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Original Show Date

Ep#
play Doctorow video play MP3 J & P Voelkel
Authors
Duration: 17:48
Dec '10
241
play Doctorow video play MP3 Cory Doctorow
Author
Duration: 18:15
Nov '10
240
play Lindskold video play MP3 Jane Lindskold
Author
Duration: 18:31
Oct '10
239
play Sanderson video play MP3 Brandon Sanderson
Author
Duration: 17:33
Sep '10
238
play Priest video play MP3 Cherie Priest
Author
Duration: 17:54
Aug '10
237
play Testa video play MP3 Dom Testa
Author
18:23 (21.7MB)
Jul '10
236
play Nebula Awds video play MP3 Nebula Awards Special
Awards Ceremony Highlights
28:00 (71.7MB)
Jun '10
235
play Klasky video play MP3 Mindy Klasky
Author
17:31 (20.7MB)
Apr '10
234
play Williams video play MP3 David J. Williams
Author
18:28 (19.3MB)
Mar '10
233
play Fforde video play MP3 Jasper Fforde
Author
26:23 (27.9MB)
Feb '10
232
play Edelman video play MP3 Scott Edelman
Editor & Author
17:45 (18.3MB)
Jan '10
231
play Turtledove video play MP3 Harry Turtledove
Author
17:40 (18.3MB)
Dec '09
230
play Williams video play MP3 Sheila Williams
Editor
18:15 (19MB)
Nov '09
229
play Donohue video play MP3 Keith Donohue
Author
17:40 (18.2MB)
Oct '09
228
play Doyle video play MP3 Tom Doyle
Author
17:46 (18.6MB)
Sep '09
227
play Klasky video play MP3 Mindy Klasky
Author
18:00 (19:1MB)
Aug '09
226
play Swanwick video play MP3 Michael Swanwick
Author
18:07 (19:3MB)
July '09
225
play Snyder video play MP3 Maria V. Snyder
Author
17:42 (18.7MB)
June '09
224
play Wolcott video play MP3 Donald Wolcott
Musician
5:46 (6.0MB)
May '09
223
play Point Valid video play MP3 Point Valid
Musicians
6:03 (6.4MB)
May '09
223
play Asaro video play MP3 Catherine Asaro
Writer
6:19 (6.6MB)
May '09
223
play Weber video play MP3 David Weber
Writer
18:45 (20.8MB)
Apr '09
222
play Allison video play MP3 Jennifer Allison
Writer
18:17 (19.4MB)
Mar '09
221
play Williams video play MP3 David J. Williams
Writer
17:28 (18.3MB)
Feb '09
220
play Sparhawk video play MP3 Bud Sparhawk
Writer
18:04 (18.9MB)
Jan '09
219
play Edelman video play MP3 David Louis Edelman
Writer
18:48 (19.7MB)
Dec '08
218
play Nasir video play MP3 Jamil Nasir
Writer
17:00 (17.8MB)
Nov '08
217
play Scott video play MP3 Michael Scott
Writer
17:11 (17.4MB)
Oct '08
216
play Novik video play MP3 Naomi Novik
Writer
18:07 (19.3MB)
Aug '08
215
play Smith-Ready video play MP3 Jeri Smith-Ready
Writer
18:46 (19.4MB)
Jul '08
214
play Donohue video play MP3 Keith Donohue
Writer
17:15 (18.1MB)
May '08
213
play Asaro video play MP3 Catherine Asaro
Writer
17:15 (18.3MB)
Apr '08
212
play Moon video play MP3 Elizabeth Moon
Writer
18:24 (19MB)
Mar '08
211
play Goonan video play MP3 Kathleen Ann Goonan
Writer
19:36 (21.9MB)
Feb '08
210
play Swanwick video play MP3

Michael Swanwick
Writer
18:20 (18.6MB)

