Cover to Cover #268: JC Hutchins

7th Son TrilogyVoicemail: Chris from Glen Burnie asks about author signings and what types of inscriptions appeal more to the author doing the signing; Chris again, applauding Mike S on parental responsibility regarding your own children's reading materials; Julio from NY on authors taking advantage of the rise of the zombies.

Interview: Michael, Brian and Michael talk with the force of nature that is JC Hutchins, and the upcoming third volume of his 7th Son Trilogy, debuting on July 7, 2007. The guys talk about how 7th Son became a podcast, and how the promotional monster combination of Hutch and Sigler was borne and grew into the cosmic force that it is today.

Will we see a sequel to 7th Son, or will JC move on to new projects? The big tease won't tell us yet.

The Library: Michael, Summer and Michael tackle the newest entries into the Library this week: War in the Air by HG Wells, Dark Space by Marianne de Pierres; Embraced by Darkness by Keri Arthur; Deepwood by Jennifer Roberson; Queen of Candesce by Karl Schroeder; Mother of Lies by Dave Duncan; Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman; Winterbirth by Brian Ruckley; Kushiel's Justice by Jacqueline Carey

Listener Feedback: What were the books on your must read lists the past year? And keep submitting your opinions on Lord of the Rings compared to The Fionavar Tapestry.

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know!

Link: JC Hutchins "7th Son Trilogy"
Promo: 2007 Parsec Awards
Promo: Podculture


  1. You mentioned David Duncan's new book in the Library segment.

    I had a chance to record a reading, and then sat down with him for a chat not too long ago.

    It's in the latest episode of World Fantasy 2008 podcast:

  2. Another great show and super guest! Keep up the great work folks!

  3. Ok, I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't listened to 7th Son. I'm finally going to cave and try listen to the first two books this week before the third drops. Then maybe I'll give that Sigler fellow's work a go. I hear people seem to like what he does as well.

    On book signings - I usually don't get my name inscribed because I like to collect (I'd never sell them). But then, one of my prize possessions is a book inscribed by Neil Gaiman where he wishes me a happy birthday.

  4. I am probably alone in this opinion, but I have to wait for his print versions to reach my door or library. I can listen to news/talk pod casting all day long...but i have a lot of trouble with story-style pod casts(i had always had trouble with audio books too). I find i like to reread passages and lose myself in pages. i don't even find e-book comfortable for long term reading(but i can read short stories okay in digital).

    As for book rather just go to hear a writer speak about their writing or just talk to them about their work then get something signed. I know that its important to others and could potentially be worth alot of money, but it just doesnt interest me much. Maybe getting a picture with the writer would be better.

    small question: can you guys talk about writers in the field of gaming in the future? pen and paper or video game-style scripters are pretty talented as well...and it seems like alot of them do cross over into books(brad metzer, bob cox, chris claremont, ed greenwood, alan campell, robin d laws, etc etc)

  5. oops! i meant to say comics as well...which is why chris's name (and warren ellis, greg rucka, niel gaimen) is up there.

  6. Im sorry to keep spamming the topic, but if you guys could give a brief mention to Fred Saberhagen's passing in a future show?