Best of Mirage: #3 J.R.R.Tolkien /w Jason Abbott

On this Mirage best of Jason Abbott joins me to take a look at J.R.R Tolkien’s work and life.

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Jason Abbott is a fantasy author and moderator on r/fantasywriters

Read Jason’s work on his WordPress site:

https://aetherealengineer.com/

Follow him on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/JasonHAbbott/

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Tolkien reading:

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Music:

That fat rat: fly away Anjulie

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That fat rat: fly away

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#95 Robert Rees

 

Robert Rees was born and educated in the UK, eventually studying Science, at Cambridge. Due to the sheer amount of brilliant chemists superior to him in the discipline in school he fell into London great leap forward ending up with a prestigious finance career.

His book ‘Season in the Sun,’ is available here:

Other links:

http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=4415
https://www.facebook.com/A-Season-in-the-Sun-656487217856000/
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34449391-a-season-in-the-sun

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Music on this episode courtesy of:

Kevin MacLeod
Mountain Emperor

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Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #32 Sci-fi from the 70’s and 80’s w/ Brian Converse

Sci-fi from the 70’s and 80’s is the stuff I grew up on. Ice Pirates, Flash Jordan, Highlander, Star Wars. I love this stuff. So does Brian Converse. On this episode of Mirage, we talk about two decades of movies that inspired us both to tell our own sci-fi stories.

Brain is a former U.S. Army medic and current marketing professional living in Colorado with his wife, four kids, two cats and two dogs. He recently published his first novel “Stone Soldiers” a Rajani novel – first in a planned trilogy.

Social media links:

www.Facebook.com/BrianSConverse

www.twitter.com/BrianSConverse

www.instagram.com/BrianS.Converse

Amazon author page:

https://www.amazon.com/Brian-S-Converse/e/B06XXQVGMF/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1501340135&sr=8-1

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That fat rat: fly away

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#94 Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli

 

Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli is an Italian science fiction and thriller author. She has lived in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) since 1993, earning a degree in biology and working as a writer, scientific and literary translator, and freelance web copywriter.

Rita’s  website:

http://www.anakina.net/en/index.html

Amazon author page:

https://www.amazon.com/Rita-Carla-Francesca-Monticelli/e/B0089YQE4U

Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Carla_Francesca_Monticelli

Twitter:

@ladyanakina

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/RitaCarlaFMonticelli

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Music on this episode courtesy of:

Kevin MacLeod

Mountain Emperor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkxQFdMlZcw

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Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #31 Harry Harrison w/ Matthew Bin

Harry Max Harrison was an American science fiction author, known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room!. The latter was the rough basis for the motion picture Soylent Green.

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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/…

Twitter

@coffeewriting

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…
Contact info for his publisher:

http://www.facebook.com/BundoranPress

https://bundoransf.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/BundoranPress

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That fat rat: fly away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMg8KaMdDYo

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#93 Ja-mel Vinson III

 

Ja-mel is an education major living in upstate New York. He is from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY. and writes Speculative fiction. He is also a stage actor.

Jamel’s  website:

https://jamelvinson.com/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/jvinsonii

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJVinsonii/

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Kevin MacLeod

Mountain Emperor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkxQFdMlZcw

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Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #30 Stargate w/ Alex Deva

 

On episode 30 of Mirage, Alex Deva joins me to discuss Stargate’s influence on sci-fi.

Stargate is a science fiction media franchise based on the film written by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. The franchise is based on the idea of an alien Einstein–Rosen bridge device (the Stargate) that enables nearly instantaneous travel across the cosmos.

The concept lasted 15 years and has over 350 story arc installments.

Alex Deva was born in 1977 in Blaj, Romania. He works as a web developer, and he loves foreign languages, piloting helicopters and playing guitar. He lives in Sweden, with his wife and two kids.

His novel Starship Doi is available on Amazon.

Website w/ contact information: http://www.alxx.ro/#home

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That fat rat: fly away

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#93 Varla Ventura

 

On episode 93 of Origin, Varla Ventura returns! We talk writing process, publishing, and curling

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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.

Varla Ventura’s website is: https://varlaventura.net

Follower her on twitter: @VarlaVentura

Her facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/varla.ventura/

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That fat rat: fly away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMg8KaMdDYo

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Mirage #29 Harry Turtledove w/ Brent Harris

 

On episode 29 of Mirage, Brent Harris joins me to discuss Harry Turtledove.

Harry Norman Turtledove is an American novelist, best known for his work in the genres of alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction.

Brent A Harris is a Sidewise Award-nominated author of alternate history. He also writes science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

Amazon author page:

https://www.amazon.com/Brent-A-Harris/e/B01L0I22OM/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_11

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/brent.a.harris

Twitter:

@BrentAHarris1

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That fat rat: fly away

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#92 Will Ludwigsen

 

Will Ludwigsen’s short fiction has been found in magazines like Asimov’s Science Fiction, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Weird Tales, Cemetery Dance, and many others. His collection In Search Of and Others was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award.

Will’s  website:

http://will-ludwigsen.com

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Will_Ludwigsen

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Will_Ludwigsen

 

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Kevin MacLeod

Mountain Emperor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkxQFdMlZcw

 

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