Jan '08
209
play Watt-Evans video play MP3 Lawrence Watt-Evans
Writer
17:43 (17.9MB)
Dec '07
208
play Jacques video play MP3 Brian Jacques
Writer
17:37 (18MB)
Nov '07
207
play Gibson video play MP3 William Gibson
Writer
17:31 (18.4MB)
Oct '07
206
play Fforde video play MP3 Jasper Fforde
Writer
17:10 (17.5MB)
Sep '07
205
play Klasky video play MP3 Mindy Klasky
Writer
17:29 (17.9MB)
Aug '07
204
play Robinson video play MP3 Kim Stanley RobinsonWriter
18:05 (19.3MB)
Jul '07
203
play Snyder video play MP3 Maria V. Snyder
Writer
17:39 (17.8MB)
Jun '07
202
play Waldrop video play MP3 Howard Waldrop
Writer
5:40 (5.6MB)
May '07
Web
Special
play Miéville video play MP3 China Miéville
Writer
17:09 (16.9MB)
May '07
201
play Hopkinson video play MP3 Nalo Hopkinson
Writer
17:50 (17.8MB)
Apr '07
200
play Waldrop video play MP3 Howard Waldrop
Writer
6:56 (6.9MB)
Apr '07
Web
Special
play Kelts video play MP3 Roland Kelts
Writer
17:27 (17.6MB)
Mar '07
Web
Special
play Weber video play MP3 David Weber
Writer
17:38 (17.8MB)
Mar '07
199
play Stross video play MP3 Charles Stross
Writer
6:18 (6.3MB)
Feb '07
198
play Doctorow video play MP3 Cory Doctorow
Writer
6:12 (6.2MB)
Feb '07
198
play MacLeod video play MP3 Ken MacLeod
Writer
7:03 (7.1MB)
Feb '07
198
play Lake video play MP3 Jay Lake
Writer
17:36 (15.8MB)
Jan '07
197
play Snellings video play MP3 Lisa Snellings-Clark
Artist
18:16 (16.4MB)
Dec '06
196
play Wolfe video play MP3 Gene Wolfe
Writer
18:06 (19.1MB)
Nov '06
195
play Gaiman video play MP3 Neil Gaiman
Writer
18:46 (19.8MB)
Sep/Oct '06
194
play Hamilton video play MP3 Laurell K. Hamilton
Writer
17:46 (18.8MB)
Aug '06
193
play Novik video play MP3 Naomi Novik
Writer
17:37 (18.6MB)
Jul '06
192
play Beagle video play MP3 Peter S. Beagle
Writer
18:15 (19.2MB)
Jun '06
191
play Morrow video play MP3 James Morrow
Writer
17:35 (18.6MB)
May '06
190
play Datlow video play MP3 Ellen Datlow
Editor
17:55 (18.9MB)
Apr '06
189
play Waldrop video play MP3 Howard Waldrop
Writer
17:20 (18.3MB)
Mar '06
188
play Robinson video play MP3 Kim Stanley RobinsonWriter
18:52 (19.9MB)
Feb '06
187
play Micklem video play MP3 Sarah Micklem
Writer
17:55 (18.9MB)
Jan '06
186
play Jordan video play MP3 Robert Jordan
Writer
17:15 (18.2MB)
Dec '05
185
play Martin video play MP3 George R. R. Martin
Writer
17:52 (23.0MB)
Nov '05
184
play Kruger video
play MP3
available soon!
Grant Kruger
Fan GoH (Armadillocon 28)
(Interview by Armadillocon)
5:43 (5.9MB)
Fall '05

Web
Special

play Waldrop video play MP3 Howard Waldrop
Writer (Interview by Armadillocon)
22:13 (23.3MB)
Fall '05

Web
Special

play Pratchett video play MP3 Terry Pratchett
Writer
17:33 (18.5MB)
Oct '05
183
play Fox video play MP3 Andrew Fox
Writer
18:29 (27.8MB)
Sep '05
182
play Pohl video play MP3 Frederik Pohl
Writer
17:49 (18.8MB)
Aug '05
181
play Lethem video play MP3 Jonathan Lethem
Writer
17:15 (18.2MB)
Jul '05
180
play Card video play MP3 Orson Scott Card
Writer
19:06 (20.2MB)
Jun '05
179
play Bujold video play MP3 Lois McMaster Bujold
Writer
17:14 (18.1MB)
May '05
178
play Willis video play MP3 Connie Willis
Writer
17:14 (18.1MB)
Apr '05
177
play Gaiman video play MP3 Neil Gaiman
Writer
20:16 (21.4MB)
Mar '05
176
play Wrede video play MP3

