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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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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Galactic Chat Post Ditmar Bonus Cast

In this week's cast, we decided to do a Skype catch up with the team to talk about out recent Ditmar win.  In addition to congratulating each other we also took the time to engage in a little reflection.  We discuss podcasting as a way that authors can skill themselves up for interviews in other media spheres. We also talk about some of our favourite interviews and who we would interview if given the chance and money being no impediment.  

Enjoy our slightly Coode Street-esque ramble.

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Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guests: Mark Webb, David McDonald, Alex Pierce, Helen Stubbs

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 51 Alan Baxter

This week Sean interviews Alan Baxter who will, at time of broadcasting have officially launched his new dark fantasy thriller Bound.  They talk about the experience of being published by one of the big 5 as compared to smaller publishers, writing for computer games and how to write martial arts action well.

You can find Alan at his website or on twitter.

Credits


Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: Alan Baxter

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 50 Nike Sulway

This week Alex chats to Nike Sulway about her writing process, the novel Rupetta, and being the first Australian to win the Tiptree Award. There's also a discussion about feminism, its intersection with motherhood and the WISCON experience.

Links Alex Mentioned:


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Interviewer: Alex Pierce

Guest: Nike Sulway

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 49 Rebecca Fraser

In this interview recorded by Helen Stubbs, Australian horror writer Rebecca Fraser talks about her love of horror, how environment and landscape influence her fiction, her Creative Writing Masters and using social media as a business.

Author Website: http://rebeccafraser.wordpress.com

Author Twitter: @becksmuse

Credits

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs

Guest: Rebecca Fraser

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 48 Marianne de Pierres

This week Alex chats with acclaimed Australian science fiction author and friend of the podcast Marianne de Pierres,

Marianne is the author of the Aussie infused Cyberpunk Parrish Plessis series, the award-winning Sentients of Orion science fiction series and the upcoming Peacemaker SF Western series. When she's not doing that she writes Burn Bright- a gothic science fiction series for Young Adults and lighthearted crime under the name Marianne Delacourt.

In this chat Alex asks Marianne how she became part of the scene, the reason why Marianne seems to have her fingers in all genre's and what's next in store.  You can find Marianne or her digital presence at www.mariannedepierres.com and www.tarasharp.com.au and www.burnbright.com.au

Credits


Interviewer: Alex Pierce

Guest: Marianne de Pierres

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 47 SG Larner

In today's chat Sean interviews Ditmar Best New Talent nominee SG Larner.  They talk about her writing process, the advantage of mentorship programs and writing both literary and genre fiction.  For fans of poetry we also touch on writing speculative poetry and the Australian scene.

Author Website: Forego Reality

Author Twitter: @StaceySarasvati 

Credits

Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: SG Larner

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 46 Ken MacLeod

In today's chat Helen Stubbs interviews multi-award winning Science Fiction author Ken MacLeod.  They talk about his novel Intrusion, and his most recent publication, Descent.  Ken grew up with Iain Banks and relates some heart warming anecdotes about their friendship. They also cover Ken's current work plans and his writing process.

Author Website:The Early Days of a Better Nation

Author Twitter: @amendlocke

Credits

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs

Guest: Ken MacLeod

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 45 Jonathan Strahan

This week Sean chats to moonlighting Mullah of Coode Street Jonathan Strahan about his career, the direction of the Science Fiction and Fantasy field and his latest year's best from Solaris.

Other topics covered include:
  • How Jonathan compiles his anthologies, what processes he has in place to counte act bias
  • The changes in Small Press Publishing
  • Where he sees the field going.

Jonathan can be found at:

The Coode Street Podcast and on Twitter.

As we mentioned in the podcast, Solaris have kindly given Galactic Chat a couple of copies of Jonathan's The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 8.  All you need to do is go to our Facebook page, like it or comment on the competition post.

If you're not a fan of Facebook, Sean is running a giveaway on his blog here.

Solaris will post world wide to the winners. The competition runs from 23 March until midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time 20 April. 


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