This week the Dead Robots’ get a chance to settle in and talk with honorary co-host of the show, Tracy Hickman, (who also hosts his own podcast, DragonHearth) about the creation of social systems for fantasy and sci-fi stories. What are social systems, you ask? We’re talking about governments, economies, and religions. It is a lengthy and informative discussion.
But wait, that’s not all! We also get to learn about Tracy’s new endeavor, “X-treme Dungeon Mastery,” which is a book that lays out how everyone can become a great DM who leads their players through amazing adventures. This is something for all the role-players out there!
Promo – The Chronic Rift Podcast
I just saw that the DRS podcast has been made a finalist for the Parsec Awards. Our category is, of course, Best Writing-Related Podcast. Thanks go out to those who nominated us in the first place, and further thanks go out to the steering committee who placed us in the finalist column. That means a great deal.
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Terry here. Allow me to add my congratulations to all the finalists and to wish them the very best of luck. Special congratulations to our very own P.G. Holyfield for his success with Murder at Avedon Hill in the selection process. The same goes to those who have been guests on our show at one time or another. To all, well done.
I’m also adding the complete list of finalists for the 2009 Parsec Awards to Justin’s announcement. Here it is.
Parsec Award 2009 Finalists
Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form)
Best Speculative Fiction Story (Novella Form)
Best Speculative Fiction Story (Novel)
Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form including Independents)
Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form including Independents)
Best Speculative Fiction Video Podcast
Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast
Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast
Best Speculative Fiction Fan Podcast
Best Speculative Fiction News Podcast
Best Writing-related Podcast
Best “Infotainment” Cast
Best Gaming Podcast
Best Anime Podcast
Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster/Team
Best Speculative Fiction Music Podcast
This week the Dead Robots (sans PG) finally catch up on all the feedback that has been piling up. We love getting it, and we try to respond to it as soon as we get it, but sometimes we can’t. This is the week we make up for it. Send us more!
This week’s promo – Philippa Ballantine’s “Weather Child”
This is just a heads up to our listeners that a great podcast that delves into the happenings of the sci-fi publishing world is back! Host Shaun Farrell and his amazing sidekick, Sam Wynns, have given us some great interviews over the years and tons of news, so I am very excited to see the show return. Maybe this year Sam will finally take over!
To mark their return, they features Greg Van Eekhout, the author of Norse Code. Everyone should check it out.
Hey, everyone. I just wanted to drop a line letting you know that I’ve put the text of my erotica story “Little Mysteries” up on my website. I think the story takes on a whole new life through Pip’s spoken words, but the text ain’t bad on its own either (if I do say so myself), so if you want to read it, head on over HERE and do so. And please, if you do, leave me a message letting me know what you think. A writer grows through criticism, not silence.