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SFF Addicts

By Adrian M. Gibson & FanFiAddict.com

SFF Addicts is a bi-weekly panel podcast about sci-fi, fantasy and speculative fiction, as well as the occasional jaunt into the wider SFF industry. Join host Adrian M. Gibson and guest authors, publishing industry professionals, podcasters, bloggers and more for discussions about all things SFF: the speculative fiction market, writing craft, TV, movies, and why we're addicted to SFF. Plus, interviews with authors, TV and Film Club bonus episodes and more.

The full episode archive, as well as book reviews and essays, can be found at fanfiaddict.com.
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Author Chat: Aliette de Bodard (Author of The Red Scholar’s Wake & Fireheart Tiger)
Author Chat: Aliette de Bodard (Author of The Red Scholar’s Wake & Fireheart Tiger)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author Aliette de Bodard for a chat about her new book The Red Scholar's Wake, books in translation, Vietnamese history and language, her Universe of Xuya series, worldbuilding, childbirth, sentient spaceships, sapphic romance, family, food as memory and much more. RESOURCES MENTIONED: - Aliette's recipes - "Making Comfort Food" (Tor.com article) - Legend of Fei (TV show) - The Keeper's Six by Kate Elliott - The Imperial Coroner (TV show) EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Aliette de Bodard is the award-winning author of Fireheart Tiger, In the Vanishers’ Palace, the Obsidian and Blood series, the Dominion of the Fallen series, The Universe of Xuya series and more. As well, her short fiction has been featured in Uncanny Magazine, Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless  Skies, Tor.com and numerous other publications. Aliette’s newest release is the novel The Red Scholar’s Wake, the latest addition to The  Universe of Xuya series. Find Aliette on Twitter, Patreon, her newsletter or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:03:35
December 01, 2022
Ep. 32: Robots & AI (with Daniel H. Wilson, Ada Hoffmann, Emma Mieko Candon & I. S. Lee)
Ep. 32: Robots & AI (with Daniel H. Wilson, Ada Hoffmann, Emma Mieko Candon & I. S. Lee)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Daniel H. Wilson, Ada Hoffmann, Emma Mieko Candon and I. S. Lee as they program the virtual realities of robots and artificial intelligence. During the panel they discuss why robots & AI are so captivating, the dialogue between science and sci-fi, humanist thinking, debates around intelligence and consciousness, transhumanism and posthumanism, creation and gods, nature vs. technology and more. RESOURCES/BOOKS MENTIONED: - The Culture Series by Iain M. Banks - Friends at the Table Podcast - The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells - "Cat Pictures Please" by Naomi Kritzer - For a Breath I Tarry by Roger Zelazny - Hyperion by Dan Simmons EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Daniel H. Wilson is the author of Robopocalypse, Robogenesis, The Clockwork Dynasty, The Andromeda Evolution, Amped and more. Find Daniel on Twitter or his personal website. Ada Hoffmann is the author of The Outside, The Fallen, Monsters in My Mind and more.  Find Ada on Twitter, Substack or her personal website. Emma Mieko Candon is the author of Star Wars Visions: Ronin, as well as the upcoming The Archive Undying. Find Emma on Twitter or her personal website. I. S. Lee is the author Aur Child, his debut novel. Find Ian on Amazon or Facebook. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:44:00
November 29, 2022
Author Chat: Africa Risen editors Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki & Zelda Knight
Author Chat: Africa Risen editors Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki & Zelda Knight
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning editors/authors Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Zelda Knight for a chat about their new anthology Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, as well as the evolution and meaning of the anthology's title, the story selection process, offering a platform for new African and diaspora authors, storytelling traditions, community building and much more. RESOURCES/BOOKS MENTIONED: - Too Dystopian for Whom? A Continental Nigerian Writer's Perspective (essay in Uncanny Magazine) - Bridging Worlds anthology - Neon Hemlock Press - Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Sheree Renée Thomas is an award-winning author, editor and poet. Her works include the Dark Matter anthology, Nine Bar Blues, the Marvel novel Black Panther: Panther's Rage, the story "Timebox Altar(ed)" in Janelle Monáe's collection The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer and much more.  Find Sheree on Twitter or her personal website. Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an award-winning speculative fiction writer, editor and publisher from Nigeria. He edited the first ever Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology, the Bridging Worlds anthology and co-edited the Dominion and Africa Risen anthologies. His newest short story is "Destiny Delayed," which you can read here. Find Oghenechovwe on Twitter or his personal website. Zelda Knight is an award-winning author, editor and bookseller. She co-edited the Dominion anthology, and has written numerous short stories and science fiction/romance series and books. Find Zelda on Twitter or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:00:19
November 17, 2022
Ep. 31: Nautical Fantasy (with Andrea Stewart, RJ Barker & Joshua Phillip Johnson)
Ep. 31: Nautical Fantasy (with Andrea Stewart, RJ Barker & Joshua Phillip Johnson)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Andrea Stewart, RJ Barker and Joshua Phillip Johnson as they sail the high seas of nautical fantasy. During the panel they discuss why the ocean is so captivating (and terrifying), why it blends well with fantasy stories, nautical worldbuilding, character development, maritime battles, magic systems, deep sea creatures and more. NOTE: Andrea had to leave the call around the one hour mark, so after that point it is just Adrian, RJ and Joshua. RESOURCES/BOOKS MENTIONED: - The Marine Art of Geoff Hunt (cover artist of the Aubrey/Maturin Novels) - The Scar by China Miéville - Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr. - Hornblower Saga by C. S. Forester - Master and Commander and the Aubrey/Maturin Novels by Patrick O'Brian - Moby Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Andrea Stewart is the author of The Bone Shard Daughter and The Bone Shard Emperor, books one and two in The Drowning Empire Trilogy. Find Andrea on Twitter or her personal website. RJ Barker is the author of The Tide Child Trilogy and the Wounded Kingdom Trilogy. Find RJ on Twitter, his personal website or the Writeopolis podcast. Joshua Phillip Johnson is the author The Forever Sea, his debut novel. Find Joshua on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:45:20
November 15, 2022
TV Club: House of the Dragon S01 Review (with Miltos Yerolemou, M.J. Kuhn & Liam Quane)
TV Club: House of the Dragon S01 Review (with Miltos Yerolemou, M.J. Kuhn & Liam Quane)
W̶i̶n̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶i̶s̶ Dragons are coming! Join host Adrian M. Gibson and actor Miltos Yerolemou (aka Syrio Forel in Game of Thrones), as well as authors M.J. Kuhn and Liam Quane, as they review season one of House of the Dragon. During the panel they discuss their personal relationships with Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, Miltos' experiences acting on Game of Thrones, first impressions of House of the Dragon, its character portrayals, time jumps, actor changes and dialogue, as well as hopes for season two and more. WARNING: This panel contains spoilers for the entire first season of House of the  Dragon, as well as aspects of the Game of Thrones TV series and A Song  of Ice and Fire books. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE PANELISTS: Miltos Yerolemou is an actor, best known for his role as Syrio Forel in the Game of Thrones television series. He has also appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Danish Girl, The Crown and numerous other films and television shows. Find Miltos on Twitter, Instagram or IMDB. M.J. Kuhn is the author of Among Thieves, her debut novel. Find M.J. on Twitter or her personal website. Liam Quane is a filmmaker and author of Road to Juneau, his debut novel. Find Liam on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:47:21
November 10, 2022
Author Chat: Lavie Tidhar (Author of Central Station & Neom)
Author Chat: Lavie Tidhar (Author of Central Station & Neom)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author and editor Lavie Tidhar for a chat about his new releases Neom and The Best of World SF Vol. 2, growing up in Israel, writing about the Middle East, international sci-fi, tackling challenging themes with humor, robots and Asimov's 'Three Laws of Robotics', L. Ron Hubbard, messiahs and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lavie Tidhar is an award-winning author and editor, whose works include Central Station, The Violent Century, Unholy Land, Osama, The Bookman Histories series and more. His latest releases are Neom, a standalone follow-up to Central Station, as well as The Best of World SF Vol. 2, which features stories and authors from Bahrain, China, India, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil and many more nations. Find Lavie on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:09:36
November 08, 2022
Ep. 30: Heists & Capers in SFF (with Robert Jackson Bennett, Leslye Penelope, M.J. Kuhn & Jonathan Nevair)
Ep. 30: Heists & Capers in SFF (with Robert Jackson Bennett, Leslye Penelope, M.J. Kuhn & Jonathan Nevair)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Robert Jackson Bennett, Leslye Penelope, M.J. Kuhn and Jonathan Nevair as they crack open heists and capers. During the panel they discuss why heists and capers are so damn cool, the fundamental elements of heists, incorporating heist narratives into sci-fi and fantasy worlds, character building, dream heist teams, tropes, "competency porn" and more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Robert Jackson Bennett is the award-winning author of the Divine Cities Trilogy, The Founders Trilogy, American Elsewhere, Mr. Shivers and more. Find Robert on Twitter or his personal website. Leslye Penelope is the award-winning author of The Monsters We Defy, the Bliss Wars series,  the Earthsinger Chronicles and more. She also has a podcast called My  Imaginary Friends. Find Leslye on Twitter, her personal website or the My Imaginary Friends podcast. M.J. Kuhn is the author of Among Thieves, her debut novel. Find M.J. on Twitter or her personal website. Jonathan Nevair is the author of The Wind Tide Trilogy, as well as the soon-to-be-released Stellar Instinct. Find Jonathan on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:44:29
November 01, 2022
TV Club: LOTR: The Rings of Power S01 Review (with P. Djèlí Clark, Connor M. Caplan & Sara Carothers)
TV Club: LOTR: The Rings of Power S01 Review (with P. Djèlí Clark, Connor M. Caplan & Sara Carothers)
Fly, you fools! Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors P. Djèlí Clark (aka the Disgruntled Haradrim), Connor M. Caplan and Fiction Fans podcast co-host Sara Carothers as they review season one of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. During the panel they discuss their personal relationships with the LOTR franchise, its status as a pop culture phenomenon, first impressions of the new show, its characters, narratives, pacing and visuals, hopes for season two, the big reveal of who is Sauron(!) and more.  WARNING: This panel contains spoilers for the entire first season of LOTR: The Rings of Power, as well as aspects of previous books and films in the LOTR franchise. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE PANELISTS: P. Djèlí Clark is the award-winning author of Ring Shout, A Master of Djinn and more. Find Phenderson on Twitter or his personal website. Sara Carothers is the co-host of Fiction Fans podcast, and a lover of pugs. Find Sara on Twitter or the Fiction Fans website. Connor M. Caplan is the self-published author of The Sword in the Street, a semi-finalist in SPFBO 7, as well as the soon-to-be-released The Fall Is All There Is, available for pre-order here. Find Connor on Twitter or Amazon. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
02:08:52
October 27, 2022
Author Chat: Mary Robinette Kowal (Author of The Calculating Stars & The Spare Man)
