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GGG#111: Lawrence Krauss

 

 
Episode 111 << Click to Listen

Lawrence Krauss, author of The Physics of Star Trek, joins us to discuss the new documentary film The Unbelievers.

Panel Topic: Being an Atheist Writer

Guest Geeks: James Morrow and Tobias Buckell

This episode and panel are also available on YouTube.

A transcript is available for this interview.

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Episode List Seasons 7-9

 

    #   Guest Name
  Guest Description
  Panel Topic
  Guest Geek(s)
  Season Six – 2015 (produced for Wired.com):
   182   Fred Nadis              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey
   181   Bill McGoldrick              Listen at Wired.com
  Syfy Head of Original Programming
   180   Syfy’s The Expanse              Listen at Wired.com
  Andrew Liptak, Justin Landon, Liz Shannon Miller
   179   The Man in the High Castle              Listen at Wired.com
  Laura Miller, John Kessel
   178   Star Trek Wish List              Listen at Wired.com
  Keith DeCandido, Rafael Jordan, John Joseph Adams
   177   Best American SF and Fantasy              Listen at Wired.com
  Joe Hill, Seanan McGuire, Carmen Machado, Jess Row, John Joseph Adams
   176   William Shunn              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Accidental Terrorist
   175   David Mitchell              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Bone Clocks and Slade House
   174   Halloween Horror              Listen at Wired.com
  Lisa Morton, John Skipp, John Langan
   173   Queers Destroy Horror              Listen at Wired.com
  Wendy Wagner, Craig Gidney, Alyssa Wong
   172   Jewish Science Fiction              Listen at Wired.com
  Jack Dann, Rachel Swirsky, Matthew Kressel
   171   David Wong              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits
   170   History of Dungeons and Dragons              Listen at Wired.com
  David Ewalt, Michael Witwer
   169   Andy Weir              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Martian
   168   The New Star Wars Canon              Listen at Wired.com
  Chuck Wendig, Alexandra Bracken
   167   Killjoys and Dark Matter              Listen at Wired.com
  Andrew Liptak, Rafael Jordan
   166   J. Michael Straczynski              Listen at Wired.com
  Creator of Babylon 5 and co-creator of Sense8
   165   N.K. Jemisin              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Fifth Season
   164   Gary Whitta              Listen at Wired.com
  Writer of The Book of Eli and author of Abomination
   163   Video Games in Books and Movies              Listen at Wired.com
  Chris Avellone, Micky Neilson, Daniel H. Wilson, John Joseph Adams
   162   Pixel Art              Listen at Wired.com
  Mark Ferrari, Michael B. Myers Jr, Blake Reynolds
   161   The Law of Superheroes              Listen at Wired.com
  James Daily, Brad Desnoyer
   160   Wesley Chu              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Lives of Tao and Time Salvager
   159   Jason Blum              Listen at Wired.com
  Producer of Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Sinister, and Insidious
   158   Ernest Cline              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Ready Player One and Armada
   157   Sense8              Listen at Wired.com
  Tobias Buckell, Sam J. Miller, John Joseph Adams
   156   Hannibal TV Show Review              Listen at Wired.com
  Theresa DeLucci, Kat Howard, John Joseph Adams
   155   Jurassic World and Dinosaurs in SF              Listen at Wired.com
  Genevieve Valentine, Christopher Cevasco, Seth Dickinson
   154   Ashlee Vance              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
   153   Black Mirror              Listen at Wired.com
  Grady Hendrix, Theresa DeLucci, Sunil Patel
   152   Mad Max: Fury Road              Listen at Wired.com
  Carrie Vaughn, Hugh Howey, John Joseph Adams
   151   Clive Barker              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Scarlet Gospels
   150   Malcolm Gladwell              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of David and Goliath
   149   Jon Ronson              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
   148   Ken Liu              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Grace of Kings
   147   Alex Gardland              Listen at Wired.com
  Director of Ex Machina
   146   Game of Thrones Spoilers              Listen at Wired.com
  John Joseph Adam, Douglas Cohen, Chris Cevasco, Andrea Kail
   145   Kazuo Ishiguro              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Buried Giant
   144   Science Fiction Bookstores              Listen at Wired.com
  Alan Beatts and Cici James
   143   Military Fantasy              Listen at Wired.com
  Myke Cole and Weston Ochse
   142   Marc Goodman              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Future Crimes
   141   Michael Shermer              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Moral Arc
   140   Terri Tatchell              Listen at Wired.com
  Co-writer of District 9 and Chappie
   139   Amanda Palmer              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Art of Asking
   138   Jupiter Ascending Debate              Listen at Wired.com
  Angela Watercutter, Matt London, Rob Bland, John Joseph Adams
   137   Horror Podcasting              Listen at Wired.com
  Kc Wayland and David Cummings
   136   Kelly Link              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Get In Trouble
   135   Glen Berger              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Song of Spider-Man
   134   Writing Workshops              Listen at Wired.com
  Jeanne Cavelos and Jilly Dreadful
   133   Queers Destroy Science Fiction              Listen at Wired.com
  Seanan McGuire and Steve Berman
   132   James Morrow              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Galapagos Regained
   131   Walter Isaacson              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Steve Jobs and The Innovators
  Season Five – 2014 (produced for Wired.com):
   130   Exodus Movie Review              Listen at Wired.com
  Robert M. Price and Richard Carrier
   129   Naomi Klein              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine
   128   Chris Williams              Listen at Wired.com
  Director of Big Hero 6
   127   Big Hero 6 vs. Interstellar              Listen at Wired.com
  Carrie Vaughn, Rob Bland, John Joseph Adams
   126   The Business of Star Wars              Listen at Wired.com
  Chris Taylor and Brian Stillman
   125   David Cronenberg              Listen at Wired.com
  Director of Videodrome, The Fly, eXistenZ, and A History of Violence
   124   John Cleese              Listen at Wired.com
  Writer, Actor, and member of Monty Python
   123   Women in Fantasy and Horror              Listen at Wired.com
  Ellen Datlow, Cat Rambo, John Joseph Adams
   122   Patrick Rothfuss              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Kingkiller Chronicle
   121   Haunted Houses              Listen at Wired.com
  Lauren Beukes, John Langan, Grady Hendrix
   120   Ann Leckie              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Ancillary Justice
   119   Constructed Languages              Listen at Wired.com
  David J. Peterson and Lawrence M. Schoen
   118   David X. Cohen              Listen at Wired.com
  Head writer on Futurama
   117   Kim Harrison              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Hollows series
  Extreme Weather
  Paolo Bacigalupi, Ramez Naam, Tobias Buckell
   116   Steven Gould              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Jumper
  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  Alison Haislip, Matt London, David Wexler
   115   Nick Harkaway              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the The Gone-Away World and Tigerman
  Guardians of the Galaxy
  Matt London, Rob Bland, John Joseph Adams
   114   Charles Stross              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Laundry Files series
  The Nintendo Entertainment System
  Alison Haislip, Blake J. Harris, John Joseph Adams
   113   James S. A. Corey              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Expanse series
  Game of Thrones Season 4
  John Joseph Adams, Doug Cohen, Theresa DeLucci
   112   Diana Gabaldon              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Outlander series
  Women Destroy Science Fiction
  John Joseph Adams, Christie Yant, Wendy Wagner
   111   Lawrence Krauss              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Physics of Star Trek and star of The Unbelievers
  Being an Atheist Writer
  James Morrow and Tobias Buckell
   110   Cecil Baldwin              Listen at Wired.com
  Actor and narrator of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast
  Assholes & Trolls
  Aaron James and John Joseph Adams
   109   Mary Robinette Kowal              Listen at Wired.com
  Puppeteer and author of the Glamourist Histories novel series
  Weird Western Books & Comics
  John Joseph Adams, Fred Van Lente, Rajan Khanna
   108   Christopher Moore              Listen at Wired.com
  Bestselling humor novelist
  Noah Movie Review
  Robert M. Price and Richard Carrier
   107   Elizabeth Bear              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Eternal Sky Trilogy
  Robot Uprisings
  John Joseph Adams and Daniel H. Wilson
   106   Karl Schroeder              Listen at Wired.com
  Hard science fiction author and futurist
  Ender’s Game and Philosophy
  D.E. Wittkower and Ashley Shew
   105   Richard Garriott              Listen at Wired.com
  Creator of the Ultima computer games
  Dungeons and Dragons Novels
  James Sutter and Wendy Wagner
   104   Michio Kaku              Listen at Wired.com
  Physicist and futurist
  John Joseph Adams Returns
  John Joseph Adams and Joe Monti
   103   Jeff VanderMeer              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Finch and Annihilation
  Dating for Geeks
  Eric Smith, Bones Rodriguez, Marjorie Liu
   102   Scott Sigler              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Infected and Pandemic
  Hackers
  P.W. Singer and Myke Cole
   101   Joe Haldeman              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Forever War and Work Done for Hire
  Writers as Characters
  John Langan and Kat Howard
  Season Four – 2013 (produced for Wired.com):
   100   Chris Hadfield              Listen at Wired.com
  Astronaut and YouTube sensation
  Geek’s Guide Retrospective
  Matt London
    99   Dean Koontz              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of over a dozen #1 New York Times bestsellers
  Subterranean Horrors
  John Langan and Grady Hendrix
    98   Doug Dorst              Listen at Wired.com
  Co-author with J.J. Abrams on the mysterious novel S.
  Junot Diaz Chat
  Junot Diaz and Tobias Buckell
    97   Allie Brosh              Listen at Wired.com
  Creator of the webcomic Hyperbole and a Half
  Comic Strips
  David Malki
    96   Dan Simmons              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Hyperion and The Terror
  Sex in Horror
  Grady Hendrix and Jaym Gates
    95   Scott Lynch              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Lies of Locke Lamora
  Epic Fantasy Series
  Douglas Cohen and Rajan Khanna
    94   Margaret Atwood              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake
  Political Agendas
  Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell
    93   Ryan North              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of To Be or Not To Be
  Choose Your Own Adventure
  Kat Howard, Grady Hendrix, Matt London
    92   Chris Kluwe              Listen at Wired.com
  Professional football player and activist
  Sports in Science Fiction
  Douglas Cohen
    91   Felicia Day              Listen at Wired.com
  Creator of The Guild
  YouTube for Geeks
  Matt London and Cate Matthews
    90   Melissa Marr              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Wicked Lovely series
