It’s the last day of SciFiMonth (sniff), but before we call curtains I’ve got one last interview to end the month with a bang. Chris Farnell is the author of Fermi’s Progress, a series of linked novellas about Earth’s first – and last – FTL spaceship and its ongoing mission to try and stop blowing things up…
With Sinopticon, critically acclaimed writer and essayist Xueting Christine Ni has curated a unique exploration of China’s speculative fiction from the late 20th Century onwards. In advance of publication next week, she was kind enough to stop by for a chat about translation, curation and the Chinese science fiction scene.
I’ve been wanting to introduce a series of posts showcasing SF artists for a while, and I’m delighted to kick it off for SciFiMonth with UK artist Alex Storer. Alex is a graphic artist with a love of SF, who has been exploring the genre through art and music for over ten years. I’m delighted to feature him and his work today – join us for a virtual exhibition followed by a chat with the artist!
Patrick Edwards is a Bristol-based author of speculative fiction. I leapt at the opportunity to ask him a few questions (spoiler-free) to celebrate the release of his new novel Echo Cycle – and what a charming bloke he is!
Today, I’m honoured to present one of the biggest-selling authors in science fiction: Peter F Hamilton, a household name within the genre for over 20 years. Peter F Hamilton is known for writing space opera as epic in scope as each book is in size – most recently, the Salvation trilogy. In between edits for the final volume of Salvation, he was kind enough to sit down for a chat over a virtual cuppa…
Jodie Bond is the fantasy heroine of her own life: a farm girl from a family of Welsh gin makers who performs as a burlesque artist and has written a darkly intriguing debut novel, The Vagabond King. To celebrate its launch, I’m delighted to help you get to know her a bit better.
It’s been an epic SciFiMonth, and Lisa and I are capping it off with a big, free-wheeling conversation about what makes the genre special. We invited some friends and favourites along to talk to us about what they love best about science fiction.
I’ve mentioned my love for and entanglement with Apex Magazine before, so it’s with great pleasure that I’d like to introduce the editors: Big Chief Jason Sizemore and Comfortably In Control Lesley Conner (who has All the Answers AND a Production Spreadsheet of Doom – but we’ll get back to that). They joined me for a fun kaffeeklatsch in honour of the annual subscription drive.