Patricia C. Wrede
Writer
17:59 (19.0MB)

Feb '05
175
play Massie video play MP3 Elizabeth Massie
Writer
17:04 (18.1MB)
Jan '05
174
play Gilman video play MP3 Laura Anne Gilman
Writer
17:23 (18.3MB)
Dec '04
173
play Clarke video play MP3

Susanna Clarke
Writer
17:53 (17.8MB)

Nov '04
172
play Fforde video play MP3

Jasper Fforde
Writer
17:05 (16.9MB)

Oct '04
171
play Miéville video play MP3
China Miéville
Writer
17:53 (17.7MB)
Sep '04
170
play Skinner video play MP3

Cortney Skinner
Artist, SPFX designer
17:50 (17.8MB)

Aug '04
169
play Robinson video play MP3 Kim Stanley Robinson
Writer
19:14 (16.9MB)
Jul '04
168
play Sterling video play MP3

Bruce Sterling
Writer
17:42 (15.5MB)

Jun '04

167
play Pierce video play MP3 Tamora Pierce
Writer
18:39 (16.3MB)
May '04
166
play Kofoed video play MP3 Karl Kofoed
Artist, Writer
17:47 (13.5MB)
Apr '04
165
play Gibson video play MP3 William Gibson
Writer
18:13 (14.2MB)
Mar '04
164
play Hopkinson video play MP3 Nalo Hopkinson
Writer
17:19 (13.1MB)
Feb '04
163
play Williamson video play MP3 Jack Williamson
Writer
27:02
(18.9MB)
Jan '04
162
play Nix video play MP3

Garth Nix
Writer
18:51 (14.3MB)

Dec '03
161
play Andrews video play MP3 Donna Andrews
Writer
17:43 (13.4MB)
Nov '03
160
play Pratchett video play MP3

Terry Pratchett
Writer
20:36  (13.2MB)

Oct '03
159
play Allen video play MP3 Roger MacBride Allen
Writer/Publisher – FoxAcre Press
17:36 (11.2MB)
Sep '03
158
play Weis video play MP3

Margaret Weis
Writer
17:20 (10.1MB)

Aug '03
157
play Hamilton video play MP3 Laurell K. Hamilton
Writer
17:26 (12.3MB)
Jul '03
156
play Fforde video play MP3  
Jasper Fforde
Writer
(6.6MB)
Jun '03
155
play Willis video play MP3 Connie Willis
Writer
6:22 (6.6MB)
May '03
154
play Giancola video play MP3 Donato Giancola
Artist
5:47 (6.0MB)
May '03
154
play Hopkinson video play MP3 Nalo Hopkinson
Writer
6:14 (6.4MB)
May '03
154
play Asaro video play MP3 Catherine Asaro
Writer
16:55 (17.8MB)
Apr '03
153
play Jordan video play MP3 Robert Jordan
Writer
17:22 (18.2MB)
Mar '03
152
play Ludwigsen video play MP3 Will Ludwigsen
Writer
17:36 (18.5MB)
Feb '03
151
play Klasky video play MP3 Mindy Klasky
Writer
17:34 (18.5MB)
Jan '03
150
play Butler video play MP3 Octavia E. Butler
Writer
19:55 (21 MB)
Oct '00
124
Interview Videos Play Here
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In addition to interviews, some of our special report segments are available here.
Please note that some of these are not available in an audio only version.

Video
Special Report Info
Show Date
Ep#
play Starlight Child video

"Starlight Child" solo performance by
Donald Wolcott
02:30 (5.4MB)       audio only version

May '09
223
play Capclave video

Moments from CapClave 2008
Snippets from our "hallway interviews"

01:10 (2.5MB)         

Nov '08
217
play Cigarbox Faust videol
Michael Swanwick dramatic reading
"Cigar-box Faust"
03:48 (7.8MB)         
Aug '08
215
mp3
Music Single "Carnelians"
lyrics by Catherine Asaro
written & performed by Point Valid
vocals by Hayim Ani & Victoria McDaniel