Author Chat: Mary Robinette Kowal (Author of The Calculating Stars & The Spare Man)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal for a chat about her new novel The Spare Man, her Glamourist Histories and The Lady Astronaut series, the modern space race, building off of Dashiell Hammett's book The Thin Man (and its movie adaptations), what makes a good mystery, committed couples, compelling characters, dogs, puppeteering and much more. Also, Mary Robinette was a panelist on Ep. 29 discussing "Modern Sci-Fi  Thrillers," which you can check out here. RESOURCES MENTIONED: - Our Fake History Ep. 146 - Who Was First in Flight? (Part 1) - You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Robinette Kowal is the award-winning author of The Lady Astronaut series, the Glamourist Histories series and more. She is also a co-host on the Writing Excuses podcast with Brandon Sanderon, Dan Wells et al. Her latest release is The Spare Man, which hit stores on Oct. 11th via Tor Books. Find Mary Robinette on Twitter, her personal website or the Writing Excuses podcast FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:08:59
October 25, 2022
Ep. 29: Modern Sci-Fi Thrillers (with Mary Robinette Kowal, Sylvain Neuvel, Nia "N. E." Davenport, James Kennedy & Jane Gilmartin)
Ep. 29: Modern Sci-Fi Thrillers (with Mary Robinette Kowal, Sylvain Neuvel, Nia "N. E." Davenport, James Kennedy & Jane Gilmartin)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Mary Robinette Kowal, Sylvain Neuvel, Nia "N. E." Davenport, James Kennedy and Jane Gilmartin as they unpack the structure and suspense of sci-fi thrillers. During the panel they discuss the essential elements of thrillers, melding thrillers with science fiction, willful transgressions and inciting incidents, pacing and tension, reader expectations, worldbuilding, character decisions and more. RESOURCES MENTIONED: - Mary Robinette's conversation with NASA on Houston We Have Podcast - The Fourth Turning by William Strauss & Neil Howe - Four Lost Cities by Annalee Newitz - SALT AI-generated stories - 90-Second Newbery Film Festival EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Mary Robinette Kowal is the award-winning author of The Lady Astronaut series, the Glamourist Histories series and more. Find Mary Robinette on Twitter, her personal website or the Writing Excuses podcast. Sylvain Neuvel is the author of The Themis Files series and the Take Them to the Stars series. Find Sylvain on Twitter or his personal website. Nia "N. E." Davenport is the author of The Blood Trials, her debut novel. Find Nia on Twitter or her personal website. James Kennedy is the author of Dare to Know and The Order of Odd-Fish. Find James on Twitter, his personal website or the Secrets of Story Podcast. Jane Gilmartin is the author of The Mirror Man, her debut novel. Find Jane on Twitter or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:40:11
October 18, 2022
Ep. 28: Memorable Characters in SFF (with Fiction Fans & Connor M. Caplan)
Ep. 28: Memorable Characters in SFF (with Fiction Fans & Connor M. Caplan)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and friends of the show Sara Carothers and Lilly Ellison (co-hosts of Fiction Fans podcast) and author Connor M. Caplan as they explore what makes fictional characters so memorable. During the panel they discuss the difference between 'favorite' and 'memorable' characters, the waxing and waning popularity of character-driven stories and more. Plus, they each share their top three picks for most memorable characters in SFF, for a total of twelve. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Sara Carothers is the co-host of Fiction Fans podcast, and a lover of pugs. Find Sara on Twitter or the Fiction Fans website. Lilly Ellison is the co-host of Fiction Fans podcast, and a lover of cats. Find Lilly on Twitter or the Fiction Fans website. Connor M. Caplan is the self-published author of The Sword in the Street, a semi-finalist in SPFBO 7. Find Connor on Twitter or Amazon. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:39:53
October 04, 2022
Author Chat: Luke Tarzian (Author of A Cup of Tea at the Mouth of Hell)
Author Chat: Luke Tarzian (Author of A Cup of Tea at the Mouth of Hell)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and self-pub author Luke Tarzian for a chat about his new novelette A Cup of Tea at the Mouth of Hell, Luke's art background and book/cover design work, mental health and grief, the self-publishing community, balancing satire and emotion, writing as therapy and much more. Of course, as is always the case with Luke, things get pretty naughty by the end. Also, you can check out Tori Gross' interview with Luke from Sept. 2021 here: https://anchor.fm/sff-addicts/episodes/Author-Chat-Luke-Tarzian-e182fal EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Luke Tarzian is the self-published fantasy author of the Adjacent  Monsters series, including The World Maker Parable and The World Breaker Requiem, as well as Vultures and the newly released novelette A Cup of  Tea at the Mouth of Hell. Luke is also an artist and freelance book designer. Find Luke on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
48:34
September 22, 2022
Ep. 27: Gods & Mythologies (with Chelsea Abdullah, Dyrk Ashton, Zamil Akhtar & Gabriela Houston)
Ep. 27: Gods & Mythologies (with Chelsea Abdullah, Dyrk Ashton, Zamil Akhtar & Gabriela Houston)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Chelsea Abdullah, Dyrk Ashton, Zamil Akhtar and Gabriela Houston as they delve into the ancient mysteries of gods, mythologies and folklore. During the panel they discuss mythology as a concept, how culture and curiosity brought mythology into their lives, incorporating gods, mythologies and folklore into their stories, the power of narratives and storytelling traditions, researching and respecting mythology and folkore, weird creatures and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Chelsea Abdullah is the author of The Stardust Thief, her debut novel. Find Chelsea on Twitter or her personal website. Dyrk Ashton is the author of The Paternus Trilogy and co-host of the Wizards, Warriors & Words podcast. Find Dyrk on Twitter or his personal website. Zamil Akhtar is the author of Gunmetal Gods, Conqueror's Blood, Lightblade and Song of a Dead Star. Find Zamil on Twitter or his personal website. Gabriela Houston is the author of The Second Bell and The Wind Child. Find Gabriela on Twitter or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:53:14
September 20, 2022
Interview: SPSFC 1 Finalists (feat. Hugh Howey & Duncan Swan)
Interview: SPSFC 1 Finalists (feat. Hugh Howey & Duncan Swan)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors/SPSFC founders Hugh Howey and Duncan Swan, along with SPSFC 1 finalists Patrice Fitzgerald, T. A. Bruno, Cameron Coral, G. M. Nair, Ben Roberts, Jack Lyster and KT Belt, for a chat about the first year of the competition, lessons learned and how they'll apply that to SPSFC 2, book pitches from the finalists, thoughts on the self-published sci-fi community, advice for future entrants and much more. For more on SPSFC, visit their official website: https://thespsfc.org/ EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Hugh Howey is one of the founders of SPSFC and bestselling author of Wool and the Silo series, Sand, Beacon 23, The Bern Saga and more. Find Hugh on Twitter. Duncan Swan is one of the founders of SPSFC and author of Monstre. Find Duncan on Twitter. Patrice Fitzgerald is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the co-author of Captain Wu, book one in the Starship Nameless trilogy. Find Patrice on Twitter. T. A. Bruno is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the author of In The Orbit of Sirens, book one in the Song of Kamaria trilogy. Find T. A. on Twitter. Cameron Coral is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the author of Steel Guardian and more. Find Cameron on Twitter. G. M. Nair is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the author of Duckett & Dryer: Dicks for Hire. Find G. M. on Twitter. Jack Lyster is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the co-author of Captain Wu, book one in the Starship Nameless trilogy. Find Jack on Twitter. Ben Roberts is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the author of A Star Named Vega. Find Ben on Twitter. KT Belt is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the author of Monster of the Dark, book one in the Mirrors in the Dark series. Find KT on his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:28:43
September 08, 2022
Ep. 26: Cyberpunk (Past, Present, Future) (with Malka Older, T. R. Napper, Lincoln Michel & Craig Lea Gordon)
Ep. 26: Cyberpunk (Past, Present, Future) (with Malka Older, T. R. Napper, Lincoln Michel & Craig Lea Gordon)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Malka Older, T. R. Napper, Lincoln Michel and Craig Lea Gordon as they decode the (virtual) realities of cyberpunk's past, present and future. During the panel they discuss what attracts them to cyberpunk, the genre's origins in noir, the contrast between cities and apocalyptic landscapes, worn out cyberpunk tropes and aesthetics, big themes like biotech and transhumanism, memory and reality, information and AI, as well as how the genre can be resuscitated in the 21st-century and much more. ESSAYS MENTIONED:  T. R. Napper's article 'The Ultimate Cyberpunk Primer' Lincoln Michel's essay 'The Future in the Flesh' EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Malka Older is an author, aid worker and sociologist, and wrote the Centenal Cycle, including her debut Infomocracy, and the short story collection …and Other Disasters. She also created the fiction serial Ninth Step Station.  Find Malka on Twitter or her personal website. T. R. Napper is a former aid worker and now award-winning author, having published the novel 36 Streets and the short story collection Neon Leviathan. He also wrote his Doctorate thesis in Creative Writing on 'The Dark Century: 1946-2046. Noir, Cyberpunk and Asian Modernity.'  Find Tim on Twitter or his personal website. Lincoln Michel is an author, teacher and editor. His short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, NOON and more, and his essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and Vice, among others. He also wrote the novel The Body Scout and the story collection Upright Beasts.  Find Lincoln on Twitter or his personal website. Craig Lea Gordon is the author of ARvekt, Hypercage, Obey Defy, the Acid Suite books and more.  Find Craig on Twitter or SoundCloud. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:44:40
September 06, 2022
Author Chat: Claire North (Author of Ithaca)
Author Chat: Claire North (Author of Ithaca)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and bestselling author Claire North for a chat about her new book Ithaca, her young career beginnings, pen names and passing on your creativity to readers, the power of stories, history, mythology, badass women wielding weapons and much more. And, of course, writing a story about Ithaca, you may wonder, has Claire ever visited the island of Ithaca? EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Claire North is the author of Notes from the Burning Age, 84k, The Pursuit of William Abbey, The Fifteen Lives of Harry August and more. She has also written under the names Kate Griffin and Catherine Webb. Her latest release is Ithaca, which releases on Sept. 6th through Redhook Books. Find Claire on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:02:01
August 30, 2022
TV Club: The Sandman S01 Review (with Connor M. Caplan, Liam Quane & Eleni Argyró)
TV Club: The Sandman S01 Review (with Connor M. Caplan, Liam Quane & Eleni Argyró)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Connor M. Caplan and Liam Quane, as well as book blogger Eleni Argyró, as they review season one of The Sandman. During the panel they discuss their first introductions to The Sandman comic books, first impressions of the new show, character portrayals and the overarching narrative, their highlights from season one and much more. WARNING: This panel contains spoilers for the entire first season of The Sandman, as well as aspects of the overall comic book series. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE PANELISTS: Connor M. Caplan is the self-published author of The Sword in the Street, a semi-finalist in the SPFBO 7 competition. Find Connor on Twitter or his personal website. Liam Quane is a filmmaker and author of Road to Juneau, his debut novel. Find Liam on Twitter or his personal website. Eleni Argyró is a book blogger for FanFiAddict and Before We Go Blog. Find Eleni on Twitter, FanFiAddict or Before We Go Blog. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:44:16
