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263. Rethinking the Hugo Awards w/ TheG, Cora Buhlert, and Jason Snell

27 Mar

Fandom, Radical Categorization, and Hugo kvetching, oh my!  TheG, Cora Buhlert, and Jason Snell join us to discuss the confusion over the Hugo categories, ways to fix them to make voting easier and more “fan oriented,” and the problems with the system as it currently stands — and maybe a little bit about politics, too.

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 263 — Download (MP3)Hugo Award

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

262. Brenda Cooper (a.k.a. The Space Farmer) — Edge of Dark (An Interview)

25 Mar

Giant space rings, transhumanists, and space cows, oh my!  Brenda Cooper joins Shaun and Paul to discuss her latest novel, Edge of Dark.  We tackle Brenda’s love of science fiction, the transhumanist themes in her work, character development, and the wonders of space.  Plus much more!

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 262 — Download (MP3)Edge of Dark by Brenda Cooper

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

261. Carrie Patel (a.k.a. Mayor of Mole City) — The Buried Life (An Interview)

20 Mar

Underground cities, murder-y murders, and snarky detectives, oh my!  Carrie Patel joins us to discuss her new novel, The Buried Life.  We discuss worldbuilding, writing detectives, the nature of power and class, gaming, and much more!

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 261 — Download (MP3)The Buried Life by Carrie Patel

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

260. Silvia Moreno-Garcia (a.k.a. The Music Wizard) — Signal to Noise (An Interview)

18 Mar

Music magic, sinking cities, and covens, oh my!  Silvia Moreno-Garcia joins Shaun and Julia to talk about her latest novel, Signal to Noise.  We discuss the novel’s obsession with music, Mexico City’s sinking problem, the “magical realism” label, and much more!

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 260 — Download (MP3)Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

259. Elizabeth Bear (a.k.a. The Sky Marshall) — Karen Memory (An Interview)

13 Mar

Sewing mecha, evil gloves, and the Old West, oh my!  Multi-award winning Elizabeth Bear joins us to talk about her latest novel, Karen Memory.  We discuss worldbuilding, writing about the characters history forgot, steampunk weirdness, and much more!

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 259 — Download (MP3)

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

258. On Leonard Nimoy

9 Mar

Taking a step back from our regular programming, Shaun, Paul, and Mike discuss the passing of Leonard Nimoy and his legacy.

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 258 — Download (MP3)

Leonard Nimoy

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

257. Baby Geniuses (1999) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

4 Mar

Robot babies, creepy babies, and just babies, oh my!  Shaun, Julia, Paul, and Rachael join forces to talk about 1999’s Baby Geniuses, which one critic described as “about as endearing as unanesthetized gum surgery.”  You can guess how we all felt about it…

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 257 — Download (MP3)

Baby Geniuses

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).  Additional music from “Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

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