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Jake and Ron are two Gen X friends who discuss fantasy, horror and science-fiction topics with their unique insight and quirky sense of humor. They also interview amazing authors such as New York Times bestseller and 5 time Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry, JS Dewes, Sylvain Neuvel, Edward Ashton, Juliette Wade 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

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Jake and Ron are two Gen X friends who discuss fantasy, horror and science-fiction topics with their unique insight and quirky sense of humor. They also interview amazing authors such as New York Times bestseller and 5 time Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry, JS Dewes, Sylvain Neuvel, Edward Ashton, Juliette Wade 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 New York Times Bestseller and 5-Time Bram Stoker Award Winner, Jonathan Maberry, Author of Kagen the Damned

    Interview with New York Times Bestseller and 5-Time Bram Stoker Award Winner, Jonathan Maberry, Author of Kagen the Damned

    We're celebrating episode 50 with New York Times bestselling author and fantastic human being, Jonathan Maberry!
     
    Jonathan Maberry doesn't have time to talk to us. He's writing another novel. He's editing Weird Tales Magazine. He's brokering a deal with an agent, copyediting a manuscript with his assistant, coordinating a speaking engagement with his publicist, or prepping a session of his Writers Coffeehouse for aspiring authors. He's probably in the process of winning another Bram Stoker award--he only has five, after all. He's scripting a comic for Marvel or IDW. He's pre-screening a pilot based on one of his series.
    Jonathan Maberry doesn't have time to talk to us. But he does anyway. In fact, he's got a bookstore appearance coming up in a couple of hours, but he stays on the call past the hour mark to regale us with a tale of how he met Ray Bradbury. He's met all your heroes--Stan Lee, Lin Carter, Stephen King, Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Lance Henrickson, and on and on--and they're his heroes, too. But he also tells us about his beloved grandmother, a very special hero in his own story. 

    He tells us why he's generous with his ideas. He's kind to people he's never heard of, like us. He has good advice. He has infinite delight in his craft. Jonathan Maberry is a legend in our world. If you love Black Panther or Wolverine or Captain America, you know his work. You may be a fan of his Joe Ledger thriller series, or have a son or daughter reading his Nightsiders books. Maybe you caught V-Wars on Netflix because you loved the comic. Or the Pine Deep novels bring you back to your own hometown's sinister past. 

    You know Jonathan Maberry's Rot & Ruin books if you love zombies. He's penned novels based on the immensely popular Deadlands RPG. He's edited X-Files and Aliens anthologies. He even wrote a jujitsu instruction manual or two, before he started producing fiction in his mid-40s. And he just squeezed his first epic fantasy novel into a thoroughly overloaded schedule--Kagen the Damned, which came out with St. Martin's Griffin this May. The sequel, the Son of the Poisoned Rose, is already on tap for January of next year.
    We could keep going, probably all day, but there's an interview to get to. Because in spite of all Jonathan Maberry has on his plate, he made the time, and we couldn't be more grateful for it.

    Kagen the Damned  by Jonathan Maberry published by St. Martin's Griffin

    Son of the Poisoned Rose by Jonathan Maberry to be published by St. Martin's  Griffin

    I Say Your Name in the Dark Nights: A Story of Kagen the Damned  by Jonathan Maberry to be published as an e-Book by St. Martin's Griffin in November 2022.

    Jonathan Maberry
    https://www.jonathanmaberry.com/
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The 2022 Emerald City Comic Con

    The 2022 Emerald City Comic Con

    The Emerald City Comic Con was back in Seattle, WA in August 2022! Ron received a press pass and was able to do onsite interviews. He spoke to some incredible people about their projects.  Check out the photos from ECCC on the iOtian Instagram and Twitter accounts (see below).

    Day 1

    Kayden Phoenix Founder and creative force of Phoenix Studios https://latinasuperheroes.com/

    Boston Metaphysical Society
    https://boston-metaphysical-society-comic.square.site/

    Lumpia with a Vengeance
    http://lumpiamovie.com/

    Opening weekend is September 30! Check out a showtime in your city.

