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Shane Douglas Keene, Laurel Hightower, and Rich Duncan talk about a variety of subjects related to the horror and crime genres. We also talk to authors and other guests about different topics including books, diversity, and the craft of creating high-quality dark speculative fiction. We're also a bunch of irreverent smartasses.
 
The Prometheus Unbound Podcast is the audio counterpart of the Prometheus Unbound webzine, a libertarian review of speculative fiction and literature. It features news; commentary; interviews with your favorite authors, editors, and libertarian scholars; audio reviews; listener feedback; and special segments like Book of the Month, Today’s Tomorrows Writing Prompt, and Fiction Forecasts. Join us as we talk about books, movies, and television shows in the science fiction and fantasy genres.
 
Lex Out Loud is a podcast for writers, readers and all lovers of speculative fiction. I’m writing my third novel, and I’m taking you along for the journey. Whether you’re a writer or game master, or you’re just curious about the creative writing process, this show is for you! I discuss my writing process, and I share the insights I learn, as my experience grows.
 
Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author’s imagination. The reader-selected stories ...
 
Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the sciences and is cited as the impetus for the career choice of many scientists. It is a playing field to explore social perspectives, predictions of th ...
 
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Time travel for Christmas. Just try not to get the plague. Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by become a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Ga…
 
The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on November 17th, 2021, with C.S.E. Cooney & Robert V.S. Redick. C. S. E. Cooney C. S. E. Cooney lives in Queens, New York. She won the World Fantasy Award for her collection Bone Swans in 2016, and her new collection, Dark Breakers comes out from Mythic Delirium in February 2022. Her forthcoming…
 
Today I’m going to share the ideal word counts for a debut sci-fi or fantasy novel. After that I’ll talk a bit about what I’ve learned as a writer from The Wheel of Time. Links Word Counts for Novels LOL Episode on Points of View and Tense LOL Episode on Manuscript Best Practices On Writing by Stephen King. Call My Voicemail: 951-465-5391 Try Audib…
 
In episode 41 I talked about best practices for formatting your manuscript. This week I discuss best practices for backing up your manuscript and other files relevant to your work in progress. If you follow this advice, it will take a true end-of-civilization cataclysm for you to lose your work, and if that happens, you’ll likely have bigger things…
 
Magical realism in upstate New York. Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus series! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Han…
 
Today I’m going to recommend some best practices when it comes to writing your actual manuscript. These include the best software to use and guidelines on formatting your manuscript. Links To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini On Writing by Stephen King Get a free 30 day trial of Audible with my affiliate link. Differences between Templ…
 
The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on October 20th, with Daryl Gregory & Michael J. DeLuca, our first in-person reading since February 2020 when we went into lockdown for the pandemic. Welcome back everyone! Daryl Gregory Daryl Gregory’s work has been translated into a dozen languages and has won multiple awards, including the Wor…
 
November is national novel writing month, and for many writers that means the NaNoWriMo competition. This week I’m going to go against the grain, play devil’s advocate and discuss why NaNoWriMo might NOT be the way you want to celebrate November. Links Episode 38: Setting the Right Writing Goal for You How Long Should a Book Be? Becoming a Writer, …
 
CROM!!!! It's Robert E. Howard's only Conan novel! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by become a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Pod…
 
An essential part of preparing your novel for submission is participating in a writing group. This gives you a chance to get other writers’ eyes on your novel, so they can help you improve it. A very important part of being in a writing group is being able to give good critiques of other writers’ work. Today I’m going to share some best practices f…
 
The best way to make real progress as a writer is to set a daily writing goal and stick to it, writing every day. However, finding the right goal for you can be a bit of a process, and chances are you won’t get it exactly right on the first try. Today I’ll talk about how I recently changed my writing goal to something that works better for me and h…
 
Are you sure that's what really happened? Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus episode! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us …
 
Today I’ll go over some of the options for the point of view of a story. I’ll explain why you generally want to avoid the “weird” ones—they usually get in the way of the reader understanding and enjoying the story. However, occasionally a less common POV will enhance a reader’s immersion in a story, and if you can pull it off flawlessly, it can tak…
 
Old Ones, fairies, and talking cats. Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by become a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. Lovecraf…
 
Two historians talk about imperialism ... IN SPACE!!! Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus series! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaima…
 
Two historians talk about science-fiction monks. Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus series! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Jo…
 
Two historians talk about the Fall of Rome and the early Middle Ages ... IN SPACE!!!! Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus series! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe L…
 
Two historians talk about psychohistory and the Fall of Rome. Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus series! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Ne…
 
As writers there’s only so much we can do to perfect our manuscript on our own. Ultimately, we’ll need someone else’s eyes on it to find issues we’ve missed, preferably before sending it off to an agent or publisher. Writing groups, alpha readers and beta readers are way we can get this invaluable feedback. In this first of a series of episodes, we…
 
Today I talk about how writing can be an emotional rollercoaster. Personally, I’ve found I have a lot of emotional highs and lows while writing a novel, and “good writing days” often seem to follow “bad writing days” and vice versa. I also talk about how the difference between good and bad writing is often subjective. Finally, I share how I’ve disc…
 
This week, we're excited to welcome Neil McRobert, host of the Talking Scared Podcast to the show to talk all things Horror! Talking Scared Podcast is described as "Conversations with the biggest names in horror fiction. A podcast for horror readers who want to know where their favorite stories came from . . . and what frightens the people who wrot…
 
It would be highly illogical to skip this episode. Read John De Gruyther's interview with Vonda McIntyre! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by become a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join u…
 
Today I’m going to talk about the importance of keeping your novel, or other writing project, fresh in your mind. The ideal is writing every day, and this is the simplest, best solution. But if that isn’t possible, the next best thing is keeping it fresh in your mind, so your subconscious continues to work on it in the background, even when you’re …
 
This week, we're excited to welcome Lex H. Jones to the show to celebrate his most recent release, the short story collection Whistling Past the Graveyard, which hit shelves earlier this year through Burdizzo Books. We're excited to have Lex on the show since he has written in a variety of different styles including horror, crime and even a childre…
 
Quiet! Do you want to get us sued? It's a Star Trek parody! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil…
 
This week, we have a very special show for you as we’re joined by special guest host and friend of Ink Heist, Brennan LaFaro. This week, we welcome Josh Malerman back to the show to celebrate the upcoming release of the highly anticipated novel Pearl, which hits shelves October 12th through Del Rey and the limited edition Ghoul N' The Cape, which i…
 
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