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018 // Matt Hill
Matt Hill – author of The Folded Man, Graft, Zero Bomb, and The Breach – came on the show and talked about literary touchstones, computer games, the danger of writing about dreams, the things we can’t say about being a parent, and the voices of Chernobyl that irradiate his latest novel, Lamb (available direct from the publisher and wherever books are sold).
017 // Premee Mohamed
Premee Mohamed – author of the short story collection No One Will Come Back For Us, the Nebula Award–winning novella And What Can We Offer You Tonight, the Prix Aurora–winning novella The Annual Migration of Clouds, and many other works of fiction and non-fiction, published and forthcoming – came on the show and talked about the size of ideas, anti-war novels, fairy tales from dreams, and more. Find out more about Premee and her many stories at premeemohamed.com and at her Patreon.
016 // Cassandra Khaw & Richard Kadrey
Cassandra Khaw – author of the novella The All-Consuming World, the short story collection Breakable Things, and Fine Print, part of Walk Among Us, a Vampire: The Masquerade anthology – and Richard Kadrey – author of the Sandman Slim novel series, the novella The Pale House Devil, and a short story collection The Secrets of Insects – came on the show and talked about The Dead Take the A Train (Tor Nightfire/Titan, 2023), their brilliant new novel about Julie Crews, a ‘drugged up, punked out psychic operative running wild in New York.’ They also talked about collaborating, dropped some hints about good things on the horizon, and recommended some excellent Halloween books, television, and cinema. The Dead Take the A Train is available now wherever books are sold.
015 // Jendia Gammon
Jendia Gammon (aka J. Dianne Dotson), author of The Shadow Galaxy (Trepidatio Publishing, 2023), The Inn at the Amethyst Lantern (Android Press, 2023), and the Interzone #295 story ‘Copper’, came on the show and talked about her writing, how she incorporates art and ecology into my work, and the plans she has for the future of publishing. Find out more about Jendia’s work at https://jendiagammon.com.
014 // Aigner Loren Wilson
Aigner Loren Wilson – author of the IZ 295 story ‘Building Blocks’ and fiction editor at Strange Horizons – came on the show and talked about her writing, her approach to craft, and some of her favourite recent reads. You can find out more about Aigner and the many brilliant things she does at aignerlwilson.com.
013 // Eliane Boey
Eliane Boey, author of Other Minds (Dark Matter INK, 2023), came on the show and talked about writing stories by fax, the writers she returns to for inspiration, and Club Contango, her forthcoming novel. Read Paul McAuley’s review of Other Minds in IZ Digital, and find more of Eliane Boey’s fiction in Clarkesworld, Cold Signal, and Weird Horror.
012 // Chana Porter
Chana Porter, author of The Seep and The Thick and the Lean, came on show and talked about the power of Deep Space Nine, being mentored by Rachel Pollack, translating Le Guin into a libretto, hearing Kazuo Ishiguro, and writing her forthcoming Interzone story ‘Mermaid Variations’. This conversation was recorded on 4 May 2023.
011 // Gary Gibson
Gary Gibson, author of numerous novels, novellas, and short stories, came on the show and talked about publishing, geeking out with the late, great Eric Brown, writing his new book Europa Deep, and much, much more. You can find Gary, and subscribe to his newsletter, at https://www.garygibson.net and read Gemma Church’s review of Europa Deep in IZ Digital.
010 // Nick Lowe
The prize-winning film critic and academic Nick Lowe came back on the show to talk about the films he couldn’t fit into the (already bigger than ever before!) Interzone #295 serving of Mutant Popcorn: Taiwanese time-slip TV, Spanish mummies, agèd Argonauts, Ukrainian forest spirits, and more.
009 // Corey J. White
Corey J. White, author of the Aurealis Award-winning novel Repo Virtual and the VoidWitch Saga novellas Killing Gravity, Void Black Shadow, and Static Ruin, came on Interzone Pod and talked about ‘Hollywood Animals’, their new Interzone #295 story, ‘Family Business’, their multi-generational solarpunk story written with Andrew Dana Hudson (forthcoming in Analog Science Fiction and Fact), the power of Mark Fisher, the future of cyberpunk, different ways the world ends, and a whole lot more.
