Galactic Chat 42 Kaaron Warren

In this our first show for 2014 David McDonald chats with Kaaron Warren about the early years of her writing, her growing recognition outside of Australia and some of her recent works including The Gate Theory from Cohesion Press and her inclusion in the upcoming Datlow anthology Fearful Symmetries.  

Warren recently visited the Aradale Asylum to hunt ghost stories and deliver a writing workshop while staying overnight. She also talks about some of the strange happenings that occurred.

To see the picture that Kaaron refers to in the interview please checkout our Facebook page.

You can find Kaaron on Twitter   and at her website.
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Galactic Chat 41 Dirk Flinthart

This week Sean calls Dirk Flinthart for a chat about his debut novel, Path of Night.  Members of the Australian speculative fiction community will be well aware of Dirk's engaging personality and breadth of knowledge. Please enjoy the wonderful conversation as they talk about martial arts, poetry, and the change wrought by technology on publishing.

This will be our last show for the season.  Pleas have a safe and happy holiday break and we will see you in the new year.

Credits


Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: Dirk Flinthart

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 40 Andrew Macrae

This week Alex chats to Dr Andrew Macrae about his debut novel Trucksong from Twelfth Planet Press -  A dystopian science fiction novel about lost love, AI trucks and the search for meaning in a post-apocalyptic Australia.  


They talk about his PHD thesis (which is far more interesting than this sentence indicates), the soundtrack that he and his band put together for the book and the experimental version of the book written entirely in a devolved post apocalyptic language.  The book has been making noise in both  Specfic and Litfic circles.


Book websitehttp://trucksong.com.au/
Buy the book: http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/products/novels/trucksong
Andrew's music: http://thetelevisionsky.bandcamp.com
Twitter: @acidic


Credits


Interviewer: Alex Pierce

Guest: Dr Andrew Macrae

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 39 Ambelin Kwaymullina

This week Alex chats to Natcon 2014 Guest of Honour, Ambelin Kwaymullina.  The talk about Ambelin's young adult series, The Tribe, the exuberance that teen and young adult readers bring to the genre and what we can expect from Ambelin in the near future.


Ambelin comes form the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, she is also a noted children's picture book author and illustrator.  The first book of The Tribe, The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, was shortlisted in both the science fiction and young adult categories of the 2013 Aurealis Awards.


Ambelin's website is http://www.thefirstwood.com.au/


Credits


Interviewer: Alex Pierce

Guest: Ambelin Kwaymullina

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 38 Donna M. Hanson

Helen Stubbs talks to Donna Maree Hanson  about her writing career, including publication of her novel Rayessa and the Space Pirates and writing the sequels, and her YA Paranormal Romance, Bespelled. They also talk about the advantages of using a pseudonym and what Donna  has enjoyed reading recently, including Untamed by Anna Cowan and A Single Girl’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse by JT Clay.

Note: The date for Conflux Writers Day is 5 April 2014 not the 15th as stated in the podcast.


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

Author Twitter: @ Donna M Hanson


Rayessa and the Space Pirates http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/product/9780857990150




Credits


Interviewer: Helen Stubbs

Guest: Donna M Hanson

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 37 - Patty Jansen

This week Sean chats to Australian Speculative Fiction novelist Patty Jansen.  Patty  is a member of SFWA and winner of the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest. She has published fiction in various magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Aurealis, Redstone SF and the Universe Annex of the Grantville Gazette. She has also successfully self  published a number of novellas and novels. 

In this chat they talk about Patty's newest novel, Ambassador,  to be published by Australian Press Ticonderoga, the importance of diversification for any writer and current issues in the field, such as sexism and diversity.


Patty's Website
Patty on Twitter


Purchase Options for Ambassador - here



Credits


Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: Patty Jansen

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 36 Devin Madson

This week Sean talks with author/publisher Devin Madson who has recently released her debut novel.  They talk about overcoming the self publishing stigma, the highs and lows of funding your project through crowd sourcing sites such as Pozible and sourcing publishing professionals when you don't have the commercial weight of traditional publishing behind you.



Devin's website www.devinmadson.com
Devin on Twitter 
Devin on Facebook


 Credits


Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: Devin Madson

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 35 Julia Rios

This week Sean chats to Julia Rios, fiction editor for Strange Horizons, host and producer of the Outer Alliance Podcast and one hafl of the Kaleidoscope Pozible project.  In this episode they talk a little about Julia's entry into podcasting and fiction editing, consider what are the genre's issues with Diversity and finally talk about the Pozible project that Julia and Alisa Krasnostein are running



Kaleidoscope Fundraiser


Julia's Websites:


Credits


Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: Julia Rios

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 34 Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

This episode is happy to participate in the We See a Different Frontier Blog Carnival,  please checkout the following link or follow the hashtag #wsadf on twitter.


In this episode Sean chats with Rochita Loenen-Ruiz about her reading experiences growing up in the provinces of the Philippines and the influences on Filipino Writing particularly Speculative Fiction.  They also talk about conceptions of Diversity in the genre and the where the largest misunderstandings seem to be. The finish the show talking about Rochita's story, What Really Happened at Ficandula. 

Please enjoy.


Links mentioned:

Hunting for Stories in the Philippines published in Weird Fiction Review (2012)
We See a Different Frontier
Indian SF
The World SF Blog (archived)
Cheeky Frawg
Flipside /Flipreads( for Australian's search on Kobo or Amazon for titles)
Charles Tan
Strange Horizons
Alternative Alamat

Hard Copy Books:

Fabulists and Chroniclers by Christina Pantoja Hidalgo

Author links:

Rochita's Websites: From the Beloved Country , Chie and Weng Read Books
Rochita's Twitter: @rcloenenruiz 


Credits


Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 33 - Sean Williams

This week Sean sits down to chat with New York Times best selling novelist Sean Williams about his foray into the American market with the young adult novel Jump.  They talk about the advantages of growing up in regional and rural communities, the difficulties writing for a young adult audience and reminisce about the changing face of the Australian speculative fiction community.



Links mentioned:

First Footprints Documentary
Sean's book Jump: Twinmaker

Author links:

Sean's Website
Sean's Twitter


Credits


Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: Dr Sean Williams

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com

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