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Rocket Talk is Tor.com's sci-fi/fantasy podcast, blending discussion style talk-radio with audio narrations of Tor.com’s award winning short fiction. Check out new episodes once a week!
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 81: Drew Magary and Jared Shurin||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Deadspin superstar Drew Magary joins Justin to talk about his new novel, The Hike. Jumping into the conversation is Drew Magary superfan, Jared Shurin of Pornokitsch. The trio discuss the intersection of sports||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 80: Alasdair Stuart||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Justin invites podcasting guru Alasdair Stuart, of PseudoPod fame to the show. They talk about fiction podcasting, surviving as an upcoming writer, the importance of networking, and other fun stuff. Alasdair Stu||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 79: “Emo Kylo Ren” Creator Alexandra Petri||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Emo Kylo Ren pays Justin a visit this week, in the form of the woman behind it all—Alexanda Petri! Together they discuss Star Wars, Jeopardy, internet culture, politics, and Petri’s book, A Field Guide to||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 78: Netflix’s Voltron Remake||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! We’ve got an exciting episode this week as we’re joined by Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim dos Santos—the co-showrunners of the new Netflix show Voltron Legendary Defender! Together we discusses the new||6/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 77: Does Hamilton Count as Genre?||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! We’ve got some tremendous shows coming in the weeks ahead. So stay tuned! This week’s show features Rocket Talk regular, Amal El-Mohtar. She joins Justin Landon to talk about Hamilton, the musical cult||5/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 76: Myke Cole and Isaac Fitzgerald||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! We apologize for a few weeks delay, but two recordings had to be discarded due to bad audio. Nevertheless, we return in fine fashion! This episode brings fantasy writing standout Myke Cole back to the show and||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 75: ESPN’s Keith Law||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! This episode brings ESPN baseball writer Keith Law to the show. Keith is a dedicated fiction reader, who is slowly working his way through all of the Hugo Award-winning novels. The pair discuss his work in baseba||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 74: Charlie Jane Anders||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Charlie Jane Anders visits the show this week, talking about her new novel All the Birds in the Sky. The conversation covers her ideas about the intersection of literary and genre fiction, her fascination with t||2/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 73: V.E. Schwab and Miriam Weinberg||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! This week, Justin is joined by V.E. Schwab and Miriam Weinberg, the author and editor team behind A Darker Shade of Magic and its forthcoming sequel A Gathering of Shadows. They talk about their editorial rel||2/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 72: Robert Jackson Bennett||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! This week, Robert Jackson Bennett invites Justin to his favorite restaurant. They share a sumptuous meal together, with wine and fine conversation. Their waiter, Giuseppe, comes by the table from time to time. T||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 71: Mur Lafferty||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Mur Lafferty pays Rocket Talk a visit this week to talk about her new magazine, Mothership Zeta. The pair discuss the editorial direction of the magazine, Lafferty’s forthcoming new novel Six Wakes, and what||1/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 70: Megan O’Keefe||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! The podcast took some time off off to recharge the batteries, but we’re back and ready to go. This week, Justin is joined by Angry Robot author Megan O’Keefe, whose debut novel Steal the Sky was publis||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 69: Kate Elliott and Emma Newman||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! This week’s episode features fantasy and science fiction authors Kate Elliott and Emma Newman. Having read both of their most recent novels, Justin asks them about what it’s like to write aged characte||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 68: Patrick S. Tomlinson||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! This week’s episode features Patrick S. Tomlinson, the author of The Ark from Angry Robot Books. The pair discuss the current status of Milwaukee as a cultural hot bed, the dearth of humor in science fiction||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 67: Matt Wallace and Kameron Hurley||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Justin is visited by authors Matt Wallace and Kameron Hurley. The trio discuss the current status of Southern California, professional wrestling, reality television, and Playboy‘s decision to nix nudity. The||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 66: Sam Sykes on Formative Fiction||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Sam Sykes loves what he calls “formative fiction”. Join