Category Archives: 1. Science Fiction

Podcast Episode 62: Military Science Fiction

In this week’s episode, I chat with author and artist Mike McPhail about the Defending the Future anthology series, his cover art, role playing game design, military science fiction, evolving into publishing, publishing ebooks on your own vs. with a small press, and more. Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) […]

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Podcast Episode 57: From RoboCop to the Apocalypse

In this episode, I chat with screenwriter Brad Abraham, whose credits include the SyFy movie Stonehenge Apocalypse, the TV miniseries Robocop: Prime Directives and the TV series I Love Mummy. Our conversation touches on the inspiration for Stonehenge Apocalypse, the formula for a SyFy movie of the week, suspending disbelief, respecting the audience, the rise […]

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Podcast Episode 52: Hard Boiled Speculative Fiction

This week I chat with C.J. Henderson, creator of the Piers Knight supernatural investigator series and the Teddy London occult detective series. Our discussion touches on the nature of term “hard boiled,” how Baby’s First Mythos, the book he did with his daughter, was created, the bestiary he’s working on with his daughter, his upcoming […]

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Podcast Episode 51: Focusing on Shorter Fiction

This week I chat with Bud Sparhawk, a three-time Nebula novella finalist and current Treasurer of the Science Fiction Writers of America. During our fun conversation, we cover what inspired his novella Hurricane!, how he got started as a published writer, the challenges of being a writer with ADD, the differences in sharing written artistic […]

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Is “Young Adult” a Genre?

Throughout this week’s podcast episode, Allyson references the term “young adult” as a genre. But is that really what it is? The term “genre” means “A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.” So, since young adult fiction always features a young adult as […]

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