AISFP 212 – DemiCon 24 Panel “Money Systems in Science Fiction”

In our first panel from DemiCon 24, Jupiter Garden Press founder, Mary Wilson leads a discussion on many interesting facets of creating a solid currency system in your story world, namely within science fiction. What types of currency is valuable in space? What have our favorite science fiction books and T.V. series used for their […]

AISFP 211 – Chicon 7 “Creating Vivid Characters” with Carol Berg, Teresa Frohock, Randy Henderson, Kay Kenyon, and Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Vivid Character Building How do you create vivid characters who pop off the page? How do you avoid archetypes/stereotypes and predictability? Join a panel of writers discussing their techniques and tricks and ask questions of your own. Carol Berg, Teresa Frohock, Randy Henderson, Kay Kenyon, Bryan Thomas Schmidt AISFP will host random BOOK GIVEAWAYS based […]


Enjoy Brent Bowen‘s interview with Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of Among Others, Jo Walton. What if fairies were real and they were in the industrial ruins? Brent’s interview with Jo Walton explores this “what if” in her book, Among Others. She built a magic system where things came alive because you used them. […]

AISFP 209 – Zachary Jernigan and Nick Sharps, Part 2, NO RETURN

Timothy C. Ward’s debut show as executive producer brings back reviewer, Nick Sharps, and author, Zachary Jernigan, to discuss Zach’s debut novel, NO RETURN, and how the MFA program at Stonecoast helped him write it. As we transition into Tim’s taking over the show, we are once again looking for sponsors. Send an email to […]

AISFP 208 – Make it So

After more than six years at the helm of AISFP, Shaun is stepping down from the Captain’s chair. But the show goes on. Warp speed ahead!

AISFP 200 – Lou Anders

In this episode, we take a drive down memory lane. Then we update some of the past “big topics” covered on the show, including: The Death of Short Fiction, the Rising Paradigm of Publishing, the dangers of Indie Publishing, the hottest sub-genres of science fiction and fantasy, space travel allergies, and more.

Fantasy Tropes in Japanese Folklore

Travis Heermann, author of HEART OF THE RONIN and host of the new kickstarter project SWORD OF THE RONIN, discusses the rich history of Japanese fantasy tropes, including the tortured girl and diabolical inanimate objects.