For those who did not hear the live broadcast, the third episode of Science Fiction Spotlight Radio is online and ready for you to listen to it as a podcast. The guest is Matt Mather, one of the world’s leading thriller writers who has turned his hand to writing Science Fiction with his new Nomad series.
The interview went very well and spanned subject ranging from the popularity of Apocalyptic fiction to the enduring legacy of Isaac Asimov. It’s a good listen and well worth your time.
Hear Paul’s interview of Matt Mather!
You can hear the first episode of Science Fiction Spotlight Radio that I hosted at this link:
The technical difficulties really threw me for a loop, kicked me offline, and killed the live broadcast. But, I was able to get back into the studio and record the show while I still had a guest. Brett Battles proved to be a great guest and the show turned out reasonably well. I’m looking to do better in two weeks on October 17 when my guest will be Jerry Pournelle.
Mack Meijers, host of the truly excellent “Science Fiction Spotlight” podcast program, gave a brief reading from the first volume of my “Man of War” series, To Honor You Call Us, on his show. If you will look at the right hand border of this page, you will see that I have cleverly installed a “widget” that will let you listen to that reading just by clicking on the play button. Or, if you prefer, you can navigate to the program’s page for the reading by clicking on the link below.
Maybe I’ll put a few readings up on this page sometime. Of course, if I do it, it won’t be with Mack’s truly posh English accent. Or, it could be, as I actually am pretty good with accents and do a passable Received English (also known as BBC English) accent. Naaaa. If I do it, I’ll do it with my normal voice, which is nothing to write home about. Anyway, here’s the link.
New Location for HPH Podcast Interview
Authors on the Air has moved some things around on their web site. The underlined text in the body of this post is the new link for where you can currently hear the program where Mack Meijers interviews me about my work, Science Fiction in general, and lots of other stuff. The Widget on the right side of this page should continue to work as another way for you to hear this program.
The people at the wonderful “Science Fiction Spotlight” podcast program put together stunning trailer for the upcoming interview with me. It works out more as a trailer for the books than for the program. I have to say that it really blew me away. I literally got chills. Give it a watch, if you would.
Here’s the “listen in” information for my podcast interview. It will go live at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time, which is noon Louisiana time and 10:00 AM Arizona time Friday, October 16, 2013. You can listen to it then, or at any time in the future. Here is where to point your web browser:
This link not only takes you there, but also is supposed to open a player that will let you listen to the show.
This is a very exciting event in my nascent career as a published author and I hope to be able to share it with as many of my friends and readers as possible.
I spent about an hour and a half today on Skype with Mack Meijers, the host of a podcast program called “Science Fiction Spotlight.” The interview will air in the next few weeks and be permanently available for listening. We talked about my two existing novels, my upcoming book. Science Fiction, the creative process, and lots more. It was a fun discussion with an insightful, well-read, and truly intelligent interviewer. As soon as the air date and the listening URL become available, I will post them here and on my Facebook pages.
Many authors talk about these kinds of interviews as being grueling, but I genuinely had a good time. It was very much like one of those college bull sessions where you and a friend happen to blunder into a topic about which you are both deeply interested and both have a lot of knowledge. We could have talked for hours and, after the interview was over, actually continued talking for another half hour.
I’ve listened to some other episodes of this show, and they are all very enlightening. Mack Meijers could easily be a Science Fiction literary critic–he sees into the bones and sinews of people’s writing.
Anyway, URL and air date for the show coming up. I hope all of you give it a listen.