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This is a journey exploring the stories we enjoy reading, watching, listening to, and the people who create those stories... the people who write our books, comics, movies, television shows, and what drives them to create these stories that we truly cannot live without.



Good stories start with the writers, and we talk to them: the novelists, the comics writers, the screenwriters, the playwrights, where ever there's a story, someone's either making it up or writing it down.

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This is a journey exploring the stories we enjoy reading, watching, listening to, and the people who create those stories... the people who write our books, comics, movies, television shows, and what drives them to create these stories that we truly cannot live without.



Good stories start with the writers, and we talk to them: the novelists, the comics writers, the screenwriters, the playwrights, where ever there's a story, someone's either making it up or writing it down.

    Writers, After Dark #47: Scott Reintgen

    Writers, After Dark #47: Scott Reintgen

    YA SF author Scott Reintgen stops by to talk about "Ashlords", the debut volume of his new magical horse race duology.



    Scott talks about how the story he had started writing evolved into a deeper telling of one of the elements and focusing on what hooked his readers: the race and the actual fire horses. He also talks about the alchemy and the variety of skills required to ride and train these phoenix horses, the fickle attentions of the gods, and more. And yes, he lightly teases events from the upcoming conclusion in "Bloodsworn".



    How do we get this story in animated form on Netflix?



    Scott also talks about his new middle-grade adventure, "Saving Fable", and the light-hearted fun it has that he realized he'd been craving.



    As a bonus, reviewer/contributor Jazz brings us a review of "Doctor Who: A New Beginning", the collected graphic novel introduction to the 13th Doctor (from Titan Comics)



    Website: itspronouncedrankin.com

    Twitter: @Scott_Thought



    What types of horse stories fire your imagination? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 40 min
    Writers, After Dark #46: Mike Chen

    Writers, After Dark #46: Mike Chen

    SF author and columnist Mike Chen talks about how creating the characters of "A Beginning at the End" was more important than the actual apocalypse and immediate aftermath.



    Mike talks about the importance of reestablishing family and community connections, and restoring some sense of normalcy to give the younger survivors a safe space to learn and grow, and so much more.



    If you want to see Mike in person, he will be at Gallifrey One (Feb 14-16), and SF in SF on Feb 23, and if you're going to be in the Tucson AZ area, Mike will be at the Tucson Festival of Books (March 14, 2020)



    Website: mikechenbooks.com

    Twitter: @mikechenwriter

    Instagram: @mikechenwriter



    Do you enjoy stories about the rebuild after the apocalypse, or the stories of survival during the crash? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 41 min
    Writers, After Dark #45: All About Silverberg

    Writers, After Dark #45: All About Silverberg

    SF columnist/historian Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and publisher Peter Carlaftes of Three Rooms Press talk about the history and the future of SF Grand Master Robert Silverberg, including the newest short story collection, "Alien Archives".



    Alvaro talks about his talking with other science fiction authors who've mentioned being influenced by or working with Silverberg over the years, and Peter talks about how the various collections have come about, future collections to expect, and so much more.



    Tor.com: 7 Reasons Why Robert Silverberg Remains a Must-Read

    Website: threeroomspress.com

    Twitter: @azinosamaro, @threeroomspress



    What Silverberg stories have influenced you, or is his work still on your TBR list? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 44 min
    Writers, After Dark #44: S. K. Dunstall

    Writers, After Dark #44: S. K. Dunstall

    S. K. Dunstall (Sherylyn and Karen) stop by to chat about "Stars Beyond", the latest entry in their space opera series "Stars Uncharted".



    The sisters talk about the melding of space opera, heists and body modifications, about exploring how people can travel in space when corrupt corporations are gaming all the systems, and how they crafted the sequel to a book that was intended to be a standalone adventure.



    Sherylyn and Karen also talk about their tandem writing process, and what fires their imaginations when writing stories on their own.



    Website: skdunstall.com

    Twitter: @SKDunstall

    Facebook: facebook.com/SKDunstall



    Where you do like your space opera to take you? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 35 min
    Writers, After Dark #43: Robin Cook

    Writers, After Dark #43: Robin Cook

    New York Times best-selling author Robin Cook stops by to talk about his latest medical thriller, "Genesis", and some of the implications of using ancestral DNA from genetic testing as an investigative tool to track down and identify unknown persons who may be connected to crimes.



    Robin also talks about the changing landscape of the genetic and emotional changes in what it means to be a "father" given the number of people using the DNA kits to find out who their "anonymous" sperm donor fathers are, and the legal measures being looked at to circumvent privacy protections in order to contact them.



    Website: robincook.com

    Facebook: facebook.com/DrRobinCook



    How close to the bleeding edge do you like the science and technology that shows up in your mysteries and thrillers? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    • 33 min
    Writers, After Dark #42: Joe Mynhardt

    Writers, After Dark #42: Joe Mynhardt

    Joe Mynhardt, publisher of Crystal Lake Publishing, stops by to talk about getting started as a small press, focusing on horror and thrillers, and addressing the expansions since.



    Crystal Lake specializes in several popular series, Writers on Writing, Horror 101, Horror 201, The Dead Stage, plus the newest series, Shallow Waters, a collected volume of the most popular horror flash fiction stories entered into their monthly challenges. The best entries are then posted to their Patreon page, where patrons can vote for that month's winner.



    Shallow Waters -- where nothing stays buried. With twenty-two dark tales diving beneath the surface of loss, love, and life, Shallow Waters is the official monthly flash fiction challenge hosted by the award-winning Crystal Lake Publishing. Every month a new challenge is posted online, with authors submitting via email.



    Website: Crystal Lake Publishing: Shallow Waters

    Twitter: @crystallakepub

    Patreon: patreon.com/CLP



    What variety of horror or thriller fiction appeals most to you? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or have your say in the comments below!



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    Paypal: paypal.me/ScifiSummer

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

Jazzmine2023 ,

Fun & Enjoyable 📚🎨👍

Summer has done it again & created a fun, enjoyable podcast with variety, creativity, & humor; discussing the writing process and interviews many authors of different mediums & genres. Two thumbs up 👍

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