Carrie Vaughn, author of the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series, joins us to discuss strong heroines and werewolf-related romance. Dave and John discuss vampires in film and fiction.
Blake Charlton, author of Spellwright, joins us to talk about fantasy, dyslexia, and medical school. Dave and John discuss magic and medicine in fiction.
Steve Eley—editor of Escape Pod, the internet’s most popular science fiction podcast—stops by this week and we discuss the very promising future of audio fiction.
Cherie Priest—Steampunk aficionado, amateur theologian, and author of Boneshaker—joins us as our guest this week. We explain what Steampunk is, why it’s cool, and where you can check it out.
Brian Dunning of Skeptoid joins us as our guest this week. The Skeptoid podcast is one of the most popular science podcasts around, with over 50,000 listeners. Brian joins us to discuss critical thinking and its application in everything from alien abductions to medicine in the movies. Dave and John apply a little critical thinking of their own.
Marjorie M. Liu—writer of comics NYX and Dark Wolverine (Marvel) and author of the novels in the Dirk and Steele and Hunter Kiss series—is our guest this week. She tells us about attending Clarion and writing for Marvel, and Dave and John discuss comics, then and now.
P.W. Singer, author of Wired for War, joins us this week to talk about the subject of robots in the military and the intersection between video games and war. John and Dave consider some of the science fiction works that influenced the development of robots as we know them.
Paolo Bacigalupi, author of the critically-acclaimed The Windup Girl (which was named one of Time Magazine’s top ten novels of the year) joins us this week to talk about global warming, the horrors of travel, the current state of literature for boys, and his own forthcoming YA novel, Ship Breaker. John and Dave discuss their own experiences with literature when they were growing up, and how they became science fiction fans.
Left 4 Dead 2 lead writer Chet Faliszek is the featured interview guest on the premiere episode of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, a new podcast talk show here on Tor.com. In this episode, your hosts John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley take on zombies and the apocalypse in video games, popular culture, and literature. They discuss Valve Software’s history of story-focused video games and talk to Chet about zombies and video games and contingency plans, then discuss their own strategies for surviving the coming zombie apocalypse, and give their opinions of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.