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Jake and Ron are two Gen X friends who discuss fantasy, horror and science-fiction books, movies and streaming shows with their unique insight and quirky sense of humor. They also interview amazing authors such as World Fantasy Award and Locus Award winner Fonda Lee,  Bram Stoker Award winners Jonathan Maberry, Christopher Golden and Grady Hendrix, New York Times bestseller Jason Pargin, JS Dewes, Sylvain Neuvel, Edward Ashton, Juliette Wade, Marina Lostetter and many more! Subscribe and join the hundreds of other listeners from around the world. Jake and Ron have known each other since their college days in Boston. Jake is a lifelong fantasy, horror, and science-fiction fan and has an extensive background working in independent bookstores and publishing in the Boston area. Ron grew up loving comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars and RPG. He is currently a project manager in technology in the Seattle area. Both are big fans of Dune and Twin Peaks. Subscribe on all major podcast platforms. Twitter: @OfiOtians, Instagram: @thewrathoftheiotians, Email: thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com

The Wrath of the iOtians Jake and Ron

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Jake and Ron are two Gen X friends who discuss fantasy, horror and science-fiction books, movies and streaming shows with their unique insight and quirky sense of humor. They also interview amazing authors such as World Fantasy Award and Locus Award winner Fonda Lee,  Bram Stoker Award winners Jonathan Maberry, Christopher Golden and Grady Hendrix, New York Times bestseller Jason Pargin, JS Dewes, Sylvain Neuvel, Edward Ashton, Juliette Wade, Marina Lostetter and many more! Subscribe and join the hundreds of other listeners from around the world. Jake and Ron have known each other since their college days in Boston. Jake is a lifelong fantasy, horror, and science-fiction fan and has an extensive background working in independent bookstores and publishing in the Boston area. Ron grew up loving comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars and RPG. He is currently a project manager in technology in the Seattle area. Both are big fans of Dune and Twin Peaks. Subscribe on all major podcast platforms. Twitter: @OfiOtians, Instagram: @thewrathoftheiotians, Email: thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com

    Interview with C.S. Humble Author of The Light of a Black Star (The Light Sublime Book 3)

    Interview with C.S. Humble Author of The Light of a Black Star (The Light Sublime Book 3)

    We are so happy to have author C.S Humble kick off Season 4!

    C. S. Humble is on a mission. He wants to help us be better people.  The author of the now completed The Light Sublime Trilogy, two of a projected five books in the Blackwell series, and Minotaur, a collection of short stories, this award winning horror writer has a flair for placing morally complex characters in harrowing situations to demonstrate the best and worst people can be.

    He claims he's long winded, but we found he just had a lot to say about the human condition, the pleasures and perils of book publishing, and his beloved Texas. He spoke with us from a plushly appointed study in his home outside Houston about the newly published third book in the weird western The Light Sublime series, The Light of a Black Star, which follows the Massacre at Yellow Hill and A Red Winter in the West.

    C.S. Humble

    https://cshumble.wordpress.com/
    X/Twitter: @cshumble
    Instagram: cshumble
    Substack: https://cshumble.substack.com/

    The Wrath of the iOtians

    Email: thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
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    Music

    Land Of The Me-me by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic (TONO)
    Licensed under the NEO Sounds Music License Agreement

    • 53 min
    Interview with Scott Kirkwood Co-Producer of A Disturbance in the Force (Documentary of the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special)

    Interview with Scott Kirkwood Co-Producer of A Disturbance in the Force (Documentary of the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special)

    Happy holidays everyone! Or should we say Happy Life Day! :) For Generation X the 1978 Star Wars Holiday special is remembered as something that "just wasn't Star Wars". Delving into the creation of this unique event is the new documentary, A Disturbance in the Force. Directed by Jeremy Coon and Steve Kozak the documentary offers fresh insights. Your perspective might shift after immersing yourself in its narrative.

    During SIFF 2023 we had the pleasure of chatting with Scott Kirkwood, the Co-Producer of A Disturbance in the Force. Beyond his role in the film, he serves as the Site Curator for https://www.starwarsholidayspecial.com/news/ and has been a featured speaker at numerous Star Wars panels, including Lucasfilm's Star Wars Celebration.

    A Disturbance in the Force is now available on digital download, DVD and Blu-ray and available on Amazon. You can also download it on AppleTV.

    Additionally, the book A Disturbance in the Force: How and Why The Star Wars Special Happened by Director Steven Kozak is now available.