008 // Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma, author the British Fantasy Award-winning collection All the Fabulous Beasts, the Shirley Jackson-award winning novella ORMESHADOW, and dozens of short stories, came on Interzone Pod a few weeks back for a chat about her latest, brilliant novella, Pomegranates, about how she writes, and about some of the books she has enjoyed reading recently.
007 // Teika Marija Smits
Teika Marija Smits, UK-based writer and freelance editor whose speculative short stories have been published in ParSec, Shoreline of Infinity, Best of British Science Fiction, and Great British Horror 6, came on Interzone Pod and talked about her story ‘The November Room or Leaving the Labyrinth’ (out now in Interzone’s sister zine, IZ Digital), her forthcoming collection, Umbilical, Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, fairy tales and science fiction, and more.
006 // Elizabeth Bear
Elizabeth Bear, Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Astounding Award winning author of dozens of novels, over a hundred short stories, and a number of essays and other non-fiction pieces, came on Interzone Pod and talked about writing novels and short stories, ‘noir’ and ‘clair’, Star Trek, the genius of Agatha Christie, and much, much more.
005 // Una McCormack
Dr Una McCormack, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over two dozen science fiction novels including the brilliant new Star Trek novel Second Self, and a series editor of Gold SF, a new imprint of Goldsmiths Press dedicated to discovering and publishing new intersectional feminist science fiction, came on Interzone Pod and talked about writing sf, the importance of small press publishing, the finale of Star Trek: Picard, and why you should never throw anything away…
004 // Stark Holborn
Stark Holborn, author of the acclaimed and BSFA-longlisted Ten Low, came on Interzone Pod to talk about the excellent (and also BSFA-longlisted) ‘The Feast of Mulligan Lang’ (free to read in IZ Digital until Eastercon!), worldbuilding absence, creative mulch, comedy zombies, revisionist Westerns, and the new Triggernometry novella in Stark’s amazing series. Stark also read an exclusive excerpt from Hel’s Eight, the standalone follow-up to Ten Low you can pre-order now wherever books are sold.
003 // Kat Clay
The award-winning writer Kat Clay came on Interzone Pod to talk about ‘The Black Box Killer’, her story in IZ 294. Kat also talked about the glory of M3GAN, planning careers with GPT3, and why she sometimes turns to crime.
Subscribe to Interzone to read Kat Clay’s ‘The Black Box Killer’ and stories by J.F. Sebastian, Philip Fracassi, Kat Clay, Daniel Bennett, Louise Hughes, Liviu Surugiu, along with book reviews, interviews, essays, and Nick Lowe’s Mutant Popcorn.
002 // R.T. Ester
R.T. Ester – author of ‘Meddling Fields’ (Clarkesworld, March 2022), ‘Slight Forms’ (Clarkesworld, August 2022), and ‘Anais Gets a Turn’ (Clarkesworld, January 2023) – came on Interzone Pod to talk about ‘The Building Across the Street’, his story in Interzone #294, ‘The Moon Eel Bennett in Conversation with the Astronaut Who Came Back for It’ (forthcoming in IZ Digital), and ‘Sleeping Arrangements’ (Interzone, issue TBC). R.T. also talked about films (Tenet, Emily the Criminal), writing characters, and two books: American War by Omar El Akkad and The Paper Menagerie, a short story collection by Ken Liu
Subscribe to Interzone to read R.T. Ester’s ‘The Building Across the Street’ and stories by J.F. Sebastian, Philip Fracassi, Kat Clay, Daniel Bennett, Louise Hughes, Liviu Surugiu, along with book reviews, interviews, essays, and Nick Lowe’s Mutant Popcorn.
001 // Nick Lowe
In the first episode of Interzone Pod, Nick Lowe talks about the films he couldn’t fit into the Interzone #294 serving of Mutant Popcorn.
- Moon Man (dir. Zhang Chiyu)
- The Deer King (dir. Andō Masashi)
- Lynch/Oz (dir. Alexandre O. Philippe)
Subscribe to Interzone for more of Nick Lowe’s Mutant Popcorn film reviews, along with fiction, reviews, interviews, and essays.
000 // Transmission
The first Interzone Pod transmission. Kicking the tires. // Subscribe to Interzone for fantastika from all over the planet.
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