This is the monthly Science Fiction and Short story discussion podcast where we dive in deep and see what we can learn about ourselves and the world. Every month we cover a different short story with a guest. Our guests range from writers and editors, to academics, businessmen, scientists, musicians, and everything in between.
If This Goes On (Dont Panic): Episode 1: HopePunk with Alexandra Rowland
In this episode, Cat and Alan discuss the concept of Hopepunk with Alexandra Rowland, coiner of the term. Other topics include the hopeful nature of Lord of the Rings, why there has to be a protagonist in fiction, and why sometimes you have to sell out.
Alan also reviews the second season of The Witch Who Came in From the Cold published by Serialbox
If This Goes On (Dont Panic): Episode 0
This episode details the who, what, why, and how of the new podcast.
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Cixin Liu's "The Wandering Earth" with Xia Jia
In our final episode, we discuss Cixin Liu's story "The Wandering Earth" with Chinese author and professor Xia Jia. We talk about her first collection, currently being translated to English via Neil Clarke (of Clarkesworld). And we discuss the Golden Age of SF (in America), the current SF boom in China, and what it's like making an SF movie in China.
We also make a big announcement about our new podcast If This Goes On (Don't Panic) coming out early in 2020.
My guest co-host for this episode is, fittingly, Cat Rambo, author of Hearts of Tabat and many others
Radiance by Catherynne Valente
Andrew Dana Hudson's "Under the Grid" with Sarena Ulibarri
This episode we discuss "Under the Grid" by Andrew Dana Hudson with our guest Sarena Ulibarri. Sarena is a writer and the Editor-in-Chief of World Weaver Press. We discuss Solarpunk, economics in Science Fiction, and emojis among other topics. Our guest co-host is TJ Berry, author of Space Unicorn Blues and it's sequel Five Unicorn Flush.
You can find the book Weight of Light here: https://csi.asu.edu/books/weight/
Junction by Daniel Benson
Episode 23: KJ Parker's "Portrait of the Artist" with Scott H. Andrews
This episode we discuss "Portrait of the artist" by KJ Parker with our guest Scott H. Andrews, Editor-in-Chief, and publisher of Beneath Ceaseless Skies. We discuss aesthetics, short fiction in fantasy, and character driven stories among other topics. Our guest co-host is TJ Berry, author of Space Unicorn Blues and it's sequel Five Unicorn Flush.
You can find "Portait of the Artist"on September 26th, here: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/
The Ready Made Bodhisattva edited by Sunyoung Park & Sang Joon Park
Cities of Light Planes of Dust by Air and Nothing Press
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
ReaderCon 2019: Part 4 with Jame Patrick Kelly & Sarah Pinsker
This is the fourth and final installment of a series of interviews conducted at ReaderCon 2019. In this episode we discuss sexbots and a new collection of stories with James Patrick Kelly. Then we discuss touring, music, and writing with Sarah Pinsker. Finally, we debrief with Chris about his first every SF Con.