  Weird Western Movies
  Rajan Khanna
    89   Lauren Beukes              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Shining Girls
  Psycho Killers
  Ross Lockhart
    88   Annalee Newitz              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
  Rationalism in Science Fiction
  Julia Galef
    87   Alaya Dawn Johnson              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Summer Prince
  Star Trek Into Darkness
  E.C. Myers and Emily Asher-Perrin
    86   Rick Yancey              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The 5th Wave
  Science Fiction Podcasting
  Mur Lafferty
    85   Joe Hill              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of NOS4A2 and Locke & Key
  Recent Horror Movies
  Brittany Geragotelis
    84   Austin Grossman              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Soon I Will Be Invincible and You
  Video Games
  Ted Kosmatka
    83   Hugh Howey              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the self-published phenomenon Wool
  Self-Publishing
  Tobias Buckell
    82   Robert J. Sawyer              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Triggers and Red Planet Blues
  Space Marine Trademark
  Matt London
    81   Nalo Hopkinson              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Brown Girl in the Ring and Sister Mine
  Weirdest Movies Ever
  Matt London
    80   Gregory Maguire              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Wicked
  The Wizard of Oz
  Douglas Cohen
    79   Karen Russell              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove
  Weirdest Stories Ever
  Lynne M. Thomas
    78   Jane Yolen              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of over 300 books, including the graphic novel Foiled
  Swordfights
  Kat Howard
    77   Brandon Sanderson              Listen at Wired.com
  Author selected to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time
  Robert E. Howard Movie Adaptations
  Douglas Cohen
  Season Three – 2012 (produced for Wired.com):
    76   Philip Pullman              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Golden Compass
  The Hobbit Book vs. Film
  Corey Olsen
    75   Lois McMaster Bujold              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Vorkosigan Series
  Soldiers in Science Fiction
  Myke Cole
    74   Steven Erikson              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Malazan Book of the Fallen
  Epic Fantasy Short Fiction
  Douglas Cohen
    73   Cory Doctorow              Listen at Wired.com
  Blogger, activist, and author of Pirate Cinema
  Sex in Science Fiction
  Laura G. Duncan
    72   Daniel Handler              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events books
  Nightmare Magazine
  R.J. Sevin
    71   Mike Mignola              Listen at Wired.com
  Creator of Hellboy
  H.P Lovecraft
  Chris Cevasco
    70   Junot Diaz              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and “Monstro”
  Slipstream
  Meghan McCarron
    69   Tad Williams              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Otherland and The Dirty Streets of Heaven
  Angels and Heaven
  Genevieve Valentine
    68   Alastair Reynolds              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Revelation Space and Blue Remembered Earth
  Philip K. Dick Movie Adaptations
  Matt London
    67   Terry Brooks              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Shannara and Landover series
  Magic Items
  Matt London
    66   David Brin              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Uplift series and Existence
  Batman
  Rob Bland
    65   Ursula K. Le Guin              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Earthsea and Hainish Cycles
  Ray Bradbury
  Rajan Khanna
    64   John Scalzi              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Old Man’s War and Redshirts
  Star Trek
  E.C. Myers
    63   Seanan McGuire              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Newsflesh Trilogy
  Prometheus Movie Review
  Matt London and Theresa DeLucci
    62   Kim Stanley Robinson              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Red Mars and 2312
  Ecology in SF
  Tobias Buckell
    61   Paul Krugman              Listen at Wired.com
  Nobel Prize-winning economist
  Economics in SF
  Sarah Brand
    60   Brian Greene              Listen at Wired.com
  Theoretical physicist and host of The Fabric of the Cosmos
  Parallel Worlds
    59   Garth Nix              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Sabriel and A Confusion of Princes
  1980s TV Cartoons
  E.C. Myers
    58   Anne Rice              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Interview with the Vampire and The Wolf Gift
  Horror and Publishing
  Jordan Hamessley London
    57   Morgan Spurlock              Listen at Wired.com
  Director of Super Size Me and Comic-Con IV: A Fan’s Hope
  Science Fiction Conventions
  Christopher M. Cevasco
    56   Vernor Vinge              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of A Fire Upon the Deep and Rainbows End
  Tobias Buckell Chat
  Tobias S. Buckell
    55   Michael Chabon              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  John Carter Movie Review
    54   Robin Hobb              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of the Farseer trilogy and the Rain Wilds chronicles
  Epic Fantasy
  Saladin Ahmed
    53   William Gibson              Listen at Wired.com
  Author of Neuromancer and Distrust That Particular Flavor
  Cyberpunk
  Seth Dickinson
  Season Two – 2011 (produced for io9.com):
    52   Ian McDonald          Play      Download
  Author of The Dervish House and Planesrunner
  Upcoming Movie Adaptations Part 2
  Matt London
    51   Brian Selznick          Play      Download
  Author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  Upcoming Movie Adaptations Part 1
  Matt London
    50   Chuck Palahniuk          Play      Download
  Author of Fight Club and Damned
  The Devil & Hell
  Grady Hendrix
    49   R. A. Salvatore          Play      Download
  Creator of the popular dark elf character Drizzt Do’Urden
  Dungeons & Dragons
  James L. Sutter
    48   Lev Grossman          Play      Download
  Author of The Magicians and TIME book critic
  A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
  Douglas E. Cohen
    47   Neal Stephenson          Play      Download
  Author of Snow Crash and The Diamond Age
  Computer Role-Playing Game Design
  Keith Burgun
    46   Richard Dawkins          Play      Download
  Author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion
  Atheism & Science Fiction
    45   Jim Butcher          Play      Download
  Author of The Dresden Files and The Codex Alera
  Nerd Bashing
    44   Charlaine Harris          Play      Download
  Creator of Sookie Stackhouse (star of True Blood)
  Game of Thrones / The Walking Dead / Dexter
    43   China Miéville          Play      Download
  Author of Perdido Street Station and Embassytown
  The New Weird
    42   Eoin Colfer          Play      Download
  Author of Artemis Fowl and And Another Thing
  Douglas Adams
  Christie Yant
    41   Daniel H. Wilson          Play      Download
  Author of Robopocalypse
  The Terminator movies
    40   Genevieve Valentine          Play      Download
  Author of Mechanique
  Bad movies
    39   Simon Pegg          Play      Download
  Star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Paul
  Humorous Fantasy & Science Fiction
    38   Ken Denmead          Play      Download
  Editor of the Geek Dad blog on Wired.com
  Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?
    37   Ellen Kushner          Play      Download
  Fantasy novelist and editor of Welcome to Bordertown
  Bias Against Fantasy
    36   Mary Roach          Play      Download
  Author of Stiff, Spook, and Packing for Mars
  Horror in Outer Space
    35   Daniel Abraham          Play      Download
  Author of The Dragon’s Path
  The Game of Thrones TV show
    34   Alan Dean Foster          Play      Download
  Author of Predators I Have Known
  The Predator movies / Animal Characters
    33   Cameron Stracher          Play      Download
  Author of The Water Wars
  Post-apocalyptic Fiction
    32   Neil deGrasse Tyson          Play      Download
  Astrophysicist and author of Death by Black Hole
  I Am Number Four / Astronomy and Science Fiction
    31   Chris Roberson          Play      Download
  Novelist and writer on the Superman comic
  Superheroes
    30   Jennifer Ouellette          Play      Download
  Author of The Calculus Diaries
  Fantasy & Science Fiction on TV
    29   Orson Scott Card          Play      Download
  Author of Ender’s Game and The Lost Gate
  Wizards
    28   Jennifer Finney Boylan          Play      Download
  Author of Falcon Quinn and She’s Not There
  Monsters
    27   Ron Gilbert          Play      Download
  Creator of The Secret of Monkey Island
  Adventure Games
    26   Greg Bear          Play      Download
  Author of Eon and Hull Zero Three
  Alien Invasion
    25   Robert Kirkman          Play      Download
  Creator of The Walking Dead
  Zombies
    24   Charles Yu          Play      Download
  Author of How to Live Safely in an SF Universe
  Time Travel
    23   Catherynne M. Valente          Play      Download
  Author of Palimpsest
  New Writers / Pulp Era Mars & Venus
    22   George R. R. Martin          Play      Download
  Author of A Game of Thrones
  The A Song of Ice and Fire series
  Season One – 2010 (produced for Tor.com):
    21   Nnedi Okorafor          Play      Download
  Author of Who Fears Death?
  Africa in Fantasy & Science Fiction
    20   Eli Kintisch          Play      Download
  Author of Hack the Planet
  Terraforming
    19   Robin Wasserman          Play      Download
  Author of Frozen (previously Skinned)
  Consciousness Transference
    18   Eric Garcia          Play      Download
  Screenwriter of Repo Men
  Total Recall / Robocop 2 / The Running Man
    17   Naomi Novik          Play      Download
  Author of His Majesty’s Dragon
  Dragons
    16   Jonathan Coulton          Play      Download
  Singer/Songwriter
  Geek Music
    15   Dan Carlin          Play      Download
  Host of the Hardcore History podcast
  History in Fantasy & Science Fiction
    14   Holly Black          Play      Download
  Author of The Spiderwick Chronicles
  Toys and Miniatures
    13   John Langan          Play      Download
  Author of House of Windows
  Horror
    12   Corey Olsen          Play      Download
  Host of the Tolkien Professor podcast
  The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings
    11   Alexandre Philippe          Play      Download
  Director of The People vs. George Lucas
  Star Wars
    10   Tom Rogers          Play      Download
  Author of Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
  Hard Science Fiction
    9   Carrie Vaughn          Play      Download
  Author of the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series
  Vampires and Werewolves
    8   Blake Charlton          Play      Download
  Author of Spellwright, about a dyslexic wizard
  Magic in Fantasy / Medicine in Science Fiction
    7   Steve Eley          Play      Download
  Host of the Escape Pod podcast
  Audio Fiction
    6   Cherie Priest          Play      Download
  Author of Boneshaker
  Sherlock Holmes / Steampunk
    5   Brian Dunning          Play      Download
  Host of the Skeptoid podcast
  Pseudoscience & Skepticism
    4   Marjorie M. Liu          Play      Download
  Novelist and writer on the Dark Wolverine comic
  Comic Books
    3   P. W. Singer          Play      Download
  Author of Wired for War, about military robotics
  Military Science Fiction
    2   Paolo Bacigalupi          Play      Download
  Author of The Windup Girl
  Science Fiction & Education
    1   Chet Faliszek          Play      Download
  Writer on the Left 4 Dead video game
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Reading List for Episodes 26-50

