TalkCast 503 – A walk In Other Universes




Dr. Bruce Olav Solheim

Dr. Bruce Olav Solheim

Having been on the ‘Cast a number of times, Dr Bruce Olav Solheim joins us again, this time to talk about UFO’s, life in the universe and his unique and personal perceptions of the paranormal which began at the age of 4 and have continued throughout his life. We got the opportunity to speak about his many experiential instances as well as his research and work with CERO, his numerous books and appearances on Coast to Coast and Alien Encounters Declassified. And just when you thought you had heard it all, he has a new comic coming out soon (see the cover below),  so we got to talk about that as well.

So many places to go, Join us for and interesting time.

 

 

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Special Edition Talkcast – Skyraiders of Abarax Kickstarter




Tracy and Laura Hickman

Tracy and Laura Hickman

In this very special edition we get the chance to reconnect with dear friends Tracy and Laura Hickman as they are in the middle of their phenomenal Kickstarter, a simply amazing new game which was funded in 88 minutes, and is now skyrocketing  with over 2,500 backers. Who are they? What have they done?  Well, sit back, relax and enjoy an hour or so of conversation that includes an explanation of Skyraiders including the work on the project done by Joe Manganiello, Larry Elmore, Matt Stawicki and Karl Pruesser, an explanation of what the heck AR integration with the Living Tome mobile app means and what it brings to the game (trust me, it’s a lot). We also chatted about how covid affected The Void, the probability of a New Drangonlance series coming very soon with Margaret Weis and Tracy’s adventures with Dan Aykroyd.

All that and more, because Tracy and Laura are more fun than a Barrel of Elephant!

 

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Skyraiders of Abarax

Skyraiders of Abarax

TalkCast 502 – The Princess and The Pauper (updated version)




Thor Nesch

Thor Nesch

Thor Nesch is by any definition multifaceted . The many styles of books as well as his other endeavours makes him “interesting” to say the least. When you have a writer, who amongst his many offerings has books that could qualify as Sci Fi, Fantasy, horror, crime drama, and thrillers, with subjects ranging from killer bears, beings trapped in a train underwater, finding your animal totem and in tonight’s offering a body switch comedy that is one part Disney Freaky Friday and one part Twain Prince and the Pauper with a liberal dash of Jackie Collins thrown in, the reader doesn’t  know what to expect, and that’s not a bad thing at all in an ostensibly  YA novel.  His book I Am You Am I (confusing title isn’t it) is a body swapping comedy but it also allows the author a chance to look at being a teenager in our present times.  Equal parts funny and poignant, it made for a very compelling read.

Thorsten himself is an interesting person. He writes in both German, his native language and English. He is also a storyteller, photographer, singer and film maker. We never got around to finding out why he moved from Europe to Canada but evidently that’s another story for another time in the sage of an international storyteller, the chronicle of Thor Nesch.

 

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I am You Am I

I am You Am I

 

 

 

TalkCast 501 – Sex And The Single Werewolf or Agatha Christie And The Buckets Of Chum




Melissa Yi

Melissa Yi

After a few weeks on hiatus for a number of issues, we’re back, and this ‘casts guest is just wonderful. Melissa Yi is a gifted writer and if that was all she was it would be plenty,,,,but she is also an ER Doctor with a special interest in health education, a world traveler and a joy to talk to on a myriad of subjects so we sent the interview flitting from topic to topic and had one hell of a time. The Commander and I wanted to talk about her werewolf novel Wolf Ice , in large part because it was so good and so much fun to read and also because to my mind anyway, I thought it was interesting that a doctor had such an affinity with werewolves but as usual I was proven wrong. What made the interview more interesting was all the tributaries we seemed to go off on and how interesting it became and she was.