    April Absynth
    https://www.aprilabsynth.com/

    Day 2

    3 Guys and a Flick Podcast
    This is a "must subscribe" podcast!
    https://3guysandaflick.com/

    Author Frank Morin
    https://www.frankmorin.org/

    Pierce Brown author of the Red Rising series
    https://www.piercebrown.com/

    The Wrath of the iOtians

    Email: thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
    Instagram: thewrathoftheiotians
    Twitter:  @OfiOtians
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    Music

    Land Of The Me-me by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic (TONO)
    Licensed under the NEO Sounds Music License Agreement.
    The Man Who Wanted Eternity
    A new, totally homemade, comedy fiction podcast, about a man on a quest to get an...
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    The 2022 Dog Days of Summer Special!

    The 2022 Dog Days of Summer Special!

    The iOtians celebrate the Dog Days of Summer by checking out the great streaming content!  Prey on Hulu, Westworld Season 4 on HBO Max and Neil Gaiman's The Sandman on Netflix. They also share their thoughts on House of Dragons (HBO Max) and Rings of Power (Amazon Prime).

    Jake and Ron also got in touch with authors they've interviewed in the past to see what they are reading and watching this summer:

    Edward Ashton
    CITY OF ORANGE, by David Yoon. A deep exploration of love and loss and what happens when the world ends but you're too stubborn or stupid to end with it.

    THE 22 MURDERS OF MADISON MAY, by Max Barry. A police procedural that tripped and fell through a manhole into the multiverse.
    And also the Futurama reboot. I don't have super high expectations for this one, but I know I'm gonna watch it anyway.
    Sylvain Neuvel
    Books: Face by Joma West comes out in a month or two. My favorite read in a while. The Violence, by Delilah Dawson is pretty recent and awesome.
    TV. New season of For All Mankind coming to Apple TV. That show’s a must for anyone who likes Take Them To the Stars.
    Also, I think Strange New Worlds is the best trek yet
    Juliette Wade
    I'm hoping to read August Kitko and the Mechas from Space by Alex White, Saint Death's Daughter by C.S.E. Cooney, and Comeuppance Served Cold by Marion Deeds.
    Neil Sharpson
    Hi gents! At the moment I'm reading Trilby Black's excellent "Finnegan's Awake", a YA novel about a teenage girl who believes she's been raised to single handedly fight the War on Terror.
     I'm trying to read more Irish language stuff so I'm gearing up to tackle "Cluiche na Corónach" which is the translation of "Game of Thrones" (wish me luck). 
    The rest of my TBR pile consists of Lies of Descent by Troy Carroll Butcher and Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman. I'd recommend The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brian, one of the funniest science fiction books ever written.
    Marina Lostetter
    I'm looking forward to reading Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments (book 2 in the Edinburgh Nights series) by T.L. Huchu, 
    What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher, The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean, watching the adaptation of Mr. Malcom's List, and finally starting What We Do in the Shadows.

    The Wrath of the iOtians

    Email: thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
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    Twitter:  @OfiOtians
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    Music

    Land Of The Me-me by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic (TONO)
    Licensed under the NEO Sounds Music License Agreement
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    • 37 min
    Interview with Malcolm Devlin, Author of And Then I Woke Up

    Interview with Malcolm Devlin, Author of And Then I Woke Up

    Jake and Ron interview Malcolm Devlin, author of And Then I Woke Up  published by TorDotCom!

    And Then I Woke Up by Malcolm Devlin TorDot Com
    https://publishing.tor.com/andtheniwokeup-malcolmdevlin/9781250798084/

    Malcolm Devlin Web Site
    http://www.malcolmdevlin.com/

    Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
    http://www.jaronlanier.com/tenarguments.html

    Three Colors Trilogy
    https://www.imdb.com/list/ls068621392/

    The Endless (2017) directed by Jason Benson and Aaron Moorhead
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3986820/

    The Wrath of the iOtians

    Email: thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
    Instagram: thewrathoftheiotians
    Twitter:  @OfiOtians
    Website: https://thewrathoftheiotians.buzzsprout.com/

    Music

    Land Of The Me-me by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic (TONO)
    Licensed under the NEO Sounds Music License Agreement
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    • 31 min
    Interview with Samit Basu, Author of The City Inside

    Interview with Samit Basu, Author of The City Inside

    Jake and Ron interview one of the most exciting science fiction novelists in recent years, Samit Basu, author of The City Inside published by TorDotCom!