    Check out the A Disturbance in the Force web site for more info: https://geni.us/adisturbanceintheforce

    A Disturbance in the Force (2023) directed by Jeremy Coon and Steve Kozak
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13021790/

    The Wrath of the iOtians

    Email: thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
    Instagram: thewrathoftheiotians
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The 2023 Halloween Special: Interview with Nat Segaloff Author of The Exorcist Legacy 50 Years of Fear

    The 2023 Halloween Special: Interview with Nat Segaloff Author of The Exorcist Legacy 50 Years of Fear

    Jake and Ron celebrate Halloween 2023 by chatting with Nat Segaloff about his remarkable new book The Exorcist Legacy 50 Years Of Fear! It was too much fun listening to Nat and all of his stories. And Nat is an authority of The Exorcist; He was friends with both William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin! If you are a true fan of The Exorcist you're going to love The Exorcist Legacy 50 Years Of Fear!

    It's been half a century since "The Exorcist" possessed the world's imaginations, and Nat Segaloff was on board from the day before the film opened in 1973. Here is a minute look at not only William Friedkin's monumental motion picture but at all the sequels, prequels, and TV series that spun off of it. Nat is Friedkin's biographer and brings his insights into what has been called the scariest movie of all time. This book hit #1 on Amazon's ranking of horror movie books.
    The Exorcist Legacy 50 Years Of Fear
    https://amzn.to/45V81Mp

    Los Angeles Times article
    https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2023-07-24/50-years-on-the-exorcist-still-makes-your-head-spin

    Vanity Fair article
    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2023/07/the-exorcist-legacy-book

    Nat Segaloff Web Site
    http://www.natsegaloff.com/

    The Exorcist Directed by William Friedkin (1973)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070047/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    William Peter Blatty
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0087861/

    William Friedkin
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001243/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1_tt_6_nm_1_q_william%2520Friedkin

    The Exorcist: Believer
    https://www.theexorcistbeliever.movie/

    The Wrath of the iOtians

    Email: thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
    Instagram: thewrathoftheiotians
    Twitter:  @OfiOtians
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/wrathoftheiotianspodcast
    Website: https://thewrathoftheiotians.buzzsprout.com/

    • 57 min
    Happy Halloween! Interview with 2-Time Bram Stoker Award Winner Christopher Golden Author of All Hallows (Replay from Jan 2023)

    Happy Halloween! Interview with 2-Time Bram Stoker Award Winner Christopher Golden Author of All Hallows (Replay from Jan 2023)

    Happy Halloween from the iOtians! We're celebrating by replaying our most downloaded episode ever! All Hallows takes place on Halloween Night in 1984. Do yourself a favor and read this book after all the trick-or-treaters are done taking your precious candy!

    Jake and Ron chat with the New York Times bestseller and two-time Bram Stoker Award winner about his latest novel, All Hallows! The book is set in 1984 in Massachusetts. Since Jake and Christopher both live near the Boston area, they end up talking not only about All Hallows, but about common experiences they had as horror fans growing up in the New England eighties.

    At 55, Christopher Golden has been nominated for the British Fantasy Award, the Eisner Award, and multiple Shirley Jackson Awards. He's been nominated for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award 10 times in eight different categories. He's won twice--once for Cut, his excellent edited collection of horror writers on horror film, and more recently for Ararat, his opening salvo in the riveting Ben Walker series. It's likely as not he'll win again--because, like his former podcast co-host Jonathan Maberry, his imagination is seemingly inexhaustible.

    Jake first encountered Golden's work in 1997, when his Hellboy novel, The Lost Army, was released by Dark Horse. He immediately recognized that there was at least one writer other than Mike Mignola who really knew how to write one of the great characters in comics. Dark Horse apparently realized it, too, and went on to publish two more of Golden's Hellboy novels. Golden and Mignola together expanded Hellboy's "Otherverse," introducing readers to Joe Golem and the Baltimores.

    A complete accounting of Golden's other work would require more time than we have. It would include a stint as a writer for Marvel's Punisher, a series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer tie-Ins, The Body of Evidence series, several series for young adult readers, and a slew of terrific standalone novels, including one of our favorites from last year, The Road of Bones (which you should run out and buy right now ... or after you listen to this interview). This year's All Hallows is set in the same fictional New England town as Golden's 2014 novel Snow Blind. We sat down to talk with Golden about All Hallows, which is releasing on January 24th.

