TalkCast 435 – The Deadly Australian Quokka




Not Joseph Madden

Not Joseph J. Madden At All!

We need more fun. A statement; direct, simple and to the point. At the time of this podcast, we

Actually Joseph J. Madden

Actually Joseph J. Madden

need more fun. Due to ecological circumstance our daily lives are becoming more like “The Caves of Steel”, so DAMN IT, WE NEED MORE FUN!!!

What has that got to do with the deadly, vicious Australian Quokka? Of paramount importance, what has that got to do with Joseph J. Madden? All very good questions, dear listeners, and as someone who inherited the title of The Dome, I sought to bring clarity to this and other questions.

We got to speak with Joseph about his series The Starhawk Chronicles. This is a series of books, short stories. character and plots that have been ruminating in his head for decades and can be blamed (let’s use the term “inspired” instead) on Disney. Our conversation meandered around when this happened, why it happened, the overall influence of non-sci fi writer Louis L’Amoure on the series, how it got to where it is as a series and where it is going in the coming volumes. The great thing is the series is well written fun, Joseph is fun to talk to and despite all technical and ecological boulders we had to overcome, this was a very fun show to do.

For those of you keeping score at home, there is a Manhattan, Kansas.

Enjoy the chaos.

 

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The Starhawk Chronicles

The Starhawk Chronicles

TalkCast 434 – Let That Cat Out Of That Box, NOW!




Jeffrey A, Carver

Jeffrey A, Carver

On this show we welcome Boston “semi-native” Jeffrey A.Carver. His work ranges from hard SF to space opera with a healthy sense of wonder. He has taught writing in many settings, from educational television to Odyssey to MIT to his own workshops He is the author of eighteen science fiction novels, including the recently published “Time Out Of Sequence” duology,

The Reefs of Time and Crucible of Time).With this two-part novel, Carver returns to his signature series, The Chaos Chronicles.

Once in conversation, we got to learn about Jeffrey’s writing style and habits. Ever a stickler for detail and clarity, one of the finer points of his writing is his continuity. Be it characters, settings, technology or mythos, the precision of his style is such that the reader is never left hanging,,, but, to be fair, leaving the reader wondering is quite another story.

You can visit Carver and his blog at starrigger.net, or his free guide for aspiring authors of all ages writesf.com.. Enjoy the wonderful conversation.

 

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The Reefs Of Time

The Reefs Of Time

Side note: In the course of the discussion Jeffrey mentioned two very interesting workshops. Here are the links:

TalkCast433 – Could it be Capt. Keith Crunch?




The Mighty Mascots

The Mighty Mascots

What do Heckle and Jeckle, Huckleberry Hound and Diver Dan have to do with this episode? Honestly, nothing….and EVERYTHING. Join us on an old timey/futuristic voyage with the adventures of The Mighty Mascots, a unique comic from the interesting mind of Keith Gleason, and their collective future.

Plastic City Comic Con

Plastic City Comic Con

Then we got to spend some time talking about this year’s Plastic City Comic Con. Keith announced this years Guest of Honor, guest-of-honorthe Incredible Marvel Legend Roy Thomas. Plastic City has quickly become one of the most amazing single day events. You can find tons of information here. You will also find Sci Fi Saturday Night there. Come say “Hi” and win a prize.

And now for some amazing cartoon nostalgia we talked about during the show:

Enjoy the fun!

 

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It’s coming…….




More Information….soon

TalkCast 432 – PKD in NYC, March 4-8, 2020




Screen Shot 2020-02-24 at 8.57.56 PMOn this episode we have our yearly chat with Daniel Abella, the man in charge of The Philip K Dick Sci Fi Film Festival.

In its 8th. Season, this year is a five-day event. We got the chance to talks about how the films are curated, the myriad of geographic locations they come from and all the different ways the conceptualization of the Philip K Dick themeography  is expressed, including ethical morality, genetic manipulation to technological implications to humanity. A myriad of  established and new voices  are being brought to the festival.

