The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 145): Panel Discussion: What’s the Best Debut Novel You Have Ever Read?
In episode 145 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester gathers a panel to discuss: The Best Debut Novel You Have Ever Read:
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.
What’s the best debut novel you’ve ever read?
Why? What made it stand out to you?
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In episode 144 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with Jeremy Robinson, author of the SciFi Thriller SecondWorld.
About Jeremy Robinson:
Jeremy Robinson is now the author of numerous novels (nearly twenty) including the highly praised SECONDWORLD, as well as PULSE, INSTINCT, and THRESHOLD the first three books in his exciting Jack Sigler series, which is also the focus of and expanding series of co-authored novellas deemed the Chesspocalypse. Robinson also known as the #1 Amazon.com horror writer, Jeremy Bishop, author of THE SENTINEL and the controversial novel, TORMENT. His novels have been translated into ten languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children..
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 143): Panel Discussion of: Readercon, Harassment and Making Positive Changes
In episode 143 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester gathers a panel to discuss Readercon, Harassment and Making Positive Changes,
- Readercon ConCom Statement
- Genevieve Valentine Readercon Posts
- Genevieve Valentine speaks on Episode 112 of the Notes from Coode Street podcast
- Captain Awkward Post
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 141): Cherie Priest, Jay Lake, Gail Carriger, Paul Di Fillipo, Phillipa Ballantine and Tee Morris Talk Steampunk
In episode 140 of the Hugo Nominated SF Signal Podcast, Timothy C. Ward sits down with Compton Crook Award winning author, T.C. McCarthy about his books and career.
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 139): Panel Discussion of Batman, Near Future SF, Mark Hamill, Star Trek and More
In episode 139 of the Hugo Nominated SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to bring their own topics to the table.
Subjects covered (partial list):
- Kevin Smith: Fatman on the Batman
- The Dark Knight Rises
- HBO’s Newsroom
- Near Future SF
- The Man of Steel movie trailer
- 2001 Recut Trailer
- Mark Hamill
- Star Trek
- Girls in Animation: The Teen Titans & Clone Wars
- Total Recall Total Remake (or is it?)
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold
- Covert Affairs
Chime in with your thoughts in the comments!
We’ll be discussing contemporary hard sf and Caribbean speculative fiction over the course of our new, twice-monthly podcast. We spend most of this first episode discussing “Exhalation” and the collection Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang.
Other books we’ll be discussing in the future:
- My Bones and My Flute by Edgar Mittelholzer
- A selection of short stories by Greg Egan
- and The Rainmaker’s Mistake by Erna Broadber
- More titles to be announced when we’re sure we can actually lay our hands on them ourselves.
We look at these stories from our perspectives as readers, writers, critics, scientists, sociologists, women, etc.
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In episode 137 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with Courtney Summers, author of the new YA / Zombie Apocalypse novel: This Is Not A Test
About Courtney: Courtney Summers has been writing edgy, contemporary YA novels on scrap pieces of paper since the tender age of one. Maybe. Her novels CRACKED UP TO BE, SOME GIRLS ARE, FALL FOR ANYTHING and THIS IS NOT A TEST are available now wherever books are sold. Her next novel, ALL THE RAGE will be out in 2013.
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 136): Myke Cole Interviews Anthology Editors John Joseph Adams and James Lowder
In episode 136 of the Hugo Nominated SF Signal Podcast, Myke Cole, author of the military fantasy Shadow Ops: Control Point, sits down to chat about anthologies with best-selling editor and four-time Hugo Award finalist, and three-time World Fantasy Award finalist, John Joseph Adams, and best selling editor and author, finalist for the International Horror Guild Award and the Stoker Award, and five-time winner of the Origins Awards and a silver Ennie Award, James Lowder.
The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 131): Panel Discussion: Female Superheroes Who Deserve Their Own Movies
In episode 128 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with Helen Lowe, award winning author of dozens of short stories and the new novel, The Heir of Night.
About Helen Lowe:
Helen Lowe is a novelist, poet, and interviewer. She has twice won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for achievement in SFF, for Thornspell (Knopf) in 2009 and The Heir of Night (The Wall of Night Book One) in 2011 and is currently the writer-in-residence at the University of Canterbury. Helen posts every day on her Helen Lowe on Anything, Really blog. on the 1st of every month on the Supernatural Underground and occasionally here on SF Signal. You can also follow her on Twitter: @helenl0we.