    All Hallows by Christopher Golden
    https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250280299/allhallows

    Christopher Golden Web Site
    https://www.christophergolden.com/

    The Wrath of the iOtians

    Email: thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
    Instagram: thewrathoftheiotians
    Twitter:  @OfiOtians
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/wrathoftheiotianspodcast
    Website: https://thewrathoftheiotians.buzzsprout.com/

    Music

    A Spooky Night by Material Gurl
    Licensed under the Soundstripe Music License Agreement

    Land Of The Me-me by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic (TONO)
    Licensed under the NEO Sounds Music License Agreement

    • 47 min
    Interview with Bram Stoker Award Winner Cassandra Khaw and New York Times Bestseller Richard Kadrey Authors of The Dead Take The A Train

    Interview with Bram Stoker Award Winner Cassandra Khaw and New York Times Bestseller Richard Kadrey Authors of The Dead Take The A Train

    Ron and Jake welcome Cassandra Khaw and Richard Kadrey to the podcast! They chat about their collaboration, the urban horror novel, The Dead Take The A Train.

    You'd be hard-pressed to find a more impressive horror co-writing team than Cassandra Khaw and Richard Kadrey.

    A British Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award, and Locus Award finalist, Cassandra won a Stoker last year for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection for Breakable Things. Widely published, their short fiction may be found in such venues as Fantasy Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Tor. com, and Nature. Cassandra is also a game writer, with credits on She Remembered Caterpillars, Wasteland 3, and Falcon Age, and projects for Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, World of Darkness, and Warhammer 40k.

    Richard Kadrey is the author of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling Sandman Slim series, the first volume of which William Gibson called "a dirty ass masterpiece," and which Amazon included in its 100 science fiction and fantasy books to read in a lifetime. Kadrey's other books include King Bullet, The Grand Dark, and Butcher Bird.

    Richard and Cassandra joined us to discuss their first collaboration, the urban fantasy horror novel The Dead Take the A Train, part of the Carrion City duology published by Tor Nightfire. For fans of Hellblazer, Angel, The Magicians, and yes, Sandman Slim, this is a must-read.

    The Dead Take The A Train by Cassandra Khaw and Richard Kadrey (Tor Nightfire)

    https://tornightfire.com/catalog/the-dead-take-the-a-train-cassandra-khaw-richard-kadrey/

    Cassandra Khaw
    https://casskhaw.carrd.co/

    Richard Kadey
    https://www.richardkadrey.me/

    The Wrath of the iOtians

    Email: thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
    Instagram: thewrathoftheiotians
    Twitter:  @OfiOtians
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/wrathoftheiotianspodcast
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    • 39 min
    SIFF 2023 Interview with Peter Collins Campbell Director of Variations On A Theme

    SIFF 2023 Interview with Peter Collins Campbell Director of Variations On A Theme

    The 2023 Seattle International Film Festival was held on May 11-21. Ron was able to receive press credentials and had the opportunity to check out several short films and a few features.  Ron met with Director Peter Collins Campbell to chat about his extraordinary short horror film Variations On A Theme. Peter cites David Lynch and David Cronenberg as influences.

    September 2023 updates from Peter:

    He's still looking for funding for the Variations On A Theme feature film.
     
    The delivery guy script is now called GRIND.

    Peter Collins Campbell
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5232266/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
    https://vimeo.com/ Search for Peter Collins Campbell Director

    Seattle International Film Festival
    https://www.siff.net/

    Variations On A Theme will be showing at
    BeyondFest October 7, 2023 Los Angeles, CA NEON Theater at Los Feliz 3
    https://beyondfest.com/2023-films/

    Brooklyn Horror Film Festival October 12-19, 2023
    https://brooklynhorrorfest.com/2023-lineup/

    Chicago International Film Festival October 11-22, 2023
    Check web site for showtimes:
    https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/festival/all-films-list/

    Dimland  Directed by Peter Collins Campbell (2021)
    IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13983486/
    Available on Paramount+ and VOD

    After Hours Directed by Martin Scorsese
    https://www.imdb.com/find/?q=after%20hours&ref_=nv_sr_sm

    The Wrath of the iOtians

    Email: thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
    Instagram: thewrathoftheiotians
    Twitter:  @OfiOtians
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/wrathoftheiotianspodcast
    Website: https://thewrathoftheiotians.buzzsprout.com/

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

Vega11 ,

Funny and Insightful

I started to become a fan of sci fi just listening to to Jake and Ron! They have great chemistry not just with each other but with their author interviews. The topics are also well curated!

NickEE89 ,

5 Stars

As a nerd myself, I love this podcast. The hosts do an excellent job covering a huge array of topics. I started with the episode on UFOs and quickly subscribed. Keep up the good work!

exoticflipflop ,

Must Have

A must have app. for literature fans.

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