  • Wed, March 4th.
  • 7 pm
  • Feature Presentation
  • Imperial Blue (2019)
  • Thurs March 5th.
  • 7 pm
  • Sci-Fi Shorts – Humanity vs Technology
  • 9 Short Films
  • (How do you run them?)
  • Friday March 6th.
  • 7 pm
  • Sci-Fi Horror and the Supernatural
  • 9 Short Films and trailers
  • Saturday March 7th.
  • 2-4 pm 
  • Documentary Presentation
  • A Brief History of Time Travel (2018)
  • Q&A after with Gisela and Dr Ronald Mallet 
  • 4-6 pm
  • The Best of Philip K Dick Shorts
  • 8 Short Films
  • Sunday March 8th.
  • 2-4 pm
  • International Sci-Fi Shorts
  • 9 Short Films
  • 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Feature Presentation
  • Anya (2019)
  • Q&A will include Director Carylanna Taylor and Jacob  Akira Okada with Biologist Yelena Bernadskaya.
  • 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Feature Presentation
  • M.A.J.I.C.(2019)
  • Q&A afterwards with Director Erin Berry, co-writer/producer David Pluscauskas and actress PaulaBrancati.
  • 9 pm
  • Awards Ceremony for Films and Screenplays

The Philip K Dick Film Festival takes place at:

The Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th. Street, Astoria NY

Enjoy

 

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Who is The Running Girl?




 

The Running Girl

The Running Girl

Information coming soon….

TalkCast 431 – What The Hell Is A Space Viking, Anyway?




c17e74_0073a46cae614e59964cae9260576959~mv2_d_2700_2700_s_4_2We are joined tonight by Mathew Ross Craftan the man behind Space Viking Productions. He is a self described dreamer prone to wonder. His new comic creation is called Void Sever. “Void Sever” is a wide-branching story of surrealist science fiction. It was in part inspired by creators like Isaac Asimov, Christopher Nolan, and Lewis Carroll. They opened their readers’ minds to what is possible and what it means to be transported to another world or another time. SVP hopes to do the same with Void Sever.

This is a story about a couple who are sent out to explore the void in search of a habitable world for humanity using an experimental ship equipped with the new void severing drive technology. They encounter many complications on their journey, including while they are in stasis with the virtual dream world controlled by their AI counterpart. The separate worlds of reality and dream begin instilling madness. Can they find a new home before they fall to their own insanity?

If you want to meet and talk to Matt, you can see him at the Bangor Comic and Toy Con. on April 25th. And the Upper Valley Comic Expo on October 10th.

Chaos? It resides here.

 

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Void Sever

Void Sever

TalkCast 430 – Live (on tape) From Australia




Liz Butcher

Liz Butcher

In this episode, we talk with Australian author Liz Butcher about Fates’ Fury, her debut novel. As the interview begins, we briefly touched on the wildfire catastrophe that has enveloped her country. Her first hand account of the devastation there is chilling. Then we talked about how her ideas became this novel. The discussion centered on her background and interests, how her characters write the story for her, why the three main characters are so well and deeply developed, how her writing style influences her work and how wonderful a sunrise can be.

This is a book that defies a pigeonhole so we explored what, in fact, its roots are and the amount of research was necessary to keep the ring of authenticity throughout. There is a unique precision to the book as a whole and the way Liz writes, It makes the reader want more and we were assured it is on the way

Enjoy the chaos.

 

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Fates' Fury

Fates’ Fury

TalkCast 429 – A Tale of Two Futures




Life’s a bitch. She deals off the bottom of the deck. But you play the hands you’re given.

O.E,Tearmann

O.E,Tearmann

In this episode we talk with the writing team collectively known as O.E.Tearmann about their Aces High Jokers Wild series and specifically the first book in the series, The Hands We’re Given. The series is set  in an America divided into heavily guarded, high-tech corporate zones known as the Grid, and Force-controlled military installations known as the Dust.

We are in a world where climate change and political deadlock have resulted in a nation in isolation, only engaged with the rest of the world because of its technological and medical power, mirroring many of todays societal realities

These are the Mission Files of The Wildcards. Officially Democratic State Force Base 1407, the Wildcards are serving in as part of the  “new” American Revolution. In 2155, Corporations run the City Grids for profit. They own their workers. The Constitution is just an old-fashioned document. Freedom is a word. nothing more. Off “the Grid” and in the shadows, there are people fighting for change.

So, please enjoy our conversation with the writing duo of Olivia and Nonier. better known as O.E.Tearmann. We got to talk about the  genesis of this project from both of their individual perspectives as well as insight into specific motivation as well as goals in producing this series. The talk was engaging, intelligent and pleasant.

Enjoy the chaos.

 

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The Hand We're Given

The Hand We’re Given

Happy Merry ‘n Stuff




Have a Holly Jolly Melmac

Have a Holly Jolly Melmac

 

Seasons Greeting and Feliciano’s

Best Fishes for the Coming Year.

See You in 2020 for a Bunch of New Stuff

 

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