    Samit Basu is a prolific veteran of fantasy and science fiction novels. He's also quite versatile, with work ranging from the bestselling Gamewold trilogy to YA titles such as The Adventures of Stoob, Terror on the Titanic, and even comic books. He has written columns and essays for several leading Indian and international publications. On top of that, Samit is also a screenwriter and director. He co-directed the film House Arrest, which was part of the Netflix International Originals program in 2019. His UK/US crossover occurred with the superhero novels Turbulence and its sequel, Resistance, published by Titan Books. Said Wired Magazine of Turbulence, "... it has it all. Solid writing, great character development, humor, personal loss, and excellent points to ponder in every chapter" Turbulence won the Wired Goldenbot Award.
    His latest novel The City Inside, published by TordotCom, tells the story of Joey, a "Reality Controller" in near-future Delhi. Her job is to supervise the multimedia multi-reality livestreams of Indi, one of South Asia’s fastest-rising online celebrities.
    It turns out some of those live streams are manufactured to your tastes and desires. Popularity, views, and likes are now part of the sophisticated disinformation machine. To make matters worse, Joey and her friends live in an outright surveillance state. Understanding where cameras are located and being careful about what they say are in the forefront of their minds. To survive in near-future Delhi, one needs to constantly play defense and be on alert.
    The City Inside reads not as a dystopia, but rather as a forecast for tomorrow. Samit's education at the University of Westminster, London in broadcast and documentary film-making lends itself to the immediacy felt when reading this book. Despite the extraordinary circumstances the characters live under, there is a sense of hope and humor throughout the book. 
    Samit prepares to write a novel by immersing himself in research. Now, you would think that someone who spent a multitude of hours researching potential issues for the human race would be quite dour, but he was very affable and we absolutely enjoyed our conversation with him. As you'll see, he's very thoughtful during the interview. Although he lives in Delhi, India, Samit was kind enough to interview while he was on vacation. We reached him in Berlin, Germany.

    Samit Basu Links

    The City Inside by Samit Basu (2022)
    https://publishing.tor.com/thecityinside-samitbasu/9781250827487/

    Samit Basu Official Web Site:  https://samitbasu.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/samitbasu
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/samitbasu/
    Samit Basu interviews author Bruce Sterling:
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    • 53 min
    John Carpenter's The Thing 40th Anniversary

    John Carpenter's The Thing 40th Anniversary

    Jake and Ron celebrate the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter's The Thing!
    This episode is dedicated to Jake's brother Mike, who is the biggest and most knowledgeable fan of John Carpenter's The Thing in the world—and maybe even the universe!

    John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell (1938)
    https://wp.nyu.edu/darknessspeaks/wp-content/uploads/sites/3674/2016/09/who_goes_there.pdf

    Frozen Hell by John W. Campbell
    https://wildsidepress.com/frozen-hell-by-john-w-campbell-jr-trade-paperback/

    The Thing from Another World (1951)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044121/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_3

    The Thing (2011)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0905372/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_2

    The Making of the Thing (TeoTosone YouTube Channel)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jURaHXAPbPQ&t=2899s&ab_channel=TeoTosone

    Mike Ploog Storyboards

    https://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=160811

    KleverStudios YouTube channel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctq6T57TLtg&ab_channel=KleverStudios

    On Location with John Carpenter's The Thing (Omni Magazine July 1982)
    https://jonathanrosenbaum.net/2021/10/on-location-with-john-carpenters-the-thing-tk/

    John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’: The Story of an SF Horror Game-Changer by Sven Mikulec
    Cinephilia & Beyond
    https://cinephiliabeyond.org/john-carpenters-thing-story-sf-horror-game-changer/
    (Includes Bill Lancaster’s screenplay for The Thing)

    The Thing from Another World (Dark Horse Comics 1991)
    https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/91-425/The-Thing-from-Another-World-1-of-2

    The Things by Peter Blair (2010)
    https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts_01_10/

    The Thing (4K Ultra HD + Blu Ray)
    https://www.amazon.com/Thing-Blu-ray-4K-UHD/dp/B098Z28MSY

    The Wrath of the iOtians

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    • 1 hr 9 min

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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!

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