19 episodes

Two Gen X friends discuss fantasy, horror, and science-fiction books and topics. The co-hosts, 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. He is also an avid RPG fan. 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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Two Gen X friends discuss fantasy, horror, and science-fiction books and topics. The co-hosts, 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. He is also an avid RPG fan. 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 Weird, Edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

    The Weird, Edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

    The iOtians dig into the Weird Anthology Edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.  They also talk about the bad scifi book covers found on r/badscificovers.


    What Else

    The home of shockingly bad sci-fi book covers by Jess Sabine published on Boing Boing
    https://bit.ly/2TmzCWV

    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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Interview with Neil Sharpson, Author of When the Sparrow Falls

    Interview with Neil Sharpson, Author of When the Sparrow Falls

    Jake and Ron  interview author/playwright/blogger Neil Sharpson, and discuss  his debut scifi thriller When the Sparrow Falls. Neil outlines the creative process for his novel and also chats about his favorite animated films.

    When the Sparrow Falls is now available! Get your copy here:

    https://unshavedmouse.com/2020/10/19/when-the-sparrow-falls-now-available-for-pre-order/

    Check out Neil Sharpson's blog, Unshaved Mouse. He writes extensively about animated films and other subjects such as Marvel movies.
    https://unshavedmouse.com/

    Animated film recommended by Neil:
    A Silent Voice : The Movie (2016) directed by Naoko  Yamada
    IMDB link

    An insightful essay from Neil Sharpson published on the Tor Forge Blog:
    “Have we not loved you? Have we not cared for you?”: The Plight of AI in the Universe of Douglas Adams
    https://bit.ly/3gZTxns
    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

    • 44 min
    UFOs or UAPs?

    UFOs or UAPs?

    The iOtians take a break from their usual format and instead have a "bar talk" episode on UFOs ... or is it UAPs? Jake plays Mulder who wants to believe, while Ron plays Scully the skeptic. What do you believe? Either way, have fun listening to this impromptu episode!

    The Winners of the Last Watch book giveaway contest are Gene from the Pacific Northwest and Felipe in New England! Congrats! Gene will get the signed copy. Congrats! Thanks to JS Dewes, Tor Books, and to all the new subscribers who entered the contest!

    Leslie Kean, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record
    Bookshop.org link

    James Fox (dir), The Phenomenon
    IMDb link

    "UFOs Regularly Spotted in Restricted U.S. Airspace, Report on the Phenomenon  Due Next Month"
    May 16, 2021 Sixty Minutes segment link

    Project BLUE BOOK
    National Archives link

    Project Blue Book (2019 series)
    IMDb link

    MUFON website

    "Experts Weigh In on Pentagon UFO Report"
    Scientific American website , June 8, 2021 link

    "Harry Reid: What We Believe About U.F.O.s"
    New York Times website, May 21 , 2021 link (updated June 3. 2021)

    Whitley Strieber, Communion: A True Story
    Bookshop.org link

    Philippe Mora (dir), Communion
    IMDb link

    UFOJoe.net

    Scott R. Jones, Stonefish
    Bookshop.org link

    WHAT ELSE?

    Zack Snyder (dir), Army of the Dead
    IMDb link

    Thomas Vinterberg (dir), Another Round
    IMDb link

    Anders Thomas Jensen (dir), Riders of Justice
    IMDb link

    Ben Wheatley (dir), A Field in England
    IMDb link

    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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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Alan Moore's Tenure on Swamp Thing

    Alan Moore's Tenure on Swamp Thing

    Jake and Ron discuss Alan Moore's tenure on Swamp Thing, the horror movies of Toho Studios, The Empty Man, Hereditary, and Midsommer.

    The Saga of Swamp Thing Box Set by Alan Moore
    Penguin Random House link

    Swamp Thing TV Series on CW (2020)
    IMDB link

    Swamp Thing TV Series (1990-1993)
    IMDB Link

    Swamp Thing cartoon series (1990)
    IMDB Link

    Swamp Thing  directed by Wes Craven (1982)
    IMDB Link

    Swamp Things Podcast
    A Podcast Reliving Alan Moore’s Legendary Run. This podcast covers the Saga of Swamp Thing in detail.
    https://swampthingspod.libsyn.com/

    Enter the The Last Watch book give away contest! Two winners total. One of the books is signed by the author, J.S. Dewes!
    The rules are simple:
    -Take a screenshot that shows you subscribe to The Wrath of the iOtians podcast
    Note: We are listed on directories for all podcast apps.
    -Pick a number between 1-200
    -Send the screenshot and number you chose to  thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
    -Please send only one entry per subscriber

    What Else?

