#108 Nancy Quinn

Nancy Quinn joins me to discuss her second book, Stay West Young Woman which explores her life homesteading on a Montana mountain.

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Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #41 the posthumously written novel Jap Herron W/ Varla Ventura

  Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #41 Jap Herron W/ Varla Ventura Origin: Stories on Creativity #93 Varla Ventura On episode 41 of Mirage, Varla Ventura returns! We discuss Jap Herron *** Jap Herron: A Novel Written From The Beyond This novel was published in 1917 and claims were made it was authored by Mark …

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. *** 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/ *** Tolkien reading: https://soundcloud.com/brainpicker/jrr-tolkien-read-from-the-hobbit https://soundcloud.com/brainpicker/jrr-tolkien-reads-from-the-lord-of-the-rings *** Music: That fat rat: fly away …

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. …

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: http://matthewbin.com/ Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/Matthew-Bin/e/... …

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 …

#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 the …

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, …