8 episodes

Constellary Tales is a speculative fiction (SF -- science fiction and fantasy) magazine and podcast. The podcast examines SF storytelling on the page and screen and addresses (not too seriously) how SF intersects culture and society. Selected episodes feature interviews with writers and others in the SF world as well as narrated stories from Constellary Tales magazine.

Constellary Tales Podcast Brian Hirt and Ken Gerber

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Constellary Tales is a speculative fiction (SF -- science fiction and fantasy) magazine and podcast. The podcast examines SF storytelling on the page and screen and addresses (not too seriously) how SF intersects culture and society. Selected episodes feature interviews with writers and others in the SF world as well as narrated stories from Constellary Tales magazine.

    "Ambassador" audio story and author interview

    "Ambassador" audio story and author interview

    Constellary Tales presents an audio production of "Ambassador," cover story of Issue #2. Then story author Michael Adam Robson joins us for an interview.

    • 49 min
    Interview with author Joe Haldeman

    Interview with author Joe Haldeman

    SFWA Grand Master and multiple Hugo and Nebula winner Joe Haldeman talks about The Forever War, The Twilight Zone, and his next novel in an exclusive Constellary Tales interview.

    • 48 min
    Philip K. Dick’s “The Minority Report,” Guest Mark Linsenmayer

    Philip K. Dick’s “The Minority Report,” Guest Mark Linsenmayer

    Guest Mark Linsenmayer weighs in on the philosophical implications of precognitive crime fighting in Philip K. Dick's "The Minority Report." Brian quizzes Mark and Ken on PKD movie trivia.

    • 58 min
    Robert Heinlein’s “All You Zombies” and Predestination

    Robert Heinlein’s “All You Zombies” and Predestination

    Robert Heinlein's short story "All You Zombies" (and the later film adaptation Predestination) starts with the classic "grandfather paradox" trope and ties it in knots.

    • 39 min
    “Kill Switch” audio story and author interview

    “Kill Switch” audio story and author interview

    Constellary Tales presents an audio production of “Kill Switch,” cover story of Issue #1. Then we go behind the scenes in an interview with the story’s author Henry Szabranski.

    • 47 min
    Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains,” Guest Tex Thompson

    Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains,” Guest Tex Thompson

    A smart house outlasts humanity in Ray Bradbury's 1950 short story "There Will Come Soft Rains." Tex Thompson describes the annual "experience camp" for authors, Writers in the Field.

    • 51 min

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