August 25, 2022
Ep. 25: History & Fantasy (with Claire North, Rebecca Roanhorse, Ed McDonald & Vaishnavi Patel)
Ep. 25: History & Fantasy (with Claire North, Rebecca Roanhorse, Ed McDonald & Vaishnavi Patel)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Claire North, Rebecca Roanhorse, Ed McDonald and Vaishnavi Patel as they delve deep into antiquity, exploring the intersection of history and fantasy. During the panel they discuss what fascinates each of them about history, why fantasy and history play so well together, how history can apply to worldbuilding, character and plot, the freedom of secondary worlds versus the rich lore of mythological retellings, how fictional stories can highlight obscured histories and much more. IMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunately, we had numerous technical issues during the recording of this episode. Thankfully, no audio was lost, but there are some glitches here and there. Most notably, Vaishnavi is recording from a car in the first third of the panel, and both Rebecca and Ed suffered from glitchy audio at the 15-minute and 1-hour mark, respectively. Apologies if any of this takes away from your listening experience. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Claire North is the author of Notes from the Burning Age, 84k, The Pursuit of William Abbey, The Fifteen Lives of Harry August and more. She has also written under the names Kate Griffin and Catherine Webb. Find Claire on Twitter or her personal website. Rebecca Roanhorse is the award-winning author of Black Sun and its sequel Fevered Star, as well as Trail of Lightning and more. Her upcoming novella, Tread of Angels, is set to release on Nov. 15th. Find Rebecca on Twitter or her personal website. Ed McDonald is an author, medieval historian and a practitioner of Historical European Martial Arts.  His works include the Raven’s Mark series, comprised of Blackwing and its sequels, Ravencry and Crowfall, as well as Daughter of Redwinter, his newest release. Find Ed on Twitter or his personal website. Vaishnavi Patel is a law student focusing on constitutional law and civil rights, as well as the debut author of Kaikeyi. Find Vaishnavi on Twitter or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:37:10
August 23, 2022
Author Chat: Victor Manibo (Author of The Sleepless)
Author Chat: Victor Manibo (Author of The Sleepless)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and speculative fiction author Victor Manibo for a chat about his debut novel The Sleepless, hyperinsomnia as a story concept, his law career, writing a queer Filipino protagonist, capitalism, pharmaceutical companies, corporate media, pandemics, hopes for the future of humanity and much more. They also touch on the inevitable question: would Victor choose to be sleepless? EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Victor Manibo is a speculative fiction author living in New York City, as well as a queer immigrant and civil rights lawyer, experiences that have influenced his writing. His debut novel, The Sleepless, is out on Aug. 23rd via Erewhon Books. Find Victor on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:00:31
August 18, 2022
Author Chat: Tasha Suri (Author of The Jasmine Throne)
Author Chat: Tasha Suri (Author of The Jasmine Throne)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author Tasha Suri for a chat about her love of history, the importance of research in worldbuilding (and when to ignore it), writing as part of the South Asian diaspora, sapphic romances, magic systems, her new book The Oleander Sword and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tasha Suri is the award-winning author of The Books of Ambha duology and the epic fantasy The Jasmine Throne, book one in her Burning Kingdoms series. Her latest release is The Oleander Sword, which is out now via Orbit Books. Find Tasha on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
59:33
August 16, 2022
Ep. 24: One-Year Anniversary Extravaganza!
Ep. 24: One-Year Anniversary Extravaganza!
Join host Adrian M. Gibson for a special SFF Addicts one-year anniversary extravaganza (streamed live on YouTube), where he reminisces on the past year of podcasting, chats with friends and catches up with past guest authors like Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, Anthony Ryan, K.S. Villoso, Andrea Stewart, Dyrk Ashton, Michael R. Fletcher, Krystle Matar, Ryan Cahill, Matt Kressel and more. Plus, three LIVE READINGS, from authors Connor M. Caplan, Tori Gross and Adrian M. Gibson himself. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT OUR GUESTS: Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the livestream, including Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, Andrea Stewart, K.S. Villoso, E.G. Radcliff, Anthony Ryan, Michael R. Fletcher, Dyrk Ashton, Rob J. Hayes, Sebastien de Castell, Ben Galley, Krystle Matar, Luke Tarzian, Angela Boord, Dan Fitzgerald, Dan Stout, Jonathan Nevair, Ryan Cahill, Brian Naslund, Quenby Olson, Matt Kressel, Tiffany Trent, Cody Sisco, Liam Quane, Ron Walters, Ciel Pierlot, Connor M. Caplan, Tori Gross, Justin Gross, David Walters, Sean Conley and Tom "Bookbeard" Harnett. Special thank you to Peter Hartog and Patricia A. Jackson—you two are the best. Check out all of these amazing, talented folks on past episodes of SFF Addicts. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
02:35:18
August 09, 2022
Author Chat: Sam J. Miller (Author of Blackfish City)
Author Chat: Sam J. Miller (Author of Blackfish City)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author Sam J. Miller for a chat about community and the Clarion workshop, tattoos, queer history, genre-bending, comparing narrative forms (novel, novella, short story, etc.) to dating and relationships, his new releases Boys, Beasts & Men and Kid Wolf & Kraken Boy and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sam J. Miller is the Nebula-award winning author of Blackfish City, The Blade Between, The Art of Starving and more. His short stories have also won and been nominated for numerous awards, and have been reprinted in dozens of anthologies. His latest releases are the short story collection Boys, Beasts & Men and Kid Wolf & Kraken Boy, both of which are available now. Find Sam on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:09:05
August 02, 2022
Ep. 23: SFF Addicts x Wizards, Warriors & Words (with Jed Herne, Dyrk Ashton, Michael R. Fletcher & Rob J. Hayes)
Ep. 23: SFF Addicts x Wizards, Warriors & Words (with Jed Herne, Dyrk Ashton, Michael R. Fletcher & Rob J. Hayes)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors/hosts of Wizards, Warriors & Words podcast Jed Herne, Dyrk Ashton, Michael R. Fletcher and Rob J. Hayes for a special crossover episode focused on SFF podcasting. Utter chaos ensues as they discuss the origins of both WWW and SFF Addicts, the ins and outs of running a podcast, what podcasting has given them personally and as writers, advice on getting started with your own podcast, ordering alcohol on Amazon UK, making beeswax candles, fanboying, fame, stinky musicians, "proposing" to William Gibson and much more. Come, laugh hysterically during this sentimental shit show of an episode, embrace the numerous tangents, and go get yourself a Jed. To listen to Wizards, Warriors & Words and find out more about the podcast, click here. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Jed Herne is a co-host of Wizards, Warriors & Words and author of Siege of Treboulain, Across the Broken Stars, The Thunder Heist and more. Find Jed on Twitter or his personal website. Dyrk Ashton is a co-host of Wizards, Warriors & Words and author of The Paternus Trilogy. Find Dyrk on Twitter or his personal website. Michael R. Fletcher is a co-host of Wizards, Warriors & Words and co-author of Norylska Groans and author of The Obsidian Path series, the Manifest Delusions series, Ghosts of Tomorrow and more. Find Michael on Twitter or his personal website. Rob J. Hayes is a co-host of Wizards, Warriors & Words and author of The War Eternal series, the Mortal Techniques series, The Ties That Bind series and more. Find Rob on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:43:10
July 26, 2022
TV Club: Obi-Wan Kenobi Review (with J.S. Dewes, J. Dianne Dotson & Patricia A. Jackson)
TV Club: Obi-Wan Kenobi Review (with J.S. Dewes, J. Dianne Dotson & Patricia A. Jackson)
Welcome to our first new TV Club bonus episode in a while! Join host Adrian M. Gibson and guest authors J.S. Dewes, J. Dianne Dotson and Patricia A. Jackson as they review the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries, the new Star Wars TV show starring everyone's favorite Jedi Master. During the panel they discuss their relationships with the Obi-Wan character, first impressions after seeing the show, character portrayals and storylines, hopes for a potential second season, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Inquisitors and much more. WARNING: This panel contains spoilers for the entire Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseres, as well as various aspects of the main Star Wars films. NOTE: Due to a technical issue, Adrian's audio is choppy during the first two minutes. After the guest introductions, though, the audio clears up. ABOUT THE PANELISTS: J.S. Dewes is an author, cinematographer, and video editor with a degree in film production. She is best known for her books The Last Watch and The Exiled Fleet, books one and two in The Divide series. Find Jenny on Twitter, Amazon or her personal website. J. Dianne Dotson is the author of the Questrison Saga, as well as a science writer,  content writer and manager, short story writer, editor, watercolorist  and illustrator. Find Dianne on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. Patricia A. Jackson is the author of Forging A Nightmare, her debut novel. Find Patricia on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:37:37
July 21, 2022
Interview: SOLAR Creators Chris Porter & Jenny Curtis
Interview: SOLAR Creators Chris Porter & Jenny Curtis
Join FanFiAddict's Frasier Armitage and Chris Porter and Jenny Curtis, creators and directors of the sci-fi audiodrama SOLAR starring Stephanie Beatriz, Helen Hunt, Alan Cumming and Jonathan Bangs, for a chat about their hit new show. They delve into the inspiration behind and creation of the audiodrama, the recording process and working with the voice actors, the importance of music and audio design and much more. We've also included a handful of clips from the show, sprinkled throughout the interview. Hopefully those give you a sense of what SOLAR is like. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT SOLAR & OUR GUESTS: SOLAR is a journey to the heart of the solar system and an exploration of the vastness of the human spirit. Disconnected from Earth and trapped on separate parts of their spacecraft, crew members must fight for survival following a disaster on board the ill-fated Aethon, a manned solar research probe sent to explore temporal distortion around the sun. As painful memories, forgotten dreams, technological challenges and blunt realities collide, they must work together to keep their hope alive in the face of growing darkness. For more on SOLAR, check it out on Apple Podcasts, Twitter and its dedicated website. Chris Porter is a Los Angeles-based writer, award-winning composer, and sound designer of concert works, film, theater and immersive events that have been seen, heard and experienced around the world. He has been a podcast producer, editor, and host at CurtCo Media since 2019. Find Chris on Twitter and his personal website. Jenny Curtis is a podcast producer, host and creator  with CurtCo Media. Shows include: SOLAR, Hollywood Unscripted, A Moment  of Your Time, and When Last I Left. She is also a Company Member/Media Director with the immersive theater company, The Speakeasy Society. Find Jenny on Twitter and her personal bio. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:20:03
July 14, 2022
Ep. 22: Queerness & Gender in SFF (with C. L. Clark, Ryka Aoki, Khan Wong & Al Hess)
