#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: OtherContinue reading “#95 Robert Rees”


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

#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: Amazon author page: Wikipedia: Twitter: @ladyanakina Facebook: *** MusicContinue reading “#94 Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli”

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. *** Matthew Bin is a Science Fiction author from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Website: Amazon Author page:…Continue reading “Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #31 Harry Harrison w/ Matthew Bin”

#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: Twitter: Facebook: *** Music on this episode courtesy of: Kevin MacLeod Mountain Emperor *** Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updatesContinue reading “#93 Ja-mel Vinson III”

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 acrossContinue reading “Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #30 Stargate w/ Alex Deva”

#93 Varla Ventura

  On episode 93 of Origin, Varla Ventura returns! We talk writing process, publishing, and curling *** 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 theContinue reading “#93 Varla Ventura”

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,Continue reading “Mirage #29 Harry Turtledove w/ Brent Harris”

#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: Twitter: Facebook:   *** Music on this episode courtesy of: KevinContinue reading “#92 Will Ludwigsen”

Mirage: #28 Kaiju Fiction w/ Kevin Holton

  On episode 26 of Mirage, Kevin Holton joins me to discuss Kaiju fiction. Kevin Holton is the author of At the Hands of Madness (Severed Press), as well as three upcoming novels: The Nightmare King (Siren’s Call Publications); Nova EXE (Mighty Quill Books); and These Walls Don’t Talk, They Scream (HellBound Books). He alsoContinue reading “Mirage: #28 Kaiju Fiction w/ Kevin Holton”