Category Archives: 1. Science Fiction

Shore Leave 33 Confirms Guest Roster

You still have time to register for Shore Leave 33, taking place in the Baltimore area July 8-10. Rarly registration is being taken until June 15 and gets you nice discount. Confirmed guests include: John de Lancie Q from the modern Star Trek franchise series Colonel Simmons from Stargate SG-1 I saw him speak at […]

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Podcast Episode 27: Vampires and Technoculture

What happens when you write a novel that isn’t purely cyberpunk science fiction but also isn’t purely vampire horror? According to this week’s guest Gabrielle Faust, you end up in the dark fantasy or urban fantasy section. Gabrielle is the author of the post-apocalyptic, techno-horror vampire series Eternal Vigilance, as well as an illustrator and […]

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Travel Reads: Visions of Tomorrow

Can science fiction stories predict the future? With Visions of Tomorrow: Science Fiction Predictions That Came True, editors Thomas A. Easton and Judith K. Dial gathered tales by such science fiction luminaries as H.G. Wells, Charles Sheffield, Gregory Benford and Murray Leinster that all have one thing in common … they (in some way or […]

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Podcast Episode 24: Humor and Science Fiction

What if we could keep up with the news in alternate realities? Well, this week The Genre Traveler chats with Ira Nayman, creator of the Alternate Reality New Service, which does just that! In addition to getting the low down on the “news service,” we chat about Philip K. Dick, Terry Pratchett, humorous science fiction, […]

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Podcast Episode 22: Go Thunderbirds!

Host Carma Spence chats with Thunderbirds novelist Joan Marie Verba about how she became a fiction writer and got involved in the series of media tie-in novels based on the 1960s British marionette TV show, Thunderbirds. The conversation also touches on her first book, which covered the discoveries made by Voyager, her first novel, Autumn […]

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Podcast Episode 21: Attack of the Nanite Zombies

In which Carma Spence chats with Canadian author Joseph Picard about his unusual trilogy of novels that take place on a slightly altered Earth (it has an additional continent) and feature nanite-driven zombies: Lifehack, Watching Yute and Echoes of Erebus. The conversation twists and turns around a variety of topics, including break-dancing zombies, made up […]

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Podcast Episode 20: His Own Take on Storytelling

In which Carma Spence, The Genre Traveler, converses with author Ed Morawski. A U.S. Air Force veteran, serving eight years in locations as diverse as California and Vietnam, Ed is an expert in electronic security with more than 35 years experience in the industry. The conversation covers his books — View, A Paranormal Romance; Avenue […]

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Explore Mars in Mesa on Wednesday

Kobie Boykins, a charismatic, young mechanical engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will be speaking at Mesa Arts Center (MAC) on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. Part of the National Geographic Live Arizona Speaker Series, the presentation is called “Exploring Mars: The Next Generation.” Boykins has been at the forefront of Mars exploration, working on such […]

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