Episode 26 Greg Bear Alien Invasion

Quantico – Greg Bear
Eon – Greg Bear
Slant – Greg Bear
Darwin’s Child – Greg Bear
Forge of God – Greg Bear
Hull Zero Three – Greg Bear
Mariposa – Greg Bear
The Mongoliad – Greg Bear, Neal Stephenson et al
Halo: Cryptum – Greg Bear
Legacy – Greg Bear
Eternity – Greg Bear
Wastelands – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Living Dead – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Cats in Victory – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
The Skull-faced Boy – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Zorba the Greek – Nikos Kazantzakis
The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel – Nikos Kazantzakis
The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzakis
Last and First Men – Olaf Stapledon
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Star Maker – Olaf Stapledon
Odd Job – Olaf Stapledon
A Man Divided – Olaf Stapledon
The Summing Up – W Somerset Maugham
On Writing – Stephen King
Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
War of the Worlds – H G Wells
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches – Kevin J Anderson (editor)
After a Lean Winter – Dave Wolverton (short story)
The Puppet Masters – Robert Heinlein
The Body Snatchers – Jack Finney
Who Goes There? – John W Campbell
The Genocides – Tom Disch
Vilcabamba – Harry Turtledove (short story)
Scott Pilgrim – Bryan Lee O’Malley (comic)
8 O’clock in the morning – Ray Nelson (short story)
Records of the Medieval Sword – Ewart Oakeshott

Episode 27 Ron Gilbert Adventure Games

Wastelands – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Living Dead – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Living Dead 2 – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Way of the Wizard – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Cats in Victory – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
The Skull-faced City – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Family Tree – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
On Stranger Tides – Tim Powers
Pandora’s Star – Peter F Hamilton
Enders Game – Orson Scott Card
Seventh Son – Orson Scott Card
The Hero’s Journey – Joseph Campbell
The Art of ‘Sierra’ – Eriq Chang and Brandon Klassen

Episode 28 Jennifer Finney Boylan Monsters

Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror – Jennifer Finney Boylan
She’s Not There – Jennifer Finney Boylan
The Planets – Jennifer Finney Boylan
I’m Looking Through You – Jennifer Finney Boylan
Falcon Quinn and the Silver Vapour – Jennifer Finney Boylan
I’ll Give you Something to Cry About – Jennifer Finney Boylan
Brave New Worlds – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Straight Man – Richard Russo
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien
It Gets Better – Dan Savage (editor)
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – Gregory Maguire
The Swordsmen of Varnis – Geoffrey Cobbe (short story)
The Princess Bride – William Goldman
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J K Rowling (UK Title)
The Wizard of Oz – Frank L Baum
Throne of Bones – Brian McNaughton
Orcs – Stan Nicholls
Paradise Lost – John Milton
The Divine Comedy – Dante
Utopia – Thomas Moore
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice B Sheldon – Julie Philips

Episode 29 Orson Scott Card Wizards

Enders Game – Orson Scott Card
Enders Shadow – Orson Scott Card
Speaker for the Dead – Orson Scott Card
Magic Street – Orson Scott Card
Enchantment – Orson Scott Card
Rachael and Leah – Orson Scott Card
Seventh Son – Orson Scott Card
The Lost Gate – Orson Scott Card
The Worthing Chronicle – Orson Scott Card
Pathfinder Series – Orson Scott Card
Sarah – Orson Scott Card
Hearts Hope – Orson Scott Card
Brave New Worlds – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Living Dead – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Way of the Wizard – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Armoured – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Family Tree – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Cats in Victory – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Sword of Shannara – Terry Brooks
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien
Neuromancer – William Gibson
A Song of Ice and Fire – George R R Martin
Lost Country Life – Dorothy Hartley
The Chronicles of Narnia – C S Lewis
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
Myth Series – Robert Asprin
Harry Potter Series – J K Rowling
Conan the Barbarian – Robert E Howard
So you want to be a Wizard? – Diane Dwayne
Wizards – Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois (editors)
Wizards Inc. – Martin H Greenberg and M Coleman (editors)
The Go Slow – Nnedi Okorafor (short story)
Card Sharp – Rajan Khanna (short story)
One Click Banishment – Jeremiah Tolbert (short story)
The Patriot Witch – C C Finley
The Demon Redcoat – C C Finley
A Spell for Revolution – C C Finley
Secret of the Blue Star – Marion Zimmer Bradley (short story)
Thieves World – Robert Asprin (editor)
Stem, Stone and Bone – Deb Taber (short story)
The Dying Earth – Jack Vance

