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Ep 19 - Spider Robinson

Invaders From Planet 3

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Ep 52 - Sebastien de Castell's Top 5 show art Ep 52 - Sebastien de Castell's Top 5

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Author Sebastien de Castell returns to the show as we count down towards the end of our special bonus season. In this episode, Sebastien shares his Top 5 list of some of his favourite speculative fiction stories by other writers.

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Ep 51 - Kristi Charish's Top 5 show art Ep 51 - Kristi Charish's Top 5

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Author Kristi Charish returns to the show to share her list of her Top 5 favourite speculative fiction movies.

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Ep 50 - Robert Charles Wilson's Top 5 show art Ep 50 - Robert Charles Wilson's Top 5

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The bonus season continues with author Robert Charles Wilson. In this previously-unaired mini interview, Bob shares his list of his Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction.

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Ep 49 - Minister Faust's Top 5 show art Ep 49 - Minister Faust's Top 5

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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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Ep 48 - Alyx Dellamonica's Top 5 show art Ep 48 - Alyx Dellamonica's Top 5

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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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Ep 47 - David Nickle's Top 5 show art Ep 47 - David Nickle's Top 5

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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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Ep 46 - Matt Ruff's Top 5 show art Ep 46 - Matt Ruff's Top 5

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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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Ep 45 - Silvia Moreno-Garcia's Top 5 show art Ep 45 - Silvia Moreno-Garcia's Top 5

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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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Ep 44 - John Jantunen's Top 5 show art Ep 44 - John Jantunen's Top 5

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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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Ep 43 - Melinda Snodgrass' Top 5 show art Ep 43 - Melinda Snodgrass' Top 5

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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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For the final episode of season 2 of Invaders From Planet 3 (posted on the final day of 2017) we're joined by author, editor, columnist, podcaster and musician Spider Robinson.

As we jump into our conversation, already in progress, Spider shares his thoughts about the loss of his wife and sometime collaborator, Jean; the passing of his daughter; and facing one's own mortality. He recounts his experience of dealing with a medical condition in his youth that caused his lungs to collapse frequently, the painful surgical procedure to cure it, and how listening to a Duke Ellington marathon on the radio got him through it.

On the science fiction front, Spider talks about his longstanding love for the works of Robert A. Heinlein, starting with Rocket Ship Galileo. He also mentions some of his other favourites, ranging from the classics to more recent fare, like James Alan Gardner's All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault.

He also discusses writers' block, and what Theodore Sturgeon once said about an extended break from writing.

My conversation with Spider took place in October 2016 at the Vancouver Science Fiction Convention.

Find out more about Spider Robinson on his website:
www.spiderrobinson.com

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