Podcast Episode 45: The Self-Evident Truth

This week I chat with Canadian author A.P. Fuchs. Along the journey we talk about how he got into writing genre fare, how he became a publisher, the genesis and evolution of the Axiom Man superhero series, superheroes as a metaphor, zombies as the ultimate super-villains, zombies as metaphors, and more. Note: There was a […]

Podcast Episode 44: Organically Written

This week I chat with science fiction and fantasy author Sarah Ettritch. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including how she got started as a writer, writing in a genre you haven’t really read, organic writing (a.k.a. writing by the seat of your pants), Broad Universe and more. To help defray the cost […]

Podcast Episode 42: The Effect of Ebooks on Literature

This week, my guest is Marcus Pullen who calls in from the U.K. Marcus is a genre writer and illustrator who is currently shopping around his first novel, a gothic science fiction tale called Mia. During our chat, we discuss Mia, the possibility of it becoming a graphic novel, the vagaries of movies, the effect […]

Podcast Episode 41: Telling Stories through Video Journal Transcripts

This week I chat with first-time novelist Gregg Mattson, whose science fiction novel Field of Orbs uses a unique story-telling style with roots in other famous novels such as Dracula by Bram Stoker. Along the way we chat about the elements of his novel — setting, plot, characters — as well as short stories evolving […]

Podcast Episode 39: Pushing the Boundaries of Genre Literary Art

In which The Genre Traveler waxes philosophical with author, screenwriter and humor columnist Jonathan Ball. Listen in to this week’s episode as we discuss finding where your writing fits — your identity as a writer — getting inspiration from song lyrics, his unusual books Ex Machina and Clockfire, the nature of art, human subjectivity, the […]

World’s Largest Animatronic Dinosaur Park Opens at Kings Island

If you like dinosaurs, you’ll want to check out the Dinosaurs Alive! attraction at Kings Island in Ohio. More than 60 life-sized dinosaurs are on display, including 56 animatronic models, in an outdoor Jurassic forest setting. As you stroll through the 4,000-foot long path spread over 12.5 wooded acres, you might feel like you’ve traveled […]

Star Tours gets a face lift

On June 3, 2011, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue will open at Disneyland Resort in California. “Star Tours immerses guests into the Star Wars universe like never before,” Disney President and CEO Bob Iger said. “The innovative technology and storytelling take guests on thrilling new adventures, bringing George Lucas’ iconic characters and locations to […]

Podcast Episode 35: Time-traveling Teen

Author Julie Cross chats with The Genre Traveler about her forthcoming book, Tempest, about a time traveling teen who witnesses his girlfriend’s murder and inadvertently jumps back two years and gets stuck there. Much of the podcast concerns time travel — how it can effect plot, the challenges of keeping all the time lines straight, […]