Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #21 Valentines Day W/ Varla Ventura

Varla Ventura join me to speculate on the lore behind Valentines. *** Varla Ventura doesn't just have the best name in writing, she is also a scholar of the occult, paranormal, and dream theorist. Her favorite holiday is Halloween, and she has written six books with a seventh on the way, each about spooky stuff. …

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #20 C.S. Lewis w/ E. Rachael Hardcastle

  On episode 20 of Mirage E. Rachael Hardcastle and I discuss C.S.Lewiss. Clive Staples Lewis was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. He held academic positions at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The …

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative fiction #19 Ray Bradbury w/ Matthew BIn

  Ray Douglas Bradbury was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction. Widely known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, and The Martian Chronicles, his science-fiction and horror-story collections. *** Matthew Bin is a Science Fiction author from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Website: …

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative fiction #18 Brandon Sanderson w/ E. Rachael Hardcastle

On episode 18 of mirage E. Racheal Hardcastle and I discuss the career or Brandon Sanderson an American fantasy and science fiction writer. He is best known for the Cosmere universe, in which all his adult fantasy books are set. *** Rachael Hardcastle is a fantasy and science fiction author, writing instructor and editor. She …

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative fiction #17 Hugh Howie with E Rachael Hardcastle

E Rachael Hardcastle joins me to discuss Hugh C. Howey an indie American writer, known best for the science fiction series Silo. *** Noah Finn and the Art of Suicide is scheduled for released on December 2nd, 2017 Noah Finn is about to commit suicide. He's standing on the roof of the World Trade Center's …

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 …