Galactic Chat 70 Peter Clines

After a holiday break, Galactic Chat returns! David McDonald interviews author Peter Clines on the eve of the release of his new book, Ex-Isle.

In a wide ranging interview, they cover topics from the"Ex" series to Peter's Hollywood career, and discuss the nature of heroism and the power of storytelling.

Join them as they fanboy over Classic Doctor Who and Supergirl, and listen in amazement as David tempts Peter into joining him on his soapbox about "Man of Steel".

NB: Sadly, technical issues mean that David's first few questions are a bit distorted (though intelligible), but please bear with it as Peter is crystal clear and Skype reins in its anger in time to let you hear David gush.

As Sean is on sabbatical, this is David's first attempt at creating a podcast so all issues are his fault, and should not reflect on the podcast as a whole!

Peter's website
Ex-Isle Amazon Page
The Doctor Who episode they are talking about
The Dragon Movie

Credits:

Interviewer: David McDonald
Guest: Peter Clines
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: David McDonald

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Galactic Chat 69 Trent Jamieson

In this week's Galactic Chat, Aurealis Award winning author, Trent Jamieson, talks about his new novel Day Boy as well as his other novels including the Death Works series and Roil. He talks about his career, his writing process, and what he’s working on and reading.

Author Website: http://www.trentjamieson.com


Credits

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs
Guest: Trent Jamieson
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post-production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 68 David McDonald

This week's chat sees Sean interviewing fellow chatter and recent HarperCollins author David McDonald.  

They talk about David's new film novelisation and  volunteering in the speculative fiction community.  Of particular interest will be some of the expectations on writers when writing for tie-in properties.

David also talks about the wonderful and enlightening responses he's got to his Paying For Our Passion guest post series.

The Salon article David mentions can be found here.  If you are interested in his guest post series the initial post is here

You can find more on David McDonald here.

Credits:

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

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Galactic Chat 67 Kylie Chan

This weeks chat was recorded at Swancon.  Helen Stubbs sat down with well known Australian author Kylie Chan and  discussed a number of topics from author recaps in sequels or series, furry fan service and finally writers and their feline overlords.

Of particular interest to writers would be Chan's discussion around digital self publishing - she's currently conducting her second masters on the topic.

It is a live recording in an auditorium and while the recording is good there is some background noise. At some points members of the audience ask questions and where the mic has picked them up the production team has left them in the recording.

You can find more on Kylie Chan here.

Credits:

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs
Guest: Kylie Chan
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: Sean Wright 

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Galactic Chat 66 Garth Nix

In this week's chat, Alex talks with Garth Nix about exploring character through story, how Garth approaches writing for different genre categories and there's also a lengthy discussion on how he came to write The Old Kingdom Series

There's news on upcoming releases both short stories and novels as well as the sad tale of how his 1990's Thriller/Regency Romance never came to be.

You can find out more about Garth at his website.

Credits:

Interviewer: Alexandra Pierce 
Guest: Garth Nix
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: Sean Wright 

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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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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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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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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com 
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