Shaun’s Rambles 001: The Gallo Conspiracy and Trial By Fire

...in which I begin a podcast of random thoughts had while driving home from work. In this edition:
  • Some thoughts on the controversy over Irene Gallo's statements about the Sad / Rabid Puppies
  • Some thoughts on Trial By Fire by Charles Gannon and the absence of sf/f awards for adventure fiction
Enjoy the rambles. You can download the mp3 directly from this link or stream the episode below.

Around the Podosphere: Shoot the WISB Review of Elysium

I've been wildly anticipating the next Neill Blomkamp film for a long while.  Now it's finally here, and I've joined David Annandale and Paul Weimer to talk about it in the current episode of Shoot the WISB.  Go check it out after you see the movie yourself!
You might also like to check out some other episodes over at The Skiffy and Fanty Show, including these:


Around the Pod-o-Sphere: Shoot the WISB on Pacific Rim

Over at The Skiffy and Fanty Show, I'm joined by David Annandale, Paul Weimer, and Michael R. Underwood to discuss Guillermo Del Toro's wonderful giant robit epic, Pacific Rim.  The podcast is not spoiler free, so if you want to see the movie before you hear what we think about it, save the podcast for later.  In short, we all really liked the movie and recommend everyone see it in theaters as soon as possible.

Anywhoodles!


Things Happening Now: World War Z, Shoot the WISB, and Women Authors

What's going on over at the Skiffy and Fanty compound?  Quite a lot, actually!

First up, authors Emma Newman and Susan Bigelow joined the S&F crew to talk about science fiction and fantasy by women.  I quite enjoyed the direction we went after listing some of our favorite female authors, especially since we covered things like how reading influences writing and so on.

Lastly, the most recent episode of Shoot the WISB has hit the web.  This time, I'm joined by David Annandale and Jen Bosier for a discussion of World War Z.  The episode contains a lot of spoilers, so save it for later if you intend to see the movie.

And that's what's going on over at the S&F compound.  Go DL the episodes and enjoy!

Shoot the WISB #02: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Reviewed w/ Paul Weimer and Jay Garmon

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later.

Paul Weimer (website / twitter) and Jay Garmon (website / twitter) join me to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of J.J. Abrams' second installment in the Star Trek film reboot.  Feel free to offer your thoughts in the comments below.

You can download or stream the mp3 from this link.



Shoot the WISB #01: Prometheus (2012) Reviewed w/ Paul Weimer

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; enjoy at your own risk (or something like that).


Paul Weimer was kind enough to spend a little time with me talking about the release of Ridley Scott's long-anticipated Alien prequel, Prometheus.  If you've seen the film and want to offer your two cents, feel free to do so in the comments.

You can download or stream the mp3 from this link.


Weekly Roundup #4: The Skiffy and Fanty Show / Duke and Zink Do America

Here's everything going on with me on my other sites of note:
We've just released our double-slam Torture Cinema feature, in which Jen and I reviewed New Moon and Eclipse one after another...while drinking.  The second piece of that, Torture Cinema Meets Eclipse, can be found here.  Lots to listen to, no?

I've had one more column over at Duke and Zink Do America entitled "LGBT Shuffle:  Kirk Cameron's Sad Little Feelings."  Feel free to head over and leave a comment of your own.

Anywho!

Weekly Roundup #3: The Skiffy and Fanty Show / Duke and Zink Do America

Yet another roundup of all the things I've got going on elsewhere.  Enjoy!
Over at The Skiffy and Fanty Show, we cover the hype surrounding J. K. Rowling's new adult novel, the abuse of Seanan McGuire by readers (and the stupid things publishers do that hurt authors), the power of science fiction, plus a few silly related topics (including an embarrassing moment for Duke, who lives in an alternate universe of plurals).  You can check out that episode here.
You should also check out the latest Torture Cinema episode, in which Jen and I review Twilight:  New Moon while drinking alcohol.  In short:  it should be amusing!
We've also got a random ? of the Week, in which we ask you about SF/F books that made you cry. Go leave your answer on the blog.

And:
Over at Duke and Zink Do America I have a few articles up about various topics.  There won't be a third episode of the podcast until I return, but you should be able to enjoy the following:

Enjoy!