Episode 195 – With James SA Corey

On June 17, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

CibolaBurnsIn episode 195 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author James SA Corey.  

About James:

James S.A. Corey is the pen name for a collaboration between Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

James’ current project is a series of science fiction novels called The Expanse.  The first novel, Leviathan Wakes, was released in the summer of 2011.  The second, Caliban’s War, was released in 2012, the third, Abaddon’s Gate was released in 2013 and Cibola Burn will be released on June 17th, 2014.

James is Daniel’s middle name, Corey is Ty’s middle name, and S.A. are Daniel’s daughter’s initials.

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3 Responses to Episode 195 – With James SA Corey

  1. Loved the discussion. Wish I could have participated…I have thoughts longer than a comment can really contain

    –I think people want to know what they are reading is real and legitimate, and retconning the old SW stuff out of canon sort of makes them “published fanfic”. Nothing wrong with fanfic, mind, lots of authors have come out of fanfic…but it feels illegitimate and “lesser”. (Sort of like the rap that tie-in novels often get vis a vis original fiction, but even another level “down”).

  2. Sturn says:

    Great episode! I’m new to the site, but loving it.

    If I could add to the discussion, and play sci fi psychologist a bit, I’d be appreciative. I think what Patrick (I think that was who was talking) MIGHT BE feeling about the expanded Star Wars universe is a sense that the community and universe that created the community got to go on with a bit of the audience at the helm. People were able to bring themselves back to that old emotional connection and feel they got to be part of that original universe again but with a greater sense of adventure as reader and write are on the cutting edge of new Star Wars thought and community. The ride was still going strong. So when everything gets retconned, not only is the universe put to a halt, and the work is not appreciated, but the community is now seen as second class. They didn’t reject the books; they rejected the FAN’s books, and therefore the fans. If it wasn’t for the terrible prequels, then maybe everybody would be fine. But fool me twice…

    Also, if I can be sci fi psychologist again, I’d say put the bottle down man. Star Wars expanded universe seems to me to be that fun drinking game you had with some friends. But now a few of those friends are alcoholics. One’s lost his job and getting a divorce, and another just beat up his kid. Everything is all wrong. So the Corey’s (can I call them that?) advice sounds good. Take the good and walk away. No need obsessing. That kind of party was for college only, and now you have a mortgage to pay and mouths to feed.

  3. Peter says:

    Great interview! over the discussion on mythos vs. canon. Blew my mind and changed my opinion.

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