Tag Archives: Fantasy

#29. Ms. Marvel (Vol. 1: No Normal) w/ Mahvesh Murad and Usman Malik

17 Dec

Diverse heroes, super hands, and Wolverine squee festivals, oh my! Mahvesh Murad and Usman Malik join us all the way from Pakistan to discuss the first volume (issues 1-5) of G. Willow Wilson’s Ms. Marvel.  What more do you need to know?  Go on.  Download it!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later.Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 -- No Normal

Download the episode here.

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!

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0). Additional music from “Lost Frontier” and “Thunder Dreams” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

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

241. Finnish SF w/ Jukka Halme, Maria Turtschaninoff, Tero Ykspetäjä, and Janos Honkonen (the World SF Tour)

16 Dec

Moomin’s, symphonic metal, and Worldcon bids, oh my!  In this special World SF Tour episode, we’re joined by Jukka Halme, Maria Turtschaninoff, Tero Ykspetäjä, and Janos Honkonen to discuss Finnish SF and fandom, the Helsinki Worldcon bid (VOTE), Finnish film and literature, and a whole lot 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 241 — Download (MP3)

Helsinki in 2017 Worldcon Bid!

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.

240. José Iriarte (a.k.a. the Goblin King) — An Interview at ICFA w/ Special Guest, Keffy!

15 Dec

Mad houses, magical realism, and diasporas, oh my!  José Iriarte joins Shaun, Julia, and special interviewer guest robogoblin, Keffy, to discuss his short fiction, Cuban literature, diasporas and immigration, language and translation, 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 240 — Download (MP3)

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0). Additional music from “Lost Frontier” and “Thunder Dreams” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

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

237. Green is Not Diversity Panel at CONvergence

12 Dec

Diversity bingo, Hollywood shenanigans, and Will Smith, oh my!  Arriving by an extremely slow rocket ship, this panel on diversity at CONvergence featuring Dr. Rubidium, Laura Zats, Benny S, Aimee Kuzenski, and Shaun features discussion about representation in film and literature, the motivations for and against diversity, 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 237 — Download (MP3)

CONvergence Connie Logo

 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.

Shorty on Friday: Omenana

12 Dec Omenana Speculative Fiction Magazine -- Dec 2014

Omenana, a bimonthly speculative fiction magazine edited by Mazi Nwonwu and Chinelo Onwualu, includes short fiction, essays, and art by and about people from the African continent. Its debut issue appeared on November 30, and the stories within work very well together. Two are more traditional narratives, while two are more experimental; there are contemporary settings and futures near and far, nods to Nigeria’s literary legacy, and a love letter to Lagos. The essays are powerful and the art is lovely. The tl;dr of this column is that you should alter your weekend plans as necessary to read the first issue. Continue reading

Book Review: Nobody’s Home (An Anubis Gates Story) by Tim Powers

10 Dec Nobody's Home by Tim Powers

Tracking the murderer of her fiance through 19th century London’s darkest warrens, Jacky Snapp has disguised herself as a boy. But the disguise fails when she tries to save a girl from the ghost of her jealous husband. Jacky soon finds that she has made herself visible to the ghosts that cluster around the Thames…

And one of them is the ghost of her fiancee, who was poisoned and physically transformed by his murderer and unwittingly shot dead by Jacky herself.

Jacky and the girl she rescued, united in the need to banish their pursuing ghosts, learn that their only hope is to flee upriver to the barge known as Nobody’s Home — where the exorcist whose name is Nobody charges an intolerable price.

Continue reading

Around the Podosphere: Podcasts of Note for 12/8/2014

8 Dec

All the genre-friendly podcasts recommended by your Skiffy and Fanty robogoblins in one convenient place!

Interviews:

On Books:

On Movies:

On Podcasting:

On Conspiracies:

On Conventions:

  • The Three Hoarsemen discuss World Fantasy Convention in Arlington/D.C.; apparently, Shaun is mentioned more times than Paul in this one, which means something to someone somewhere…They also talk about some of the media they’ve been consuming, which should give you lots of ideas for things to buy.

On History:

  • Stuff You Missing in History Class discusses Henry Hudson in a two-part history adventure!  This might be of interest to anyone writing fantasy with seafaring peoples.
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,913 other followers

%d bloggers like this: