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Incoming transmission! Welcome to What The SFF, a new podcast hosted by Angry Robot Books. Join our host, resident robot overlord Eleanor Teasdale, as she travels through the scifi-fantasy multiverse, picking up new authors and exciting guests, tackling the hottest topics in genre fiction, and discovering how to make the perfect cup of tea in space.

So tune in each month for your scifi update! And we promise, we are the robots you’re looking for.

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Incoming transmission! Welcome to What The SFF, a new podcast hosted by Angry Robot Books. Join our host, resident robot overlord Eleanor Teasdale, as she travels through the scifi-fantasy multiverse, picking up new authors and exciting guests, tackling the hottest topics in genre fiction, and discovering how to make the perfect cup of tea in space.

So tune in each month for your scifi update! And we promise, we are the robots you’re looking for.

    'When There's Trouble, Call a Mario!'

    'When There's Trouble, Call a Mario!'

    In the latest episode of What the SFF?!, join Tim Pratt, author of the Axiom trilogy and Doors of Sleep, and Molly Tanzer, author of the Diabolist's Library trilogy and weird-Western Vermillion, as they chat with Head Robot Eleanor Teasdale!

    Listen in as they discuss how authors can use Patreon to showcase their writing (or their cats), the trials and tribulations of crowdfunding, and the singular joys of working on Mario manga.

    Our Guests



    Tim Pratt

    Twitter

    Patreon



    Books by Tim

    Doors of Sleep

    The Alien Stars and Other Novellas

    The Axiom Trilogy

    Antiquities and Tangibles

    The Marla Mason Series



    Molly Tanzer

    Twitter

    Website

    Molly (and Toad's) Patreon



    Books by Molly

    The Diabolist's Library Trilogy

    Vermillion

    Super Mario Manga Mania



    Other Books/Links Mentioned

    The Merry Blacksmith Press

    The Whole Picture by Alice Procter

    Road out of Winter by Alison Stine

    Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky

    The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe

    All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

    Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy

    • 55 min
    Empire of the Antipodeans - Amanda Bridgeman and Amie Kaufman

    Empire of the Antipodeans - Amanda Bridgeman and Amie Kaufman

    Welcome back to What the SFF!?, presented by Angry Robot Books.

    In this episode, we welcome Aussie SFF writers Amanda Bridgeman (whose The Subjugate and The Sensation are out now from Angry Robot), and Amie Kaufman (NYT bestselling co-author of young adult series including The Illuminae Files and Aurora Cycle, and of middle grade series The Elementals)!

    Listen in as they join chief robot Eleanor Teasdale to talk about writing series, the trials and tribulations of co-authoring, how to unwind at the end of the writing day, and all the fantastic writing coming out of the Australian SFF scene!

    Our Guests

    Amanda Bridgeman

    Website 

    Twitter

    Buy The Subjugate 

    Buy The Sensation

    Preorder Pandemic: Patient Zero

    Amie Kaufman

    Website

    Twitter

    Buy Aurora Rising 

    Buy Aurora Burning 

    Buy The Other Side of the Sky

    Buy Elementals: Ice Wolves

    Authors/Books/Resources Mentioned on the Podcast

    The Aurealis Awards (Australia's most prestigious SFF awards)

    The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson

    Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller

    In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

    Sam Hawke

    Devin Madson

    Lynette Noni

    Justin Woolley

    Nathan M. Farrugia

    Amanda Pillar

    • 58 min
    Launch in the Time of Corona - Dan Hanks & Chris Panatier

    Launch in the Time of Corona - Dan Hanks & Chris Panatier

    Welcome back to What the SFF?!, the Angry Robot podcast, as we kick off a new season of brilliantly bookish explorations into all things AR!

    This month we were delighted to release CAPTAIN MOXLEY AND THE EMBERS OF THE EMPIRE by Dan Hanks and THE PHLEBOTOMIST by Chris Panatier, two very different but equally fantastic debut novels, and we were lucky enough to be joined by both Dan and Chris for a live-streamed launch event on September 8th. 