04:27 (5.1MB)          
Apr '08
212
play Explorer 1 video
Explorer 1 - 50th Anniversary
Newsreel clip about first successful US satellite launch
01:55 (2MB)          
Feb '08
210
play 2007 memorial video
2007 In Memoriam
SF luminaries who passed away in 2007
01:04 (2.2MB)          
Dec '07
208
play 2007 Worldcon video
Nippon 2007: The 65th World SF Con
A summary of our 2007 Worldcon experience
04:05 (8.3MB)          audio only version
Sep '07
205
play Kurt Vonnegut memorial video
In Memoriam: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
Writer, Artist, Activist
01:38 (1.6MB)          audio only version
May '07
201
play Michael Swanwick pickle videol
Michael Swanwick reading/activity
Fun with electricity and pickles!
02:09 (2.1MB)         
Feb '07
198
play Jack Williamson memorial
In Memoriam: Jack Williamson
Writer, SFWA Grand Master
03:44 (3.4MB)            audio only version
Dec '06
196
Peter S. Beagle with guitar
Peter S. Beagle performs live!
Just Peter and an acoustic guitar
01:58 (3.7MB)            audio only version
Jun '06
191
Portrait of Octavia E. Butler
In Memoriam: Octavia E. Butler
Writer, McArthur Grant Recipient
02:59 (4.4MB)            audio only version
Mar '06
188
Image from Revelations
Revelations
Info on a high end Star Wars fan film
02:35 (5.8MB)
Nov '05
184
            
Fast Forward Promo
A silly 1950's style promo for the show
00:28 (1.7MB)
Aug '05
181
 
In Memoriam: Jack L. Chalker
Writer, Editor, Publisher, Fan
2:02 (3.3MB)             audio only version
Mar '05
176
In Memoriam: Ed Kemmer
Remembering "Commander Corry"
from Space Patrol
4:18 (6.9MB)             audio only version
Dec '04
173
play museum video Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame
New museum opens in Seattle, WA on June 18, 2004
1:25 (2.2MB
)
Jul '04

168

play mahp video
Horror Writers Sign Books for Charity
Hosted by Burke Used Books on
April 17, 2004
4:45 (6.4MB)
May '04
166
play Nebulas video
2002 Nebula Awards Highlights
The official awards of SFWA
April 19, 2003 ceremony
Philadelphia, PA
8:17 (12.1MB)
May '03
154
play Columbia video
Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial
In memory of the crew of STS-107
2:58 (5.7MB)
Feb '03
151
play Big Bugs video
Big Bugs Exhibit
Temporary Sculpture show at the National Arboretum
2:58 (5.7MB)
Oct '00
124
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Special Report Videos Play Here
Video files require Quicktime    

To read a text version of one of Colleen's book reviews, click on the corresponding cover photo.

Book
Book Info
Show Date
Ep#
go to review

Embassytown
by China Miéville

Feb'12
253
go to review

Glitter Rose
by Marianne de Pierres

Dec'11
251
go to review

Snuff
by Sir Terry Pratchett

Nov '11
250
go to review

Midnight Riot
by Ben Aaronovitch

Oct '11
249
go to review

View from the Imperium
by Jody Lynn Nye

Sep '11
248
go to review

The Glass Trilogy
by Maria V. Snyder

Jun '11
246
go to review

Spy Glass
by Maria V. Snyder

May '11
245
go to review

Agatha H & the Airship City
by Phil & Kaja Foglio

Apr '11
244
go to review

Anthopology 101
by Bud Webster

Mar '11
243
go to review

Wintersmith
by Terry Pratchett

Jan '11
242
go to review

The High Crusade
by Poul Anderson

Dec'10
241
go to review

All Clear
by Connie Willis

Nov '10
240
go to review

Game of Cages
by Harry Connolly

Oct '10
239
go to review

The Shadow Pavilion
by Liz Williams

Sep '10
238
go to review

Geosynchron
by David Louis Edelman

Aug '10
237
go to review

The Book on Fire
by Keith Miller

Jul '10
236
go to review

Blackout
by Connie Willis

Apr '10
234
go to review

WItch Way to the Mall
edited by Esther Friesner

Mar '10
233
go to review

Majestrum
by Matthew Hughes

Jan '10
231
go to review

Buffalito Destiny
by Lawrence M. Schoen

Dec '09
230
go to review

The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan

Oct '09
228
go to review

Implied Spaces
by Walter Jon Williams

Aug '09
226
go to review

Ending an Ending
by Danny Birt

July '09
225
go to review

Imager
by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

June '09
224
go to review

Storm Glass
by Maria V. Snyder

May '09
223
go to review

The 39 Clues
a 10 book series from Scholastic
Vol 1: The Maze of Bones
by Rick Riordan
Vol 2: One False Note
by Gordon Korman

