Mirage: Speculating on Speculative fiction #16 Octavia E. Butler w/ Marcus Kwame Anderson

Artist and writer Marcus Kwame Anderson joins me to discuss sci-fi author Octavia Estelle Butler, a multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, and the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship. *** Marcus Kwame Anderson. was was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and lives in upstate New York. He creates art …

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative fiction #15 Spooky Xmas creature fun W/ Varla Ventura

In this episode, Varla Ventura and I speculate on spooky Christmas traditions, from elf on the shelf (he is always watching,) to pickle in the tree, the true history of Santa, Krampus, the goat-headed god and Bafana the Italian Christmas witch. *** Varla Ventura doesn't just have the best name in writing, she is also a …

Mirage 14 J.K. Rowling w/ Ryder Hunte Clancy

J.K. Rowling is a British novelist and screenwriter who is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series *** Ryder Hunte Clancy graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Brigham Young University vowingd she'd never write another research or comparative analysis paper again - She was done. Now she's a stay-at-home mother scribbling notes between diaper changes or racking up the …

Mirage #13 – Speculating on Orson Scott Card W/ J.E. Purrazzi

Mirage: Speculating on Spec Fiction # 13 Orson Scott Card W/ J.E. Purrazzi *** Orson Scott Card is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for science fiction. *** Subscribe on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/origin-stories-on-creativity/id1247194933?mt=2 Subscribe on stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bryan-aiello/origins-stories-on-creativity?refid=stpr Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates on my …

Mirage: Speculating on Spec Fiction # 12 Classic Vampires and Warewolves W/ Varla Ventura

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates on my other show Origin: Stories on Creativity. Subscribe on Stitcher Subscribe on Itunes *** In this episode, Varla Ventura and I revisit John William Polidori's The Vampyre which we discussed in our Shelley interview.  We touch on Le Morte Amoreuse or Clarimonde, Théophile Gautier Bram Stoker  and the classic …

Mirage: Speculating on Spec fiction #11 Robert Heinlein W/ Matthew Bin

Robert Anson Heinlein was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", his sometimes controversial works continue to have an influential effect on the genre, and on modern culture more generally. -- Wikipedia Matthew Bin is a Science Fiction author from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Website: http://matthewbin.com/ Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/Matthew-Bin/e/B001JS7AUU/ …

Mirage: #9 Suzanne Collins w/ Rachel E. Hardcastle

Subscribe on itunes Subscribe on stitcher Suzanne Collins is an American television writer and author, best known as the author of The New York Times bestselling series The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy. *** E. Rachel Hardcastle is an author, writing instructor and editor. She writes high fantasy and post-apocalyptic fiction from her …

Mirage: #8 Mary Shelley W/ Varla Ventura

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates on my other show Origin: Stories on Creativity.   Subscribe on Stitcher Subscribe on Itunes   On this episode of Mirage Varla Ventura and I discuss Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: …

Mirage: Speculating on Spec fiction #7 Terry Pratchett W/ Chris Herron

Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE, better known as Terry Pratchett, was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Sir Pratchett dies at 66 years old from Alzheimer's complication. Alzheimer's impact is growing. Please click the following link to learn more about …