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Ep 19 - Spider Robinson

Invaders From Planet 3

Release Date: 01/01/2018

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Author Walter Jon Williams joins us in this episode. We talk about his journey to becoming a science fiction writer, enjoying a compulsion to write but watching that compulsion die, and his two newest novels.

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On Spec Magazine Managing Editor and Sunburst Award Board of Directors Chairperson Diane Walton joins us in this episode. She talks about her first loves in speculative fiction, what it's like to run one of Canada's major sf&f magazines, and how the Sunburst Award first ignited.

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On Spec Magazine Managing Editor and Sunburst Award Board of Directors Chairperson Diane Walton joins us in this episode. She talks about her first loves in speculative fiction, what it's like to run one of Canada's major sf&f magazines, and how the Sunburst Award first ignited.

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Ep 34 - Dublin Worldcon Voice of the Fans 2 show art Ep 34 - Dublin Worldcon Voice of the Fans 2

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The Invasion takes us back to Dublin for another Voice of the Fans episode at the 2019 World Science Fiction Convention. We're joined by a collection of fans who are also authors, con organizers, artists, performers and narrators.

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Author, editor, blogger and activist Cory Doctorow joins us for the latest episode of Invaders From Planet 3. We talk sf that made an impression on him at a young age, politics, and his writing process.

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Ep 32 - War of the Worlds - Reports from the Frontlines show art Ep 32 - War of the Worlds - Reports from the Frontlines

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This episode's a little different: instead of our usual interviews with authors, editors, artists, performers, fans and others, we're doing a short radio play based on one of the chapters from HG Wells' classic, The War of the Worlds.

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Season 4 of Invaders From Planet 3 launches with a new Voice of the Fans episode, recorded at the Dublin Worldcon!

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Ep 30 - Minister Faust Returns show art Ep 30 - Minister Faust Returns

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Author and podcaster Minister Faust returns to lead the Invasion once again in the season 3 finale of Invaders From Planet 3! We talk about his new, serialized novel, The Coyote Kings vs. the Myconauts of Plutonium City, as well as writing, TV, and movies.

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Comic book artist Dan Schoening joins us in this episode, where he talks about working on IDW's Ghostbusters, how he got into the business, and how to keep art fresh.

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Ep 28 - Farewell to the Herald of the Invasion, Mike Cleaver show art Ep 28 - Farewell to the Herald of the Invasion, Mike Cleaver

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In this episode, we pay tribute to Mike Cleaver, a veteran broadcaster and the man who provided the opening voiceover for the Invaders From Planet 3 podcast.

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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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