Episode 30 Jennifer Oulette Fantasy & Science Fiction TV

Black Bodies and Quantum Cats – Jennifer Ouellette
The Physics of the Buffyverse – Jennifer Ouellette
The Calculus Diaries – Jennifer Ouellette
Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Alfred Hitchcock (editor)
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
The Physics of Star Trek – Lawrence Krauss
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics – Tom Rogers
The Lottery – Shirley Jackson (short story)
Think Like a Dinosaur – James Patrick Kelly (short story)
Sand Kings – George R R Martin (short story)
Discworld Series – Terry Pratchett
Authors mentioned – China Mieville, Paolo Bacigalupi

Episode 31 Chris Roberson Superheroes

End of the Century – Chris Roberson
Paragea: A Planetary Romance – Chris Roberson
X-Men: The Return – Chris Roberson
I Zombie – Chris Roberson and Michael Allred (comic)
Save Me Plz – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Fantasy: The Best of the Year 2008 – Rich Horton (editor)
Superman Annual 11: For the Man who has Everything – Alan Moore
Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre – Peter Coogan
The Star is my Destination – Alfred Bester
The Demolished Man – Alfred Bester
Captain Fantasy and the Secret Masters – Tim Pratt (short story)
Dr Diablo goes through the motions – Saladin Ahmed (short story)
Pandemonium – Daryl Gregory
Soon I will be Invincible – Austin Grossman
Nobody gets the girl – James Maxie
Playing for Keeps – Mur Lafferty
Wild Cards – George R R Martin (editor)
Masked – Lou Anders (editor)
Thug – Gayle Simone (short story)
Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
Who can save us now? – Owen King (editor)
The Darker Mask – Gary Philips and Christopher Chambers (editors)
Superheroes – John Varley (editor)

Episode 32 Neil deGrasse Tyson Astronomy in Science Fiction

Death by Black Hole – Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Pluto Files – Neil deGrasse Tyson
Wastelands – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Brave New Worlds – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Blood of Virgins – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Contact – Carl Sagan
A Million Little Pieces – James Frey
I am Number Four – Tobey Hughes
Twilight Series – Stephanie Meyer
Harry Potter Series – J K Rowling
The Dark Wing – Walter H Hunt
Starplex – Robert Sawyer
Inconstant Moon – Larry Niven (short story)
Nightfall – Isaac Asimov (short story)
Neutron Star – Larry Niven (short story)
In Fall – Ted Kosmatka
Gateway – Frederik Pohl
Universe – Byron Price (editor)
Planets – Byron Price (editor)
Isaac Asimov’s Solar System – Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams (editors)
Shepherded by Galatea – Alex Irvine
Diamonds in the Sky – Mike Brotherton (editor)

Episode 33 Cameron Stracher Dystopian Fiction

Dinner with Dad – Cameron Stracher
Double Billing – Cameron Stracher
The Water Wars – Cameron Stracher
Brave New Worlds – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Living Dead – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Skull-faced Boy – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Not One Drop – Riki Ott
The Tripods Trilogy – John Christopher
Dune – Frank Herbert
The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman (US Title)
The Traveller – John Twelve Hawks
Catcher in the Rye – J D Sallinger
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Feed – M T Anderson
Shipbreaker – Paolo Bacigalupi
The Wind Up Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi
The Lottery – Shirley Jackson (short story)
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
1984 – George Orwell
Shine – Jetse deVries (editor)
The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas – Ursula K LeGuin (short story)
The Pedestrian – Ray Bradbury (short story)
Repent Harlequin said the Ticktock Man – Harlan Ellison (short story)
The Minority Report – Philip K Dick (short story)
Harrison Bergeron – Kurt Vonnegut (short story)
Billenium – J G Ballard (short story)
Pop Squad – Paolo Bacigalupi (short story)
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
The Fireman – Ray Bradbury (short story)
The Three Californias Trilogy – Kim Stanley Robinson
The Wild Shore – Kim Stanley Robinson
Candide – Voltaire
A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
The Pre-Persons – Philip K Dick (short story)
Auspicious Eggs – James Morrow (short story)

Episode 34 Alan Dean Foster Predator / Animal Characters

The Commonwealth – Alan Dean Foster
The Spell Singer – Alan Dean Foster
Journeys of the Catechist – Alan Dean Foster
Predators I Have Known – Alan Dean Foster
Icerigger – Alan Dean Foster
Blue Magic – Alan Dean Foster
The Human Blend (The Tipping Point Trilogy) – Alan Dean Foster
The Disciple – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Red Road – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Cats in Victory – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Dead but Dreaming – Kevin Ross and Keith Herber (editors)
Skywalking – Dale Pollock
Dangerous Visions – Harlan Ellison (editor)
Arabian Nights
The Redwall Series – Brian Jacques
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH – Robert C O’Brien
Ralph S Mouse Series – Beverly Cleary
Watership Down – Richard Adams
Plague Dogs – Richard Adams
Sergeant Chip – Bradley Denton
Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
Pet Semetary – Stephen King
The Death Bird – Harlan Ellison (short story)
A Boy and his Dog – Harlan Ellison
Tails of Wonder and Imagination – Ellen Datlow (editor)
Beauty Land – Gene Wolfe (short story)

Episode 35 Daniel Abraham Game of Thrones TV Show

The Long Price Quartet – Daniel Abraham
The Dragon’s Path – Daniel Abraham
Hunter’s Run – Daniel Abraham, George R R Martin and Gardner Dozois
Flat Diane – Daniel Abraham (short story)
The Cambist and Lord Iron – Daniel Abraham (short story)
Leviathan Wakes – Daniel Abraham writing as James S A Corey
The Way of the Wizard – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Brave New Worlds – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Veil of Ignorance – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Skin Trade – George R R Martin
Fever Dream – George R R Martin
Wild Cards – George R R Martin
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien
A Song of Ice and Fire – George R R Martin

Episode 36 Mary Roach Horror in Outer Space

Stiff – Mary Roach
Spook – Mary Roach
Bonk – Mary Roach
Packing for Mars – Mary Roach
Wastelands – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Living Dead – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Second Rat – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
The Velt – Ray Bradbury
Red Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson
2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C Clarke
The Cold Equations – Tom Godwin (short story)
The Old Equations – Jake Kerr (short story)
A Taste of Starlight – John R Fultz (short story)
The Haunted Spacesuit – Arthur C Clarke (short story)
Nightflyer – George R R Martin
Above it all – Robert J Sawyer (short story)
The Mote in God’s Eye – Larry Niven and Jerry Parnell
Death Troopers – Joe Schreiber

Episode 37 Ellen Kushner Bias Against Fantasy

Swords Point – Ellen Kushner
Thomas the Rhymer – Ellen Kushner
The Fall of the Kings – Ellen Kushner
Welcome to Bordertown – Ellen Kushner and Holly Black (editors)
The Privilege of the Sword – Ellen Kushner
Mockery – Ellen Kushner and Terri Windling
The New Adventures of John Carter of Mars – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Armoured – John Joseph Adams
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Ontological Effect – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Thieves World – Robert Asprin
Elsewhere – Will Shetterly
Never, Never – Will Shetterly
Finder – Emma Bull
Bordertown – Terri Windling (editor)
The Chronicles of Narnia – C S Lewis
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien
Harry Potter Series – J K Rowling
Twilight Series – Stephanie Meyer
Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
A Song of Ice and Fire – George R R Martin
1984 – George Orwell
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Feed – Mira Grant
The Hobbit – J R R Tolkien
Chronicles of Prydain – Lloyd Alexander
Wheel of Time Series – Robert Jordan
Chronicles of Amber Series – Roger Zelazny
Dragon Lance Series – Laura and Tracy Hickman
Time of the Twins – Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Test of the Twins – Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
War of the Twins – Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Legend – David Gemmell

Episode 38 Ken Denmead Are We Living in a Simulation?

