About

The Skiffy and Fanty Show is a weekly fan podcast run by Shaun Duke and Jen Zink, two science fiction and fantasy nuts. The show covers anything and everything related to the science fiction and fantasy genres, with commentary on controversial topics and news in literature, film, and interviews with authors, scientists, and filmmakers.

Our show is supported entirely by listeners and is not sponsored upfront — it’s an entirely fan venture, though we wish we could make a living doing this.  We are, however, part of Audible’s podcast program, from which our listeners can get a one-month free trial membership — one free audio book and we get $1 to pay for hosting.  We are unlikely to become a purely commercial venture anytime soon — fan culture rules.  Then again, if Bill Gates shows up…

The Hosts

Shaun Duke

A graduate student at the University of Florida, Shaun studies science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy. He is an avid reader of SF/F, a would-be writer who recently had his first story accepted for publication, and an all around SF/F lunatic. He can be found on his blog, The World in the Satin Bag, and on his Twitter account.

Jen Zink

A snarky mom, wife, and geek, Jen considers it her duty to keep Shaun amused so he doesn’t drift off into the black hole of academia and forget to have a social life.

You can follow her on her Twitter account.

Paul Weimer

Not really a Prince of Amber, but rather an ex-pat New Yorker that has found himself living in Minnesota for the last 9 years, Paul “PrinceJvstin” Weimer has been reading SF and Fantasy for longer than Shaun has been alive. In addition to pitching in at Skiffy and Fanty, he can be found at his own blog, Blog Jvstin StyleSF Signal, the Functional NerdsTwitterLivejournal and many other places on the Internet.

Julia Rios

Julia Rios

Julia Rios writes all sorts of things, hosts the Outer Alliance Podcast (celebrating QUILTBAG speculative fiction), and is one of the three fiction editors at Strange Horizons. Her fiction, articles, interviews, and poetry have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, Stone Telling, Jabberwocky, and several other places. She’s half-Mexican, but her (fairly dreadful) French is better than her Spanish. www.juliarios.com.

David Annandale

David Annandale

David Annandale brings doom to untold billions as a writer of Warhammer 40,000 fiction for the Black Library, most recently in the novel The Death of Antagonis. As the author of the horror novel Gethsemane Hall, he hopes to end sleep for you forever. During the day, he poisons minds as he teaches film, video games and English literature at the University of Manitoba. If you have any fragments of hope still left, you can have them crushed at his website or by following his Twitter account.

Mike R. Underwood

Mike Underwood

Michael R. Underwood is the author of Geekomancy, Celebromancy, and the forthcoming Younger Gods series. By day, he’s the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. Mike lives in Baltimore with his girlfriend and an army of books. In his rapidly-vanishing free time, he studies historical martial arts and makes homemade pizza.  You can find him on his website.

Stina Leicht

Stina Leicht

Stina Leicht is a two time Campbell Award nominee for Best New Writer (2011 and 2012.) Her debut novel Of Blood and Honey, a historical Fantasy set in 1970s Northern Ireland, was released by Night Shade books and was short-listed for the 2012 Crawford Award. The sequel, And Blue Skies from Pain is in bookstores now. Her shorter fiction is also featured in Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s surreal anthology Last Drink Bird Head, and in the anthology Rayguns Over Texas also available now.

Adam Callaway

Adam Callaway

To understand Adam Callaway as a person one need look no further than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster on his wall, the stripy toe socks on his feet, or the blissful dairy cow tattooed on his ankle that he lovingly calls Plumpin. Adam is ruled by whims and nonsense. Though he live in Wisconsin, he cannot be confined by his state, nor his country. In a word, Mr. Callaway is universal. Do not tread on his tulips.  He blogs at Sensawunda. You can follow him on Twitter if you so choose.

3 Responses to “About”

  1. natalieecrown September 28, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Hi guys! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! http://thescrawler.net/2013/09/28/one-lovely-blog-award/

  2. mylibrarians January 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    Hi! we have officially nominated you for The Liebster Award! http://mylibrarians.com/2014/01/24/the-liebster-award/

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