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!'
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.
Books by Tim
Doors of Sleep
The Alien Stars and Other Novellas
The Axiom Trilogy
Antiquities and Tangibles
The Marla Mason Series
Molly (and Toad's) Patreon
Books by Molly
The Diabolist's Library Trilogy
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
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!
Buy The Subjugate
Buy The Sensation
Preorder Pandemic: Patient Zero
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
Nathan M. Farrugia
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
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.
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
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:
The Bayern Agenda
The Aleph Extraction
Sea of Thieves
Pike and Shot
Kingdom Death Monster
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:
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/
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...