Geek Dad – Ken Denmead
The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun – Ken Denmead
The Geek Dad’s Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists – Ken Denmead
Brave New Worlds – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Lightspeed: Year One – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Ontological Factor – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Rendezvous with Rama – Arthur C Clarke
City in the Stars – Arthur C Clarke
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien
Stainless Steel Rat Series – Harry Harrison
Idle Wild – Nick Sagan
The Three Stigmatas of Palmer Eldridge – Philip K Dick
Unexpected Outcomes – Tim Pratt
Ouroboros – Jeff Landis
The Lathe of Heaven – Ursula K LeGuin

Episode 39 Simon Pegg Humorous Fantasy & Science Fiction

Nerd do Well – Simon Pegg
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Living Dead – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Living Dead 2 – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Way of the Wizard – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Skull-faced City – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
Warm Bodies – Isaac Marion
Myth Series – Robert Asprin
Myth-conception – Robert Asprin
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Xanth Series – Piers Anthony
A Malady of Magics – Craig Shaw Gardener
The Eye of Argon – Jim Theis
Discworld Series – Terry Pratchett
Monstrous Regiment (Discworld) – Terry Pratchett
We Free Men (Discworld YA) – Terry Pratchett
Fools Company – Robert Asprin
Bill, the Galactic Hero – Harry Harrison
Transcript of Interaction Between Astronaut Mike Skudderman and the On Star Handsfree AI Crash Advisor – Grady Hendrix (short story)
Old Man’s War – John Scalzi
The Android’s Dream – John Scalzi
Lamb – Christopher Moore
The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land – Dianna Wynne Jones
The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
The Star is my Destination – Alfred Bester
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien
Bored of the Rings – Henry N Beard and Douglas Kenney
Split Heirs – Esther Friesner and Lawrence Watt-Evans
Chicks in Chainmail – Esther Friesner (editor)
Goblin Quest – Jim C Hines
Gil’s All Fright Diner – A Lee Martinez
Good Omens – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer – Jonathan L Howard

Episode 40 Genevieve Valentine Bad Movies

Mechanique – Genevieve Valentine
Seeing – Genevieve Valentine (short story)
Study for Solo Piano – Genevieve Valentine (short story)
Bespoke – Genevieve Valentine (short story)
The Zeppelin Conductors Society Annual Gentleman’s Ball – Genevieve Valentine (short story)
Geek Wisdom – Genevieve Valentine and Stephen Segal
Wastelands – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Brave New Worlds – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Cats in Victory – David Barr Kirtley (short story)
The Last Unicorn – Peter S Beagle
Contact – Carl Sagan
Super Toys Last All Summer Long – Brian Aldiss (short story)
Starship Troopers – Robert Heinlein
I Robot – Isaac Asimov
Eragon – Christopher Paolini
The Golden Man – Philip K Dick (short story)

Episode 41 Daniel H. Wilson The Terminator Franchise

How to Survive a Robot Uprising – Daniel H Wilson
The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame – Daniel H Wilson
Where’s my Jetpack? – Daniel H Wilson
A Boy and his Bot – Daniel H Wilson
Robopocalypse – Daniel H Wilson
Amp – Daniel H Wilson
‘The Executor’ – Daniel H Wilson
‘Helmet’ – Daniel H Wilson
Lightspeed:Year One – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Under the Moons of Mars – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Armoured – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Seth Grahaeme-Smith
‘For a Breath I Tarry’ – Roger Zelazny
Authors mentioned – H P Lovecraft

Episode 42 Eoin Colfer Douglas Adams

And Another Thing – Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series – Eoin Colfer
Plugged – Eoin Colfer
The Living Dead 2 – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Way of the Wizard – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Armoured – John Joseph Adams (editor)
‘Power Armour Love Story’ – David Barr Kirtley
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Douglas Adams
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
Life, the Universe and Everything – Douglas Adams
The Salmon of Doubt – Douglas Adams
So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish – Douglas Adams
Last Chance to See – Douglas Adams
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien
The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011 – Rich Horton (editor)
Xanth Series – Piers Anthony
Myth Series – Robert Asprin
The Blind Watchmaker – Richard Dawkins
Don’t Panic – Neil Gaiman
Wish You Were Here – Nick Webb
The Anthology at the End of the Universe – Glenn Yeffeth (editor)
Enders Game – Orson Scott Card
1984 – George Orwell

Episode 43 China Mieville The New Weird

Embassytown – China Mieville
Bas-Lag Series – China Mieville
Perdido Street Station – China Mieville
The Scar – China Mieville
Iron Council – China Mieville
The City and the City – China Mieville
The Tain – China Mieville
‘Cove Hithe’ – China Mieville
‘Details’ – China Mieville
Under the Moons of Mars – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Armoured – John Joseph Adams (editor)
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination – John Joseph Adams (editor)
‘The Disciple’ – David Barr Kirtley
Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
Harry Potter Series – J K Rowling
His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
Critical Theory and Science Fiction – Carl Freedman
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien
The New Weird – Jeff Vandermeer (editor)
The Wheel of Time – Robert Jordan
‘In the Hills, the Cities’ – Clive Barker
‘The Neglected Garden’ – Kathe Koja

Episode 44 Charlaine Harris TV Shows

Southern Vampire Mysteries – Charlaine Harris
Harper Connelly Series – Charlaine Harris
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion – Charlaine Harris
Deadlocked – Charlaine Harris
An Apple for the Creature – Charlaine Harris (editor)
Death’s Excellent Vacation – Charlaine Harris (editor)
Home Improvement: Undead Edition – Charlaine Harris (editor)
‘An Evening with Al Gore’ – Charlaine Harris
Armoured – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Under the Moons of Mars – John Joseph Adams (editor)
‘The Ontological Factor’ – David Barr Kirtley
The Vampire Chronicles – Anne Rice
Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Twilight Series – Stephanie Meyer
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
A Song of Ice and Fire – George R R Martin
The Walking Dead – Robert Kirkman (comic)
Darkly Dreaming Dexter – Jeff Lindsay
The Sociopath Next Door – Martha Stout
American Psycho – Brett Easton Ellis
Dune – Frank Herbert
Children of Dune – Frank Herbert
The Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula K LeGuin
The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher
Nine Princes in Amber – Roger Zelazny
Chronicles of Amber – Roger Zelazny
‘The Strength Inside’ – Melissa Marr
Authors mentioned – Ray Bradbury, H P Lovecraft, Connie Willis, Mike Cary

Episode 45 Jim Butcher Nerd Bashing

Dresden Files – Jim Butcher
Codex Alera Series – Jim Butcher
Changes – Jim Butcher
Stormfront – Jim Butcher
Side Jobs – Jim Butcher
Death Masks – Jim Butcher
Cold Days – Jim Butcher
Under the Moons of Mars – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Armoured – John Joseph Adams (editor)
‘The Skull-faced Boy’ – David Barr Kirtley
Z Zombie Stories – J M Lassen (editor)
Songs of Love and Death – George R R Martin (editor)
Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton
Chronicles of Amber – Roger Zelazny
The Ten Cent Plague – David Hajdu
Danse Macabre – Stephen King
Shogun – James Clavell
‘The Kansas Jayhawks vs the Midwest Monster Squad’ – Jeremiah Tolbert

Episode 46 Richard Dawkins Atheism and Science Fiction

The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
The Extended Phenotype – Richard Dawkins
The Blind Watchmaker – Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
The Magic of Reality – Richard Dawkins
Wastelands – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Armoured – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Brave New Worlds – John Joseph Adams (editor)
‘Cats in Victory’ – David Barr Kirtley
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Douglas Adams
The Black Cloud – Fred Hoyle
A for Andromeda – Fred Hoyle
Andromeda Breakthrough – Fred Hoyle
Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton
Contact – Carl Sagan
Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
A Song of Ice and Fire – George R R Martin
The Terminal Experiment – Robert J Sawyer
Hominids – Robert J Sawyer
His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman
Authors mentioned – Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, John Wyndham

Episode 47 Neal Stephenson Computer RPG Design

Snowcrash – Neal Stephenson
The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
The Baroque Cycle – Neal Stephenson
Anathem – Neal Stephenson
Reamde – Neal Stephenson
The Mongoliad – Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear et al
Armoured – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Under the Moons of Mars – John Joseph Adams (editor)
‘Save Me Plz’ – David Barr Kirtley