Ep. 22: Queerness & Gender in SFF (with C. L. Clark, Ryka Aoki, Khan Wong & Al Hess)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors C. L. Clark, Ryka Aoki, Khan Wong and Al Hess as they explore the intersection of queerness, gender and sexuality in sci-fi and fantasy. During the panel they discuss what queerness means to each of the participants, their personal journeys with sexuality and gender, why sci-fi and fantasy are so well-suited for queer stories, the supportive nature of the SFF community, sensitivity readers, romance and much more. IMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunately, we had numerous technical issues during the recording of this episode. As a result, a large section of Ryka's audio was unrecoverable, so after the introductions you won't hear her until about the one-hour mark. Apologies for the loss of her insightful contributions to the discussion. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: C. L. Clark is a writer, editor and teacher. She is the author of The Unbroken, book one in the Magic of the Lost trilogy. Find Cherae on Twitter or her personal website. Ryka Aoki is the author of Light from Uncommon Stars, Seasonal Velocities, The Great Space Adventure and more. Her work has also been published in a number of both queer and mainstream publications and anthologies, and she wrote for and acted in the award-winning film “Transfinite.” Find Ryka on Twitter or her personal website. Khan Wong is a proud author of queer SFF. His debut novel, The Circus Infinite, was released in Spring 2022 through Angry Robot Books. Find Khan on Twitter or his personal website. Al Hess is a writer and artist, having written the post-apocalyptic Travelers Series and the 1930s-flavoured dystopian series, Hep Cats of Boise. His first traditionally published novel, World Running Down, is set to release in March 2023. Find Al on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:35:05
July 12, 2022
Author Chat: Becky Chambers (Author of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet)
Author Chat: Becky Chambers (Author of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author Becky Chambers for a chat about fictional comfort foods, her journey writing the Wayfarers series, transitioning to the Monk & Robot novellas, tea, video games, hopeful science fiction and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Becky Chambers is the author of the Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series, which includes The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, Record of a Spaceborn Few and The Galaxy, and the Ground Within. Her latest series is Monk & Robot, which started last year with A Psalm for the Wild-Built and continues with A Prayer for the Crown-Shy, out on July 12th through Tordotcom Publishing. Find Becky on Amazon and her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:05:34
July 05, 2022
Author Chat: Alex Jennings (Author of The Ballad of Perilous Graves)
Author Chat: Alex Jennings (Author of The Ballad of Perilous Graves)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and author Alex Jennings for a chat about his new novel The Ballad of Perilous Graves, his long journey towards publication, participating in Clarion West, meeting his literary idols, New Orleans and jazz culture, the magic of music and much more. NOTE: Apologies for the background noise on Alex's audio. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alex Jennings is a writer, editor, teacher and poet living in New Orleans, a devourer of pop culture and a lover music, film and comics. His debut novel, The Ballad of Perilous Graves, is out now through Redhook. Find Alex on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website, and you can check out his Spotify playlist for The Ballad of Perilous Graves here. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
57:40
June 23, 2022
Author Chat: Robert Jackson Bennett (Author of Foundryside)
Author Chat: Robert Jackson Bennett (Author of Foundryside)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author Robert Jackson Bennett for a chat about The Divine Cities and The Founders Trilogy, how he got into writing, infusing history, politics and religion into his fictional worlds, creating interesting magic systems, cyberpunk-as-fantasy, wrapping up another trilogy and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Jackson Bennett is the award-winning author of The Divine Cities Trilogy, The Founders Trilogy, as well as the standalone novels American Elsewhere, The Company Man, Mr. Shivers and more. His latest release is Locklands, the third and final book in The Founders Trilogy, which is out on June 28. Find Robert on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:17:11
June 21, 2022
Author Chat: Samit Basu (Author of The City Inside)
Author Chat: Samit Basu (Author of The City Inside)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and author Samit Basu for a chat about his new novel The City Inside, how he got into writing, screenwriting and filmmaking, comic books and superheroes, surveillance and technology, the current state of South Asian fantasy and science fiction, representing India and New Delhi in his work and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Samit Basu is an Indian novelist, film director and screenwriter. His written works include The City Inside, the GameWorld Trilogy, Turbulence, Resistance and more. His debut film, House Arrest, was released as part of Netflix’s International Originals in 2019, which he wrote and co-directed with Shashanka Ghosh. Samit has also worked in comic books, writing for the series Devi, collaborating with M.R. Carey on Untouchables and contributing to Grant Morrison’s 18 Days. Find Samit on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:17:21
June 09, 2022
Announcement: Short Break
Announcement: Short Break
THIS IS A SPECIAL SFF ADDICTS ANNOUNCEMENT: We'll be taking a short break from now until mid-July 2022, but we've got some amazing author chat bonus content to tide you over until we return with our next numbered episode. Give this short recording a listen for more details. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
03:16
June 07, 2022
Ep. 21: Video Games & SFF (with Nicholas Eames, J. S. Dewes, Austin Grossman, Ciel Pierlot & Ron Walters)
Ep. 21: Video Games & SFF (with Nicholas Eames, J. S. Dewes, Austin Grossman, Ciel Pierlot & Ron Walters)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Nicholas Eames, J. S. Dewes, Austin Grossman, Ciel Pierlot and Ron Walters as they take a deep dive into the virtual worlds of video games. During the panel they discuss the intersection between video games and SFF, the creative feedback loop between gaming and writing, incorporating games into book narratives, book-to-game adaptations and vice versa, developing and writing for video games and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Nicholas Eames is the author of Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose, books one and two in The Band series. Find Nicholas on Twitter or his personal website. J. S. Dewes is the author of The Last Watch and The Exiled Fleet, books one and two in The Divide series, and she is a writer at the video game studio Humanoid Games. Find J. S. on Twitter or her personal website. Austin Grossman is an author, video game designer and freelance game consultant. As an author, he has written the books You, Soon I Will Be Invincible and Crooked. For video games, he has contributed as a writer or designer to games like System Shock, Deus Ex, Dishonored 1 & 2, Tomb Raider: Legend and more. Find Austin on Twitter or his personal website. Ciel Pierlot is the author of Bluebird, her debut novel. Find Ciel on Twitter or her personal website. Ron Walters is the author of Deep Dive, his debut novel. Find Ron on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
02:02:36
May 31, 2022
Ep. 20: Traditional, Indie & Self-Publishing (with Anthony Ryan, Krystle Matar, Michael R. Fletcher, Ben Galley & Jessica Moon)
Ep. 20: Traditional, Indie & Self-Publishing (with Anthony Ryan, Krystle Matar, Michael R. Fletcher, Ben Galley & Jessica Moon)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Anthony Ryan, Krystle Matar, Michael R. Fletcher, Jessica Moon and Ben Galley as they compare and contrast traditional, indie and self-publishing. During the panel they discuss the viability of each publishing avenue, misconceptions about them, finding an agent, cover art and design, the editing process, distribution and marketing and much more. DISCLAIMER: This discussion is specifically about fantasy and sci-fi publishing. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Anthony Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of the Raven’s Shadow trilogy, the Draconis Memoria trilogy, The Covenant of Steel series and more. Find Anthony on Twitter or his personal website. Krystle Matar is the author of Legacy of the Brightwash, a finalist for the SPFBO 7 competition. Find Krystle on Twitter or her personal website. Michael R. Fletcher is the author of the Manifest Delusions series, The Obsidian Path series and more, and he is the co-author of Norylska Groans, an SPFBO 7 finalist. Find Michael on Twitter or his personal website. Jessica Moon is the co-founder and creative director of Shadow Spark Publishing. She also co-wrote the Proliferation trilogy with her Shadow Spark co-founder Mandy Russell. Find Jessica on Twitter or the Shadow Spark Publishing website. Ben Galley is the author of the Emaneska Series, The Scalussen Chronicles and much more. Find Ben on Twitter or his personal website.  FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com/ for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
02:16:51
May 17, 2022
Author Chat: Adrian Tchaikovsky (Author of Children of Time)
Author Chat: Adrian Tchaikovsky (Author of Children of Time)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and author Adrian Tchaikovsky for a chat about his long writing journey, the galactic worldbuilding, politics and characters of The Final Architecture series, his personal history with biology and zoology, creating strange alien races and writing empathetic aliens, the contrast between writing fantasy and science fiction, how he approaches research and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS:  sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Adrian Tchaikovsky is the award-winning science fiction and fantasy author of the Children of Time series, The Final Architecture series, the Shadows of the Apt series and much more. His work explores deep themes like artificial intelligence and alien awareness, all the while offering up rich settings, from epic galaxies to fantastical worlds. Find Adrian on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:08:01
May 05, 2022
Ep. 19: Martial Arts in SFF (with Fonda Lee, K. S. Villoso, Alexander Darwin & Sam Hawke)
Ep. 19: Martial Arts in SFF (with Fonda Lee, K. S. Villoso, Alexander Darwin & Sam Hawke)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Fonda Lee, K. S. Villoso, Alexander Darwin and Sam Hawke as they grapple with the topic of martial arts in sci-fi and fantasy. During the panel they discuss incorporating martial arts into fictional stories, what it can add to pacing, characters and worldbuilding, the spiritual and holistic sides of combat sports, the growing mainstream popularity of martial arts and much more. Also, if you're interested, you can check out my one-on-one interview with Fonda, both in audio on the podcast feed or in video on the FanFiAddict YouTube channel. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Fonda Lee is the award-winning author of The Green Bone Saga, including Jade City, Jade War and Jade Legacy, as well as Zeroboxer and the Exo series. Find Fonda on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. K. S. Villoso is the author of the Chronicles of the Bitch Queen series, The Argates Epilogues and more. Find K. S. on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. Alexander Darwin is the author of The Combat Codes Saga, including The Combat Codes, Grievar's Blood and Blacklight Born. Find Alexander on Twitter, Amazon or his personal website. Sam Hawke is the author of the epic fantasy duology the Poison Wars, including City of Lies and Hollow Empire. Find Sam on Twitter, Amazon or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:51:28
May 03, 2022
Author Chat: Luke Arnold (Author of The Last Smile in Sunder City)
Author Chat: Luke Arnold (Author of The Last Smile in Sunder City)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and author/actor Luke Arnold for a chat about his new book One Foot in the Fade, worldbuilding, characters and more in The Fetch Phillips Archives, Raymond Chandler and other noir influences, morally grey characters (and worlds), balancing acting and writing and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Luke Arnold is an actor and fantasy author. As the former, he performed the role of Long John Silver in the Starz series Black Sails, and has featured in numerous other television shows and films. And, as an author, he has penned three books in The Fetch Phillips Archives, including The Last Smile in Sunder City, Dead Man in a Ditch and One Foot in the Fade. Find Luke on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:10:24
