

From JohnJosephAdams.com:

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.

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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?

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In episode 93 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and Fred Kiesche chat with author, artist and podcaster Howard Tayler, creator of the Schlock Mercenary webcomic.

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.

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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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