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Ep 35 - Diane Walton

Invaders From Planet 3

Release Date: 01/18/2020

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Author Minister Faust returns to the show. This time, he's sharing his list of his Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers.

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Author Alyx Dellamonica returns for the show's bonus season to share her list of her Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers. And she throws in some bonus recommendations, including a book to help aspiring writers.

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Author David Nickle returns to the show for its bonus season. In this previously-unaired mini interview, he shares a Top 5 list of noteworthy speculative fiction stories.

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Author Matt Ruff joins us in this previously-unaired mini interview as the bonus season of the show continues! Matt shares his list of his Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers.

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Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia joins us for this mini-episode of the Invaders From Planet 3 bonus season. She shares her list of her Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers.

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Author John Jantunen joins us for this latest mini episode of our bonus season. He shares his list of his Top 5 favourite works of science fiction by other writers. In this case, they're all by one writer!

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Author Melinda Snodgrass joins us for the latest mini interview in our bonus season of Invaders From Planet 3. She shares her list of her Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers.

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Ep 42 - Robert J Sawyer's Top 5 show art Ep 42 - Robert J Sawyer's Top 5

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Author Robert J. Sawyer joins us in this previously unaired interview where he shares his Top 5 list of his favourite science fiction stories by other writers.

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Author Alex Renwick joins us for the latest episode in our bonus season of the show. In this previously unaired mini interview, she shares her Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other authors.

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Author Claude Lalumiere joins us in this latest episode of previously unaired interview content from the archives. He shares his (then) list of Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers.

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On Spec Magazine Managing Editor and Sunburst Award Board of Directors Chairperson Diane Walton joins us for this episode. She talks about her first love in science fiction, Andre Norton's novel The Stars Are Ours!, and reading everything in the genre she could get her hands on, including the works of Clifford Simak and James Blish.

Diane also shares the story of how an Alberta writers' group gave rise to On Spec Magazine (one of Canada's major speculative fiction magazines), and how she eventually ended up in the Editor's chair. She tells us about the challenges of finding funding for the publication, navigating a publishing universe where print and electronic versions of the magazine are available, what this means in terms of garnering a global readership, what it's like running the operation off the side of her desk, and the kinds of stories that get her excited.

And we learn about how the Sunburst Award (Canada's juried award for literature of the fantastic) ignited. Diane talks about what's involved in running the award, and why Canada even needs two awards for speculative fiction. Lastly, she reflects on how Canada's sf&f scene has changed over the years.

Our conversation took place in the impromptu bloginhood studio in the Dublin convention centre at the 2019 Worldcon last summer.

Find out more about On Spec Magazine on its website:
https://onspecmag.wpcomstaging.com

And you can discover which novels and short stories have won the Sunburst Award on its page:
http://sunburstaward.org

 

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*Note: In the interests of disclosure, at the time of this interview, and as of the time of the posting of this episode, I have served as a member of the Sunburst Award board of directors. This in no way influenced my line of questioning during the interview, or the editing of this episode.