Monday, July 20, 2009

Look Who's Back!

The geniuses at Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing have finally graced us with new episodes of their much beloved podcast. The first one out of the gate featured an interview with Greg Van Eekhout, author of Norse Code (click here to listen). As a guy who grew up reading Thor comics I can't help but think this one is for me. After listening to the episode I wonder what the story will be like. I read American Gods by Neil Gaiman early last year and don't think I could keep from comparing the two (no pressure Greg, I'm sure yours is just as good). I really do hope to read Mr. Van Eekhout's take on Ragnarok. I'm desperately wanting to read something I can enjoy soon. Going back to school in my late thirties is starting to feel like a big mistake. I'm just too old to be trying to learn new stuff.

But, back to the fine folks at my favorite podcast. A little known secret of mine is that probably half the fiction books I read over the course of the past year I picked up after hearing an interview with the author on one of their episodes. I have this magical and romantic notion that once I get interviewed by Shaun Farrell I will have finally arrived as an author.

However, I still lament that the episode featuring Robert J. Sawyer never arrived as promised. I think Shaun just made up the interview because I wrote a nasty letter several months ago complaining about the lack of hard sci-fi on the show. Right after I did he said he would put up a podcast with an interview of Robert Sawyer - then he promptly shut down for several months.

Shaun, I forgive you, I swear. Just keep on putting out new shows.

I forgot how much I missed those guys.

1 comment:

Shaun Farrell said...

I wasn't lashing out, Rusty, I swear! Mr. Sawyer was one of several interview obligations I was unable to meet. I'm sure he'll back.