Apr '09
222
go to review Gaslight Grimoire
edited byJ.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec
Mar '09
221
go to review Alembical
edited by Lawrence M Schoen & Arthur Dorrance
Feb '09
220
go to review Juggler of Worlds
by Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner
Jan '09
219
go to review Fleet of Worlds
by Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner
Dec '08
218
go to review MultiReal
by David Louis Edelman
Nov '08
217
go to review Wicked Game
by Jeri Smith-Ready
Oct '08
216
go to review The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart
illustrated by Carson Ellis
Jul '08
214
Downloading ebooks & audiobooks
from your public library
May '08
213
go to review Infoquake
by David Louis Edelman
Apr '08
212
go to review Fire Study
by Maria V. Snyder
Mar '08
211
go to review Empire
by Orson Scott Card
Jan '08
209
go to review Nobody's Princess
by Esther Friesner
Dec '07
208
go to review Prime Codex
edited by Lawrence M. Schoen & Michael Livingston
Nov '07
207
go to review Bone Sharps, Cowboys & Thunder Lizards
by Jim Ottaviani
Oct '07
206
go to review A Nameless Witch
by A. Lee Martinez
Aug '07
204
go to review Mainspring
by Jay Lake
Jul '07
203
go to review Rollback
by Robert J. Sawyer
Jun '07
202
go to review The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
Apr '07
200
go to review Creative Destruction
by Edward M. Lerner
Mar '07
199
go to review Three Days to Never
by Tim Powers
Feb '07
198
go to review

In the Night Garden
by Catherynne M. Valente

Jan '07
197
go to review

Magic Study
by Maria V. Snyder

Nov '06
195
go to review The War of the Worlds
by Jules Verne
Sep/Oct '06
194
go to review Voidfarer
by Sean McMullen
Aug '06
193
go to review Rainbows End
by Vernor Vinge
July '06
192
go to review The Librarian from the Black Lagoon
by Mike Thaler
illustrated by Jared Lee
May '06
190
go to review

A Rumour of Gems
by Ellen Steiber

Apr '06
189
go to review Felaheen
by Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Feb '06
187
go to review Black Juice
by Margo Lanagan
Jan '06
186
go to review The Marvellous Land of Snergs
by E. A. Wyke-Smith
Dec '05
185
go to review The Merchant Princes Series
by Charles Stross
Oct '05
183
go to review Poison Study
by Maria V.Snyder
Sep '05
182
go to review

A Princess of Roumania
by Paul Park

Aug '05
181
go to review Future Washington
edited by Ernest Lilley
Jul '05
180
go to review The Encyclopedia of Weird
by Sheila De La Rosa
Jun '05
179
go to review The Wizard Knight Series
by Gene Wolfe
May '05
178
go to review 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne
Apr '05
177
go to review A Secret Atlas
by Michael A. Stackpole
Mar '05
176
go to review Interstellar Travel & Multi-Generation Space Ships
edited by Yoji Kondo
Feb '05
175
go to review The Book of Ballads
by Charles Vess
Jan '05

174

go to review

Fillmore & Geary Take Off!
by Mark Shulman
illustrated by Phillip Fickling

Dec '04
173
go to review Polyphony, Volume 1
edited by Deborah Layne & Jay Lake
Nov '04
172
go to review Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
by Susanna Clarke
Oct '04
171
go to review The Grand Crusade
by Michael A. Stackpole
Sep '04
170
go to review Julia and the Dream Maker
by P. J. Fischer
Aug '04
169
go to review Puck Aleshire’s Abecedary
by Michael Swanwick
Jun '04
167
go to review As Above, So Below
by Rudy Rucker
Apr '04
165
go to review Paper Mage
by Leah R. Cutter
Mar '04
164

 


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