Galactic Chat 61 - Kameron Hurley

This week David chats with award winning author and blogger Kameron Hurley. Kameron has been nominated for the Nebula, Clarke and the BSFA, selected for the Tiptree honour list and this year won the Hugo for Best Fan Writer.  Additionally, her essay "'We Have Always Fought': Challenging the 'Women, Cattle and Slaves' Narrative" also won the Hugo for Best Related Work.

Please enjoy their chat where they talk about the influences on her most famous trilogy( including a dodgy rental apartment with bugs), when authors should speak out on issues of poor or disadvantageous contracts and what's next on Hurley's agenda.

You can find Kameron at her website


Credits

Interviewer: David McDonald
Guest: Kameron Hurley
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: Sean Wright 

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Galactic Chat 60 - Jeremy Szal

This week David chats with author and assistant editor at StarShipSofa, Jeremy Szal. They talk about sourcing stories for narration, what sort of stories Jeremy likes to feature on the podcast and Jeremy's own writing career.


You can checkout Jeremy's website here or have a listen to some of the work he does for StarShipSofa here.

Credits

Interviewer: David McDonald
Guest: Jeremy Szal 
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: Sean Wright 

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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com 
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Galactic Chat 59 - LynC

Melbourne-based science fiction writer LynC talks about her recent released novel “Nil By Mouth” and 
exploration of gender and reproduction across the four species in her novel. She also discusses her 
commitment to writing throughout her life and the support of her late husband and her writing group, 
Alternate Worlds. She also talks about her hearing impairment, and the importance of daydreaming to 
writers. 

Author Website: http://www.lyncwriter.com
Publisher Website: http://satalyte.com.au/product/nil-by-mouth-by-lync/

Credits
Interviewer: Helen Stubbs  @superleni 
Guest: LynC 
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: Sean Wright 

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Galactic Chat 58 - Ken Liu

In this week's episode David interviews Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Ken Liu.  They talk about the short story form, the difficulty in translating from Chinese to English, Ken's translation of the Chinese sci-fi masterpiece The Three Body Problem by  Liu Cixin and Ken's own epic fantasy"Silkpunk" series called The Grace of Kings. 


The blog post they reference in the cast is  http://www.jasonsanford.com/blog/2014/8/want-to-be-a-successful-writer-avoid-short-stories

You can find Ken at his website.

Credits

Interviewer: David McDonald

Guest: Ken Liu

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post Production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 57 - Karen Miller

In this week's episode Sean chats with Karen Miller or KE Mills as she is known for her Rogue Agent series.  Karen Miller has written for the media properties Star Wars and Stargate in addition to creating three of her own fantasy universes and populating them with books.  
Her latest foray into fiction is the beginning of an epic five book series called The Tarnished Crown.  If you enjoy the deadly politics of A Song of Ice and Fire and a take no prisoners approach to character death you should enjoy this latest offering in Book 1: The Falcon Throne.

Sean and Karen talk about what it takes to write for media properties, the difference in writing fantasy and epic fantasy(in terms of author workload) and the importance of fitness if you are considering a long term career as a writer. 

Credits

Interviewer: Sean Wright
Guest: Karen Miller
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post Production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 56 - Tiny Owl Workshop

This week Galactic Chat reporter Helen Stubbs chats with Sue Wright of Tiny Owl Workshop.  Tiny Owl Workshop are the new small press outfit from Brisbane responsible for a number of quirky and popular projects such as Napkin Stories, Krampus Crackers and Pillow Fight.

They talk about starting a new enterprise from scratch, how each of these projects got their inspiration and what's in store in the near future.
You can find Tiny Owl on Twitter and Facebook or at their website.


Credits

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs
Guest: Sue Wright of Tiny Owl Workshop
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post Production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 55 - Alex Adsett

In this episode Mark Skypes in Alex Adsett, agent extraordinaire, and talks about (amongst other things) the making of an agent, what to look out for when signing a contract and the rise of small/independent press as taste setters and filters in an age of overwhelming content availability.

You can also hear why Alex makes the brave marketing move of advising authors why they don't always need an agent!

The excellent Alex Adsett Publishing Services website, http://alexadsett.com.au/, is mentioned at the end of the podcast as an excellent source of news and information about literary contracts.

Interviewee Website: http://alexadsett.com.au

Interviewee Twitter:  @alexadsett

Credits

Interviewer: Mark Webb

Guest: Alex Adsett

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 54 - Angela Slatter

In this interview recorded by Alexandra Pierce, Angela Slatter talks about mosaic novels, PhDs, collaboration and being collected. Angela's forthcoming books include The Female Factory (with Lisa L Hannett), The Bitterwood Bible, and Black-Winged Angels. 

Links:
Angela's website and blog: http://www.angelaslatter.com (where you will also find her PhD exegesis)
Jo Walton's review of China Mountain Zhang: http://www.tor.com/?option=com_content&view=blog&id=7019

Credits

Interviewer: Alexandra Pierce

Guest: Angela Slatter

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright

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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com

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Galactic Chat 53 - Ion “Nuke” Newcombe

In this episode we Skype in Ion "Nuke" Newcombe, publisher of the evergreen Antipodean SF online speculative fiction magazine, which Nuke started back in 1998 when most people were still learning to spell Internet.

In the interview we delve into what exactly is flash fiction, what makes good flash fiction and what kind of flash fiction Nuke likes. We also talk about Nuke's plans for the upcoming 200th edition of Antipodean SF and exactly how a speculative fiction specialist came to have the name Ion.

At the very end of the podcast, Nuke has included an excerpt from his radio program/podcast, where recent Ditmar award winner Zena Shapter reads her flash fiction piece Shy.

The excellent Antipodean SF website, http://www.antisf.com/, is mentioned at the end of the podcast, as is the site where Nuke's podcasts are stored (http://antisf.libsyn.com). Through the interview, Nuke mentions that people are welcome to submit flash fiction. If you want to do that, go to the contact page here http://www.antisf.com.au/contact.

Interviewee Website: http://www.antisf.com.au  

Interviewee Twitter: @antipodeansf

Credits

Interviewer: Mark Webb

Guest: Ion "Nuke" Newcombe

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright

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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com

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Galactic Chat 52 - Rosaleen Love

In this interview recorded by Alexandra Pierce, Rosaleen Love talks about her experiences of publishing over the last thirty or so years, of being a feminist science fiction writer, and the use of the word 'slut'. Rosaleen's new collection is Secret Lives of Books.

Secret Lives of Books: http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/products/paperbacks/rosaleen-love

Credits

Interviewer: Alexandra Pierce

Guest: Rosaleen Love

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright

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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com

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