Book Review: Between Worlds — The Collected Ile-Rien and Cineth Stories by Martha Wells

2 Jul BetweenWorlds

Six by Six: A New Kind of Spec-Fic Anthology was a kickstarter conceived by a sextet of science fiction authors: Bradley Beaulieu, Brenda Cooper, Stephen Gaskell, Tina Connolly, Will McIntosh, and Martha Wells. The idea was to make an anthology of anthologies. Six authors, each with a short anthology of selected stories, six in number. Thirty-Six stories in total. Now that the kickstarter has completed and the rewards been given, the individual authors are making their anthologies available to the general public.

Between Worlds: The Collected Ile-Rien and Cineth Stories is Martha Wells’ volume within Six by Six. Continue reading

Patreon Ahoy: Support Our Show; Help Us Grow!

1 Jul

After a lot of discussion, planning, and private medieval jousting, The Skiffy and Fanty Show podcast has opened its very own Patreon page.

So why are we there?  We want to do more — and we want to do it better.  More episodes.  More World SF Tour goodness.  Better quality.  Better features.  Better experiences for you, the listener.

Patreon is the first step in making The Skiffy and Fanty Show (and its related podcasts) into something more.  We’re turning to you, the listener.  You can have a hand in helping us create new content, improve the overall quality of the show, and pave the way for a brighter podcasting future.

So head on over to our Patreon page, check out our Reward Levels and our Milestone Goals.  We’ve got some big plans listed there, and even more plans for the future.  It feels like we keep saying this every year, but it needs repeating:  this is only the beginning.

The June 2015 Reading List: What were your favorite reads for June?

30 Jun

The title says it all.  We want to know what you read and loved in June, whether you read novels, short stories, comics, or some other written object.  So, what were your favorite reads for June?

Leave a comment.  We’ll collect everything you loved in June 2015 and create a mini-reading list!

275. Krull (1983) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ Mike Martinez

29 Jun Krull

Glaives, cosmic monsters, and flaming Clydesdales, oh my!  The Childhood Destruction editions of Torture Cinema continue with Krull.  Mike Martinez is the “victim” this week, but you may be surprised to know who really gets it good in this monstrous episode of epic fantasy glory!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 275 — Download (MP3)

Show Notes: Continue reading

Our CONvergence 2015 Schedules: Come to Our Panels; Come to Our Hangout!

28 Jun

All but one of the Robogoblins will be at CONvergence this year in Minneapolis, MN!  If you’re planning to attend, make sure you come to some of our panels, including the LIVE recording of The Skiffy and Fanty Show on Saturday.  You should also make sure to follow us on Twitter in case we host any impromptu events (walk-by sessions, hangouts, etc.).

Here are all of our official panels and events (all times are in EST; parentheses indicates who will officially be there or on the panel): Continue reading

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