    The Empty Man directed by David Prior (2020)
    IMDB Link

    Hereditary (2018) directed by Ari Aster
    IMDB Link

    Midsommer (2019) directed by Ari Aster
    IMDB Link

    Evil of Dracula
    IMDB Link

    In the Earth (2021) directed by Ben Wheatley
    IMDB Link

    High Rise (2015) directed by Ben Wheatley
    IMDB Link

    A Field in England (2013) directed by Ben Wheatley
    IMDB Link
     
    Kill List (2011) directed by Ben Wheatley
    IMDB Link

    The Outer Limits: Demon with a Glass Hand (1964)
    IMDB Link

    Star Trek the Original Series: The City on the Edge of Forever (1967)
    IMDB Link
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    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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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Harlan Ellison: Deathbird Stories/Dreams with Sharp Teeth

    Harlan Ellison: Deathbird Stories/Dreams with Sharp Teeth

    Jake and Ron discuss Harlan Ellison's classic Deathbird Stories and the Ellison documentary Dreams with Sharp Teeth. They also cover how the year 1986 changed comic books and review the horror movie, The Empty Man.

    Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison
    Harlan Ellison Books link

    Dreams with Sharp Teeth directed by Erik Nelson (2008)
    A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1018887/
    Available on iTunes and Prime Video

    A Boy and His Dog directed by L.Q. Jones (1975)
    Starring Don Johnson!
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/

    The Outer Limits: Demon with a Glass Hand (1964)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0667812/

    Issac Asimov, Harlan Ellison , Gene Wolfe on Science Fiction
    Suffering Fools Music YouTube channel
    https://youtu.be/RZvcKB9vQO0

    Harlan Ellison on Lynch's Dune
    DuneInfo YouTube channel
    https://youtu.be/KJgql2dXAiI

    Harlan Ellison on Esquire's "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" by Gay Talese
    https://youtu.be/fHf_DtcxhpE

    Harlan Ellison in Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc. cartoon series
    Frank Jenks YouTube channel
    https://youtu.be/AbRJ8bGIUZ0

    Harlan Ellison in the Simpsons
    Thomas YouTube channel
    https://youtu.be/TTrnkHuhvFg

    Obituary by Carol Cooper
    Village Voice (7/2/2018)
    https://bit.ly/3h0na8r
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    Enter the The Last Watch book give away contest! Two winners total. One of the books is signed by the author, J.S. Dewes!
    The rules are simple:
    -Take a screenshot that shows you subscribe to The Wrath of the iOtians podcast
    Note: We are listed on directories for all podcast apps.
    -Pick a number between 1-200
    -Send the screenshot and number you chose to  thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
    -Please send only one entry per subscriber

    What Else?

    How the Year 1986 Changed Comic Books Forever by Eric Diaz
    Nerdist.com
    https://bit.ly/3tgAJTG

    Hellblazer by Alan Moore
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellblazer

    Constantine TV series (2014-2015)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3489184/

    The Empty Man directed by David Prior (2020)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5867314/

    The Empty Man Deserves a Cult Following
    Chris Stuckmann YouTube channel
    https://youtu.be/wnJoNE2JChY
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    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
    --

    • 59 min
    Interview with J.S. Dewes, Author of The Last Watch

    Interview with J.S. Dewes, Author of The Last Watch

    Jake and Ron interview the author J.S. Dewes and discuss her debut military science fiction novel, The Last Watch.

    The Last Watch is now available! Pick up your copy at https://www.jsdewes.com/books

    A Room of One's Own is Jenny's favorite bookstore in Madison, WI.
    You can order The Last Watch from this bookstore at https://www.roomofonesown.com/book/9781250236340

    Enter the The Last Watch book give away contest!
    The rules are simple:
    -Take a screenshot that shows you subscribe to The Wrath of the iOtians podcast
    Note: We are listed on directories for all podcast apps.
    -Pick a number between 1-200
    -Send the screenshot and number you chose to  thewrathoftheiotians@gmail.com
    -Please send only one entry per subscriber

    We will select two winners. The contest will run through June 4, 2021, and the winners will be announced in early June. One book is courtesy of Tor Publishing. The other is a signed copy we bought from A Room of One's Own. Enter the contest today to win your free copy of The Last Watch!
     
    The Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
    https://www.jim-butcher.com/books

    Battlestar Galactica (TV series 2004-2009)
    https://www.syfy.com/battlestar-galactica
    IMDB link

    Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clark
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_C._Clarke#Rendezvous_with_Rama

    The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency Book 1)  by John Scalzi
     Macmillan Publishers link

    A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein
    https://allisonepstein.com/

    Killjoys (TV series 2015-Present)
    https://www.syfy.com/killjoys
    IMDB link

    Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story (2011)
    Directed by Ted Campbell and Dave Dewes
    Cinematography and Screenplay by J.S. Dewes
    IMDB link
    Tubi link

    Jimmy Webb
    Distinguished songwriter
    Writer and Board member of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
    https://www.jimmywebb.com/

    The Postal Service (band from Seattle)
    https://postalservicemusic.net/

    EA site for Mass Effect

    The Wrath of the iOtians
    Shout out to my brother Rich for his help with this episode!
    Thank you!
    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

    • 35 min

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If you ever wondered what your nerdy older brother and his nerdy friends talk about in the sustainable coffee shop, then this podcast is most definitely for you. Take a deep dive into science fiction, sorcery, and scary stuff, courtesy of two college friends who know more about Wendigos than most people know about anything. Always entertaining and informative, Wrath of the Iotians (or WOTI, among super fans) is THE PODCAST for anyone who’s a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, or who just wants to unleash their inner nerd for an hour.
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