Cover to Cover #269: James Patrick Kelly / Seth Harwood

BurnMichael and Michael discuss development purgatory when it comes to creating story ideas for a universe other than your own (mainly, the Lucasfilm properties). And Mike Stackpole will be hosting the "Cover to Cover" party room Sunday night at Dragon*Con 2007, so drop on by!

July 2007 will be "Cover to Cover" Double Feature Month! That's right, you'll get two interviews in each show. This is what happens when there are too many authors to talk to and not enough weeks in the year for a weekly show.

Interview #1: Michael, Summer, Brian and Michael talk with James Patrick Kelly, who tells us about the convoluted journey of BURN from print to podcast, back to print to Nebula Award. The podcast version was nominated, and won the award for the novella category.

You can download the PDF or the Podcast Jim's website

Interview #2: Next up, Michael, Summer and Michael talk with Seth Harwood about his upcoming podcast "This is Life", the sequel to the crime noir podcast, "Jack Wakes Up".

Both of those podcasts are available Seth's website

The Library: Michael, Summer, Brian and Michael tackle the newest entries into the Library this week: Harm by Brian Aldiss, Not Flesh nor Feathers by Cherie Priest; BSI Starside: Death Sentence by Roger McBride Allen; In War Times by Kathleen Anne Goonan; The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier; The Unexpected Apprentice by Jody Lynn Nye; Outrageous Fortune by Tim Scott; Dreamquest by Brett Hartiger; He Loves Me, He Loves Me Hot by Stephanie Rowe; Maledicte by Lane Robbins; Fleet of Worlds by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner; The New World by Michael A. Stackpole.

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: James Patrick Kelly
Link: James Patrick Kelly Reads Himself
Link: Seth Harwood
Promo: Daughter of the Sun by Lonnie Ezell
Promo: Fortress Draconis


  1. Is it just me, or does James Patrick Kelly sound a lot like Roger Rabbit?

  2. It was the 80s Twilight Zone that had the "behind the scenes of time" epiosde, not Tales From The Darkside Mike.

  3. Trampas Whiteman says

    The Unexpected Apprentice sounds kinda cool! It would be neat to see another take on halflings.

  4. the james patrick kelly interview was great, he is always fast and witty.

    but the second guy that does the crime noir podcast was a little patronizing initially and not very interesting over the long run. I like the occasional crime novel, but this guy seems more to crime movies then crime fiction.

  5. As always - another great interview. James Patrick Kelley is always great to listen to. One of my favorite authors to listen to! And also, thanks for playing the promo - I really appreciate it!