AISFP 93 – Brent Weeks

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Brent Weeks, author of The Black Prism and The Night Angel Trilogy. Brent and I discuss his journey as a writer, magic systems, conventions, fandom, and much more. Also, Brent’s wife, Kristi, joins us to give her perspective on Brent’s journey, and the two of them discuss how they worked together to make Brent’s dream come true.

Adventures in Scifi Publishing 2.0 is finally a reality, and we kick off the new adventures with rising fantasy star

Show Notes:
How about the new website, huh? My thanks to Locus Magazine for sponsoring the show and helping make the new site possible. Please check them out via the picture ad in the right sidebar, and when you order your subscription, tell them Adventures in Scifi Publishing sent you!

If you can, visit Brent on his upcoming book tour. He’s a talented writer and a great guy, so you won’t be disappointed. Here is his full book tour schedule:

August 25(on-sale), 7:00 PM PDT
Borders #152
2605 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton OR 97005

August 26, 7:00 PM PDT
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE
Seattle WA 98122

August 27, 7:00 PM PDT
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Claremont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego CA 92101

August 28, 2 PM PDT
Borders #149
100 S. Brand Blvd.
Glendale CA 91204

August 29, 2 PM CDT
Barnes & Noble #2884
7700 West Northwest Highway
Dallas TX 75225

August 30, 7:00 PM EDT
Barnes & Noble #2704
2418 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

August 31, 7:30 PM MDT
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
2526 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

September 2, 7:00 PM PDT
866 Valencia Street
San Francisco CA 94110

September 4, 12 noon PDT
Costco #97
13130 SE 84th Avenue
Clackamas OR 97015

September 7, 7:00 PM PDT,
Powell’s Books Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005

You can find my fullComic-Con article in the News Section, and don’t forget to check out our new book reviews and news articles. Yes, we will be having a contest for artists, and details on that will come in the future.

Promo: Dragon’s Bard

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  1. Brenda Cothern says

    Great Interview Shaun. I really liked how you got Brent’s wife involved too. Looks like if I want to meet Brent I will need to head over to Orlando… shame he’s not coming to Tampa 🙁 I am sending your info to my sister-in-law about the contest since she is a graphic designer…maybe she can help you out on that front.

  2. Great episode! I really enjoyed that interview. Unplanned and wonderful. I’m so glad the show is revving up again to a more regular release schedule. Awesome!!!

  3. Shaun Farrell says

    It was great having Kristi there. I need to work that out more often to get the spouse’s perspective. Thanks for continuing to listen, Dan!

  4. Robert Mateo says

    Great to have my favorite podcast back.

    Let us know the details of what kind of artwork you are looking for. Entire web page layout or just artwork? And if just artwork, what dimensions? Stuff like that.

    Robert Mateo

  5. ejdalise says

    Good job, as always. Enjoyed AISFW 2.0 . . . except maybe the music. I much prefer the original; it was dynamic, memorable, and iconic to the show.

    The new music has a certain Barry White quality to it, with a touch of Jazz thrown in for . . . well, I don’t know what for. Mind you, it was not awful, but neither was it memorable, and I don’t think it will become as iconic as the original.

    Not a make-or-brake deal for me, but figure you might want the feedback.

    And yes, I know with the advent of 2.0 you needed a new promo, but I would suggest going back to the original music once you have enough material to cut a new promo. After all, while it is 2.0, it’s nice to offer listeners a bridge to the amazing body of work that are the episodes leading up to AISFP 2.0.

    Just my opinion. I’m sure others will disagree . . . mostly Jazz lovers and people who still believe in the power of Barry White music to put people in the mood for reading science fiction and fantasy.

  6. ejdalise says

    . . . uh . . . that should read “not a make-or-break” . . .

  7. Robert Mateo says

    I agree about the music. It was edgy. It had a more scifi feel. What was the name of the band??? Dirt???

  8. Shaun Farrell says

    I’ve never listend to Barry White. The old music was Cargo Cult.

    I remember when Mur Lafferty changed the music for ISBW, and I was like, “What the hell! That’s not I Should be Writing.” Soon, I forgot what the old music sounded like, and now I have no clue. She just changed it again, and this time I wasn’t thrown at all, perhaps because it had happened before.

  9. Long time listener, first time commenter.

    I’m so happy you’ve found your way back to the podcast and brought in some people to help you. I listened to almost all of the original episodes and really enjoy your straight-forward take on speculative fiction and it’s practitioners. Thank you for those and I hope you can continue to produce more in the future.

    I figure with trying to put this all back together in a new way, you might need some encouragement.

    Long live AISFP.


  10. How the heck can I get interviewed on this great show???


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