In this episode, author & editor Robert J. Sawyer tells us about getting an early start in adult-level science fiction reading books by David Gerrold and Isaac Asimov. He'll talk about why the original Star Trek was such a great TV series, and share his opinions about how science fiction has evolved and sometimes taken steps backward over the years. We'll also chat with Rob about how well old sf novels hold up, specifically some of the works of Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. Reflecting on his own writing, Rob will tell us about what he learned from interviewing some of the giants in the field back in the 1980s, how he's tried to synthesize the approaches of Larry Niven and Mike Resnick, and his reputation for being an optimist. He'll also give us some hints about what to expect from his newest novel, Quantum Night.
Our interview took place in August 2015 at Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane, Washington.
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In this episode, we'll talk with author and editor Alex Renwick (a.k.a. Camille Alexa) about how Watership Down, Childhood's End, and A Canticle for Leibowitz switched her on to literature and speculative fiction when she was a child. She'll tell us about her love for the TV shows The Bionic Woman and Ark II, and how she later discovered the Regency romance novels of Georgette Heyer. Along the way, we'll find out about how a long train ride played a key role in her transformation into a writer, and Alex will talk about creating short fiction versus novels.
Our interview took place in May 2015 in the lair of bloginhood, located in a sub-aquatic citadel on the floor of the Bay of Fundy.
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In this episode, author and editor Claude Lalumiere talks about his love of the TV show Ultraman and comics like The Avengers during his formative years. We'll also hear about the importance of Interzone magazine, and the influence of Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Silverberg, Roger Zelazny, and others on his development as a writer. He shares his thoughts on the two stages of his writing career, what it's like to look back at his older stories, and the state of speculative fiction today.
Our interview took place in May 2015 in the lair of bloginhood, located in a habitat module on an asteroid in the Oort cloud.
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Welcome to the inaugural episode of Invaders From Planet 3, a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction, fantasy, and all points in between.
In this episode, you'll get a quick overview of what we'll be talking about with our guests, and why the name Invaders From Planet 3 was chosen.
I look forward to hearing from you on this page, on bloginhood.com (the staging point for the invasion), or on my Twitter feed: @bloginhood.