Galactic Chat 65 Tsana Dolichva

In this week's chat, David talks with Tsana Dolichva about her work as an Astrophysicist, providing scientific advice for authors and her role in the upcoming crowd funded anthology Defying Doomsday. They also chat about reviewing in small communities and the Australian Women Writers Challenge.

You can find the various links for Defying Doomsday below:

Links:

Pozible Campaign: http://pozi.be/defyingdoomsday

Website: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DefyingDoomsday

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DefyingDoomsday

Tumblr: http://defyingdoomsday.tumblr.com/

Credits:

Interviewer: David McDonald
Guest: Tsana Dolichva
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 64 Amanda Pillar

In this week's chat, David talks with Amanda Pillar about her work as an editor on such projects as Ishtar, her day job as an Archaeologist and her debut novel Graced, from Momentum Publishing. 

You can source Amanda's novel from links at the Momentum website here.

Credits:

Interviewer: David McDonald
Guest: Amanda Pillar
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 63 Pat Cadigan

In this weeks chat, our first for the year, David talks with Pat Cadigan about her early influences and her friendship with Heinlein.  There's some brief talk about the honorable tradition of fix-up novels in Science Fiction and some discussion around the early formation of the Cyberpunk Genre.

Pat also talks openly about her response to cancer and gives us an update on how she is coping.

Finally there is some discussion about projects that have been launched in response to the Requires Hate situation to promote and support POC in the Science Fiction and Fantasy community.

Credits

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

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Galactic Chat 62 - Dr Lisa Hannett

In this weeks chat, our last for the year, Sean talks with Dr Lisa Hannett about her upcoming mosaic novel, her recent release through Twelfth Planet Press with Dr Angela Slatter and Icelandic Medieval Literature.  

They also talk about the Australian Gothic, how Australians can be just as nice as Canadians and Lisa's fear of the scaly creatures of the shallows.  Please enjoy and have a safe and merry Christmas. 
Credits

Interviewer: Sean Wright
Guest: Dr Lisa Hannett
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: Sean Wright 

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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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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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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com 
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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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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com

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