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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Galactic Chat 32 - Stephen Ormsby

Author and Publisher Stephen Ormsby chats to Sean about his new publishing venture, Satalyte Publishing, directed specifically at Australian authors. Satalyte's first cab off the rank is Tales of Australia : Great Southern Land featuring the likes of Lee Battersby, David McDonald, Sean McMullen and Charmaine Clancy


Publisher Website: Satalyte Publishing

Publisher Twitter: Satalyte Publishing

Publisher Facebook: Satalyte Publishing



Credits


Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: Stephen Ormsby

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 31 - Tracey O’Hara

Paranormal thriller writer Tracey O’Hara chats to Helen about writing for different markets and genres, what it’s like to be published by a major US publisher. They also discuss the cutlrual specificity of gestures like headbutts..

She shares how she makes grisly scenes palatable and talks about her the Canberra crime novel she is working on now.


Author Website: www.traceyohara.com

Author Twitter: @traceyohara



Credits


Interviewer: Helen Stubbs

Guest: Tracey O’Hara

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 30 - Dr Tansy Rayner Roberts

In this weeks episode Sean sits down to chat with Hugo award winning fan writer and author, Dr Tansy Rayner Roberts. Long time listeners will no doubt remember Tansy as one of the founders of Galactic Chat (her voice still graces the intro) and it was an absolute pleasure to have her on the other side of the microphone.


In this extended interview they talk about the recent Hugo win, if the category Fan Writer really is applicable and a bit about the ups and downs of her career. So if winning the Hugo was the first you had heard about Dr Roberts then, put the car into overdrive, or the treadmill on incline and enjoy a good hour Speculative Fiction fun.



Author Website: Creature Court Trilogy, Livia Day - Murder, Frocks and Sticky Deserts

Tansy's Blog: Stitching Words

Author Twitter: @tansyrr


Credits


Interviewer: Sean Wright

Guest: Dr Tansy Rayner Roberts

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 29 - Narrelle Harris

This week Alex Pierce interviews the ebullient Narrelle Harris,  author, app content provider and mutlimedia maverick. In this interview they talk briefly about Narelle's work on her two apps - Melbourne Literary and Melbourne Peculiar . The majority of the interview, however,  covers Narrelle's latest project Kitty and Cadaver a multimedia storytelling experience featuring original music, a weekly release chapter of the novel with jewelry, art and comic to come.


Note:  There were some issues in the recording of the file, of potential annoyance is mic distortion that Sean has attempted to rectify in post production.  We think the content is worth it but if you have sensitive hearing it will affect your enjoyment.

Here's the summary of Kitty and Cadaver:

Melbourne is a long way from Hungary: a long way from vampire nests and battles against the forces of darkness and the inevitable losses incurred in such battles.

That’s why the surviving members of Rome Burning have fled to this far flung city. They need to rest and recuperate, a long way from the battle they only barely won, and the people they lost while winning it.

Of course, when your job is to fight monsters with music, your work is never really done. Melbourne’s dead are going to see to that.

Kitty Carrasco is a beautician. She works at a funeral home, preparing the dead for their final farewell with family and friends.

One very unusual day, her dead clients sit up and take a bit too much interest in her. It’s unexpected, but Kitty is nothing if not accepting of life’s little foibles. Instead of panicking, she sings to them, like she usually does while working.

Luckily, the dead seem to like this, and listen instead of doing anything more aggressive. Like trying to eat her brains.

And when a couple of musicians show up with remarkably good timing, wanting to know more about her Song for the Dead and telling her they’ve got a mission for her, Kitty is more than intrigued. She’s totally on board for whatever adventures are coming next.

But this band’s last adventure ended up with two dead band members, which is why they need a new lead singer. Is Kitty going to get the hang of this singing magic before what seems to be the Zombie Apocalypse devours Melbourne? And are the band members ever going to stop fighting long enough to save the world?

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

Kitty and Cadaver: http://www.kittyandcadaver.com

Narrelle's Blog: http://narrellemharris.wordpress.com

Author Twitter: @daggyvamp



Credits


Interviewer: Alex Pierce

Guest: Narrelle Harris

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 28 - Jason Nahrung

In this episode we Skype in Jason Nahrung, a man who has been called one of the nicest people in the Australian speculative fiction scene, while writing some of its most disturbing fiction.


A penetrating cross-examination ensues on topics far and wide, including his award winning novella Salvage, his award nominated novel Blood and Dust, what it takes to write on the Melbourne public transport network, whether the modern vampire can be re-fanged, the impact of journalistic skills on self editing and what listeners should read if they want to dip their toe in the horror wading pool.


All this plus the answer to a question that has haunted your interviewer for years - what exactly is a 'gothic sensibility'?


Jason also does a reading from his latest novel Blood and Dust, where listeners will learn slightly too much about how vampire lovin' and vegemite can go together.


Jason's excellent website, www.jasonnahrung.com, is mentioned at the end of the podcast.


Blood and Dust can be found at the Xoum website Blood and Dust


Salvage can be found at the Twelfth Planet Press website 


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

Author Twitter: @JNahrung



Credits


Interviewer: Mark Webb

Guest: Jason Nahrung

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 27 - Keith Stevenson

In this episode we introduce interviewer Mark Webb who grabs hold of writer, publisher, editor, podcaster and speculative fiction raconteur Keith Stevenson and quizzes him about his wide and varied speculative fiction career. They cover some history around Coeur de Lion publishing and what makes a Coeur de Lion publication, Keith's recently announced Dimension 6 speculative fiction e-magazine initiative, his latest writing projects and the fragmentation of the publishing world that has accompanied the eBook revolution.


Keith also does a reading from his time travel paradox short story '…They First Make Mad.' to round out the interview.


More information about coeur de lion publishing, including details on where to purchase the books mentioned in the podcast, can be found at http://www.coeurdelion.com.au. More information about Dimension 6 can also be found at the website.


If listeners want to hear the end of '…They First Make Mad', they can hear the whole story, plus stories by Brendan Duffy and Trent Jamieson, on the Terror Incognita Speculative Fiction podcast episode 14 at http://www.keithstevenson.com/terraincognitasf/tisf014.html.


Note: there was a bit of background noise at the venue, and Mark's recording equipment wasn't quite good enough to screen it all out. Listeners should pretend they are sitting at a trendy café, eavesdropping on two sophisticated writer types talking shop. In fact, it is compulsory to be drinking a macchiato while listening to this podcast. You've been warned.


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

Author Twitter: @stevenson_keith



Credits


Interviewer: Mark Webb

Guest: Keith Stevenson

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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Galactic Chat 26: Talitha Kalago

This week we introduce new interviewer Helen Stubbs who sat down to chat with Australian YA author Talitha Kalago.  They talk about her novel Lifeshpere INC, the choice to pursue Self Publishing and the freedom it gives her in marketing. How writing helps Talitha deal with chronic illness and how to include characters who have a chronic illness or disability in your fiction without being condescending or offensive. 

Talitha can be found at her website or on Facebook


Books mentioned in this cast:

Lifesphere INC: Aquisition


Credits:

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs

Guest: Talitha Kalago

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post-production: Sean Wright


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