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Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life
 
Spring 2142 and Gated Galaxies has launched its 400 Oz-8000 ships, each carrying 50,000 "resting guests" to, hopefully, a new home on a shiny, brand-new planet. As soon as they find one. IF they find one. This is the story of one of those ships – the Oz 9 – and its tiny crew of hopeless incompetents. So far, they've been in space half an hour and several hundred people are dead. So... bright future, clearly.
 
The Grey Rooms Podcast is an audio horror fiction podcast. A horror anthology of stories set within a single audio drama narrative, The Grey Rooms takes submissions from authors in the horror community and turns them into fully produced and immersive audio masterpieces. Our serialized story involves a protagonist named Samantha Winters who is stuck in a strange hotel with no means of escape. Each day she meets with a mysterious man in the hotel lobby who then assigns a room to her. When Sama ...
 
This is an anthology science-fiction audio drama. We spend hours developing and editing each episode for a rich and polished radio experience. A sentient ship stolen in the night! A private eye chases corruption on the moon! An interview with a man from the afterlife! Anything you can imagine is on stage at The Theatre of Tomorrow. Full seasons, and stand alone episodes with more coming every month!
 
Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things ‘geek’, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies and TV shows. Andy Farnsworth and most of his co-hosts and guests live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
 
"This is The Signal... Point of origin unknown... Destination unclear... It carries with it fragments of other places... Other times... Stories from unfathomable pits of darkness and worlds of unquenchable, all-consuming light... These tales of realities both unimaginably distant and terrifyingly close are woven into, around, and through... The Signal" -The Narrator- The Signal is a unique horror fiction podcast that combines elements of a radio drama, an audio fiction reading, nonfiction ex ...
 
Benji Clifford and Nicholas Briggs, famed for their appearances in the Big Finish Podcast, now have a brand new podcast in which they discuss all their favourite tangents, including TV nostalgia, sci-fi, movies, Spitfires, Field Marshal Montgomery, currant buns – you name it. Each week they have a specific subject to chat about which is always close to their hearts. You can email them to suggest topics for discussion, enter competitions, or simply join in with your comments at podcast@nichol ...
 
Find your next favorite book here on the podcast where readers hear authors read a chapter, or two, of their book after a brief interview. Hosted by thriller author, Jason A. Meuschke Are you an author or would like to recommend an author for the show? Email us at samplechapterpodcast@gmail.com and let Jason know! You can also text or leave a voicemail at 660-851-1146 and it could be in the next episode! Find out more about Jason on his website at https://www.jasonameuschke.com
 
Are you the sort of person who likes to read the book before you see the movie? So are Luke and James—a writer and filmmaker respectively who bring their backgrounds studying stories to the table for in-depth discussions of the adaptations of the past and present. If you love delving into the craft behind the art you love, then Ink to Film is for you.
 
Welcome to Feelin' Film. Aaron and Patrick embark on a quest to change the tone of film criticism, one movie review at a time. Discussion is family friendly and centered around positive takeaways and emotional experience more than technical merit. We believe that all art is worthy of some praise and every movie makes us feel something. Tune in and join the conversation. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/feelin-film/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
 
Primordial Deep is science fiction action/thriller, set in the expanded universe of Janus Descending. When a long extinct sea creature washes up on the shores of Coney Island, marine biologist Dr. Marella Morgan is contacted by a secret organization to investigate the origins of the creature’s sudden and unnatural resurgence. Soon, she and a team of explorers find themselves living on the research station The Tiamat, traveling along the abyssal plains as they search for answers far below the ...
 
Lara Campbell used to believe in the paranormal. Now she pretends to believe in it for money. But when her ex-partner goes missing near the Oregon Bigfoot Highway, she may have to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew. BELIEVER is a spooky fiction audio drama about ghosts, cryptids, demons, cosmic entities, and the fake psychic who doesn't believe they exist. New episodes every other Tuesday.
 
I’ve been going to science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic book conventions since I was 15, and I’ve found that while the con which takes place within the walls of a hotel or convention center is always fun, the con away from the con—which takes place when I wander off-site with friends for a meal—can often be more fun. In fact, my love of tracking down good food while traveling the world attending conventions has apparently become so well known that one blogger even dubbed me "science f ...
 
