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JM Landels Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Is the pen truly mightier than the sword? Questions like these and many others have troubled mankind (the species, not the wrestler) for millennia. For an answer to the first question I might ask Neil deGrasse Tyson. On this show we perhaps have someone uniquely qualified to take a “stab” at the …
 
Welcome to Tough Trip Through Hell. Every so often we at Sci Fi Saturday Night find something so very different and wonderfully interesting that even if it doesn’t fit into our usual fair we want others to learn about. This show is one of those. During this pandemic, when any entertainment is limited, it is fascinating when we get to see something …
 
If you’re old enough to remember Simon and Garfunkle AND you remember their early work AND you remember it fondly, you might remember one of their very early classics Old Friends/Bookends and if you mull over the lyrics of that wonderful classic song it was very much like this show. In this episode we get to spend time with an old friend in every s…
 
Jenna Greene The concept of “Young Adult” fiction within the science fiction/fantasy genre has evolved significantly over the years. What was once a very restrictive genre has become open to very modern interpretations as society evolves. In this episode we talk with Jenna Greene about her new book, titled Reborn. It is the first in a series about …
 
If you’re going to put a film festival on in this god forsaken year and it’s going to be a Philip K Dick Film Festival, AND it’s going to be in Paris , well then, here’s the guy who’s going to do it and pull it off with some amazing films. Our guest tonight is Dan Abella, the man behind the PKD Film Festival, this year originating in Paris. And in …
 
V.S. Holmes Eat your heart out James Taylor because in tonight’s episode we interview V. S. Holmes and it doesn’t involve Nel Bently. With the Nel Bentley series we see a wonderful series of sci fi stories with great characters. In this episode, we see V’s other side with Smoke and Rain and transition to see her fantasy world. Oddly enough, this is…
 
Emily Lawrence For four years we have waited with patience to talk to the woman behind the Kickstarter “Lilith In The Garden” which began in July 2016 and was successfully funded. Over the course for time the name changed, the personas changed but the driving force behind the project remained and we and she persisted, wondering where the project wa…
 
Edward Willett “If God created the universe with the appearance of being billions of years old, how was that any different from it actually being billions of years ago and aging through all that time?” This is the worlds of the Shapers. The worlds from the mind of our guest Ed Willett. In this episode we converse with Ed about book three in his Wor…
 
Christie Stratos (For those of you who are Mothers of Inventions fans, the title makes perfect sense) Podcasting, in many ways, is a lot like cooking stew. You throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and see what happens. When a friend of the show brought us to the attention of another podcast, we were invited to be a part of The Writers Showcase and met C…
 
James Morrow According to the great 20th Century philosopher Linus van Pelt Cat Rambo there are three things you should never discuss with people: Religion, Politics and the Great Pumpkin. On this show we break two of the three rules. In this episode we discuss an alternate future anthology of a near future America, And The Last Trump Shall Sound. …
 
When you discuss literature, inevitably one wonders what things are missing and in doing so , was it in error or purposeful. Welcome to the incomplete world of Heather M. Gooden, an author who dangles more threads than a blind seamstress and does so knowinging and with gleeful malice. If every picture tells a story, then every clue MUST have a mean…
 
Marc Watson If there is one thing on this show that we have come to learn, and sometimes we question learning anything, it is that authors can come from anywhere and no single path leads to becoming an author. Marc Watson is a good example of coming at it from an oblique angle. He refers to himself as an Anti-author due to his unique path of reachi…
 
Rusty Gilligan One of the things we love best about attending Comic Book Conventions are the people we get to meet. We get to sit down with them in person and have fun conversations that never make it on to the podcast. But these conversations never seem to do more than scratch the surface of who the person is that we were talking to. Such is not t…
 
Jackiem Joyner Well it was bound to happen. After 448 episodes we have become a music podcast. Okay, not really. But when you have a talented jazz performer who has moved into the realm of science fiction writing, you have to talk about the elephant in the room. Especially when the “elephant” is having the opportunity to play with George Duke. So w…
 
Gisella Bustillos From time to time here on Sci Fi Saturday Night, we take a jump to the left. We put aside science fiction for the world of science fact. Every time we do we realize that the lines between the two blurs, which is as it should be. Good science fiction should be predicated in, and predictive of the future. Much like Star Trek communi…
 
Photo Credit: Carolyn Clink (2008) THE OPPENHEIMER ALTERNATIVE is an Alternate history novel by Robert J. Sawyer. The best part of an alternate history novel is when it is firmly founded in hard fact. one in which the historical accuracy of its roots is inviolate. The second best part is the moment at which it deviates and you’re not quite sure whe…
 
Kathrin Hutson In 2020 we thought the world was strangely similar to the first book in the Blue Helix saga, Sleepwater Beat, like we had seen this before? Well welcome to 2031 where everything old is old yet again but not. It is a confusing dystopian future, which we were left off in at the end of book one (see Talkcast 441) . Unfortunately, when b…
 
