I want to know which podcasts out there you like and why. Please stick to Genre stuff. Leave your thoughts in the comments, along with a link to the podcast (I suggest 1 per comment if you don’t want the moderation bot to hold you in purgatory). I plan to do something with these for the SF Signal podcast, so pile on people, and promote those podcasts!
In episode 167 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and his rag-tag band of panelists, discuss:
2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
- Which 2012 Debut work (movie/short story/book) most impressed you?
- Which 2012 book that you were really looking forward to, delivered on your expectations and why?
- Which 2012 book that you were really looking forward to failed miserably and why?
- Which 2012 movies disappointed and why?
- Which 2012 movies most impressed you and why?
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 166): 2012 Gift Giving Guide for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan in Your Life
In episode 165 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats at WorldCon with Douglas Hulick, author of Among Thieves.
About Douglas Hulick: Douglas Hulick was born in Fargo, ND, but spent much of his life moving about the Midwest. Somehow, he kept ending up in the vicinity of Chicago, IL, which helps explain his abiding love of deep-dish pizza, Ferris Bueller, and Goose Island beer. Somewhere along the way, a copy of A Dictionary of the Underworld by Eric Partridge fell into Douglas’s hands. Having sold a few fantasy short stories, Douglas thought a book that defined historical thieves cant (criminal jargon) and described some of the practices of that world might come in handy at some point. Little did he know. Among Thieves, his first novel, grew out of this unlikely seed over the course of a decade. It was acquired by Roc/Penguin U.S.A. on Douglas’s 44th birthday in 2009. Douglas lives with his wife and two sons in Minnesota. When not writing or chasing after his kids, he likes to practice and teach 17th century Italian rapier combat (in the tradition of Ridolfo Capoferro), cook, read, and hang out in coffee shops.
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 162): Live Panel from MileHiCon 44 with Connie Willis, John E. Stith, Nathan Lowell and Cherie Priest
In episode 161 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats at WorldCon with Adam Christopher, who admits to loving American pancakes and Twinkies…
About Adam: Adam Christopher is the author of Empire State and Seven Wonders from Angry Robot, and the forthcoming Shadow’s Call from Tor Books. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Adam grew up watching Pertwee-era Doctor Who and listening to The Beatles, which isn’t a bad start for a child of the 80s. In 2006, Adam moved to the North West of England. When not writing Adam can be found drinking tea and obsessing over superhero comics and The Cure.
In episode 156 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester gathers a group of SFSignal folks to discuss: Hard SF books for the beginner.
Hard SF has a reputation for being inaccessible to the beginning or casual reader. What Hard SF Book(s) have you read that you would recommend to someone trying to jump in with both feet?
We also digress into how The 13th Warrior is THE GREATEST MOVIE YOU HAVE PROBABLY NEVER SEEN – SERIOUSLY PEOPLE, WATCH THIS MOVIE! DON’T LISTEN TO JAY GARMON!
In episode 156 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester gathers a group of SF Signal folks to discuss: Are optimistic SF stories gone forever?
We’ve discussed this before, but, I still wonder – with so much dystopian and apocalyptic future sf out there, is the idea of a positive future gone forever? Is this just a trend? Will we see the cycle come back around to positive futures again? Soon?
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 155): Interview with Author, Editor and Small Press Publisher Jennifer Brozek
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 154): Panel: History That Never Happened, Our Favorite Alternate History Stories
In episode 154 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester gathers a group of SFSignal folks to discuss: History That Never Happened, Our Favorite Alternate History Stories.
Alternate histories play a big part in SF&F – what are some of your favorites?
Why? What made them stand out to you?
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 152): Special Worldcon Live Panel with James Enge, Howard Andrew Jones and John ONeill
In episode 152 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester gathers authors James Enge and Howard Andrew Jones along with Blackgate Magazine’s Publisher and Editor John O’Neill for a very special Live Panel at WorldCon / Chicon 7. Together, we discuss: Middle Eastern culture and fantasy, Tolkien, European-centric fantasy, Sinbad, Disney movies (specifically, Jafar), the history of Black Gate Magazine, sword and sorcery, being a short story editor, critiquing, Worldcon and much, much more.
In episode 149 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with Ari Marmell, author of the Corvis Rebaine Novels from Spectra, the Widdershins Novels from PYR and several role playing game tie-in novels including Darksiders: The Abomination Vault and Agents of Artifice.
Edit: All frontlist PYR eBooks are available in the Kindke store the same day as the OFFICIAL release date. This has been the case for some time. They are working their way through a huge backlist but there are now 105+ PYR eBooks in the Kindle and Nook store.
In episode 148 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with Singer/Songwriter John Anealio
About John Anealio:
With little more than an alternate-tuned acoustic guitar and a dog-eared copy of The Hobbit, Sci-Fi Songwriter John Anealio composes and performs geeky anthems for writers, librarians, lovers of Science Fiction, Best Buy customers, and robots. His music sounds like John Mayer, Weezer, and James Taylor playing Dungeons and Dragons together on their iPhones. He is the Co-Host of The Functional Nerds Podcast
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 147): Panel Discussion of: Best Debut Novel You Have Ever Read (Part 2)
In episode 147 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester gathers a panel to discuss: The Best Debut Novel You Have Ever Read, Part 2:
Everyone has to start somewhere, even authors. With so many debut books being published every year, they can’t all be spectacular, although they’re entertaining. But there’s always a few that stand out from the pack and make you go, “Whoa!” after you finish.
Q: What’s the best debut novel you’ve ever read?
Why? What made it stand out to you?