TalkCast 248 – Tim Zahn



Tonight’s guest is the fabulous author Timothy Zahn. You may know him from his Star Wars novels (especially Kriana’s favorite, the Mara Jade graphic novels), but tonight he’s here to tell us about his new book, Soulminder:

Soulminder began as a series of connected stories in the renowned science fiction magazine Analog, and will now be released as a complete novel for the first time. Zahn fans will be thrilled to find the conclusion of Adrian Sommer’s story in Soulminder, which completes the narrative. Readers of adventure science fiction will enjoy this fast-paced tale.



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TalkCast 247 – Steven Savile


Tonight’s guest:

Steven Savile has written for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, Stargate, Warhammer, Arkham Horror, and other popular game and comic worlds.

He won the International Media Association of Tie-In Writers award for his Primeval novel, SHADOW OF THE JAGUAR, published by Titan, in 2010, and The inaugural Lifeboat to the Stars award for TAU CETI (co-authored with Kevin J. Anderson). He also wrote Fantastic TV, a critical study of 50 years of science fiction on television.

Steve has worked as a teacher, a burglar alarm salesman (for a day), a double glazing salesman (for a day), an auditor for a building company (managed a few weeks until he found out one of the partners was embezzling from the firm), in a fish factory (again for a day – there’s a pattern here, can you see it?), and had various local Government jobs before becoming a full time writer.

In 2003, Kevin J Anderson burned Steve’s story. In an open fire. Stranded in a cabin. He claims it was a matter of survival.

Steven has lived in Sweden for the last 17 years.

We’re talking to him about his novel, London Macabre, which is part of the current Dark Fantasy Bundle over at StoryBundle. Steve is also curating the CyberPunk Bundle.


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TalkCast 246 – Arthur Vincie


Tonight’s Guest is Arthur Vincie, the writer and director of Found in Time. Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:

“A ‘lo-fi’ sci-fi film set in NYC in the ‘alternate present.’  Chris is a psychic who lives his life out of order, ‘slipping’ uncontrollably between the past, present and future.  When he commits a murder in his future, he realizes he has to change his present in order to prevent it from happening.  But how can he do that if he’s not even sure of *when* he is?”


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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.


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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!


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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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