V.S. Holmes So. here’s what happens when you assume……99.99999995% of the time, you’re wrong. Welcome to the continuing saga of Nel Bently as told by the incomparable VS Holmes as we explore the third novel in the Nel Bently series Strangers, a series that takes place simultaneously on Earth, in space and on some other places yet to be explained. Be…
 
Autumn Grey In 2014 the comic world was introduced to The Twisted World of Jay Mooers’ Autumn Grey. At that point it was the beginnings of an interesting story about a place, kinda like here but kinda not…an in-between world that existed somewhere in the periphery of your vision…just when you think you see it, it blinks away. Over the intervening y…
 
Jeremy Whitley The good news is, It’s a great day here in area 51 when we get to visit again with someone we really like and they have a new project to talk about. The better news is we are for some unknown reason STILL talking about aliens on earth and the agencies that support them. Our old friend Jeremy Whitley returns. You might, that is should…
 
D. M. Kirtaime The fun thing about this podcast is that we never know where we are going to be introduced to our next guest. This includes social media platforms we would not associate with science fiction or fantasy. I am looking at you LinkedIn. But that is where we met Dominik M Kirtaime and learned about his first book, The Perennial Migration.…
 
And, yes the podcast titles are becoming more obscure. In this case it is very appropriate. We get to talk with Kathrin Hutson about her new series of books set in a near dystopian future. The first book in her Blue Helix Series is called Sleepwater Beat. This book is killer in every sense of the word, from the characters to the plot and world buil…
 
Richard Paolinelli In this episode we get to, once again, touch base with multi-talented friend of the show Richard Paolinelli. As is usual when Richard comes on, whatever main topic we were planning to discuss becomes part of an auditory omelet, whereby we know where we want to end up but actually have no idea what’s inside until we’re done. Never…
 
Dr. Bruce Olav Solheim Some interviews just happen all by themselves. No matter how much you plan and research, the conversation does what the hell it pleases and meanders wherever it wants. Thus was this episode with Bruce Olav Solheim; Radio Talk Show Host, Playwright, History Professor, member of MUFON, author of 8+ books on a wide range of subj…
 
Curtis M Lawson Can music be evil, in and of itself? We explore this concept using a piece of fictional classical music called The Madrigal of the World’s End. In this episode, we get to once again talk with horror novelist Curtis M. Lawson (and yes, I do goof his name, but this time in an entirely unexpected way). He came on to talk about his newe…
 
Kristina Rienzi Hey and hi, everyone. Welcome to the new normal of the pared down interview where, because of the current “world wide crisis”, bandwidth is limited 24/7 which makes using the internet a problem for us to work in. That being said, we will continue on as best we can with whatever limited resources are available. Our first attempt at n…
 
Ryan Lessard Welcome, my friends to this edition where we get to talk with fellow broadcaster, journalist and comic creator Ryan Lessard about his 20 year old new project. What does he mean by that? We spend a good portion of the discussion talking about just how long this went from seed of a concept in a notebook and how he kept returning to it ov…
 
Not Joseph J. Madden At All! We need more fun. A statement; direct, simple and to the point. At the time of this podcast, we Actually Joseph J. Madden need more fun. Due to ecological circumstance our daily lives are becoming more like “The Caves of Steel”, so DAMN IT, WE NEED MORE FUN!!! What has that got to do with the deadly, vicious Australian …
 
Jeffrey A, Carver On this show we welcome Boston “semi-native” Jeffrey A.Carver. His work ranges from hard SF to space opera with a healthy sense of wonder. He has taught writing in many settings, from educational television to Odyssey to MIT to his own workshops He is the author of eighteen science fiction novels, including the recently published …
 
The Mighty Mascots What do Heckle and Jeckle, Huckleberry Hound and Diver Dan have to do with this episode? Honestly, nothing….and EVERYTHING. Join us on an old timey/futuristic voyage with the adventures of The Mighty Mascots, a unique comic from the interesting mind of Keith Gleason, and their collective future. Plastic City Comic Con Then we got…
 
On this episode we have our yearly chat with Daniel Abella, the man in charge of The Philip K Dick Sci Fi Film Festival. In its 8th. Season, this year is a five-day event. We got the chance to talks about how the films are curated, the myriad of geographic locations they come from and all the different ways the conceptualization of the Philip K Dic…
 
Liz Butcher In this episode, we talk with Australian author Liz Butcher about Fates’ Fury, her debut novel. As the interview begins, we briefly touched on the wildfire catastrophe that has enveloped her country. Her first hand account of the devastation there is chilling. Then we talked about how her ideas became this novel. The discussion centered…
 
Life’s a bitch. She deals off the bottom of the deck. But you play the hands you’re given. O.E,Tearmann In this episode we talk with the writing team collectively known as O.E.Tearmann about their Aces High Jokers Wild series and specifically the first book in the series, The Hands We’re Given. The series is set in an America divided into heavily g…
 
Dreamforge Magazine Issue #4 In this episode we get to touch base with Scot and Jane Noel, the founders of the grand experiment called Dreamforge Magazine and get the chance to both look back over the past year as well as look forward to what we can expect in the next “season of positivity” that Dreamforge brings us with each new volume. For the un…
 
