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Episode 13 – Eastercon 2019 pt 3

Two BSFA winners! Sunday at Eastercon and we talked to Gareth L. Powell, fresh off the back of his win for best novel, also Tiffani Angus, Farah Mendlesohn, and Aliette de Bodard after her win for best non-fiction. The loud sound is the wind (and the occasional plane, bus, taxi…) but the second half is […]

Episode 12 – Eastercon 2019 pt 2.5

Part 2 of Saturday at Eastercon – had to split the day over 2 files because there were so many! This is the second file where I interview Allen Stroud (author, reviewer, con organiser and more), and authors Tade Thompson, Anna Smith Spark, and Jeannette Ng!

Episode 12 – Eastercon 2019 pt 2

Your round up from Saturday at Ytterbiumcon, the 70th Eastercon. I spoke to so many people of different parts of the writer’s community, at different stages in their careers and different challenges. Split into two files for size. The first file listen to Adrian Tchaikovsky, Ferdinand Page, John Jarrold, Mike Brooks. See the second file […]

Episode 11 – Eastercon 2019 pt 1

Your daily digest from Ytterbiumcon (Eastercon 70) held at the Park Inn, Heathrow. I talk to Stewart Hotston, author of Tangle’s Game (Rebellion) about financial disaster, and Dave Hutchinson, author of the award winning Europe series about a lot of things! Sorry for the sound quality but finding a quiet spot in a heaving convention (at an airport hotel) is quite hard.

Episode 010 – bonus materials

edinburgh skyline

Further chat and laughs with Ann Landmann about books and festivals. We talk about chairing a panel and getting tackled by the person you’re hosting, why you should never wear the Gruffalo suit, we get confused over the order of Joanne Harris’ Loki books and you hear far more about the inside of Beth’s house than you ever wanted to know. Plus bloopers and other silliness.

Episode 010 – Cymera SF Book Festival with Ann Landmann

edinburgh skyline

Learn about how a book festival is made! Ann Landmann, founder of Cymera: Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Writing, joins us to talk about the organisation, this year’s amazing highlights, and why you should come along to Edinburgh to check it out.

Episode 009 – Confessions of a Bookseller with D Franklin

sff book seller podcast interview

Behind the scene secrets for the UK’s leading book shop chain, Top 10 SFF books for 2019. Surprising answers to questions like: how are books selected by retailers? How can self-published books end up on mainstream shops’ shelves? Do people judge books by their covers? How can authors help promote their books in shops, even when they are shy?

Episode 008 – bonus materials

24 (and a little bit) minutes of extra podcast content! We talk to Shona Kinsella some more about: writing and parenting, how to quickly switch into the author mindset, pantsing, and should you always have a love interest for your character? We also indulge in some literary iconoclasm, get emotionally involved with our characters and […]