We got to talk about her adventures in the Galapagos and Giza and a few other places that began with G as well, but most importantly we got the chance to meet Melissa, a rare treat which the staff here hopes to do again as soon as possible. Enjoy

 

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Wolf Ice

Wolf Ice

 

 

 

TalkCast 344 – MediSin Health Care For Super Villains




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TalkCast 500 – The Long Strange Trip Thusfar




Tonight we take a look back with some of our friends. In a very special  episode we reminisce with Zombrarian, Kriana, Illustrator X and Commander Cam and talk about some off their memories of the past 500 episodes: the good, the bad and the ridiculous. From Doug Jones to Dr. K. and almost everywhere in-between, this is 500 episodes of us.

Enjoy the fun

 

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Zombrarian

Zombrarian

Kriana

Kriana

Illustrator X

Illustrator X

Commander Cam

Commander Cam

TalkCast 499 – Plato’s Republic On the Moon and DragonCon




Garon Whithed

Garon Whithed

One might reasonably ask what these two things have in common?  The quick answer is of course Garon Whited. The not so quick response is also Garon Whited. Garon and The Commander talk about one of his hard SF books, Luna. and its roots in Plato’s republic and Lord of the Flies and seem to have a genuinely good time in paralleling the origin of the hero quest from Joseph Campbell. The conversation then moves into the commercial as Garon gets to discuss his “day one exploits” at DragonCon and expectations there. Ever the pithy conversationalist, Garon never fails to entertain.

 

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Luna

Luna

 

TalkCast 498 – Once Upon A Time In Dystopia




newpkdlogoDan Abella joins us once again to talk about the Philip K Dick Science Fiction FIlm Festival to be held at the Producers Club Theater and Cinema In New York City on September 17,18 and 19. As usual we have no idea where the interview is going to end up because that’s how it goes whenever Dan is on the show and that’s just fine. We did however get a chance to discuss a bit of back history of the past years lockdown and what it meant to the festival and how it affected this tear in terms of both physical events as well as the types of films that came to the table.

You can find the list of Friday, Saturday and Sunday events and times here but what is as important is the texture and flavor of the events, both in person and virtually. This year is an especially vibrant year for content and the  participants ability to access and interact with it. Enjoy the wonderfulness that is PKD

 

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Talkcast 497 – GraniteCon 2021 Preview & WL Hawkin Returns




logoWhat Do GraniteCon and Paranormal Romance Have In Common? Why, it’s Sci Fi Saturday Night , of course! New England is so very lucky to have a Granitecon this year. We get a few moments to talk with Chris from Double Midnight Comics to get an overview of what we can expect from this years event.

W.L. Hawkin

WL Hawkin

Then, W. L. Hawkin returns to talk about how nice she is to the podcast.  We talk to her about reading her series of books backwards, The Hollystone Mysteries To Render A Raven. It’s a series of simply fascinating stories about her book, her work, her life, a lighthouse, fairyboats, a pod of dolphins and an invitation to join her on a yacht, which I am taking her up on as soon as I can.

Wendy Louise Hawkin is a truly original writer and  great fun to talk with and we hope to listen to as well.

Enjoy!

 

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TalkCast 496 – More Tales From The Haunted Bank




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Kathrin Hutson

What a pleasure it is to have Kathrin Hutson back with us again. She returns to talk about book two in her Accessory to Magic series, The Cursed Fae. When last we spoke with her is was to kick off this series and we got our introduction to the magical underground world of Denver and met semi-reformed felon Jessica Northwood as she began her life after jail as an apprentice in the magical bank of Winthrop and Dirledge as an apprentice with no real thought as to what she might be getting herself into other than day to day survival. 

In book two, we find her as the “Guardian” of the bank without really knowing what that actually means and finding herself more “learning on the job” more than anything else. Part snide asides between her and the sentient portion of the bank and the interactions with the rest of the magical Denver underground, book two of this series barely takes a breath from where book one leaves off and propels you forward with snarky elegance and eloquence from brick walls to blind alleys and back again and a wonderfully frenetic pace that makes you wish for the opening paragraph of book 3…. And so we do.

Enjoy the conversation

 

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Yhe Cursed Face

 

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