Galactic Chat 79: Cat Sparks

Galactic Chat Episode 79: Cat Sparks

Show Notes:

Helen Stubbs chats with Cat Sparks about her new collection, Dark Harvest, and her most
hated award-winning story, No Fat Chicks. They also discuss the current state of the world
including the climate crisis and Covid19, found art-photography and much more.

Cybercat

Author Website: https://catsparks.net

Twitter: @catsparx

Credits

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

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Galactic Chat 78: Leife Shallcross

Galactic Chat Episode 78: Leife Shallcross

Show Notes:

Helen Stubbs chats with Leife Shallcross about her novel The Beast’s Heart, including the dynamics of the writing and publishing process. Their conversation also touches on Leife’s current work in progress, connecting with friends and readers using various platforms, the Canberra Science Fiction Guild, and exercise.

Author Website: https://leifeshallcross.com

Twitter: @leioss

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Credits

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

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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com

 

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Galactic Chat 77 Lisa Cassidy

Galactic Chat Episode 77: Lisa Cassidy

Show Notes:

Helen Stubbs chats with Lisa Cassidy about her fantasy series, The Mage Chronicles, and the first book, Darkskull Hall, as well as being listed as a finalist in the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off competition. Lisa also talks about independent publishing and her press Tate House.

Author Website: https://tatehousebooks.com

Twitter: @LCASS_writes

Instagram: @lcasswrites

Lisa Cassidy

Credits

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

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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com

 

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Galactic Chat 76 Aiki Flinthart

Galactic Chat Episode 76: Aiki Flinthart

Show Notes:

Helen Stubbs chats with Aiki Flinthart about her historical fiction novel, Blackbirds Sing, her upcoming science fiction/fantasy shared world novel authored with Pamela Jeffs, The Zookeeper’s Tales of Interstellar Oddities, and her Fight Like A Girl non-fiction book and workshops--and The Witcher.

Author Website: https://www.aikiflinthart.com

Twitter: @aikiflinthart

Credits

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

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Twitter: @galactichat
Email: galactichat at gmail dot com

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Galactic Chat 75 Claire McKenna

Galactic Chat Episode 75

Show Notes:

Galactic Chat returns! To mark the start of a series of exciting new interviews, Helen Stubbs chats with Claire McKenna about the upcoming launch of her book MONSTROUS HEART with Harper Voyager.

Author Website: http://www.clairemckenna.net

Twitter: @mckenna_claire

Credits

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

Feedback:

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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com

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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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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com

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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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Twitter: @galactichat 
Email: galactichat at gmail dot com 
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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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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com 
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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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Twitter: @galactichat 
Email: galactichat at gmail dot com 

 

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