Tag Archives: Genre Fiction

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!

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

Episode 275 — Download (MP3)

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#36. The Middleman (Eps. 5-8) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

22 Jun The Middleman

Zombie fish, alien boy bands, and titanic tubas, oh my!  Mike, Julia, and Shaun join forces again to discuss the next four episodes of the short-lived geektastic squeefest that is The Middleman.  And joining us for this festival?  Paul!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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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. Continue reading

274. Cat Rambo (a.k.a. Ms. Furry) — Beasts of Tabat (An Interview)

19 Jun Beasts of Tabat by Cat Rambo

Gladiator groundhogs, pulp heroes, and shapeshifters, oh my! Cat Rambo returns to the show to discuss her newest novel, Beasts of Tabat, her fiction writing courses, and short fiction.  We discuss Cat’s treatment of slavery and sexuality, and we explore the magic and creatures of Tabat!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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

Episode 274 — Download (MP3)

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My Superpower: Michael R. Fletcher (Beyond Redemption) — DROP JUNE 16th

16 Jun Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

My Superpower is a regular guest column on the Skiffy and Fanty blog where authors and creators tell us about one weird skill, neat trick, highly specialized cybernetic upgrade, or other superpower they have, and how it helped (or hindered!) their creative process as they built their project. Today we welcome Michael R. Fletcher to talk about how the power of manifesting delusions as reality relates to Beyond Redemption.

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My new novel, Beyond Redemption, takes place in a world where belief defines reality and the deranged—those capable of believing the impossible—can twist the world with their delusions.

My superpower, fittingly enough, is that my delusions manifest as reality. It is less handy than you might think. I’m not delusional about everything. I’m no god; I can’t bend the world to my mad whims. My delusions are rather narrow in focus.

First, a short non sequitur:

I wish my superpower was swearing like Chuck Wendig. Continue reading

Hardholders, Drivers and GunLuggers — Mad Max: Fury Road and the Apocalypse World RPG

11 Jun

The Apocalypse World RPG is a seminal game in recent, if not all of, roleplaying history. The game allows the GM and the players to create, and play in a world ravaged by an apocalypse whose nature is mysterious, somewhat lost to time, and has left a mess of a world for people to try and survive in. Written by D Vincent Baker, the game features relatively simple mechanics, niche protection by defining classes for player characters, and tons of tools for the GM to up the stakes, bring the pain, and make hard moves to get the players to make the ugly bargains and hard choices in a post-apocalyptic society. Continue reading

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