A traumatic experience causes a young woman to enter a new dimension, bending and breaking the time continuum as we understand it. Not only does she have no memory of her previous life but she has entered this new dimension split into three separate people, Shondra, Henrietta and Lou. They go through this new life without any knowledge of each other, at least not right away. Taking place primarily in Reno, Nevada, the girls begin to create new identities and relationships. Shondra as a CIA a ...
 
Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other th ...
 
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Episode 147 features a wonderful return guest in Horror & Dark Fantasy author, Liz Butcher! We catch up on her previous book, Fate's Fury, talk work/life balance, ghostwriting, and discuss how inspirational creepy old homes can be for an author! Liz Butcher website Liz Butcher on Amazon Creative Edge Publicity NaNoWriMo (my ID is Jason A. Meuschke)…
 
Things get crunchy with award-winning writer Robert Shearman as we discuss the reason we're lucky we each survived to adulthood, how he almost talked his way out of selling his first short story, the way he starts every story thinking it's funny even as things turn horrific, why some readers find his new collection offensive and others uplifting, h…
 
Utah loves Halloween, and the multitude of haunted houses and creepy experiences are evidence of our playful devotion to the holiday. In this episode Fan Effect visits the Fear Factory, the fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, actually HAUNTED haunted house in the heart of Salt Lake City. The massive haunt sprawls across 6 buildings, up 6 stories, a…
 
Subscribe to the Bored and Annoyed YouTube channel to make sure you never miss live video content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9bnPd8F3HA Welcome to the beginning of another "Retrospective Review" series here on the Bored and Annoyed YouTube channel! Paul from "Tales from the Flipside" will be joining me once again, this time to discuss every …
 
Dune, Frank Herbert's sprawling masterpiece, remains one of the most influential works of science fiction. And with a new movie on the way, we are once again debating the meaning of this story. White savior narrative? Subversive eco-parable? To help us untangle the mystery, we turn to Haris Durrani, the author of an influential new Dune essay.…
 
Writer Remy Nakamura returns to discuss the final five episodes of Misha Green’s HBO series adaptation of Matt Ruff’s novel. In episode 157, Luke, James, and Remy explore the many lessons this ambitious, genre-bending show has to teach. Episodes covered: “Meet Me in Daegu” “I Am.” “Jig-a-Bobo” “Rewind 1921” “Full Circle” Topics: the history of tent…
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books Of All Time, adaptation news, the Star Wars LEGO Special, and some favorite sf/f featuring mythology. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life, Skyhunter by Marie Lu, with Fierce Reads, and Kingdom of …
 
I will shove you in a filthy nursing home so fast, you won't know what hit you! Probably a filthy nurse! Listen in as Luke and Gabe rank and discuss the episodes in Futurama Season 9. Follow us on Twitter @ALMPod or on Facebook at facebook.com/almpod/. Check out our website at almpod.com. On this show: Luke and Gabe rank their favorite episodes (an…
 
Episode 146 brings the goods with beloved actor/producer/screenwriter, and now author, Lou Diamond Phillips! Prepare yourself for amazing insights and laughs as Jason and Lou discuss topics like his inspiration for the book, switching from screenwriting to writing a novel to describe the images in his head, world-building, will there be a sequel, a…
 
This week, Benjamin Warner and Julian Stamboulieh return to talk about LARPs the Series: Season 3! It is still in the early stages, but with help from the audience, it can be a reality. Find out more at https://www.larpstheseries.com, https://www.facebook.com/LARPsTheSeries/, and https://twitter.com/larpstheseries. Don't forget to join the prefundi…
 
In this episode of FF+, Aaron, Patrick, and Caless react to three upcoming films debuting on streaming services this week. New For You On the Rocks - 01:03 Synchronic - 09:29 Rebecca - 19:22 Follow & Subscribe Caless Twitter Letterboxd Tumblr Aaron Twitter Facebook Patrick Twitter Facebook Feelin' Film Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Email feeli…
 
It's a little impressive how many times Trick and Treat have died, while in line at Halloween Planet! "Halloween Planet" is written by Travis McMaster Treat - Mark Whitten Trick - Kelly Nienaltowski Lookie Lou - Graham Rowat Monster Mash - Christa Lewis Nightkeeper - EK Dagenfield Sound Design - Mark Whitten Support Our Show! TheatreOfTomorrow.com …
 
Okay, so we've been building up to this one for a while now. After months and months of griping about writing groups, beta reads, and revisions, this episode, we finally attempt our big take-down of editing as a whole. Y. M. Pang joins us once again for this spicy debate as we settle once and for all whether there's actually any point to editing yo…
 
