Episode 095 – Saladin Ahmed and Tobias Buckell

On March 20, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 095 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome authors Saladin Ahmed and Tobias Buckell to talk about cultural influences in science fiction and fantasy.

About Saladin:

Saladin Ahmed was born in Detroit and raised in a working-class, Arab American enclave in Dearborn, MI. His short stories have been nominated for the Nebula and Campbell awards, and have appeared in Year’s Best Fantasy and numerous other magazines, anthologies, and podcasts, as well as being translated into five foreign languages. He is represented by Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON is his first novel.

About Tobias:

Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born New York Times Bestselling author. His work has been translated into 15 different languages. He has published some 50 short stories in various magazines and anthologies, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, and Campbell awards.

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This podcast features original music by John Anealio

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3 Responses to Episode 095 – Saladin Ahmed and Tobias Buckell

  1. Given Tobias’ insightful comments about uneven distribution of technology, he’d be awesome, I bet, at throwing the players of a roleplaying space opera game like Traveller a curveball:

    “Wait, this planet was supposed to be tech level 7. Where are the flying cars? Why are the natives using dirty hydrocarbon burning vehicles?”

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