Bailey’s Books: Bangladeshi Cyber Punk & Botswanan Literary Fantasy

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In this episode Alan reviews:

The Silence of The WiltingSkin by Tlotlo Tsamaase

Kundo Wakes Up by Saad Hossain

Cyber Mage by Saad Hossain

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Episode 28: Choose Your Own Adventure with Kazim Ali.

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In this episode, Diane and Alan chat with with author, poet, translator, professor and editor Kazim Ali about his Choose Your Own Adventure novel: Citidal of Whispers.

They also discuss Choose Your Own Adventure history, writing branching story lines, D&D, and how to get involved in social causes.

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Bonus Episode: Using Science Fiction and Fantasy to Resist Social Norms

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In this panel recorded at the Writer’s Conduit Conference in 2022, we discuss topics like: Why is SFF good at discussing social norms, is it a moral imperative for writers to resist norms, and how do you write effective arguments. Panel guests include: Alan Bailey (Moderator), Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki,  Arula Ratnakar, Diane Morrison, and Abrian Tuller.

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Spec Fic Partisan: Sourweird Manifesto with Rick Claypool

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In our 4th Spec Fic Partisan audio column Rick addresses Charlie Jane Ander’s Sweetweird Manifesto. If you’re not sure what that is, you can find it here. Rick also discusses microgenres and why they are actually a good thing, especially for indie and small press authors. This episode is a bit fuzzier than usual, apologies.

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Publishing in Africa: Publishing Platforms Or the Lack Therof with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

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In our 3rd audio column about publishing in Africa we chat with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki about how Africans are being deplatformed within the publishing business. We also discuss the The Emeka Walter Dinjos Memorial Award For Disability In Speculative Fiction. As this episode was recorded before the 2022 Nebulas, we’d also like to congratulate Oghenechovwe on his award.
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Episode 27: Queen of Static/Queen of Swords LIVE with Matthew Kressel & Catherine Lundoff

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In this episode, Diane and Alan chat with author Matthew Kressel and Author/Editor/Publisher Catherine Lundoff. They discuss Matt’s new novel Queen of Static, expectations when marketing books, and greening your office. They also announce that audio columns will be released seperately as their own mini-episodes for future episodes.

 

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Episode 26: Our Shared Storm with Andrew Dana Hudson & Book reviews with Alan Bailey

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In this episode, Diane and Alan chat with author Andrew Dana Hudson. They discuss Andrew’s book Our Shared Storm: A Novel of Five Climate Futures, climate change, and Solarpunk.

Alan also reviews 3 books including:

The year’s Best African Speculative Fiction 2021 by Oghenechevwe Donald Eckpeki published by Jembefola Press 2021

The Withered King by Ricardo Victoria by Artemesia Publishing 2019

Missing Signal by Seb Doubinsky published by Meerkat Press 2018

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Episode 25: Conduit and Lone Wolf Podcasting LIVE with Jon Stark, Catrina Taylor, Sarah Buhrman, Coffee Quill, and Eli Kwake

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On our triumphant return to the live format we talk to Catrina Taylor, Sarah Buhrman, and Coffee Quills about  the online conference they organize – Conduit, the struggles of ogranzing a conference, and what to expect in 2022. In the second half, we speak with writer and podcaster, Jon Stark about podcasting, the Lone Wolf book series, and his own writing. Finally we talk to Eli Kwake about combining Game of Tomes and Filk. You can go to this link to see the video and hear the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPeQPUC3MFw Please keep in mind the audio is not up to its usual quality because it was live streamed.

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Episode 24: No Gods, No Masters with Cadwell Turnbull & African Publishing with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

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In this episode, Cat and Alan chat with author Cadwell Turnbull. They discuss Cadwell’s novel No Gods, No Monsters, the inspiration for his monsters, and why it’s important to keep questioning yourself.

Alan also chats with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki about what it’s like trying to get into a US MFA program from Nigeria.

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Episode 23: Up the Solarpunks with Justine Norton-Kertson and Briana Castagnozzi & Rick CLaypool discusses Raytheon and the Hugo Awards

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In this episode, Diane and Alan chat with Co-editor-in-Chiefs, Justine Norton-Kertson and Briana Castagnozzi, of Solapunk Magazine about starting a new magazine, government, falconing, music, and Solar Punk.

Rick’s column focuses on evil corporations, escapism in fiction, and how it all relates to Raytheon and the 2021 Hugo awards.

 

 

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