Episode 48 Lev Grossman A Dance with Dragons

The Magicians – Lev Grossman
The Magician King – Lev Grossman
‘End Game’ – Lev Grossman
The Way of the Wizard – John Joseph Adams (editor)
‘Family Tree’ – David Barr Kirtley
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C S Lewis
The Magician’s Book – Laura Miller
His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
Harry Potter Series – J K Rowling
A Song of Ice and Fire – George R R Martin
A Dance with Dragons – George R R Martin
The Wheel of Time – Robert Jordan
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Armageddon Rag – George R R Martin

Episode 49 R.A. Salvatore Dungeons & Dragons

Homeland – R A Salvatore
Neverwinter – R A Salvatore
Echoes of the Fourth Magic – R A Salvatore
The Crystal Shard – R A Salvatore
Streams of Silver – R A Salvatore
The Witch’s Daughter – R A Salvatore
Bastion of Darkness – R A Salvatore
The Icewind Dale Trilogy – R A Salvatore
The Dark Elf Trilogy – R A Salvatore
The Stone of Tymora Trilogy – R A and Geno Salvatore
Vector Prime – R A Salvatore
‘Dark Mirror’ – R A Salvatore
The Way of the Wizard – John Joseph Adams
‘Blood of Virgins’ – David Barr Kirtley
The Hobbit – J R R Tolkien
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien
Silas Marner – George Eliot
Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
Dragonlance Series – Laura and Tracy Hickman
Dark War on Moonshae – Douglas Niles
The Godfather – Mario Puzo
Before They Were Giants – James L Sutter (editor)
Death’s Heretic – James L Sutter
Necronomicon – H P Lovecraft

Episode 50 Chuck Palahniuk The Devil and Hell

Haunted – Chuck Palahniuk
Rant – Chuck Palahniuk
Snuff – Chuck Palahniuk
Tell All – Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
Damned – Chuck Palahniuk
‘Guts’ – Chuck Palahniuk
‘Romance’ – Chuck Palahniuk
‘Cold Calling’ – Chuck Palahniuk
‘The Knock Knock’ – Chuck Palahniuk
Lightspeed: Year One – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Under the Moons of Mars – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Armoured – John Joseph Adams (editor)
Wastelands – John Joseph Adams (editor)
‘Veil of Ignorance’ – David Barr Kirtley
Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury
Nightshift – Stephen King
Satan Loves You – Grady Hendrix
The Divine Comedy – Dante
Aesop’s Fables
Paradise Lost – John Milton
The Exorcist – William Peter Blatty
Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin
Sandman – Neil Gaiman (comic)
The Screwtape Letters – C S Lewis
Sympathy for the Devil – Tim Pratt (editor)
Needful Things – Stephen King
Horns – Joe Hill
To Reign in Hell – Steven Brust
‘In the Deep Blue Sea’ – Elizabeth Bear
‘Metaphysics’ – Elizabeth Glover

Guests

Transcripts are available for many of these interviews.

 

Season Six (2015) – Produced for Wired.com

Walter Isaacson James Morrow

 

Season Five (2014) – Produced for Wired.com

Joe Haldeman Scott Sigler Jeff VanderMeer Michio Kaku
Richard Garriott Karl Schroeder Elizabeth Bear Christopher Moore
Mary Kowal Cecil Baldwin Lawrence Krauss Diana Gabaldon
James S. A. Corey Charles Stross Nick Harkaway Steven Gould
Kim Harrison David X. Cohen Ann Leckie Patrick Rothfuss
John Cleese David Cronenberg Chris Williams Naomi Klein

 

Season Four (2013) – Produced for Wired.com

Brandon Sanderson Jane Yolen Karen Russell Gregory Maguire
Nalo Hopkinson Robert J. Sawyer Hugh Howey Austin Grossman
Joe Hill Rick Yancey Alaya Dawn Johnson Annalee Newitz
Lauren Beukes Melissa Marr Felicia Day Chris Kluwe
Ryan North Margaret Atwood Scott Lynch Dan Simmons
Allie Brosh Doug Dorst Dean Koontz Chris Hadfield

 

Season Three (2012) – Produced for Wired.com

 

William Gibson Robin Hobb Michael Chabon Vernor Vinge
Morgan Spurlock Anne Rice Garth Nix Brian Greene
Paul Krugman Kim Stanley Robinson Seanan McGuire John Scalzi
Ursula K. Le Guin David Brin Terry Brooks Alastair Reynolds
Tad Williams Junot Diaz Mike Mignola Daniel Handler
Cory Doctorow Steven Erikson Lois McMaster Bujold Philip Pullman

 

Season Two (2011) – Produced for io9.com

 

George R.R. Martin Catherynne Valente Charles Yu Robert Kirkman
Greg Bear Ron Gilbert Jennifer Boylan Orson Scott Card
Jennifer Ouellette Chris Roberson Neil deGrasse Tyson Cameron Stracher
Alan Dean Foster Daniel Abraham Mary Roach Ellen Kushner
Ken Denmead Simon Pegg Genevieve Valentine Daniel H. Wilson
Eoin Colfer China Miéville Charlaine Harris Jim Butcher
Richard Dawkins Neal Stephenson Lev Grossman R.A. Salvatore
 
Chuck Palahniuk Brian Selznick Ian McDonald  

 

Season One (2010) – Produced for Tor.com

 

Chet Faliszek Paolo Bacigalupi P.W. Singer Marjorie M. Liu
Brian Dunning Cherie Priest Steve Eley Blake Charlton
Carrie Vaughn Tom Rogers Alexandre Philippe Corey Olsen
John Langan Holly Black Dan Carlin Jonathan Coulton
Naomi Novik Eric Garcia Robin Wasserman Eli Kintisch
     
