53 episodes

The Fictitious podcast, hosted by Adron Buske, delves into the craft of Science Fiction and Fantasy storytelling through interviews with authors and other professional writers. These conversations examine the writing process, techniques, and work habits of passionate creators and explore their most recent, and most popular, works.

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The Fictitious podcast, hosted by Adron Buske, delves into the craft of Science Fiction and Fantasy storytelling through interviews with authors and other professional writers. These conversations examine the writing process, techniques, and work habits of passionate creators and explore their most recent, and most popular, works.

    Dan Stout, TITAN'S DAY author

    Dan Stout, TITAN'S DAY author

    This episode features my 1st return guest — Dan Stout! His new novel, TITAN'S DAY (DAW Books) is the sequel to one of my favorite 2019 books, TITANSHADE. It's a gritty detective noir set in a disco-inflected 70s-ish fantasy world, where a veteran human cop, Carter, works alongside a green-skinned rookie partner with two mouths, an armored head, and biting mandibles. The events of the first novel have turned Titanshade into a boomtown — but what follows is violence, murder, and all-out anarchy.

    • 46 min
    Tricia Levenseller, THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US author

    Tricia Levenseller, THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US author

    Tricia Levenseller is author of THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US (Feiwel & Friends), a YA fantasy novel described as a 'Slytherin romance'. Cunning Alessandra, a daughter of modest nobility, has her sights set on a singular target: the Shadow King, a young ruler wrapped in living darkness. But she doesn’t seek courtship; she desires nothing less than the throne and total control. Because she isn’t just a conniving would-be queen — she’s a murderer who killed her first love, and is ready to do it again.

    • 44 min
    K.B. Wagers, A PALE LIGHT IN THE BLACK author

    K.B. Wagers, A PALE LIGHT IN THE BLACK author

    K.B. Wagers is the author of A PALE LIGHT IN THE BLACK. It’s a good vibes military sci-fi novel that follows the Near Earth Orbital Guard - or NEO-G - essentially a spacefaring Coast Guard protecting humanity within our solar system. A PALE LIGHT IN THE BLACK is diverse and accessible science fiction that arrives March 3rd from Harper Voyager books.

    • 49 min
    Brian Keene, THOR: METAL GODS writer

    Brian Keene, THOR: METAL GODS writer

    Season 5 of Fictitious kicks off with Brian Keene, a writer on the new Serial Box and Marvel production, THOR: METAL GODS. Brian has authored more than 50 horror, crime, and fantasy novels, and written for DC and Marvel Comics properties and other media tie-ins, including Doctor Who and The X-Files. Now, as part of the Serial Box team, he is co-writing a prose and audio drama space adventure series that follows fan favorite Asgardians Thor and Loki on a quest for a dangerous alien artifact.

    • 43 min
    K. Eason, HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE

    K. Eason, HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE

    K. Eason is author of HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE (DAW Books). This charming fantasy/space opera follows a young princess who is uprooted from her planet and throne, sent off-world to be a pawn for intergalactic politics. But Rory Thorne is no run-of-the-mill fantasy princess, and is definitely no pawn. She must use all of her wits, gifts, and determination to turn a manipulative Regent’s plot against him, rescue a mislaid prince, and avoid plunging an entire star system into chaos.

    • 45 min
    NaNoWriMo 2019 Special — feat. Grant Faulkner

    NaNoWriMo 2019 Special — feat. Grant Faulkner

    This episode focuses on National Novel Writing Month – NaNoWriMo – in November 2019. Host Adron Buske shares his own experiences participating in NaNo and his plans for this year's project. The episode also includes a rebroadcast discussion with Grant Faulkner, the executive director of the NaNoWriMo non-profit organization. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

Arconna ,

A Fabulous Interview Show

Fictitious is a really fabulous interview show that covers the craft of sf/f storytelling. Buske is a natural interviewer. He and his guests dig into various storytelling concepts with passion and a real interest to learn -- about the craft and about different perspectives.

Frankly, it's one of my default interview-style shows, and one of my favorite craft-oriented podcasts currently out there. Non-writers will get a lot out of hearing some of their favorite authors talk shop. Writers will get a whole different set of positives from listening!

JoeMcCauley ,

Terrific!

I just listened to one episode so far, but I have to say, I think this is the genre author interview podcast I’ve been looking for. The host is clearly as much a fan of the writing process as he is of genre fiction.

I’m very much enjoying it. My only concern is that all these authors and great books, my obsessive book buying may jump to a new level!

Great stuff here!

SAM2000001 ,

Very helpful!

Fictitious has had a very diverse crowd of writers on the show such as people who write comics, full length novels, and podcast scripts. As an aspiring writer, hearing these different perspectives from people who have gone through the process is incredibly helpful. I have enjoyed listening to the interviewee's stories on how they came up with their story concept or how they overcame obstacles along the way. I am excited to see who Fictitious will have on next!

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