TalkCast 245 – John Murphy


Tonight’s Guest:

John P. Murphy is a short fiction writer, writing sci-fi, mystery, and fantasy. He grew up in West Virginia, studied briefly in Japan, then moved to New Hampshire to get his doctorate in robotics. He currently works in the field of network security.
His novella Claudius Rex can be found as part of the anthology Alembical 3.

TalkCast 244 – Ron Garner


Tonight’s guest is Ron Garner of Silence in the Library Publishing. He’s here to tell us about 3 new books:



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TalkCast 243 – Shakuita Johnson

Our Guest tonight is Shakuita Johnson, who we met at BCC. Listen in for a reaction from Dome that’s even better than the Kiss Forever video!

Also, visit Shakuita’s website.

And check out her recently released book, Dark Indiscretions.


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TalkCast 242 – Wicked Little Studios and Jo!

Tonight our favorite foreign correspondent, Jo Whitby, reports from Cardiff on the first day of the The Doctor Who World Tour premiere event. Then she promptly melts into a puddle of sleep because being awake for 20 hours will do that to a person.

Then two of our favorite BCC artists, Juli and Kendra from Wicked Little Studios, report from their hotel room and hotel bathtub respectively. They give us a sneak peek at what they have planned for this weekend. It’s going to be exciting and full of hairdo surprises!


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TalkCast 241 – Brandon Barrows

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Tonight is our final Boston Comic Con preview episode! From Artists’ Alley we have the lovely Brandon Barrows, whose comics include Jack Hammer, which we had LOTS of questions about! A six-page preview is available at Action Lab Comics.  Brandon also told us about Voyaga, his homage to 1950s sci fi, which includes both space travel AND time travel.


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TalkCast 240 – Erica Schultz and Jennie Wood


Tonight we have two Boston Comic Con preview guests.

First up we have Erica Schultz, creator of the comic M3 with Vicente Alcázar. Erica has also done work for Marvel Comics, and her most recent work for them is writing Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne. You can find the first three issues of M3 on, and all of the issues are available digitally from the M3 website.

Then Jennie Wood, the creator of Flutter tells one the inspiration behind her work, which was listed as one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013. Her new Graphic novel A Boy Like Me is due out in September. Flutter is also available digitally.

And finally, we got the chance to talk about some news this week! The pilot for NBC’s new show Constantine has leaked, and we weigh in with our (mostly positive) first impressions. We also expound upon the absolute mess that was DashCon, just so our listeners get a chance to appreciate how wonderful most cons are.


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TalkCast 239 – A Delicious Almond Roll!


Art by Brian Roll

Before we jump into the news tonight, we have the first in a series of Boston Comic Con preview interviews. This week we’re talking to artist Brian Roll, who’s going to be in the BCC Artists’ Alley.

Some News:


And after the news, Bob Almond joins us to announce the winners of this year’s Inkwell Awards!



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TalkCast 238 – Guests With Long Names Night!

Yet again we’re mixing up format-wise to bring you a guest-heavy show full of fun!

First up we have Kristine Katheryn Rauch, otherwise known as She Of  Many Pen Names. She’s a multi-awarded author who’s received a Hugo, a Locus Award, and a John W. Campbell Award.  Listen to the show to hear her hold her own while debating Kriana on e-publishing, and then head over to to find her work in the Cosmic Sci Fi Bundle AND the Fantasy Music Bundle.

After that debate, Kriana performs a masterful segue into Bitlit, a neat little app for those of you who wish you could get e-books along with your hard copies.

Then we have a brief and melodious interlude wherein Dead RedHead gives us more tantalizing guest news from Boston Comic Con.

And finally, in honor of the Independence Day weekend, we have longtime friend of the show Peter Vinton Jr.  His new graphic novel series The Monitor’s Guild  is an amazing blend of some of Zombrarian’s favorite things: American History, post apocalyptic rebellion, and a cast that is diverse in every sense of the word. It came out yesterday, so check it out!


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TalkCast 237 – Format? What format?

Tonight we’re changing things up! We’ve got three guests, a Boston Comic Con Update, and no waiting!

At the top of the show we have two authors whose work appears in The Cosmic Sci Fi Bundle over at First up, the lovely Jody Lynn Nye joins us from the road to tell us about Crisis on Doona, which she co-wrote with Anne McCaffrey. Then Peter J. Wacks takes over to tell us about his book Second Paradigm, and reveals that he’s actually in TWO StoryBundles right now! You can also check out his work in the Fantasy Music Bundle, where you can find two of his books already, and a third is available as a bonus!

Toward the middle somewhere Dead RedHead gives us an update on the exciting guests who’ve been recently announced for Boston Comic Con!

And after patiently waiting through the first two amazing segments, Vlad Vaslyn gets the last word in order to tell us about his new book, The Button. The teaser for this book includes skeletons, crystal cubes, NSA agents, and New York City. You know you want to hear from the mind that put those things together!


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TalkCast 236 – Sarah Hensley from Mad Scientist’s Lab

Sarah with one of her creations.

Sarah with one of her creations.


Kickstarter(s) of the Week:

And last, but certainly not least, we have tonight’s guest! We talk to self-taught artist Sarah Hensley from Mad Scientist’s Lab about her amazing hand-painted lab wear, bags, decor, and more. Not only are her wares beautifully rendered, they’re also really practical:  they’re machine-washable, OSHA compliant for medical/laboratory facilities, and durable. So what are you waiting for? Go check them out!


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