Cover to Cover #189: Robert Jordan / Sheri L. McGathy

This week we have the one and only Robert Jordan on the show. Talking about his long awaited book Knife Of Dreams. It is the 11th in the Wheel Of Time series, and we hear that the next book will be the last. (In this series anyway.) If your a fan, this is a 'don't-miss' episode.

Next up Sheri L. McGathy is telling us about The Ancent One. This E/Audio book is about gods and how they came to be.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #188: Greg Keyes / Laura Anne Gilman

We love getting guests in the studio, and we especially love it when they are authors of Greg Keyes' caliber. Greg stops in to talk to us about his upcoming book The Blood Knight. It is not out in stores yet, but we get an inside scoop on what to expect. And we get to talk about some of the authors more interesting hobbies. If your a fan of Greg, this is the show for you.

Next up Laura Anne Gilman tells us about Curse The Dark. This book is Part two of The Retrievers series.   [Read more...]

Show Changes!

After several email comments, all views seem to be the same. "Give us the shows in the order you record them." So with that in mind, this is the order that they will be released to the web-verse.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #187: David Eddings / C. E. Murphy

Bending to the requests of our listeners, we finally bring you an interview with David Eddings telling us about his new book Crystal Gorge. David Writes with his wife Lee and we get to talk about the dynamic of authors living and working in the same house. (Not to mention sleeping in the same bed.)

Next up is C. E. Murphy, telling us about Urban Shaman. A book that Summer read and enjoyed.   [Read more...]

The Future of Cell Phones

This is one cool-ass phone.

"The Nokia 888 concept transcends conventional design and allows you to morph into any design you wish, roll it, bend it, clip it, whatever."

I know that I'm going to be watching for it at my local cell-phone shop.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #186: Diana Gabaldon / Anna Tambour

We love our local Authors. First this week Diana Gabaldon drops by the studio to tell us about her book A Breath of Snow and Ashes.

Next up is Anna Tambour, telling us about Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales and Spotted Lily. A collection of short fiction that our own Summer enjoyed.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #185: Deborah LeBlanc / Holly Lisle

First up this week we talk with Deborah LeBlanc about her book Grave Intent. Deborah is a great guest with a slightly twisted view on life. (She fits right in.)

We then talk to Holly Lisle about Talyn. Holly's book is about two civilizations battling for dominance Technology vs. Religion. It makes for an interesting ride.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #184: Sara Douglass / Maureen F. McHugh

First up is Sara Douglass telling us about Darkwitch Rising and the Troy Game series from her home in Australia. Listen to a top-selling fantasy writer delve into the realms she's created.

We then talk to Maureen F. McHugh about her short story collection Mothers and Other Monsters, and her desire to jumpstart a new subclass of family-themed and mother-focused science fiction.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #183: Kate Wilhelm / Gregory B. Banks

On the phone this week is Kate Wilhelm telling us about her book Storyteller: 30 years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop. Great stories of what it is like to be part of this prestigious writing college. Not to mention the squirt guns. (You have to listen now.)

We then talk to Gregory B. Banks about his book Phoenix Tales: Stories of Death & Life. The book was reviewed by our own Joe Murphy and because of the glowing report, we had to get him on.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #182: Jane Yolen / A. M. Veillon

First up is Jane Yolen and her latest book, Pay the Piper: A Rock-n-Roll Fairy Tale. She wrote it with her son Adam Stemple and we discus the wonders of teen writing.

Next up is A. M. Veillon and her book for younger readers, Shelby and the Shifting Rings. We get to delve into the writers mind for a few minutes.   [Read more...]

Laser-Cannons: Coming Soon To A Galaxy Near You!

This is so freaking cool! In an article at Space.com, laser cannons are being developed with very ambitious goals.

Not stuff of Scifi, but real working weapons.

"DARPA's HELLADS (High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System) will be light enough to fit on a fighter jet or drone aircraft, and yet powerful enough to fire a 150 kilowatt beam of energy. Star Wars laser cannon may be closer than you think."

So the next question is: Where are the space fighter-craft to mount them on?   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #181: Karl Schroeder / Bruce Taylor

Joining us on the phone this week, Karl Schroeder tells us about his latest book Lady of Mazes. Exploring the world of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is what this book delves into.

More from WesterCon 58. This time we bring you Bruce Taylor and his new book Kafka's Uncle & Other strange Tales. The book is due out soon, and Bruce tells us what to expect.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #180: Jennifer Fallon / Marie Jakober

Writers from the land down under seem to write an amazing amount of books each year. To prove this fact, we invited Jennifer Fallon on to talk about her latest book Harshini. Then we try to cover as many of her other titles as we can before time runs out.

We had a lot of fun at WesterCon 58 and we bring you one of the interviews that we did up in the great-white-north. Marie Jakober talks about her book Even The Stones. Later she tells us about the civil war through the eyes of Canada. Very interesting take on our country's past.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #179: Orson Scott Card / Walter Hunt

Yes it is true! We have the amazing and hugely talented Orson Scott Card on the show this week, an he will tell us about his latest book Magic Street. A magical world that exists on a hidden street in Hollywood. Don't miss it.

After that, Walter Hunt gives us an update on The Dark Crusade. Walter is about to finish up his "Dark" series, and you get an inside scoop on what comes next.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #178: Garth Nix / Dave Elliott

Garth Nix stops into the studio to talk with us about his new book Across The Wall. We love getting authors in our studio, especially ones from down under!

After that, Dave Elliott tells us about Field Guide for Monsters. Be sure to tune it for this one, it may just save your life.   [Read more...]

Well Check Us Out!

This is truly cool. SFF Audio has an article on Podcasting, but it is The Dragon Page and our host of shows that seem to dominate the story.

"A long running Arizona radio show has transitioned from mere frequency and amplitude modulations to the exciting world of Podcasting! But in a distirbing turn it has started to multiply at a truly alarming rate! The Dragon Page has spawned three, count em three, podcasts and a number of spinoff serial novels. Will they become the Walmart of SF & F podcasting? Tune in and see..."

Now there is a lofty goal for us. Personally I would love to become the 'Walmart' of Scifi & Fantasy talk radio. I guess we're doing something right to get this kind of press.

Thanks SFF Audio. We love you!   [Read more...]