Nnedi Okorafor      

Episode List

441. Dreams in Science Fiction (with Anthony Ha, Sara Lynn Michener, Lisa Yaszek)
440. Terry Gilliam Movies (with Matthew Kressel, Tom Gerencer, Chandler Klang Smith)
439. Neal Pollack, author of Repeat and Keep Mars Weird
438. C. Robert Cargill, author of We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories
437. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, directors of The Endless and Synchronic
436. The Making of Game of Thrones (with James Hibberd)
435. Time Loop Movies (with Blake J. Harris, Erin Lindsey, Zach Chapman)
434. Foundation by Isaac Asimov Book Club (with Anthony Ha, John Kessel, Abby Goldsmith)
433. Bill and Ted Trilogy Review (with Erin Lindsey, Tom Gerencer, Rafael Jordan)
432. Lynch’s Dune and Jodorowsky’s Dune (with Andrea Kail, Rajan Khanna, Matthew Kressel)
431. Fantasy BookTuber Daniel Greene
430. Katie Mack, author of The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)
429. Bad Video Game Movies (with Blake J. Harris, Erin Lindsey, Zach Chapman)
428. Suburban Horror (with Grady Hendrix, Anthony Ha, Lisa Yaszek)
427. Tolkien and Bluth Cartoons (with Andrea Kail, Matthew Kressel, Tom Gerencer)
426. Kenneth Kully on the Ultima Dragons
425. Arkady Martine, author of A Memory Called Empire
424. Dark Season 3 Review (with Erin Lindsey, Rafael Jordan, Ruairi Carroll)
423. Castlevania Seasons 2 and 3 Review (with Blake J. Harris, Erin Lindsey, Zach Chapman)
422. Steve Alpert on Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli
421. Video Game Movies and Cartoons (with Blake J. Harris, Erin Lindsey, Zach Chapman)
420. Christopher J. Ferguson on Violent Video Games
419. Underwater Horror (with Grady Hendrix, Paul Tremblay, Molly Tanzer)
418. Devs TV Show Review (with Anthony Ha, Sara Lynn Michener, Rafael Jordan)
417. Dune by Frank Herbert Book Club (with Andrea Kail, Rajan Khanna, Matthew Kressel)
416. Dave Rubin, author of Don’t Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason
415. Video Game Movies (with Blake J. Harris, Erin Lindsey, Zach Chapman)
414. Max Barry, author of Providence
413. Animated 80s Fantasy Movies (with Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer, Matthew Kressel)
412. Rick Wilber, author of Rambunctious: Nine Tales of Determination
411. Steven Kotler, author of Last Tango in Cyberspace
410. Cosmic Horror (with Grady Hendrix, Theresa DeLucci, Paul Tremblay)
409. Veronica Roth, author of Chosen Ones
408. Star Trek: Picard Season 1 Review (with Melinda Snodgrass, Daniel H. Wilson, Sara Lynn Michener)
407. Myke Cole, author of Sixteenth Watch
406. Awesomely Bad 80s Fantasy Movies II (with Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer, Matthew Kressel)
405. Ross Douthat, author of The Decadent Society
404. Invisibility in Science Fiction (with Anthony Ha, Lisa Yaszek, John Kessel)
403. Gwyneth Jones, author of Joanna Russ and Big Cat and Other Stories
402. Years and Years TV Show Review (with John Joseph Adams, Tobias S. Buckell, Lisa Yaszek)
401. Cults in Horror (with Grady Hendrix, Theresa DeLucci, Paul Tremblay)
400. Meet the Parents (with John R. Kirtley, Kathryn Barr Kirtley)
399. The Witcher Season 1 Review (with Anthony Ha, Andrea Kail, Gillian Conahan)
398. Wil Wheaton, host of The Ready Room
397. David L. Craddock on Quake and Diablo
396. Peter Boghossian, co-author of How to Have Impossible Conversations
395. The Mandalorian Season 1 Review (with Erin Lindsey, Rajan Khanna, Matthew Kressel)
394. His Dark Materials Season 1 Review (with Erin Lindsey, Sara Lynn Michener, Sam J. Miller)
393. Watchmen TV Show Review (with Anthony Ha, Tobias S. Buckell, Lara Elena Donnelly)
392. Jonathan Kay, author of Your Move and Among the Truthers
391. Final Space Seasons 1 and 2 Review (with Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer, Robert Repino)
390. Nicky Drayden, author of Escaping Exodus
389. Scott Adams, author of Loserthink
388. Brian Evenson, author of Song for the Unraveling of the World
387. Cadwell Turnbull, author of The Lesson
386. Terminator: Dark Fate Movie Review (with Anthony Ha, Sara Lynn Michener, Rafael Jordan)
385. John Hodgman, author of Medallion Status
384. Patricia Marcoccia and Maziar Ghaderi on Jordan Peterson
383. Kat Rosenfield, co-author of A Trick of Light: Stan Lee’s Alliances
382. Aeon Flux Animated Series Review (with Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer, Matthew Kressel)
381. Christopher Brown, author of Rule of Capture
380. Overlooked Science Fiction and Fantasy (with Desirina Boskovich, Paul Tremblay, Grady Hendrix)
379. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Review (with Erin Lindsey, Christopher M. Cevasco, Chandler Klang Smith)
378. Awesomely Bad 70s and 80s Science Fiction Movies (with Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer, Matthew Kressel)
377. Matt Bell, author of Boss Fight Books: Baldur’s Gate II
376. The OA Seasons 1 and 2 Review (with Anthony Ha, Sara Lynn Michener, Rafael Jordan)
375. Giant Monsters as Metaphor (with Sara Lynn Michener, Seth Dickinson, Lisa Yaszek)
374. Max Gladstone, author of Empress of Forever
373. Pretentious Science Fiction Movies (with Anthony Ha, Sara Lynn Michener, John Kessel)
372. Dark Season 2 Review (with Erin Lindsey, Rafael Jordan, Ruairi Carroll)
371. Awesomely Bad 80s Fantasy Movies (with Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer, Matthew Kressel)
370. Melinda Snodgrass, author of The High Ground
369. Shannon Appelcline on the History of Tabletop RPGs
368. Ryan Holiday on Nick Denton and Peter Thiel
367. Good Omens TV Show Review (with Erin Lindsey, Tom Gerencer, Peter Rubin)
366. Rob Reid, author of After On and Year Zero
365. Creative Writing MFAs (with Steph Grossman, Chandler Klang Smith, John Kessel)
364. Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Review (with Anthony Ha, Sara Lynn Michener, Christopher M. Cevasco)
363. Matt Barton on the History of Computer RPGs
362. Jeffery Deaver, author of The Never Game
361. Penny Lane, director of Hail Satan?
360. Prospect Movie Review (with Rajan Khanna, Sara Lynn Michener, Christopher M. Cevasco)
359. Ian McEwan, author of Machines Like Me
358. Blake J. Harris on Palmer Luckey and Oculus
357. Us Movie Review (with Evan Narcisse, Tananarive Due, Craig Laurance Gidney)
356. Love, Death, and Robots Season 1 Review (with Erin Lindsey, Rafael Jordan, Tom Gerencer)
355. Jasper Fforde, author of Early Riser
354. Activism Through Fiction (with Malka Older, Sam J. Miller, Tobias S. Buckell, John Joseph Adams)
353. Wes Locher on Ultima Online
352. Ben Bova, author of New Frontiers
351. David Baldacci, author of The Finisher
350. Future Man Season 1 Review (with Anthony Ha, Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer)
349. Lori Ann Cole, co-creator of Quest for Glory and Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption
348. Gregory Benford, author of Timescape and Rewrite
347. Dimension 404 Season 1 Review (with Anthony Ha, Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer)
346. Lisa Yaszek on Women in Science Fiction
345. Christian Davenport on Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin
344. Sean Carroll, host of Mindscape
343. Doctor Who Series 11 Review (with Rajan Khanna, Sara Lynn Michener, Matthew Kressel)
342. Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (with Caroline M. Yoachim, Charles Payseur, John Joseph Adams)
341. Nightflyers Season 1 Review (with Erin Lindsey, Matthew Kressel, Andrea Kail)
340. James Patterson, co-author of Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment and The President is Missing
339. Resolution, Spring, and The Endless Movie Review (with Sara Lynn Michener, Christopher M. Cevasco, Andrea Kail)
338. Dale Bailey, author of In the Night Wood and The End of the End of Everything
337. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 1 Review (with Anthony Ha, Andrea Kail, Rafael Jordan)
336. Andy Duncan, author of An Agent of Utopia
335. Maniac on Netflix Review (with Rajan Khanna, Chandler Klang Smith, Matthew Kressel)
334. Richard A. Clarke, co-author of Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes
333. The Haunting of Hill House Season 1 Review (with Paul Tremblay, Leah Schnelbach, Seth Dickinson)
332. Richard K. Morgan, author of Thin Air
331. The Art of Dungeons and Dragons (with Michael Witwer, Brian Stillman)
330. The Internet in Horror and Thrillers (with Grady Hendrix, Sara Lynn Michener, Anthony Ha)
329. Hallie Lambert, co-author of The Expanse: Origins
328. Hank Green, author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
327. Peter F. Hamilton, author of Salvation
326. Walter Jon Williams, author of The Accidental War
325. Yuval Noah Harari, author of Homo Deus and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
324. Disenchantment Season 1 Review (with Robert Repino, Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer)
