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A group of fiction writers talk about the craft of storytelling, the creative process and books they're reading.

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A group of fiction writers talk about the craft of storytelling, the creative process and books they're reading.

    GFP #56A - Your Childhood Was A Lie

    GFP #56A - Your Childhood Was A Lie

    Have you revisited your childhood books recently? No? Don’t do it.

    On this episode:
    Olivia wishes Lemony Snicket had a time machine. Lauren calls C.S. Lewis the “T” word. (Cover your ears). Jinn was commanded by animals to kill the witch.

    MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:
    Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor
    Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
    American Pastoral - Philip Roth
    The Human Stain - Philip Roth
    The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
    A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket
    Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White
    Percy Jackson - Rick Riordan
    Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
    it - Stephen King
    The Fall created by Allan Cubitt

    END CREDITS:

    Our awesome theme song was written and performed by Stephanie and Jonathan Hughes. Check out their latest album at http://sextmessage.bandcamp.com/

    We got old episodes, book reviews and rants here: www.garagefiction.com

    Come chat with us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/garagefiction

    You can always email us your thoughts, comments and feedback at garagefictionfeedback@gmail.com

    • 52 min
    GFP #56B – Articles of Collective Faith

    GFP #56B – Articles of Collective Faith

    How do you feel about the Lord of the Rings books? Forget what you're supposed to say in public. You can be honest with us.


    ON THIS EPISODE:
    Anthony delves into the shady world of cryptocurrencies. Bryan invests in himself. And Dave supplexes Battlefield Earth before pinning it for the three count.


    MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:
    The Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay
    Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
    Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
    The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
    Five to Rule Them All by David L. Bosco
    Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
    Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
    Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson
    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The Lord of the Rings (novels and movies)
    The Hobbit Movies
    The Silmarillion by J RR Tolkien
    The Children of Húrin by J RR Tolkien/Christopher Tolkien
    Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
    Black Sails TV Series
    Spartacus TV Series
    The Wolf Among Us by Telltale Games


    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
    Brent Weeks
    Mike Cole
    Michael Bay
    CS Lewis
    Justin Bieber
    Usher
    Clarkesworld Magazine
    Asimov’s Science Fiction
    The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction


    END CREDITS:
    Our awesome theme song was written and performed by Stephanie and Jonathan Hughes. Check out their latest album at http://sextmessage.bandcamp.com/

    We got old episodes, book reviews and rants here: www.garagefiction.com

    Come chat with us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/garagefiction

    You can always email us your thoughts, comments and feedback at garagefictionfeedback@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    GFP #55B - Fractals

    GFP #55B - Fractals

    What needs to happen in this moment? Just do that.

    ON THIS EPISODE:
    Dave exposes his ‘underpinnings’. Anthony gets to tend the rabbits. And Bryan becomes overwhelmed by micro structure.


    MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:
    Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
    The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
    Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
    Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
    The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
    Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
    Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
    Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    The Pearl by John Steinbeck
    East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
    Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
    Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
    The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
    Nier video game
    Haibane Renmei animated series
    Azumanga Daioh animated series


    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
    Carl Jung
    J RR Tolkien
    Umberto Eco
    Jonathan Franzen


    END CREDITS:

    Our awesome theme song was written and performed by Stephanie and Jonathan Hughes. Check out their latest album at http://sextmessage.bandcamp.com/

    We got old episodes, book reviews and rants here: www.garagefiction.com

    Come chat with us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/garagefiction

    You can always email us your thoughts, comments and feedback at garagefictionfeedback@gmail.com

    • 55 min
    GFP #55A - Cthulu Pizza

    GFP #55A - Cthulu Pizza

    How do you revise your work?

    On this episode:
    John reveals his global pizza elitism. Jinn wants a Cthulu story he actually likes reading. Olivia wonders what King would be doing if he wasn’t writing. Lauren gushes over Laini Taylor.

    MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:
    On Writing - Stephen King
    American Pie - Peter Reinhart
    Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain
    Waiter Rant - Steve Dublanica
    Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle
    Works of H.P. Lovecraft
    Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
    Scarlet Letter - Nathanial Hawthorne
    The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
    Perdido Street Station - China Miéville
    Thinner - Richard Bachman
    It - Stephen King
    East of Eden - John Steinbeck
    Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor
    Deathless - Catherynne M. Valente
    Wonderbook - Jeff VanderMeer

    END CREDITS:

    Our awesome theme song was written and performed by Stephanie and Jonathan Hughes. Check out their latest album at http://sextmessage.bandcamp.com/

    We got old episodes, book reviews and rants here: www.garagefiction.com

    Come chat with us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/garagefiction

    You can always email us your thoughts, comments and feedback at garagefictionfeedback@gmail.com

    • 57 min
    GFP #54A - I Heart Cathy Ames

    GFP #54A - I Heart Cathy Ames

    Do you like books that make up their own language?

    On this episode: Olivia can't deal with drunken Scottish, Nadsat and Valleymen. Lauren gives some useful time-travelling advice. Jinn decides to learn everything in the universe.

    East of Eden - John Steinbeck
    Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction - Stephen J. Blundell
    Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction - Peter Atkins
    Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction - Gerald O'Collins
    Paganism: A Very Short Introduction - Owen Davies
    Modern China: A Very Short Introduction - Rana Mitter
    Strangers in Their Own Land - Arlie Russell Hochschild
    Hillbilly Elegy - J. D. Vance
    White Trash - Nancy Isenberg
    Dubliners - James Joyce
    Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
    Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
    A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
    Foucault’s Pendulum - Umberto Eco
    The Matrix - dir. Wachowski Brothers
    Lost: The TV Series - created by Jeffrey Lieber, J. J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof
    Leviathan Wakes - James S. A. Corey
    The Expanse - dev. Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby

    END CREDITS:

    Our awesome theme song was written and performed by Stephanie and Jonathan Hughes. Check out their latest album at http://sextmessage.bandcamp.com/

    We got old episodes, book reviews and rants here: www.garagefiction.com

    Come chat with us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/garagefiction

    You can always email us your thoughts, comments and feedback at garagefictionfeedback@gmail.com

    • 49 min
    GFP #54B - Fundamentally Human

    GFP #54B - Fundamentally Human

    Sorry, folks. There are no shortcuts to enlightenment.


    On this episode: Bryan calls everyone’s ‘character’ into question. Anthony fills the pipeline. And Dave considers going back in fictional time to erase make-believe people.


    MEDIA MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:

    The Expanse book series by James S.A. Corey
    The Gunslinger by Stephen King
    Lauris by Eugene Vodolazkin
    WORLD END ECONOMiCA by Isuna Hasekura
    The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
    The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
    The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson)
    Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
    House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
    Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky
    Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
    American Pastoral by Philip Roth
    The Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson
    A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin
    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
    Alamut by Vladimir Bartol
    The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
    Major Arcana (unpublished) by Dave Dixon
    Alyosha the Pot by Leo Tolstoy


    Honourable Mentions:

    Carl Jung
    Thomas Pynchon
    J RR Tolkien
    Star Wars Movies
    The Pacific television mini-series
    Band of Brothers television mini-series
    Daredevil television series
    Bruce Lee
    Neon Genesis Evangelion television series
    The Professional Movie
    Monogatari series


    END CREDITS:

    Our awesome theme song was written and performed by Stephanie and Jonathan Hughes. Check out their latest album at http://sextmessage.bandcamp.com/

    We got old episodes, book reviews and rants here: www.garagefiction.com

    Come chat with us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/garagefiction

    You can always email us your thoughts, comments and feedback at garagefictionfeedback@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 37 min

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