Sci Fi Saturday Night, the Podcast is the web version of the popular New Hampshire based radio show. Our hosts, The Dome, Kriana, and Zombrarian discuss science fiction, science fact, fantasy and whatever else we think is cool, in between celebrity interviews.
TalkCast 458 – PKD During The Pandemic In Paris
If you’re going to put a film festival on in this god forsaken year and it’s going to be a Philip K Dick Film Festival, AND it’s going to be in Paris , well then, here’s the guy who’s going to do it and pull it off with some amazing films. Our guest tonight is Dan Abella, the man behind the PKD Film Festival, this year originating in Paris. And in true Abella style (and under rigid international pandemic protocols) he is running the entire operation from his New York offices.
And like every Dan Abella interview, we ran the gamut of topics from remote viewing for military purposes, to critical thinking and multiple analysis of evidence in current society, and how Philip K Dick was doing that 50 years ago. Of course we also spent some time talking about the incredible international lineup of films for this years event, which then branched off into another discussion into the razor thin future some of these movies portray.; closer today than tomorrow’s sunrise. And that is the beauty of this festival, those futures may not be hundreds of years or months or days….
They may be tomorrow morning.
Enjoy the paranoia.
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TalkCast 457 – I’ve Seen Smoke and I’ve seen Rain
Eat your heart out James Taylor because in tonight’s episode we interview V. S. Holmes and it doesn’t involve Nel Bently. With the Nel Bentley series we see a wonderful series of sci fi stories with great characters. In this episode, we see V’s other side with Smoke and Rain and transition to see her fantasy world. Oddly enough, this is the first world she ever created and helped in no small way become the amazing writer she is today..
Her current fantasy series consists of two duologies:
Smoke and Rain
Lightning and rain
Madness and Gods
Blood and Mercy
Tonight we set the Wayback Machine to talk about those golden days of yesteryear and her very first
book in the very first series of her very first fantasy adventure. It was an interesting look back in time for everyone into how the series first developed and how it has evolved over the years AND how it will continue. Having V on the cast is proof, once again, that when you have a brilliant inventive mind, everything is possible.
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Smoke and Rain
TalkCast 456 – The Definition of Insanity
For four years we have waited with patience to talk to the woman behind the Kickstarter “Lilith In The Garden” which began in July 2016 and was successfully funded. Over the course for time the name changed, the personas changed but the driving force behind the project remained and we and she persisted, wondering where the project was heading.
As it turns out, the title changed to Being Val (which is hopefully heading twards the festival circuit) and some of the inner working personnel shifted but the driving force remained and so tonight we FINALLY got the chance to speak with the multi-talented Emily Lawrence. We got to learn the difference between producing a book and a movie….the most obvious one is TIME. Beyond that, it is truly hard to quantify what it is about her that brought this wonderfully original bit of storytelling to the screen aside from the fact that she is ….a wonderful storyteller. It is truly rare to find an original like Emily; diverse, eclectic and truly happy with what she is doing.
Not as happy , however, as we were to be able to spend this time with her. Enjoy.
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TalkCast 455 – Mama, Where Do Baby Vampires Come From?
“If God created the universe with the appearance of being billions of years old, how was that any different from it actually being billions of years ago and aging through all that time?” This is the worlds of the Shapers. The worlds from the mind of our guest Ed Willett. In this episode we converse with Ed about book three in his Worldshapers Series, aptly entitled The Moonlit World. One may well ask why is that an apt title? To divine the answer, you must listen to the podcast. Along the way you might also gleen such knowledge as might pertain to performance in the Regina Light Lyric Opera Company, narration for the Regina Symphony Orchestra, and heaven forfend ,both non-fiction and fiction writing. The word eclectic came to mind many times during this episode but was never once uttered.
In all honesty, our conversation with Ed wass enlightening and enjoyable. He was a fun guest to talk with and his work is both complex and engaging. We could have just said he does a lot of stuff but he says it so much better. Enjoy.
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The Moonlit World
TalkCast 454 – Turnip Out Is Always Fair Play
(For those of you who are Mothers of Inventions fans, the title makes perfect sense) Podcasting, in many ways, is a lot like cooking stew. You throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and see what happens. When a friend of the show brought us to the attention of another podcast, we were invited to be a part of The Writers Showcase and met Christie Stratos. It turns out Christie is not only an incredibly competent and charming host, but also an editor and author, so we here at party central thought it only fair to bring her onto the area 51 podcast and give her the chance to talk about her work as well. And so we did. And here it is.
We got the opportunity to talk about her experiences in podcasting and how our paths have intersected and then delved into her gothic thriller The Brotherhood of Secrets. The unfortunate aspect of the discussions is that her podcast is going on hiatus until the new year…..the good news is so she can finish her newest novel.
Enjoy the chaos.
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Brotherhood Of Secrets
TalkCast 453 – Warning! Time Travel May Cause Cramps
According to the great 20th Century philosopher Linus van Pelt
there are three things you should never discuss with people: Religion, Politics and the Great Pumpkin. On this show we break two of the three rules. In this episode we discuss an alternate future anthology of a near future America, And The Last Trump Shall Sound. Joining us are James Morrow and Cat Rambo ,both of whom under other circumstances would have been more than enough for one episode but to have them both here to talk about their contributions to this anthology was more than amazing on a multitude of levels
Three sequential stories of how things might be “in the not too distant future” resonates as few books have recently, in part due to the superb craftsmanship of the writing of all three scribes as well as their unique understanding of past and present socioeconomic events and the impact on our shared future as a country and as people.
As much fun as they were to talk with, and let’s make no mistake about it, they were, this is also a wonderful read with some very “interesting conclusions about politics, economics, mass media and the future.
In the book, like now, no one really lives happy ever after, but in no way does that mean this is not worth reading. In point of fact, quite the opposite, regardless of your persuasion or belief, this is an eye opening anthology. I can truly say, enjoy the chaos.
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