Justin and Sam as they discuss what formative fiction means to them, and why it played an important role in their reading life. Be warned: Dragon||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 65: Amal El-Mohtar and Kameron Hurley||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Recently released from Tor, Seth Dickinson’s The Traitor Baru Cormorant has spawned a multitude of reactions across the genre community. Amal El-Mohtar and Kameron Hurley join Justin on Rocket Talk to discus||9/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 64: Fran Wilde||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Fran Wilde, author of Updraft, joins the show this week. Of course, Justin asks her about feast scenes. They also talk about Nature magazine, her editorial process, and debut novel. There’s even a borderline||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 63: Bradley P. Beaulieu||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! This week’s episode brings Bradley P. Beaulieu back to the show for his third appearance. Justin and Brad dig into what makes an epic fantasy a commercial success and how his new novel, Twelve Kings in Shara||9/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 62: David Liss||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! This week’s episode features first time science fiction and middle grade author, David Liss. Justin asks Liss about what led him to write middle grade science fiction after a decade of publishing historical||8/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 61: Ken from Neth Space and Growing as a Person Through Blogging||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! In this week’s podcast episode, Justin’s originally scheduled guests got bumped due his daughter breaking her arm. Thankfully, the day is saved by a last minute guest, Ken of the genre blog Neth Space. Justi||8/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 60: Sam Sykes and Tiffany Reisz||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! In this week’s podcast episode, Justin is visited by regular guest, Sam Sykes and first time guest, Tiffany Reisz. The trio discuss sex scenes, including a live reading of one of Joe Abercrombie’s sexual lia||8/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 59: Diana Rowland and Kameron Hurley||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! In this week’s podcast episode, Justin is graced with the presence of the exceptional Diana Rowland and Kameron Hurley. The trio jump into a discussion about the intersectional challenges of the modern workpl||7/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 58: Robert Brockway||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! In this week’s podcast episode, Justin is joined by Robert Brockway, the author of the just released new novel The Unnoticeables. The discussion covers who Robert is personally, delving deep into the naming co||7/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 57: Linda Nagata and Marko Kloos||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! In this week’s podcast episode, Justin invites military science fiction authors Linda Nagata and Marko Kloos to the show. The conversation talks about their shared, non-traditional roads to publication, milita||6/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 56: Jonah Sutton-Morse and Mieneke van der Salm||This week’s episode is all about reader response. Justin is joined by podcaster Jonah Sutton-Morse and blogger Mieneke van der Salm to discuss The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Mieneke van der Salm||6/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 55: Aidan Moher||Welcome back to the Rocket Talk Podcast! This week, Justin invites blogger and author Aidan Moher on to discuss his new self-published book, Tide of Shadows and Other Stories. The two discuss the state of self-publishing and why Moher chose that route.||5/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 54: Uprooted||Welcome back to Rocket Talk! In this week’s podcast episode, Justin invites fellow blogger Amal El-Mohtar to talk about what makes Naomi Novik’s newest novel, Uprooted, so wonderful. Fair warning, mild spoilers ahead! Namoi Novik’s Upro||5/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 53: Renee Williams and Shaun Duke||In this week’s podcast episode, Justin talks with Renee Williams and Shaun Duke, editors of Speculative Fiction 2014. Available now from Book Smugglers Publishing, SpecFic ’14 is a survey of the years best online reviews, essays, and commentary. Th||5/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Talk Episode 52: Andrea Phillips||In this week’s podcast episode, Justin talks with Andrea Phillips about her new novel, Revision. They discuss how technology has changed the way we perceive reality, and how that same technology is impacting our fiction. Andrea Phillips is a transmed||4/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Yay Rocket Talk!
Always insightful and entertaining and the discussion sometimes goes into tangential genre issues that don't always get discussed as much elsewhere, which I appreciate as someone who doesn't get out to cons, etc. Also, it's often funny!
Can’t wait for the next episode
Rocket talk is great! Every episode is different. They need more rockets, I think, but that’s an award thing. Go go Rocket Talk!
Do you like science fiction and fantasy? Then you should listen.
Justin does a great job of talking with his guests, even when their weirdness threatens to overwhelm the proceedings.
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