#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”

#91 Nico J. Genes

Nico J. Genes was born in Romania during communist reign. We talked about life under behind the iron curtain and finding the bravery to take a break from a professional life to do what’s in your soul. Nico is the author of The Reverie series Nico’s website: Twitter: Facebook: *** Music onContinue reading “#91 Nico J. Genes”

Mirage #27 Laura Ingall Wilder W/ Nancy Quinn

Nancy Quinn and I discuss Laura Ingall Wilder and her classic series, “Little House on the Praire.” We speculate on her daughter rose and her involvement in the development of the novels. Nancy is an internationally recognized wildlife artist whose work is noted for its detail and accuracy. She is the recipient of two WorldContinue reading “Mirage #27 Laura Ingall Wilder W/ Nancy Quinn”