AISFP 105 – Nancy Kress and Scott Sigler

Renowned teacher of craft and science fiction luminary Nancy Kress joins us from Armadillocon to discuss her Hugo-nominated novella Act One (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Vol. 33, No. 3, Whole No. 398 (March, 2009)), how she got started in the business, and whether writing hopeful science fiction is possible. Then Scott Sigler joins us from DragonCon to detail his latest work, his latest podcast, and the differences between screenplays and novels.

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Show Notes:

The AISFP art contest is OVER. Our thanks to all the participants. We will announce a winner very soon. Also, in this episode, Shaun discuss losing his passion for reading.

Read highlights of Nancy’s Armadillocon Toastmaster speech, where she outlines a phony Google initiative that intends to replicate not just authors’ works, but the authors themselves.

Our friends at Missions Unknown put together a comprehensive report for this Texas gem of a con with their post Three views of Armadillocon 32

Several well-read folks at the con, including Thomas M. Wagner from SF, offered via their panel “What you should have read this year.

Promo:  Conglomeration

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  1. I know what you mean with getting burned out on reading. It seems like there’s nothing but trends and series out there.

  2. Shaun Farrell says

    That’s a very good point, Tam. If you go to Barnes and Noble and look at the new release mass markets in scifi/fantasy, every cover (just about) is a girl in leather holding a weapon. The new release hardcovers offer a much better variety.

  3. Great interview with Nancy Kress. I really enjoyed that!

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