Category Archives: Interviews

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 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 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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Galactic Chat 60 - Jeremy Szal

This week David chats with author and assistant editor at StarShipSofa, Jeremy Szal. They talk about sourcing stories for narration, what sort of stories Jeremy likes to feature on the podcast and Jeremy's own writing career.


You can checkout Jeremy's website here or have a listen to some of the work he does for StarShipSofa here.

Credits

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

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Galactic Chat 59 - LynC

Melbourne-based science fiction writer LynC talks about her recent released novel “Nil By Mouth” and 
exploration of gender and reproduction across the four species in her novel. She also discusses her 
commitment to writing throughout her life and the support of her late husband and her writing group, 
Alternate Worlds. She also talks about her hearing impairment, and the importance of daydreaming to 
writers. 

Author Website: http://www.lyncwriter.com
Publisher Website: http://satalyte.com.au/product/nil-by-mouth-by-lync/

Credits
Interviewer: Helen Stubbs  @superleni 
Guest: LynC 
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: Sean Wright 

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Galactic Chat 58 - Ken Liu

In this week's episode David interviews Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Ken Liu.  They talk about the short story form, the difficulty in translating from Chinese to English, Ken's translation of the Chinese sci-fi masterpiece The Three Body Problem by  Liu Cixin and Ken's own epic fantasy"Silkpunk" series called The Grace of Kings. 


The blog post they reference in the cast is  http://www.jasonsanford.com/blog/2014/8/want-to-be-a-successful-writer-avoid-short-stories

You can find Ken at his website.

Credits

Interviewer: David McDonald

Guest: Ken Liu

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post Production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 57 - Karen Miller

In this week's episode Sean chats with Karen Miller or KE Mills as she is known for her Rogue Agent series.  Karen Miller has written for the media properties Star Wars and Stargate in addition to creating three of her own fantasy universes and populating them with books.  
Her latest foray into fiction is the beginning of an epic five book series called The Tarnished Crown.  If you enjoy the deadly politics of A Song of Ice and Fire and a take no prisoners approach to character death you should enjoy this latest offering in Book 1: The Falcon Throne.

Sean and Karen talk about what it takes to write for media properties, the difference in writing fantasy and epic fantasy(in terms of author workload) and the importance of fitness if you are considering a long term career as a writer. 

Credits

Interviewer: Sean Wright
Guest: Karen Miller
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post Production: Sean Wright

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Galactic Chat 56 - Tiny Owl Workshop

This week Galactic Chat reporter Helen Stubbs chats with Sue Wright of Tiny Owl Workshop.  Tiny Owl Workshop are the new small press outfit from Brisbane responsible for a number of quirky and popular projects such as Napkin Stories, Krampus Crackers and Pillow Fight.

They talk about starting a new enterprise from scratch, how each of these projects got their inspiration and what's in store in the near future.
You can find Tiny Owl on Twitter and Facebook or at their website.


Credits

Interviewer: Helen Stubbs
Guest: Sue Wright of Tiny Owl Workshop
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post Production: Sean Wright

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