April 26, 2022
Ep. 18: Our Favorite Fantasy Books & Series (and Why We Love Them)
Ep. 18: Our Favorite Fantasy Books & Series (and Why We Love Them)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and FanFiAddict book bloggers Tori Gross, Benny, Naty and Sean for a new FanFiAddict family panel, where they share their favorite fantasy books and series. During the panel they each share two of their top picks for fantasy books or series (for a total of ten), as well as reflecting on what the fantasy genre means to them, the current state of the genre and what their hopes are for its future. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE PANELISTS: Tori Gross is an author, poet and writer for the FanFiAddict book blog.  Find Tori on Twitter or FanFiAddict.com. Benny is a writer for the FanFiAddict book blog., as well as founder of The SFF Oasis Discord.  Find Benny on Twitter, FanFiAddict.com or The SFF Oasis. Naty is a writer for the FanFiAddict book blog.  Find Naty on Twitter or FanFiAddict.com. Sean(chalant) is a writer for the FanFiAddict book blog.  Find Sean on Twitter or FanFiAddict.com. FIND US ONLINE:  FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC:  Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz  Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz  The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz  Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:45:46
April 19, 2022
Live Playthrough: Siege of Treboulain (with Jed Herne)
Live Playthrough: Siege of Treboulain (with Jed Herne)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and FanFiAddict's Tori Gross and Connor M. Caplan as they play the beginning of Siege of Treboulain live with its author Jed Herne. They had a great time experiencing the game together, crafting a consistent main character and making decisions as a team (with the occasional inconsistent decision to throw gasoline on the fire). Jed also answered some questions about the game's worldbuilding, character progression and more. This live playthrough is also a companion to a one-on-one interview with Adrian and Jed, where they chat about Jed's writing process for Siege of Treboulain, comparing that to writing a novel, his podcasting journey and more. Check that out on the podcast feed or on YouTube. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR & GAME: Jed Herne is the fantasy author of Fires of the Dead, Across the Broken Stars, and The Thunder Heist. His latest work is Siege of Treboulain, an epic fantasy interactive fiction game with 280,000 words of playable content, which is out today, April 14th. He is also a podcaster, hosting Wizards, Warriors & Words with authors Dyrk Ashton, Rob J. Hayes and Michael R. Fletcher. Find Jed on Twitter, Amazon, his personal website and the Wizards, Warriors & Words podcast (on YouTube or Apple Podcasts). Siege of Treboulain is an epic fantasy interactive fiction game, where you rule Treboulain: a magical, medieval city. When an enemy army beseiges Treboulain, will you have the strength to protect your people? The final game has 9 chapters, with 280,000 words of total playable content. You can pick up Siege of Treboulain on Steam, or play a free demo of the first two chapters here. For more information or to join a waitlist for the game, click here. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:31:56
April 14, 2022
Author Chat: Jed Herne (Author of Across the Broken Stars)
Author Chat: Jed Herne (Author of Across the Broken Stars)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and author/podcaster Jed Herne for a chat about his new epic fantasy interactive fiction game Siege of Treboulain, his previous novels, the challenges (and benefits) of writing an interactive fiction game versus a novel, how he got started in podcasting, the beginnings of Wizards, Warriors & Words and what his hopes are for the podcast's future, finding a good creative/life balance and much more. This interview is also a companion to a live playthrough of Siege of Treboulain, where Adrian and fellow FanFiAddict bloggers Tori Gross and Connor M. Caplan played the beginning of the game with Jed. Check that out on the podcast feed or on YouTube. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jed Herne is the fantasy author of Fires of the Dead, Across the Broken Stars, and The Thunder Heist. His latest work is Siege of Treboulain, an epic fantasy interactive fiction game with 280,000 words of playable content, which is out today, April 14th. He is also a podcaster, hosting Wizards, Warriors & Words with authors Dyrk Ashton, Rob J. Hayes and Michael R. Fletcher. Find Jed on Twitter, Amazon, his personal website and the Wizards, Warriors & Words podcast (on YouTube or Apple Podcasts).  You can pick up Siege of Treboulain on Steam, or play a free demo of the first two chapters here. For more information or to join a waitlist for the game, click here. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:16:34
April 14, 2022
Author Chat: Chris Panatier (Author of Stringers & The Phlebotomist)
Author Chat: Chris Panatier (Author of Stringers & The Phlebotomist)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and author Chris Panatier for a chat about his new novel Stringers, his first novel The Phlebotomist, the biology of blood, string theory and quantum entanglement, research wormholes, humor and effective uses of footnotes in fiction, bug sex, art, tattoos, metal bands and much more. Also, thank you to Angry Robot for including SFF Addicts in the Online Tour for Stringers. #ImWithPatton EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chris Panatier is an artist and author of short stories and novels. His debut novel, The Phlebotomist, was released in 2020, and his sophomore novel, Stringers, is out today, April 12th, through Angry Robot Books. Chris has also been a trial attorney for almost two decades, representing people who have been injured, poisoned, or killed due to the conduct of others. Find Chris on Twitter, Amazon, his personal website and his artist website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:37:21
April 12, 2022
Ep. 17: Writing Sequels (with Gareth L. Powell, Andrea Stewart, Dan Fitzgerald & E.G. Radcliff)
Ep. 17: Writing Sequels (with Gareth L. Powell, Andrea Stewart, Dan Fitzgerald & E.G. Radcliff)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Gareth L. Powell, Andrea Stewart, Dan Fitzgerald and E. G. Radcliff as they crack open the mysteries of writing sequels. During the panel they discuss what sequels can offer a story and its characters, what goes into planning a series, misconceptions about the dreaded "sophomore slump," series-related pitfalls, transitioning from one series to another and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Gareth L. Powell is the award-winning author of the Embers of War series, the Ack-Ack Macaque series and more. His latest novel, Stars and Bones, is out now through Titan Books. Find Gareth on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. Andrea Stewart is the author of the Drowning Empire series, including The Bone Shard Daughter and The Bone Shard Emperor. Find Andrea on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. Dan Fitzgerald is the author of the Maer Cycle trilogy and the Weirdwater Confluence duology. Find Dan on Twitter, Amazon or his personal website. E. G. Radcliff is the author of the Coming of Áed fantasy series, including The Hidden King, The Last Prince and The Wild Court. Find E. G. on Twitter, Amazon or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:24:06
April 05, 2022
Author Chat: Nia "N. E." Davenport (Author of The Blood Trials)
Author Chat: Nia "N. E." Davenport (Author of The Blood Trials)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and author Nia "N. E." Davenport for a chat about her debut novel The Blood Trials, breaking into the SFF market, incorporating geopolitics, race and magic into her fictional world, writing an ass-kicking female protagonist, delivering tense, powerful action scenes and much more. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nia "N. E." Davenport is the author of The Blood Trials, her debut novel and the first book in The Blood Gift Duology. She is also an English and Biology teacher, striving to make a difference in the lives of young people and help minimize disparities in education for youths of color. The Blood Trials is out on April 5th through Harper Voyager. Find Nia on Twitter, Instagram, Amazon and her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
59:55
March 29, 2022
Author Chat: Gareth L. Powell (Author of Embers of War)
Author Chat: Gareth L. Powell (Author of Embers of War)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and author Gareth L. Powell for a chat about his new book Stars and Bones, its timely themes, the mentorship of Diana Wynne Jones and Helen Dunmore, paying it forward with a "field guide" on writing, the appeal of writing space opera and accessible sci-fi, social media and mental health and much more. About the Author: Gareth L. Powell is a BSFA award-winning author who writes science fiction about extraordinary characters wrestling with the question of what it means to be human. This includes works like the Embers of War series, the Ack-Ack Macaque series, the novellas Ragged Alice and Light Chaser, the latter of which he wrote with Peter F. Hamilton, and more. His latest novel, Stars and Bones, is out now through Titan Books. Find Gareth on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:06:10
March 24, 2022
Ep. 16: Dragons! (with Evan Winter, Ryan Cahill, Quenby Olson, Brian Naslund & More)
Ep. 16: Dragons! (with Evan Winter, Ryan Cahill, Quenby Olson, Brian Naslund & More)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Evan Winter, Ryan Cahill, Quenby Olson, Brian Naslund and Kerstin Espinosa Rosero as they delve into the mysterious and magical world of dragons. During the panel they discuss their personal histories with dragons, fresh and modern representations of the creature, dragon tropes and motifs and much more. There was also a solid twenty minutes or so towards the end where each panelist offers up amazing writing advice for the aspiring and working authors out there. Side note: this panel was beautiful chaos, featuring many mic drops, dick jokes (just the words, not actual jokes), crotch biting references and more. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Evan Winter is the bestselling author of The Burning fantasy quartet, including The Rage of Dragons and its sequel The Fires of Vengeance. Find Evan on Twitter or his personal website. Ryan Cahill is the author of The Bound and The Broken series, including Of Blood and Fire, its sequel Of Darkness and Light and the prequel novella The Fall.  Find Ryan on Twitter or his personal website.  Quenby Olson is the author of The Firstborn, The Bride Price, The Half Killed, Miss Percy's Pocket Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons and more.  Find Quenby on Twitter or her personal website.  Brian Naslund is the author The Dragons of Terra fantasy series, including Blood of an Exile, Sorcery of a Queen and Fury of a Demon. Find Brian on Twitter or his personal website. Kerstin Espinosa Rosero is the author of Burn Red Skies and its sequel Rise Red Kingdom. Find Kerstin on Twitter. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
02:02:00
March 22, 2022
Author Chat: Megan Van Dyke (Author of Second Star to the Left)
Author Chat: Megan Van Dyke (Author of Second Star to the Left)
Join FanFiAddict's Tori Gross and author Megan Van Dyke for a chat about Megan's debut novel Second Star to the Left, romance in fantasy, where she got her start, a deep discussion of craft, what she does in her (limited) free time and more. About the Author: Megan Van Dyke is is a fantasy romance author with a love for all things that include magic and kissing, which both feature in her debut novel  Second Star to the Left. Many of her stories also include themes of family (whether born into or found) and a sense of home and belonging, which are important aspects of her life as well. Find Megan on Twitter and Amazon, as well as her personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
27:34
March 17, 2022
Author Chat: Krystle Matar (Author of Legacy of the Brightwash)