Tosca Lee Our guest in this show is a New York Times Best Selling Author Tosca Lee who comes by to talk about her new book A Single Light, sequel to the hit book The Line Between. We get to talk about the wonderful characters, the not quite fictional ecological disaster all intertwined with the bleak scenarios of a far too believable all too near f…
 
Or, Yoga, Meditation and Blue Cows. Or, 110 People CAN Be Wrong! What do the following people have in common: Bob Hoskins Steven Spielberg Roy Disney Kathleen Turner Amy Irving Gary K Wolf In not too simple terms the correct answer is Gary K. Wolf, author and creator of Roger Rabbit. In this episode we literally fall down the rabbit hole of Gary’s …
 
C.T. Phipps In this edition, we get to reconnect with CT Phipps, who discerning listeners might remember from his series, “The Rules of Supervillany”. He comes by to talk about another of his amazing passions, the Space Opera, a segment of Science Fiction that requires the writer to figuratively AND literally build almost everything from the ground…
 
Peter Vinton Jr. It was Ben Bova who said that “Science Fiction is simply history that hasn’t happened yet”. In this edition, we get a true glimpse of that as we talk with our old friend Peter Vinton Jr. Artist, writer, historian and bibliophile, Peter joins the ‘Cast to talk about Volume two of his social allegory passion project, The Monitor’s Gu…
 
Scot Noel In this episode we get another look behind the curtain of Dreamforge – A Magazine of Science and Fantasy Fiction. Once again wed get to speak with Scott Noel about how this project has evolved as Issue #3 comes out this month and work begins on Issue 4 in the never-ending cycle of publishing a quarterly magazine. The passion project begun…
 
GraniteCon 2019 In this episode we get a chance to have a quick conversation with Chris Proulx, mastermind extraordinaire behind Granite State Comic Con. With less than a week to go, he took a few moments from his busy schedule to sit down with us at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH (where all good Granite Cons come from) and get the word o…
 
Adam Wilson In part one of this episode we get to speak with Adam Wilson who runs an organization aptly called CalmPassion Calm Passion. The purpose of CalmPassion is to allow helps make events sensory friendly to support Autism and Neurodiverse families. I got the chance to meet Adam at Plastic City Comic Con and we spent some time talking about w…
 
Colby Elliot My real purpose of going to conventions is networking (actually, the real REAL purpose is to find cool stuff to buy but more about that another time). Plastic City Comic Con is one of those one day Micro-Cons where networking is easy, fun and enjoyable, getting to see old friends and meeting new ones as well. So, Imagine my surprise wh…
 
Welcomed to TalkCast 410. This episode is a “clip show“. What, you may ask, is a “clip show“? Well, to put it in non-podcasters terms, a “clip show” is a show with a bunch of clips, in this case audio, that we haven’t used before (seems kind of obvious now the I explained it, huh?). Just how did this “clip show” come about, you ask (my, you do ask …
 
Karen Gosselin In this episode we get to visit with one of the shows oldest friends, artist, writer and astonishing creative talent Karen Gosselin. We get to talk with her about her second year attending the Illustrators Master Class. Based on her description of the week, it would seem as if she has both a wonderfully creative time. If you want to …
 
Joseph Paradis When you go to Author Expo’s or conventions you can meet tons of diverse people and if you’re foolish enough to “judge a book by its cover” or in this case “an author by his looks”, you may sometimes ‘have gravely misjudged the situation’. Meet Joseph Paradis. We spoke at a meeting a few months back and I’m not sure what it was that …
 
Artemis Crow In this episode we get to talk with writer Artemis Crow about the beginning or her grand adventure omnibus of novels ‘The Zodiac Assassins’. This series of books will encompass 12 novels and 12 novellas in a sweeping arc of the universe that has a world much like the one we all know called The OverWorld and a place of magic, mystery, m…
 
Rob Watts When you play “Three Of These Things Belong Together”, there is an obvious forth that doesn’t belong. So, if I were to list: Horror Writer, Stainless Steel Design and Fabrication, Self Help Writer and Hot Sauce Inventor they would All apply to our guest and great friend of the show Rob Watts…except that you would have to add amazing music…
 
Not Keith Gleason Our guest is Keith Gleason, a man with many hats. Keith is the driving force behind Plastic City Comic Con, a one-day micro-con with delusions of huge (Dome, please see the editor about this sentence). He also runs Reckless Sidekick Productions and is also the producer of Mighty Mascots, which just got picked up by Alterna Comics,…
 
The original name for this show was “It’s Wrestlemania at the North Pole, Free Comic Book Day AND GraniteCon 2019 Preview” but it was too long. The Double Midnight Gang Our first guest is Chris Proulx, owner of Double Midnight Comics, the comic store voted “Best Of New Hampshire”. We talked about two things…May 4th’s Free Comic Book Day and a very …
 
City Of Games On this edition of Sci Fi Saturday Night, the author of ‘The Shadow Over Portsmouth’ series Jeff Deck returns to talk about book two City Of Games. We got to talk about a ton of different things about the new book, the overall series and his consumption of caffeine in the writing process. Much as the first book, this is another charac…
 
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