This week we wrap up our six-part Batman v Superman event with the most recent solo Superman film. Zack Snyder’s interpretation of the character has unsurprisingly been met with plenty of divisive opinions. But us? We love this movie and we’re here to discuss why. Man of Steel Spoiler Review - 0:18:50 The Connecting Point - 1:34:30 Follow & Subscri…
 
Here’s part nineteen of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: “Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there…
 
Alibi Jones is trying to get some sleep, but he's about to be rudely awakened by an attack on his base, The Hornet's Nest, by the combined forces of the Solar Alliance and the Greater Tah – good morning, Sunshine! Join writer, host and narrator Mike Luoma for Chapters Eighty-Five and Eighty-Six of The Star Seeds of Earth. Hear Free, original, indep…
 
SRSLY WRONG is a leftist/futuristic podcast incorporating sketches in long-form episodes; I became aware of them last year when Michael Pulsford recommended their series on “library socialism”, an idea I was so stricken by that it made its way into The Lost Cause, a novel I’m writing now. The Wrong Boys invited me on for an episode (Stop Techno Dys…
 
A million years ago, I set sail on the Writing Excuses Cruise, a writing workshop at sea. As part of that workshop, I sat down with the Writing Excuses podcast team (Mary Robinette Kowal, Piper J Drake, and Howard Taylor) and recorded a series of short episodes explaining my approach to writing. I had clean forgotten that they saved one to coincide…
 
This week Paul regales us with his experiences playing Zelda Breath of Life, and Mike get's into his recent Bond-athon with Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesties Secret Service and Diamonds are Forever. We also chat Spider-Man (2002), District 9, The Truman Show, White Riot and Jamie Benning's Filmumentaries Check out Mike's other show…
 
For the show's second BONUS episode #145 of October, we're welcoming sci-fi and urban fantasy author, Jabe Stafford! Learn about writing in isolation, journaling for self-discovery, identifiable villains, and what the heck is a Yoga Witch? All this plus a sample chapter from Jabe's debut novel, Ales, Agents & Alchemy, is just a click away! Jabe Sta…
 
In this special episode of FF+, Aaron and Patrick interview screenwriter of the "Back to the Future" trilogy, Bob Gale. Bob tells stories about the creation of the franchise and talks about some of the new special features present in the 35th Anniversary "Ultimate Trilogy" set releasing on October 20, 2020, for the first time ever in 4K. Follow & S…
 
Are you craving the movie-going experience in this topsy-turvy pandemic world? Well, The Salt Lake Film Society has some options to allow you to get your popcorn on, and see the new and classic films you crave from the comfort of your own home or as a glorious drive-in experience. Tori Baker, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Film Society (SLFS) j…
 
Where the Grass May Be Greener by Rob Butler. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Rob Butler. #scifi #timetravel For Stenson the start of the walk was the highlight. He had never seen one tree, let alone the dozens now arrayed before him. The only trees left in his world were in botanical zoos. He always encouraged Ben to re…
 
Writer and friend of the show Remy Nakamura joins to weigh in on the second half of Matt Ruff’s novel, his own relationship to H. P. Lovecraft’s work, and shout out some other amazing authors worth checking out if you want more socially-conscious cosmic horror. In episode 156, Luke, James, and Remy react to the conclusion of this uniquely American …
 
This week, Jenn discusses books she rediscovered while packing. This episode is sponsored by Scholastic. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! Books Discussed The Bloody Chamber and …
 
Episode 144 brings an action-packed chat with award-winning author, Gary Phillips! Listen in as they discuss being a storyteller, working in different genres and media to both inform and keep your writing fresh, consistency is key as a writer, and we get a little side-tracked discussing cigars and how many is still okay in the current pandemic. All…
 
This week J. T. Evans joins us to talk about designing roleplaying games, with an emphasis on the mechanical portion of the creative process. Find out more about J. T. at https://jtevans.net, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jtevans and on Facebook a https://facebook.com/jtevans.author. Also check out his roleplaying work at https://gno…
 
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This week Dominic & Screamin' E have a totally excellent adventure through time and space with Bill & Ted Face The Music! The third and final chapter of this time traveling epic. What did they think? Why are they doing this movie? What does Dominic mean by the term "Pumpkin Spice Terror Sky"? Find out on this episode of Monster Candy Podcast!…
 
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