Who is The Running Girl?




 

The Running Girl

The Running Girl

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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

 

TalkCast 428 – The First Year of Dreamforge




Dreamforge Magazine Issue #4

Dreamforge Magazine Issue #4

In this episode we get to touch base with Scot and Jane Noel, the founders of the grand experiment called Dreamforge Magazine and get the chance to both look back over the past year as well as look forward to what we can expect in the next “season of positivity” that Dreamforge brings us with each new volume. For the uninitiated, Dreamforge is a print/e magazine which combines the best qualities of both thanks to the passion and care Scot and Jane bring to each issue. They also provide a “Readers’ Portal” on the website with all sorts of hidden gems and surprises.

Our conversation began with a look back at the original Kickstarter and how the entire project has grown and evolved far beyond the original concept. Scot and Jane talked about how their passion for this project has matured over its initial year and how their own skills have evolved and grown over this time.

One of the things that shows more than anything else is their passion for this and keeping that in Jane Noel picmind we then explored what Year Two might look like. In the course of that conversation we got to talk about some surprises for Issue 5 and beyond including a story by Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, and a cover illustration by the amazing Chaz Kemp.

The best thing about a project like Dreamforge is watching it grow and evolve. Join us for a very special conversation. The check out the website and help Dreamforge brow even more in its’ second year.

Enjoy!

 

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TalkCast 427 – The Dystopian Nightmare And The Passing Of An Icon




Tosca Lee

Tosca Lee

Our guest in this show is a New York Times Best Selling Author Tosca Lee who comes by to talk about her new book A Single Light, sequel to the hit book The Line Between. We get to talk about the wonderful characters, the not quite fictional ecological disaster all intertwined with the bleak scenarios of a far too believable all too near future. As impressive as her tensely disturbing plot line, ithe reader  is almost overwhelmed by her characters depth and diversity. The roles of Wynter Roth and Chase Miller are amazingly deep and well developed and we got the chance to talk with her about how they came to be and why they decided how the story evolved. We did

A Single Light

A Single Light

not get to talk to Tosca about baby Yoda or the finer points of bacon, so she has to come back …..  and soon.

 

 

At the end of the show. we took a moment in remembrance of a cultural icon to acknowledge the passing of famed voice actor and puppeteer Caroll Spinney. In 2013 we had the rare opportunity to spend a few moments with him to talk about what it meant to him to be an integral part of such an amazing body of work and what it meant to the world to have Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch in our lives as well. Listen and enjoy the humble musings of Caroll, he will be missed.

Enjoy

Caroll Spinney

Caroll Spiney

 

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TalkCast 426 – Gary K. Wolf in Toontown




Or, Yoga, Meditation and Blue Cows.

Or, 110 People CAN Be Wrong!

What do the following people have in common:

  • Bob Hoskins
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Roy Disney
  • Kathleen Turner
  • Amy Irving
Gary K Wolf

Gary K Wolf

In not too simple terms the correct answer is Gary K. Wolf, author and creator of Roger Rabbit. In this episode we literally fall down the rabbit hole of Gary’s inventive mind to talk about the stories behind the inception of Toontown, the Roger Rabbit movie and almost everything else in the wonderful mind of Gary Wolf.

Join us for a  fun freewheeling off the wall conversation and be sure to enjoy the chaos.

 

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Who Censored Roger Rabbit

Who Censored Roger Rabbit

Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit?

Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit?

Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?

Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?

TalkCast 425 – The Other Side of C. T. Phipps (or at least “another side)




C.T. Phipps

C.T. Phipps

In this edition, we get to reconnect with CT Phipps, who discerning listeners might remember from his series, “The Rules of Supervillany”. He comes by to talk about another of his amazing passions, the Space Opera, a segment of Science Fiction that requires the writer to figuratively AND literally build almost everything from the ground up. His newest series with protagonist Cassius Mass, who is “royalty” and heroic starfighter pilot within the Crius Archduchy, who finds out that not only was his home world destroyed but he was also fighting for the wrong side. Lucifer’s Star is book one of this trilogy and C.T. along with co-author Michael Suttkus is meticulous in painting a broad canvas of the societies in which his story takes place. The Commonwealth, the Crius Archduchy and life afterwards hiding aboard an interstellar freight hauler come alive with  clarity, purpose and intent. The main characters in book one (this being the book we talked about and thus far the only one I have read) are never one dimensional, and that makes this book a very thick read, which quite frankly is a huge part of its charm. It is a constantly evolving twisted plat reveal with complex characters in increasingly intricate worlds and societies.

One wonders as this book plays out, is Cassius a good man? My suggestion is , find out for yourself but first enjoy the conversation. At the end of the ‘Cast there is a small excerpt from the audio edition.

Enjoy the chaos, I did.

 

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Lucifer's Star by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus

Lucifer’s Star by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus

TalkCast 424 – The Monitors Guild Book Two




Peter Vinton Jr.

Peter Vinton Jr.

It was Ben Bova who said that “Science Fiction is simply history that hasn’t happened yet”. In this edition, we get a true glimpse of that as we talk with our old friend Peter Vinton Jr. Artist, writer, historian and bibliophile, Peter joins the ‘Cast to talk about Volume two of his social allegory passion project,

The Monitor’s Guild – Book Two:The Signing of the Declaration of Independence. Part history, part science fiction part urban fantasy, part spy thriller and part political parable, Volume Two of his dystopian cautionary tale has just come out. We got the chance to talk about the myriad aspects of past present and future that, from a writing standpoint, make this book wonderful. We also talked about his artwork in the book and the depth and detail in each panel.

In other news, Peter and I reminisced about out first meetings at the former Boston Comic Con and what has happened since then. He also spoke about some signings he had done at some of his childhood comic stores including The Million Year Picnic.

It was a wonderful conversation, I hope you enjoy it.

 

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The Monitor's Guild Book Two

The Monitor’s Guild Book Two

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