    But if you missed the fun, never fear, because we recorded the whole thing! 

    Listen in as they chat with Robot Overlord Eleanor Teasdale about challenging colonialism in adventure fiction,  how to craft a dystopia while living through one, and learning how to write in a pandemic.

    Check out Dan Hanks on Twitter and his Website

    Buy CAPTAIN MOXLEY AND THE EMBERS OF THE EMPIRE 

    Check out Chris Panatier on Twitter and his Website

    Buy THE PHLEBOTOMIST

    • 58 min
    Time Travel, Board Games and World Building

    Time Travel, Board Games and World Building

    Angry Robot managing director Etan Ilfeld  interviews Francois Ducet.

    Francois is a professional board game developer at Space Cowboys--a leading French publisher. He was one of the top Diplomacy Players in the world, regularly plays D&D, and has been involved in developing  award-winning board games including Splendor. In this interview, we discuss worldbuilding, time travel, and the cross-over from games into fiction.

    https://www.spacecowboys.fr/our-board-games

    Time Stories on BoardGameGeek: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/146508/time-stories

    Stranger Things Bible: http://www.zen134237.zen.co.uk/Stranger_Things/Stranger_Things_-_Bible.pdf

    • 29 min
    You Have to Want It More Than the Video Games

    You Have to Want It More Than the Video Games

    In the latest episode of What the SFF?!, Angry Robot overlord Eleanor Teasdale is joined by authors Myke Cole, whose AR debut Sixteenth Watch is out now, and Dan Moren, author of The Bayern Agenda, and its soon-to-be-released sequel The Aleph Extraction! Listen in as they discuss their tips for Life in the Time of Corona, their tips for books, films, and boardgames to help get you through lockdown, and the best piece of writing voice you've ever heard: you have to want it more than the video games.

    Find this episode's guests here:

    Myke Cole Twitter Instagram Website

    Dan Moren Twitter Instagram Website 

    And get their books here:

    Sixteenth Watch 

    The Bayern Agenda

    The Aleph Extraction

    Further fun:

    Sea of Thieves

    Pike and Shot

    Kingdom Death Monster

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bigfoot in the Box

    Bigfoot in the Box

    In this episode of What The SFF?!, we're joined by two of Angry Robot's newest authors: Rob Greene, writer of just-released debut The Light Years, and Ginger Smith, whose first novel The Rush's Edge  will be out later this year! Listen in as they chat to junior robot Sam McQueen about researching sci-fi, what they've learned about the art of writing from the art of teaching, the trials and tribulations of collecting typewriters and toys, and a very expensive way of getting rid of a body...

    Find this month's guests here:

    Rob Greene

    https://twitter.com/rwwgreene

    https://www.instagram.com/rwwgreene/?hl=en

    https://www.rwwgreene.com

    Ginger Smith

    https://twitter.com/GSmithauthor

    Buy their books here:

    The Light Years: https://smarturl.it/TheLightYears

    The Rush's Edge: https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/shop/year/2020/the-rushs-edge/

    Further reading/watching/listening here: 

    Bloodchild by Octavia Butler: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781583226988

    Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143128793

    Stories From the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781490423913

    Neuromancer (Book 1 of the Sprawl Trilogy) by William Gibson: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780441569595

    Rob's piece on his typewriter collection from Mary Robinette Kowal's My Favourite Bit blog: http://maryrobinettekowal.com/journal/my-favorite-bit-r-w-w-greene-talks-about-the-light-years/

    The Mars Foundation http://www.marsfoundation.org/

    Roadhouse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_House_(1989_film)

    To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar: https://open.spotify.com/album/7ycBtnsMtyVbbwTfJwRjSP

    The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd: https://open.spotify.com/album/4LH4d3cOWNNsVw41Gqt2kv

    The Beatles (aka The White Album) by The Beatles: https://open.spotify.com/album/1WMVvswNzB9i2UMh9svso5

    The Lord of the Rings/Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope: Sorry, never heard of them, you're on your own there...

    • 57 min

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