Author Chat: Krystle Matar (Author of Legacy of the Brightwash)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and author Krystle Matar for a chat about her writing journey, Legacy of the Brightwash, themes of parenting, identity, corrupt institutions and colonization, the self-published fantasy community, their shared loves of both Anthony Bourdain and Michael Pollan and much more. About the Author: Krystle Matar is the author of the Tainted Dominion series, including her debut novel Legend of the Brightwash, which is a finalist for the seventh Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO 7). She is also a parent and a farmer, with a lot of children, even more animals, and one excellent husband, as well as a lover of whisky. Find Krystle on Twitter and Amazon, as well as her personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:29:07
March 15, 2022
Ep. 15: Cities as Characters (with Fonda Lee, Gareth Hanrahan, Jadie Jang & Peter Hartog)
Ep. 15: Cities as Characters (with Fonda Lee, Gareth Hanrahan, Jadie Jang & Peter Hartog)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Fonda Lee, Gareth Hanrahan, Jadie Jang and Peter Hartog as they explore the urban sprawl of fictional cities. During the panel they discuss the distinctive character of both fictional and real-world cities, how to use a setting to enhance worldbuilding, character and plot, creating fictional cities from scratch compared to representing real cities, city-related tropes, worldbuidling advice for writers and much more. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Fonda Lee is the award-winning author of The Green Bone Saga, including Jade City, Jade War and Jade Legacy, as well as Zeroboxer and the Exo series. Find Fonda on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. Gareth Hanrahan is a writer and game designer, best known for his Black Iron Legacy series, including The Gutter Prayer, The Shadow Saint and The Broken God. Find Gareth on Twitter, Amazon or his personal website. Jadie Jang is the author of Monkey Around, her debut novel. She is also a  cultural worker and activist. Find Jadie on Twitter, Amazon or her personal website. Peter Hartog is the author of Bloodlines and Pieces of Eight, books one and two in his Guardian of Empire City series. Find Peter on Twitter, Amazon or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:49:56
March 08, 2022
Author Chat: Daniel Abraham (Co-author of The Expanse)
Author Chat: Daniel Abraham (Co-author of The Expanse)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and bestselling author Daniel Abraham for a chat about his eleven-year journey co-writing The Expanse books with Ty Franck and working on the TV adaptation, saying goodbye to that series, creating the brand-new world of The Kithamar Trilogy and writing the first book, Age of Ash, the theme of grief, characters that come out of nowhere, challenging preconceptions of 'epic fantasy' and much more. About the Author: Daniel Abraham is a bestselling author, comic book writer, screenwriter and television producer. As Daniel Abraham, he has written The Long Price Quartet and The Dagger and the Coin fantasy series. With Ty Franck, he co-wrote the bestselling The Expanse science fiction series under the joint pseudonym of James S.A. Corey. And as M.L.N Hanover he writes urban fantasy set in the world of The Black Sun’s Daughter. Daniel’s newest series, The Kithamar Trilogy, kicked off last February with its first novel, Age of Ash. Find Daniel on Twitter, Amazon and Audible, as well as his personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:33:51
March 01, 2022
TV Club: The Book of Boba Fett S01 Review (with Gareth L. Powell, J. S. Dewes & J. Dianne Dotson)
TV Club: The Book of Boba Fett S01 Review (with Gareth L. Powell, J. S. Dewes & J. Dianne Dotson)
Welcome to another TV Club bonus episode! Join host Adrian M. Gibson and  guest authors Gareth L. Powell, J. S. Dewes and J. Dianne Dotson as they discuss and review season one of The Book of Boba Fett, the new Star Wars TV series centered on the infamous bounty hunter. During the panel they discuss their relationships with Boba Fett, first impressions of the show, narrative and pacing, how it ties in with The Mandalorian, Din Djarin and Grogu, Tatooine fatigue, the future of Star Wars on the small screen and much more. WARNING: This panel contains spoilers for the entire first season of The Book of Boba Fett, as well as The Mandalorian TV series and various aspects of the Star Wars universe. About the Panelists: Gareth L. Powell is the BFSA Award-winning author of the Embers of War series, the  Ack-Ack-Macaque series and more. His latest novel, Stars and Bones, is out on March 1, 2022. Find Gareth on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. J. S. Dewes is an author, cinematographer, and video editor with a degree in film production. She is best known for her books The Last Watch and The Exiled Fleet, books one and two in The Divide series. Find J. S. on Twitter, Amazon or her personal website. J. Dianne Dotson is the author of the Questrison Saga, as well as a science writer,  content writer and manager, short story writer, editor, watercolorist  and illustrator. Find Dianne on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:55:04
February 24, 2022
Ep. 14: Humor & Satire in SFF (with Nicholas Eames, Josiah Bancroft, Delilah Dawson & Kevin Hearne)
Ep. 14: Humor & Satire in SFF (with Nicholas Eames, Josiah Bancroft, Delilah Dawson & Kevin Hearne)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Nicholas Eames, Josiah Bancroft, Delilah Dawson and Kevin Hearne as they have a good laugh about humor and satire in sci-fi and fantasy. During the panel many jokes are made (of course) as they explore the various ways humor and satire can be utilized in a story, from providing tension relief and dealing with trauma to writing humorous characters and scenes, as well as workshopping jokes, the challenges of written humor and much more. Also, Delilah and Kevin share their experiences co-writing The Tales of Pell series together, and let’s just say a fair bit of alcohol was involved.   ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Nicholas Eames is the author of Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose, books one and two in The Band series. Find Nicholas on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. Josiah Bancroft is the author of The Books of Babel series, including Senlin Ascends, Arm of the Sphinx, The Hod King and The Fall of Babel. Find Josiah on Amazon and his personal website. Delilah Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: PHASMA and Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire, The Perfect Weapon and more. She and Kevin co-write The Tales of Pell series together. Find Delilah on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. Kevin Hearne is the New York Times bestseller author of The Iron Druid Chronicles series, the 2015 Star Wars novel Heir to the Empire and more. He and Delilah co-write The Tales of Pell series together. Find Kevin on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:52:16
February 22, 2022
Ep. 13: Space Ooopera (with Adrian Tchaikovsky, J. S. Dewes & Jonathan Nevair)
Ep. 13: Space Ooopera (with Adrian Tchaikovsky, J. S. Dewes & Jonathan Nevair)
After a couple of weeks of TBRCon2022 craziness, SFF Addicts is back to its regularly scheduled programming with a new numbered episode! Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Adrian Tchaikovsky, J. S. Dewes and Jonathan Nevair as they explore the wonders of space opera in a galaxy far, far away. During the panel they discuss the (often confusing) fundamentals and origins of space opera, aliens vs. the human experience, the shifting perspectives of the genre, subversion of outdated genre conventions, mythology and history as a framework for modern sci-fi stories and much more.  ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Adrian Tchaikovsky is an award-winning fantasy and science fiction author, best known for his Children of Time series, the Shadows of the Apt series, The Final Architecture series and more.  Find Adrian on Twitter, Amazon or his personal website. J. S. Dewes is an author, cinematographer, and video editor with a degree in film production. She is best known for her books The Last Watch and The Exiled Fleet, books one and two in The Divide series. Find J. S. on Twitter, Amazon or her personal website. Jonathan Nevair is the author of the Wind Tide space opera series, including Goodbye to the Sun, Jati's Wager and No Song, But Silence. Find Jonathan on Twitter, Amazon or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:42:33
February 08, 2022
TBRCon 2022: Morally Grey Characters (with Joe Abercrombie, Luke Arnold, Stephen Aryan & More)
TBRCon 2022: Morally Grey Characters (with Joe Abercrombie, Luke Arnold, Stephen Aryan & More)
Morally Grey Characters is an author panel from TBRCon2022 featuring Joe Abercrombie, Richard K. Morgan, Luke Arnold, Stephen Aryan and Jeremy Szal. Moderated by FanFiAddict and TBRCon founder David Walters.  For more information on TBRCon2022, head over to FanFiAddict.com. You can also stream the convention live from Jan. 23-30 on the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, Twitter account or Facebook page. About the Panelists: David Walters is the founder of FanFiAddict.com and TBRCon, as well as host of Authors on a Podcast Talking Books.  Find David on Twitter or FanFiAddict.  Joe Abercrombie is the bestselling author the First Law Trilogy, The Age of Madness trilogy and the Shattered Sea trilogy for young adults.  Find Joe on Twitter or his personal website.  Richard K. Morgan is the acclaimed author of Thin Air, The Dark Defiles, The Cold Commands, The Steel Remains, Black Man (published as Thirteen in the U.S.), Woken Furies, Market Forces, Broken Angels, and Altered Carbon, a New York Times Notable Book that won the Philip K. Dick Award in 2003.  Find Richard on his personal website.  Luke Arnold is an actor ad director, as well as the author of The Fetch Phillips Archives, including The Last Smile in Sunder City and Dead Man in a Ditch.  Find Luke on Twitter or his personal website.  Stephen Aryan is the award-winning fantasy author of the Age of Darkness and Age of Dread trilogies, as well as the new Quest for Heroes duology.  Find Stephen on Twitter, his personal website or his YouTube channel.  Jeremy Szal is the author of Stormblood and Blindspace, books one and two in The Common series.  Find Jeremy on Twitter or his personal website.  Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz
01:47:60
February 03, 2022
TBRCon 2022: Parenting in SFF (with Gabriela Houston, Caroline Hardaker, Ron Walters & More)
TBRCon 2022: Parenting in SFF (with Gabriela Houston, Caroline Hardaker, Ron Walters & More)
Parenting in SFF is an author panel from TBRCon2022 featuring Gabriela Houston, Caroline Hardaker, Ron Walters, Dan Hanks and Alex Thomson. Moderated by our very own host Adrian M. Gibson. For more information on TBRCon2022, head over to FanFiAddict.com. You can also stream the convention live from Jan. 23-30 on the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, Twitter account or Facebook page. This panel was sponsored by: The Story Engine ModFarm The Broken Binding FanFiAddict About the Panelists: Gabriela Houston is the author of The Second Bell and The Wind Child. Find Gabriela on Twitter or her personal website. Caroline Hardaker is the author of Composite Creatures, Little Quakes Every Day and more. Find Caroline on Twitter or her personal website. Ron Walters is the author of Deep Dive, his debut novel. Find Ron on Twitter or his personal website. Dan Hanks is the author of Captain Moxley & the Embers of the Empire and Swashbucklers. Find Dan on Twitter. Alex Thomson is the author of Spidertouch and Death of a Clone. Find Alex on Twitter. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz
01:33:23
February 03, 2022
TBRCon 2022: Writing Accessible Sci-Fi (with Adrian Tchaikovsky, Xueting C. Ni, Gareth L. Powell & More)
TBRCon 2022: Writing Accessible Sci-Fi (with Adrian Tchaikovsky, Xueting C. Ni, Gareth L. Powell & More)
Writing Accessible Sci-Fi is an author panel from TBRCon2022 featuring Adrian Tchaikovsky, Xueting C. Ni, Gareth L. Powell, Louise Carey and Jonathan Nevair. Moderated by author Christian "Miles" Cameron. For more information on TBRCon2022, head over to FanFiAddict.com. You can also stream the convention live from Jan. 23-30 on the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, Twitter account or Facebook page. This panel was sponsored by: The Story Engine ModFarm The Broken Binding FanFiAddict About the Panelists: Christian "Miles" Cameron is the author of many books under many genres, including Artifact Space, The Chivalry series, the Alan Craik series, The Traitor Son Cycle and more.  Find Christian on Twitter or his personal website. Adrian Tchaikovsky is the award-winning author of the Children of Time series, the Shadows of the Apt series, The Final Architecture series, and much more. Find Adrian on Twitter or his personal website. Xueting C. Ni is the author of From Kuanyin To Chairman Mao and the translator/editor of the anthology Sinopticon: A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction. Find Xueting on Twitter or her personal website. Gareth L. Powell is the award-winning author of the Embers of War series and more. His latest novel is Stars and Bones. Find Gareth on Twitter or his personal website. Louise Carey is the author of Inscape, as well as co-author of two fantasy novels, The City of Silk and Steel and The House of War and Witness. Find Louise on Twitter or her personal website. Jonathan Nevair is the author of the Wind Tide space opera series, including Goodbye to the Sun, Jati's Wager and No Song, But Silence. Find Jonathan on Twitter or his personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz
01:28:09
February 01, 2022
TBRCon 2022: Norse-Inspired Fantasy (with Ryan Cahill, Genevieve Gornichec, TL Greylock, D. W. Ross & More)
TBRCon 2022: Norse-Inspired Fantasy (with Ryan Cahill, Genevieve Gornichec, TL Greylock, D. W. Ross & More)
Norse-Inspired Fantasy is an author panel from TBRCon2022 featuring TL Greylock, Thilde Kold Holdt, Timandra Whitecastle, Ryan Cahill, Genevieve Gornichec & D.W. Ross. Moderated by Beth Tabler. For more information on TBRCon2022, head over to FanFiAddict.com. You can also stream the convention live from Jan. 23-30 on the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, Twitter account or Facebook page. This panel was sponsored by: The Story Engine ModFarm The Broken Binding FanFiAddict About the Panelists: Beth Tabler runs Beforewegoblog, contributes to Grimdark Magazine and is constantly immersed in fantasy stories. Find Beth on Twitter or Beforewegoblog. Ryan Cahill is the author of The Bound and The Broken series, including Of Blood and Fire, Of Light and Darkness and the prequel novella The Fall. Find Ryan on Twitter or his personal website. TL Greylock is the author of The Song of the Ash Tree and the Godforged Chronicles series. Find TL on Twitter or her personal website. Thilde Kold Holdt is the author of The Hanged God epic fantasy series. Find Thilde on Twitter or her personal website. Timandra Whitecastle is the author of The Living Blade series, including Touch of Iron, On the Wheel and Mother of Slag, and more. Find Timandra on Twitter or her personal website. Genevieve Gornichec is the author of The Witch's Heart. Find Genevieve on Twitter or her personal website. D.W. Ross is the author of the Onyxborn Chronicles. Find D.W. on Twitter. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz
01:36:49
February 01, 2022
TBRCon 2022: Fantasy Around the World (with Evan Winter, Fonda Lee, K.S. Villoso, C.L. Clark & More)
TBRCon 2022: Fantasy Around the World (with Evan Winter, Fonda Lee, K.S. Villoso, C.L. Clark & More)
Fantasy Around the World is an author panel from TBRCon2022 featuring Fonda Lee, K.S. Villoso, C.L. Clark and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki. Moderated by author Evan Winter. For more information on TBRCon2022, head over to FanFiAddict.com. You can also stream the convention live from Jan. 23-30 on the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, Twitter account or Facebook page. This panel was sponsored by: The Story Engine ModFarm The Broken Binding FanFiAddict About the Panelists: Evan Winter is the author of The Burning series, including The Rage of Dragons and The Fires of Vengeance. Find Evan on Twitter or his personal website.  Fonda Lee is the award-winning author of The Green Bone Saga, including Jade City, Jade War and Jade Legacy.  Find Fonda on Twitter or her personal website.  K.S. Villoso is the author of the Chronicles of the Bitch Queen series, starting with The Wolf of Oren-Yaro.  Find K.S. on Twitter or her personal website. C.L. Clark is the author of The Unbroken, book one in the Magic of the Lost series. Find C.L. on Twitter or her personal website. Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an award-winning short story author and editor, most known for his story “The Witching Hour.”  Find Oghenechovwe on Twitter or his personal website.  Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz
01:33:05
January 27, 2022
TBRCon 2022: Cinematic Storytelling (with Hugh Howey, Gareth Hanrahan, J. S. Dewes, Brian Naslund & More)
TBRCon 2022: Cinematic Storytelling (with Hugh Howey, Gareth Hanrahan, J. S. Dewes, Brian Naslund & More)
Cinematic Storytelling is an author panel from TBRCon2022 featuring Hugh Howey, J. S. Dewes, Gareth Hanrahan, Brian Naslund and Patricia A. Jackson. Moderated by our very own host Adrian M. Gibson. For more information on TBRCon2022, head over to FanFiAddict.com. You can also stream the convention live from Jan. 23-30 on the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, Twitter account or Facebook page. This panel was sponsored by: The Story Engine ModFarm The Broken Binding FanFiAddict About the Panelists: Hugh Howey is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Silo Trilogy, Beacon 23, The Bern Saga and more. Find Hugh on Twitter or his personal website. J. S. Dewes is the author of The Last Watch and The Exiled Fleet, books one and two in The Divide series. Find J. S. on Twitter or her personal website. Gareth Hanrahan is the author of The Black Iron Legacy, including The Gutter Prayer, The Shadow Saint and The Broken God. Find Gareth on Twitter or his personal website. Brian Naslund is the author of The Dragons of Terra series, including Blood of an Exile, Sorcery of a Queen and Fury of a Demon. Find Brian on Twitter or his personal website. Patricia A. Jackson is the author of Forging A Nightmare, her debut novel. Find Patricia on Twitter or her personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz
01:37:18
January 27, 2022
TBRCon 2022: The Modern Horror Renaissance (with Sadie Hartmann, Lee Murray, Ellen Datlow, Eric Larocca & More)
TBRCon 2022: The Modern Horror Renaissance (with Sadie Hartmann, Lee Murray, Ellen Datlow, Eric Larocca & More)
The Modern Horror Renaissance is an author panel from TBRCon2022 featuring Lee Murray, Ellen Datlow, Eric LaRocca, Christina Sng & Andy Davidson. Moderated by Sadie Hartmann. For more information on TBRCon2022, head over to FanFiAddict.com. You can also stream the convention live from Jan. 23-30 on the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, Twitter account or Facebook page. This panel was sponsored by:  The Story Engine ModFarm The Broken Binding FanFiAddict About the Panelists: Sadie Hartmann (aka Mother Horror) writes horror fiction reviews and other content for Cemetery Dance, Tor Nightfire, and SCREAM Magazine. She consider myself a horror fiction advocate, promoting the genre of horror to the very best of her ability. Find Sadie on Twitter or her personal website. Lee Murray is the author of fiction for adults and children, including the novels A Dash of Reality, Battle of the Birds, Misplaced and more. Find Lee on Twitter or her personal website. Ellen Datlow has been a short story editor for almost forty years, and currently acquires and edits short fiction and novellas for Tor.com, including original and reprint anthologies. Find Ellen on Twitter or her personal website. Eric LaRocca is the author of several works of horror and dark fiction, including the viral sensation Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke. Find Eric on Twitter or his personal website. Christina Sng is an award-winning poet, writer, essayist, and artist poet best known for A Collection of Nightmares, A Collection of Dreamscapes and more. Find Christina on Twitter or her personal website. Andy Davidson is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of In the Valley of the Sun and The Boatman's Daughter. Find Andy on Twitter or his personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz
01:13:32
January 25, 2022
TBRCon 2022: The Past, Present & Future of Grimdark (with Peter McLean, Anna Smith Spark, Ben Galley & More)
TBRCon 2022: The Past, Present & Future of Grimdark (with Peter McLean, Anna Smith Spark, Ben Galley & More)
The Past, Present & Future of Grimdark is an author panel from TBRCon2022 featuring Richard Nell, Adrian Selby, Ben Galley, Anna Smith Spark & Peter McLean. Moderated by Beth Tabler. For more information on TBRCon2022, head over to FanFiAddict.com. You can also stream the convention live from Jan. 23-30 on the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, Twitter account or Facebook page. This panel was sponsored by: The Story Engine ModFarm The Broken Binding FanFiAddict About the Panelists: Beth Tabler runs Beforewegoblog, contributes to Grimdark Magazine and is constantly immersed in fantasy stories. Find Beth on Twitter or Beforewegoblog. Richard Nell is a Canadian author of fantasy, best known for his novel Kings of Paradise. Find Richard on Twitter or his personal website. Anna Smith Spark is the author of the Empires of Dust epic fantasy series, including The Court of Broken Knives. Find Anna on Twitter or her personal website. Peter McLean is the author of the War for the Rose Throne series, beginning with Priest of Bones, as well as the Burned Man series and numerous short stories for Warhammer. Find Peter on Twitter or his personal website. Ben Galley is an author of dark and epic fantasy books, best known for his Emaneska Series, the award-winning weird western Bloodrush and the standalone novel The Heart of Stone. Find Ben on Twitter or his personal website. Adrian Selby is a video game producer known for his debut novel Snakewood. Find Adrian on Twitter or his personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz
01:29:58
January 25, 2022
Announcing TBRCon 2022
Announcing TBRCon 2022
This is a special SFF Addicts announcement for TBRCon 2022, a virtual literature convention taking place from January 23-30, 2022 and hosted by FanFiAddict.com. The convention focuses on science fiction, fantasy and horror, offering up 24 author panels that aim to deepen our understanding and love of these genres, with a ton of your favorite SFF authors discussing a wide variety of topics. We here at SFF Addicts will also be publishing a selection of these panels right here on the podcast feed.  For more information on the convention, the full schedule of panels and more, head to fanfiaddict.com/tbrcon-2022. The convention will be streaming on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, and all of the panels will be available to watch after the convention whenever your geek heart desires over on the FanFiAddict YouTube channel. Stay tuned for lots more TBRCon goodness in the coming weeks! Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
03:41
January 18, 2022
Author Chat: T. R. Napper
Author Chat: T. R. Napper
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author T. R. Napper for a chat about the birth and progression of the cyberpunk genre, punk aesthetics, Vietnamese history, Southeast Asia as a setting, memory and PTSD, immigration and identity, his short story collection Neon Leviathan, his new debut novel 36 Streets and much more. About the Author: T. R. Napper is the award-winning author of the Neon Leviathan short story collection and 36 Streets, his debut novel. His awards include the Aurealis for Best Short Story (2016) and Best Novella (2020). He is also a scholar of East and Southeast Asian literature, and has a creative writing doctorate in Noir, Cyberpunk, and Asian Modernity. Find T. R. on Twitter, Amazon and Audible, as well as his personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:41:00
January 18, 2022
TV Club: The Wheel of Time S01 Review (with P. Djèlí Clark, Patricia A. Jackson & More)
TV Club: The Wheel of Time S01 Review (with P. Djèlí Clark, Patricia A. Jackson & More)
Welcome to another TV Club bonus episode! Join host Adrian M. Gibson and guests P. Djèlí Clark, Patricia A. Jackson and Sara Carothers (Fictions Fans podcast), as they discuss and review season one of The Wheel of Time, the new TV adaptation of the fantasy book series by Robert Jordan. During the panel they discuss and critique the on-screen portrayals of their favorite Wheel of Time characters, analyze the overarching narratives of the show and its many changes, explore its flaws and successes, share their hopes for the next season and much more.  About the Panelists:  Phenderson Djèlí Clark is the award-winning author of Ring Shout, A Master of Djinn and more.  Find Phenderson on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. Patricia A. Jackson is the author of Forging A Nightmare, her debut novel.  Find Patricia on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. Sara Carothers is the co-host of the Fiction Fans podcast. Find Sara on Twitter and the Fiction Fans website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
