Episode 462-With Jeremy Robert Johnson

On September 22, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Jeremy Robert Johnson whose novel, THE LOOP – available today for preorders, shipping on Sept 29th. ABOUT THE LOOP: A small town nestled in the hills of central Oregon becomes the epicenter of an epidemic of violence when the teenaged children of several executives from the local biotech firm […]

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Episode 461-With Andrew Pyper

On September 15, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Andrew Pyper whose novel, THE RESIDENCE is out NOW! About THE RESIDENCE: The year is 1853. President-elect Franklin Pierce is traveling with his family to Washington, DC, when tragedy strikes. In an instant, their train runs off the rails, violently flinging passengers about the cabin. But when the great […]

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Episode 460-With Samantha Cohoe

On September 8, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Samantha Cohoe whose debut novel, A GOLDEN FURY is available for pre-orders today, and will arrive on October 13, 2020! About A GOLDEN FURY: Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary […]

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Episode 459-With Chris Mooney

On September 1, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Chris Mooney, author of the new thriller – BLOOD WORLD! About BLOOD WORLD: Everything changed when scientists discovered the drug. It looked like the cure for aging, but all progress comes with a price tag. Now, eternal youthfulness will be paid for by the blood of the innocent. The […]

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Episode 458-With Carole Stivers

On August 25, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Carole Stivers, whose debut novel – THE MOTHER CODE is available today – August 25th! About THE MOTHER CODE: Kai is born in America’s desert Southwest, his only companion his robotic Mother, Rho-Z. Equipped with the knowledge and motivations of a human mother, Rho-Z raises Kai and teaches him […]

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Episode 457-With Brandon Crilly

On August 18, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Brandon Crilly! About Brandon Crilly: An Ottawa teacher by day, Brandon Crilly has been previously published by On Spec, The 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, and Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation. He received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, reviews fiction for BlackGate.com […]

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Episode 456-With Matt Wallace

On August 11, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome back Matt Wallace, cohost of the Hugo Award winning Ditch Diggers podcast, and author of Rencor: Life in Grudge City, the Sin du Jour series and his brand new, debut epic Fantasy, SAVAGE LEGION. About SAVAGE LEGION: They call them Savages. Brutal. Efficient. Expendable. The empire relies on them. […]

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Episode 455-With Jennifer Brody and Jules Rivera

On August 4, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome not one, but TWO guests! Jennifer Brody and Jules Rivera, whose graphic novel – SPECTRE DEEP 6, is out now from Turner Publishing! About SPECTRE DEEP 6: SPECTRE DEEP 6 is a paranormal sci-fi story about a team of secret government agents who have been resurrected as ghosts to […]

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Episode 454-With R. A. Salvatore

On July 28, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome N.Y. Times Bestselling Author R. A. Salvatore, whose latest book – RELENTLESS – concludes his Generations trilogy. About RELENTLESS: Displaced in time and unexpectedly reunited with his son Drizzt Do’Urden, Zaknafein has overcome the prejudices ingrained in him as a drow warrior to help his son battle the ambitious […]

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Episode 453-With Anaea Lay

On July 21, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Anaea Lay – author of LIGHT YEARS APART, a 230,000-word interactive sci-fi novel where your choices control the story. LIGHT YEARS APART: Can you and your sister outfox a galaxy-spanning AI to save your home planet? A rollicking adventure with space pirates, spies, and snarky computers. You trained at […]

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Episode 452-With Corry L. Lee

On July 14, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Corry L. Lee – author of WEAVE THE LIGHTNING. WEAVE THE LIGHTNING: Gerrit is the son of Bourshkanya’s Supreme-General. Despite his powerful storm-affinity and the State’s best training, he can’t control his magic. To escape the brutal consequences, he flees. Celka is a travelling circus performer, hiding both her […]

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Episode 451-With K. C. Alexander

On July 7, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome K.C. Alexander – author of Nanoshock – SINless #2 and co-author (With Jason M. Hough) of Mass Effect: Andromeda: Nexus Uprising. About Nanoshock – SINless #2: Being a mercenary isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Especially when Riko’s hard-won reputation has taken a hard dive into fucked. Now […]

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Episode 450-With Nick Martell

On June 30, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Nick Martell – author of The Kingdom of Liars. About The Kingdom of Liars: Michael is branded a traitor as a child because of the murder of the king’s nine-year-old son, by his father David Kingman. Ten years later on Michael lives a hardscrabble life, with his sister Gwen, […]

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Episode 449-With Derek Kunsken

On June 23, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Derek Kunsken – author of THE HOUSE OF STYX. About THE HOUSE OF STYX: Life can exist anywhere. And anywhere there is life, there is home. In the swirling clouds of Venus, the families of la colonie live on floating plant-like trawlers, salvaging what they can in the fierce […]

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Episode 448-With Michael R Underwood

On June 16, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Michael R. Underwood – author of ANNIHILATION ARIA. About ANNIHILATION ARIA: A woman who can wield a weapon like a song and her voice like a weapon. A man who can out-think any problem. A pilot who can outmaneuver the best of them. Lahra, Max, and Wheel live and […]

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Episode 447-With Emily B Martin

On June 9, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Emily B Martin – author of SUNSHIELD – available from HarperVoyager. About SUNSHIELD: A lawless wilderness. A polished court. Individual fates, each on a quest to expose a system of corruption. The desolate canyons of Alcoro—and the people desperate enough to hide there—couldn’t be more different from the opulent […]

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Magic and Melting Glaciers: Climate Change in SFF – Guest Post

On June 8, 2020, in Guest Post, by Emily B. Martin

By Emily B. Martin “Of course, it is likely enough, my friends,” Treebeard said slowly, “likely enough that we are going to our doom: the last march of the Ents. But if we stayed at home and did nothing, doom would find us anyway, sooner or later.” –The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien Describing nature as […]

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Episode 446-With Drew Murray

On June 2, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Drew Murray – author of BROKEN GENIUS: A Will Parker Thriller – out today, June 2nd! About BROKEN GENIUS: A Will Parker Thriller: For Will Parker, it’s about personal redemption after a disastrous mistake In 2011, Will Parker, the young prodigy CEO of a big tech company makes a […]

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Episode 445-With Michael Mammay

On May 26, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Michael Mammay – retired army officer and author of PLANETSIDE AND SPACESIDE. About Michael Mammay: Michael Mammay is a science fiction writer. He is a retired army officer and a graduate of the United States Military Academy. He has a master’s degree in military history, and he currently teaches […]

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Episode 444-With Stephen Blackmore

On May 19, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Stephen Blackmore – author of GHOST MONEY, book five in a dark urban fantasy series that follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts. About Stephen Blackmore: Stephen Blackmoore is the Los Angeles based author of the noir / urban […]

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Episode 443-With Ben Riggs

On May 12, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome geek journalist extraordinaire. podcaster, D&D historian, Gadfly, nerd, writer, educator, friend to humanity, animal, and werewolf alike – Ben Riggs to talk about the history of D&D and the fall of TSR! Links: Ben Riggs on Twitter Ben Riggs on the Plotpoint Podcast Tracy Townsend on Twitter Patrick Hester […]

 

Just Us, Food and Fandom

On May 5, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Having survived April, Patrick and Tracy are talking about food and fandom this week. Both enjoy cooking for themselves and others, and in this episode explore the links between food and the genre’s we love. Plus – they play the inaugural game of THUNDERDOME… Links: Tracy Townsend on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional […]

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