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Signal Boost #22: Tonya Liburd and Stephen Graham Jones

17 Oct

In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Jen talks to Canadian-Born Trinidadian horror writer, Tonya Liburd, about the horror of losing identity, how horror allows you to talk about taboo subjects, and her short story, “A Question of Faith.”

Then Stephen Graham Jones — award winning author — joins Jen to talk about how he first got into horror, his first published horror novel, Demon, and about the compact between horror writer and reader.

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337. Ann Leckie (a.k.a. Singularitrix) — Provenance (An Interview)

9 Oct Provenance by Ann Leckie Book Cover

Space Opera, heritage, and alien ambassadors, oh my! Shaun is joined by guest host Feliza Casano of Girlsincapes.com to interview Ann Leckie about the stand-alone novel in her Radch universe, Provenance. Ann shares some of her Space Opera influences, talks about how her love of archeology led her to an exploration of the role museums play in the myth of heritage, the nature of identity, naming, language, and so very much more. Don’t miss this one everyone!

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Behind the Scenes of the Clan Chronicles Take 3: The Science by Julie Czerneda (Guest Post)

5 Oct

 

On a previous stop on my tour, I began answering readers’ questions about the series’ content. On another, about my writerly process. Last, and far from least, comes the group about the science beneath my work. For those unfamiliar, my background and passion is biology, plus space science, occasional physics, geology, chemistry…it’s all so FUN, there isn’t time in a life. A very good thing, therefore, that I write SF. Continue reading

Signal Boost #20: Sandra Odell and Ausma Zehanat Khan (The Bloodprint)

26 Sep

In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Sandra Odell, prolific short story writer, joins Jen to talk about disability, sexuality, and gender representation in science fiction and fantasy, how her identities inform her short stories, and what good representation actually looks like.

Then Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty mysteries, joins Jen to talk about her debut fantasy novel, The Bloodprint, the influence of the Silk Road on the story, how human rights act as a through-line in all her work, and how she loves stories in which women get to take control of their destinies.

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334. Bisexuality in SFF — A Discussion w/ Cat Rambo, Cecilia Tan, and Matt Weiteska

18 Sep

Unicorn ninjas, terminology, and David Bowie, oh my! Cat Rambo, Cecilia Tan, and Matt Weiteska join Julia Rios and Alex Acks to discuss Bisexuality in SFF. To accidentally celebrate Bisexual Visibility Month, our hosts and amazing guests discuss how important positive representation was to them in discovering their own sexuality, the difficulty in portraying bisexuality without succumbing to the tropes, what terminology to use when writing about bisexual characters, and what they hope to see in the future.

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