02:54:43
January 13, 2022
Ep. 12: SFF Cover Art & Design (with Daniel Dociu, Alyssa Winans, Felix Ortiz & More)
Ep. 12: SFF Cover Art & Design (with Daniel Dociu, Alyssa Winans, Felix Ortiz & More)
Do you ever judge a book by its cover? Join host Adrian M. Gibson and sci-fi/fantasy cover artists Daniel Dociu, Alyssa Winans, Felix Ortiz and Priscilla Kim, as well as self-pub author and cover artist/designer Luke Tarzian, as they delve into the visual side of the books we read and love. During the panel, they discuss commissions and the step-by-step of a cover art project, working with publishers, artistic mediums, tattoos, the video game industry vs. publishing, book design and typography, promoting yourself as a cover artist and much more. ABOUT THE PANELISTS: Daniel Dociu is an award-winning SFF artist who has also worked as an Art Director and concept artist for some of the most prominent video game publishers and developers. Find Daniel on ArtStation.  Alyssa Winans is an illustrator, animator, and game artist who currently works for the Google Doodle team. Find Alyssa on her personal website. Felix Ortiz is a graphic designer and digital artist who does covers for both traditionally published and self-published books. Find Felix on ArtStation. Priscilla Kim is an illustrator and concept artist with a focus on book and magazine covers, as well as portraiture. Find Priscilla on her personal website. Luke Tarzian is a self-published fantasy author and freelance cover artist/book designer best known for his novel Vultures, as well as the Adjacent Monsters series. Find Luke on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
02:05:27
January 11, 2022
Ep. 11: What We’re Excited to Read in 2022 (with Fiction Fans)
Ep. 11: What We’re Excited to Read in 2022 (with Fiction Fans)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and Fiction Fans podcast co-hosts Sara Carothers and Lilly Ellison, along with FanFiAddict's Connor M. Caplan and Arun (aka Bender), for our last episode of 2021. This time, we're looking ahead to 2022 to discuss the books that we're excited to read in the coming year (whether it's a published book that's already on our TBR lists or something new that is being released in 2022), as well as what we'd like to see more of in the SFF sphere in the future. We also delve a bit into the past and think back on our reading habits and more. ABOUT THE PANELISTS: Sara Carothers is co-host of the Fiction Fans podcast, and she has two pugs and also secretly a cat. Find Sara on Twitter, as well as the Fiction Fans podcast. Lilly Ellison is a writer and co-host of the Fiction Fans podcast, and she has two cats and secretly zero pugs. Find Lilly on Twitter, as well as the Fiction Fans podcast. Connor M. Caplan is a writer for FanFiAddict and author of The Sword in the Street. Find Connor on Twitter or Amazon. Arun (aka Bender) is a writer for FanFiAddict. Find Arun on Twitter, and check out his work on FanFiAddict.com. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:45:22
December 28, 2021
Ep. 10: Our Favorite Reads of 2021
Ep. 10: Our Favorite Reads of 2021
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and FanFiAddict's David Walters, Tori Gross, Eleni Argyró, Connor M. Caplan and Arun (aka Bender) for our final FanFiAddict family panel of the year. During this episode, we reflect on the past year and share some of our favorite sci-fi, fantasy and horror books that we read throughout 2021. It was a great time, full of lots of jokes and gushing about the authors and books we adore, and we hope that you come out of it with a bunch of books to add to your TBR. ABOUT THE PANELISTS: David Walters is a book reviewer and the founder of FanFiAddict.com, as well as the host of Authors on a Podcast Talking Books. Find David on Twitter or on FanFiAddict.com. Tori Gross is an author, poet and writer for the FanFiAddict book blog. Find Tori on Twitter or on FanFiAddict.com. Eleni Argyró is a book reviewer for FanFiAddict and loves all things literature related. Find Eleni on Twitter or on FanFiAddict.com. Connor M. Caplan is a writer for FanFiAddict and author of The Sword in the Street. Find Connor on Twitter or Amazon. Arun (aka Bender) is a writer for FanFiAddict. Find Arun on Twitter or on FanFiAddict.com. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:59:02
December 14, 2021
Author Chat: Fonda Lee
Author Chat: Fonda Lee
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award winning author Fonda Lee for a chat about The Godfather, Dune and Hong Kong action films, her early career, what she's learned from publishing books, martial arts, building a fictional world from scratch, writing compelling and complex characters, the release of Jade Legacy, saying goodbye to The Green Bone Saga series and much more. About the Author: Fonda Lee is the award winning author of The Green Bone Saga series, including Jade City, Jade War and Jade Legacy, as well as the Exo series and Zeroboxer. She has won the World Fantasy Award and Aurora Award (Canada’s national science fiction and fantasy award), and has also been a finalist for the Nebula Award, Locus Award, and Oregon Book Award. Find Fonda on Instagram, Twitter, Amazon and Audible, as well as her personal website. You can also check out Adrian's FanFiAddict book review of Jade Legacy for a more in-depth critique of the novel. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:35:42
December 02, 2021
Ep. 9: Detectives & Noir in SFF (with Dan Stout, Patricia A. Jackson & Dale Lucas)
Ep. 9: Detectives & Noir in SFF (with Dan Stout, Patricia A. Jackson & Dale Lucas)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Dan Stout, Patricia A. Jackson and Dale Lucas as they explore detectives and noir in science fiction and fantasy. During the panel, they discuss noir, detectives, police procedurals and blending genres, what those genres can offer in terms of setting, characters and narrative, incorporating noir into fictional worlds, using real world influences to enhance stories, noir tropes and much, much more. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Dan Stout is the author of The Carter Archives fantasy noir series. Find Dan on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. Patricia A. Jackson is the author of Forging A Nightmare. Find Patricia on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. Dale Lucas is the author of The Fifth Ward and Doc Voodoo series. Find Dale on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:35:50
November 30, 2021
Author Chat: Jeff Noon
Author Chat: Jeff Noon
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award winning author Jeff Noon for a chat about theater, the Manchester punk and rave scene, surrealism and genre-bending, psychedelics and drugs, cyberpunk, The Nyquist Mysteries series and much more.  About the Author:  Jeff Noon is the award winning author of The Nyquist Mysteries series, including A Man of Shadows, The Body Library, Creeping Jenny and Within Without, the Vurt series and more. He was trained in the visual arts, and was musically active on the punk scene before starting to write plays for the theatre. His first novel, Vurt, was published in 1993 and went on to win the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He has written many books since then, each one exploring the ever-changing borderzone between genre fiction and the avant-garde.  Find Jeff on Twitter, Amazon and Audible, as well as his personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:25:41
November 25, 2021
Author Chat: Andrea Stewart
Author Chat: Andrea Stewart
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and fantasy author Andrea Stewart for a chat about her wild, long journey to get published, the origins of The Bone Shard Daughter, her new novel The Bone Shard Emperor, writing sequels and planning a trilogy, worldbuilding, morally grey characters, family expectations, painting and much more.  About the Author:  Andrea Stewart is the author of The Drowning Empire series, including The Bone Shard Daughter and The Bone Shard Emperor. Her parents always emphasized science and education, so she spent her childhood immersed in Star Trek and odd-smelling library books. When her (admittedly ambitious) dreams of becoming a dragon slayer didn't pan out, she instead turned to writing books. In addition to writing, she can be found herding cats, looking at birds, and falling down research rabbit holes.  Find Andrea on Instagram, Twitter, Amazon, Audible, as well as her personal website. Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:18:13
November 23, 2021
TV Club: Y: The Last Man S01 Review (with Fiction Fans)
TV Club: Y: The Last Man S01 Review (with Fiction Fans)
SFF Addicts' first TV Club bonus episode is here! Join host Adrian M. Gibson and guests Sara Carothers and Lilly Ellison, fellow podcasters and hosts of the Fiction Fans podcast, as they discuss and review season one of Y: The Last Man, the new TV adaptation of the comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. During the panel they delve into initial impressions, character portrayals and arcs, the BIG apocalyptic event, political and cultural themes, the show's unfortunate cancellation and much more.  About the Panelists:  Sara Carothers is co-host of the Fiction Fans podcast, and she has two pugs and also secretly a cat.  Find Sara on Twitter, as well as the Fiction Fans podcast.  Lilly Ellison is a writer and co-host of the Fiction Fans podcast, and she has two cats and secretly zero pugs.  Find Lilly on Twitter, as well as the Fiction Fans podcast.  Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:31:22
November 18, 2021
Ep. 8: The SFF We Read as Kids
Ep. 8: The SFF We Read as Kids
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and FanFiAddict’s Tori Gross, Tom Harnett and Eleni Argyró for another FanFiAddict family panel. This time, we take a trip down nostalgia lane and explore the science fiction, fantasy and horror that we read as kids. During the panel, we discuss early SFF origins and exposure, how SFF helped us personally growing up, potential stigma or shame surrounding reading and nerd culture, looking back on childhood favorites as adults and much more. ABOUT THE PANELISTS: Tori Gross is an author, poet, and reviewer. She predominantly reads YA SFF, but is more than willing to peruse all genres if they pique her interest. Find Tori on Twitter or on FanFiAddict.com. Tom Harnett is FanFiAddict's resident beard, a book reviewer and a former chef turned foodie. Find Tom on Twitter or on FanFiAddict.com. Eleni Argyró is a book reviewer for FanFiAddict and loves all things literature related. She also spends hours contorting her spine in the worst positions possible to read, write, or just binge watch movies and series. Find Eleni on Twitter or on FanFiAddict.com. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod. You can also email us directly at sffaddictspod@gmail.com with queries, comments or whatever comes to mind. Also, please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
01:13:47
November 16, 2021
Film Club: Dune Review (with Matt Kressel, Patricia A. Jackson, Cody Sisco & More)
Film Club: Dune Review (with Matt Kressel, Patricia A. Jackson, Cody Sisco & More)
SFF Addicts first Film Club bonus episode is here! (Adrian promised more bonus content in Episode 1, and he's finally able to make good on that promise with this two-hour beast of a panel.) Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Matt Kressel, Patricia A. Jackson, Cody Sisco, Tiffany Trent and Liam Quane as they discuss and review Dune: Part One, the new film adaptation of the famous Frank Herbert novel. During the panel they delve into first reactions, characters and actor portrayals, ecology and environment on Arrakis, music, costumes, cinematography and much more.  About the Authors: Matt Kressel is the author of the Worldmender Trilogy and more. Find Matt on Twitter, as well as his personal website. Patricia A. Jackson is the author of Forging A Nightmare, her debut novel. Find Patricia on Twitter, as well as her personal website. Cody Sisco is the author of the Resonant Earth series, including Broken Mirror Tortured Echoes. Find Cody on Twitter, as well as his personal website. Tiffany Trent is the author of The Unnaturalists duology and the Hallowmere series.  Find Tiffany on Twitter, as well as her personal website. Liam Quane is a filmmaker and the author of Road to Juneau. Find Liam on Twitter, as well as his personal website.  Find Us Online: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Music: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at https://fanfiaddict.com for the latest in book reviews, essays and