Galactic Chat 74 Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson
Galactic Chat Episode 74

Show Notes:

David chats to New York Times Bestselling author, Kevin J. Anderson, about the wide range of projects he is currently working on, how he manages to be so prolific, and his daring new adventure—allowing his fans to watch the writing of his novel from first draft to completion, everything exposed!

Kevin also talks about his tie-in work (while David tries to restrain himself from fanboying out) and collaborations, as well his publishing imprint, WordFire Press.

And, he also tells us about the massive shared world anthology, Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth, currently raising funds via a Kickstarter campaign (Full disclosure: David may have a vested interested in this one!).

Author Website: http://www.wordfire.com
Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth - The Illustrated Books Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2tQqjAy
Twitter: @TheKJA

Credits

Interviewer: David McDonald
Interviewer Twitter: @sircamaris
Guest: Kevin J. Anderson
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post-production: David McDonald

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Galactic Chat 73 Thoraiya Dyer

Thoraiya Dyer
28 July 2016
Galactic Chat Episode

Show Notes:

Helen chats to the fab Thoraiya Dyer about Crossroads of Canopy, upcoming Worldcon 2017 in Helsinki, forests, and other great stuff.

Author Website: www.thoraiyadyer.com
Twitter: @ThoraiyaDyer

Credits

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs
Interviewer Twitter: @superleni
Guest: Thoraiya Dyer
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post-production: David McDonald

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Galactic Chat 72 Rivqa Rafael

Ditmar Award winning Australian author and editor Rivqa Rafael takes a moment out from an exciting new crowdfunding campaign to talk to David McDonald in the first Galactic Chat of the year.

In this interview, they talk about Rivqa's background as an editor, her own writing, and how the two shape each other. We also get to here about the unique perspective that having degrees in both writing and science brings to Rivqa's work. 

Rivqa also shares her experiences attending Wiscon, leading into a discussion of feminism and intersectionality—including discussing her perspective as a Jewish writer.

And, we hear how we can support an amazing new project from The Future Fire: Problem Daughters.

Problem Daughters will amplify the voices of women who are sometimes excluded from mainstream feminism. It will be an anthology of beautiful, thoughtful, unconventional speculative fiction and poetry around the theme of intersectional feminism, focusing on the lives and experiences of marginalized women, such as those who are of color, QUILTBAG, disabled, sex workers, and all intersections of these.

Problem Daughters Crowdfunding Campaign

Problem Daughters Press Release

Credits:

Interviewer: David McDonald
Guest: Rivqa Rafael
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: David McDonald
 
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Galactic Chat 71 John Picacio

David McDonald interviews award winning artist extraordinaire John Picacio on the eve of his art show at Balticon.

In this interview, they talk about John's influences and inspirations, and pay tribute to some of the great artists of spec fic. They also discuss the responsibilities that come with having a platform, and how we can work to bring cultural change.

John talks about his creator owned art, including the amazing Loteria series, and they discuss cultural appropriation.

John also provides a number of recommendations of artists for listeners to check out. This list includes, but is not limited to, some of the names below:

Richard M. Powers

John Berkey

Brad Holland

Marshall Arisman

Joseph Cornell

Bill Sienkiewicz

Dave McKean

Kent Williams

Gerald Brom

John Picacio Website

Lone Boy

Credits:

Interviewer: David McDonald
Guest: John Picacio
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: David McDonald

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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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