323. Sorry to Bother You Movie Review (with Evan Narcisse, Tananarive Due, Craig Laurance Gidney)
322. Michael Bishop, author of The Sacerdotal Owl and Three Other Long Tales
321. Garry Kasparov, author of Deep Thinking and Winter is Coming
320. Politics in Horror (with Grady Hendrix, Ana Marie Cox, Sam J. Miller)
319. Neal Asher, author of The Gabble and Other Stories
318. Emily Calandrelli, author of Ada Lace on the Case
317. Scary Families in Horror (with Grady Hendrix, Theresa DeLucci, Paul Tremblay)
316. Westworld Season 2 Review (with John Joseph Adams, Sara Lynn Michener, Anthony Ha)
315. Peter Watts, author of The Freeze-Frame Revolution and Beyond the Rift
314. The Terror Season 1 Review (with Grady Hendrix, Erin Lindsey, Sam J. Miller)
313. Kari Byron, author of Crash Test Girl
312. Solo: A Star Wars Story Movie Review (with Rajan Khanna, Erin Lindsey, Matthew Kressel)
311. Clint Watts, author of Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News
310. Paul Melko, author of Ten Sigmas and Other Unlikelihoods
309. Ana Marie Cox on Science Fiction and Politics
308. Gordon Van Gelder on Repopulation in Science Fiction
307. Cities in Fantasy and Science Fiction (with Sam J. Miller, Lara Elena Donnelly, Bryan Camp)
306. Mary Rickert, author of You Have Never Been Here
305. Mercurio D. Rivera, author of Across the Event Horizon
304. Ready Player One Movie Review (with Peter Rubin, Carol Pinchefsky, Kent Bye)
303. Craig Shaw Gardner, author of A Malady of Magicks and Temporary Monsters
302. The History of Black Panther (with Evan Narcisse, Tananarive Due, Jesse J. Holland)
301. Chandler Klang Smith, author of The Sky Is Yours
300. The Listeners Strike Back II (with Jesse Colton, Tyler Lutz, Crissy Lutz, Juhan Raud, John Joseph Adams)
299. Vandana Singh, author of Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories
298. Annihilation Movie Review (with Jason Kehe, Leah Schnelbach, Andrew Willett)
297. Daniel Ellsberg, author of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
296. Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
295. Altered Carbon Season 1 Review (with Daniel H. Wilson, Beth Elderkin, Anthony Ha)
294. Dark Season 1 Review (with Erin Lindsey, Rafael Jordan, Ruairi Carroll)
293. Bill McKibben, author of Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
292. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (with Sara Lynn Michener, Anthony Ha, John Joseph Adams)
291. David Ignatius, author of The Quantum Spy
290. Black Mirror Season 4 Review (with Theresa DeLucci, Rafael Jordan, John Joseph Adams)
289. Joe Quirk on Floating Cities
288. The Orville Season 1 Review (with Melinda Snodgrass, Robert Repino, John Joseph Adams)
287. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review (with Rajan Khanna, Erin Lindsey, Seth Dickinson)
286. Britt Wray, author of Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction
285. Star Trek: Discovery Review (with Sara Lynn Michener, Anthony Ha, John Joseph Adams)
284. Jess Phoenix, vulcanologist running for Congress
283. John Crowley, author of Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruins of Ymr
282. Channel Zero Season 2 Review (with Grady Hendrix, Erin Lindsey, Zach Chapman)
281. Dirk Gently Season 1 Review (with Tom Gerencer, Leah Schnelbach, John Joseph Adams)
280. Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties
279. Overpopulation in Science Fiction (with Carrie Vaughn, Maggie Shen King, John Joseph Adams)
278. Nat Segaloff on Harlan Ellison
277. Blade Runner 2049 Movie Review (with Daniel H. Wilson, Sara Lynn Michener, Matthew Kressel)
276. Adam Savage, host of SYFY25: Origin Stories
275. Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 (with Charles Yu, John Joseph Adams)
274. Kids vs. Monsters (with Grady Hendrix, John Langan, Erin Lindsey)
273. Bill Nye the Science Guy, author of Everything All at Once
272. Science Fiction Podcasting and Public Radio (with Rose Eveleth of Flash Forward, Eric Molinsky of Imaginary Worlds)
271. Zoe Quinn, author of Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate
270. Recent Horror Movies (with Seth Dickinson, Grady Hendrix, Maya Prohovnik)
269. John Kessel, author of The Moon and the Other
268. The Dark Tower Movie Review (with Rajan Khanna, John Joseph Adams, Maya Prohovnik)
267. David Bishop on Judge Dredd and 2000 AD
266. Valerian Movie Review (with Erin Lindsey, Anthony Ha, Zach Chapman)
265. Rick and Morty TV Series Review (with Carli Velocci, Matt London, John Joseph Adams)
264. James Patrick Kelly, author of Mother Go and The Promise of Space
263. The Handmaid’s Tale TV Series Review (with Beth Elderkin, Charley Locke, Sara Lynn Michener)
262. Theodora Goss, author of The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
261. Prisoners of Gravity (with Rick Green, Mark Askwith, Gregg Thurlbeck)
260. Tim Hanley on the History of Wonder Woman
259. Live Action Role-Playing (with Lizzie Stark, Ben Schwartz, Steph Grossman)
258. Sofia Samatar, author of A Stranger in Olondria and Tender
257. Professors vs. Fantasy (with Alina Sichevaya, Jameyanne Fuller, Emma Clark)
256. Taboo TV Series Review (with Carrie Vaughn, Erin Lindsey, Sam J. Miller)
255. The Cosmic Powers Anthology (with Becky Chambers, Tobias Buckell, John Joseph Adams)
254. Sean Patrick Fannon on the Rifts Role-Playing Game
253. Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods
252. Titus Chalk on the History of Magic: The Gathering
251. Daniel Suarez, author of Change Agent
250. Elizabeth Hand, author of Fire and Errantry
249. Richard Kelly, director of Donnie Darko
248. Cancelled Sci-Fi Classics (with John J. Joex, John Joseph Adams)
247. Syfy’s Incorporated (with Anthony Ha, Erin Lindsey, John Joseph Adams)
246. Mark Dawidziak on The Twilight Zone
245. Gold Farming and Real Money Trade (with Julian Dibbell, Marcus Eikenberry)
244. Hunted TV Series Review (with Myke Cole, Zaira Pirzada, John Joseph Adams)
243. George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo
242. Writers Under 30 (with Seth Dickinson, Lara Elena Donnelly, Haris Durrani, John Joseph Adams)
241. James Gleick, author of Time Travel: A History
240. Naren Shankar, showrunner of Syfy’s The Expanse
239. BrainDead TV Series Review (with Grady Hendrix, Erin Lindsey, John Joseph Adams)
238. Bruce Sterling, author of Pirate Utopia
237. People of Color in Fantasy and Horror (with Daniel José Older, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Maurice Broaddus)
236. The WIRED Fiction Issue (with Maria Streshinsky, Jason Kehe)
235. Star Wars: Rogue One Movie Review (with Matt London, Rajan Khanna, Jordan Hamessley London, John Joseph Adams)
234. Gerry Canavan on Octavia E. Butler
233. Connie Willis, author of Crosstalk
232. Shawn Otto, author of The War on Science
231. Aimee Bender, author of The Color Master
230. Arrival Movie Review (with Christopher M. Cevasco, Andrew Liptak, Carol Pinchefsky)
229. Nameless Horrors (with Douglas Cohen, John Langan, Desirina Boskovich, John Joseph Adams)
228. T.C. Boyle, author of The Terranauts
227. Black Mirror Season 3 Review (with Rafael Jordan, Anthony Ha, Natalie Zutter)
226. Jonathan Lethem, author of A Gambler’s Anatomy
225. Ruth Franklin on Shirley Jackson
224. Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 (with Karen Joy Fowler, John Joseph Adams)
223. Westworld TV Series Review (with Theresa DeLucci, Rajan Khanna, John Joseph Adams)
222. Michael Swanwick, author of Not So Much, Said the Cat
221. Julian Guthrie, author of How to Make a Spaceship
220. Hannu Rajaniemi, author of Invisible Planets
219. Michael R. Page on Frederik Pohl
218. Adam Nimoy, director of For the Love of Spock
217. Kij Johnson on Lovecraft and Feminism
216. Stranger Things TV Series Review (with Andrew Liptak, Carli Velocci, Peter Rubin)
215. The Best of Nancy Kress
214. Star Trek Beyond (with Ryan Britt, Sara Lynn Michener, Anthony Ha)
213. Ghostbusters 2016 (with Angela Watercutter, Carmen Maria Machado, Jennifer Cross, Carol Pinchefsky)
212. Jeffrey Ford, author of A Natural History of Hell
211. Stephen Baxter on Arthur C. Clarke and Jupiter
210. Penny Dreadful TV Series Review (with Theresa DeLucci, Christie Yant, Angela Watercutter)
209. Simone Caroti on Iain M. Banks
208. Witches in Horror (with Grady Hendrix, Theresa DeLucci, Katherine Howe)
207. David Kushner on id Software and Doom
206. Kameron Hurley on Geek Feminism
205. Manu Saadia on the Economics of Star Trek
204. Mark Adams on the Search for Atlantis
203. Demonic Possession (with Grady Hendrix, Jordan Hamessley London, Paul Tremblay)
202. Joyce Carol Oates, author of The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror
201. Rob Salkowitz on the Business of Comics
200. The Listeners Strike Back! (with Zach Chapman, Nicolette Stewart, Bruno Hanquier)
199. Syfy’s The Magicians (with Melinda Snodgrass, Andrew Liptak)
198. 11.22.63 TV Series Review (with Matt London, Christopher M. Cevasco, Jordan Hamessley London)
197. Gregory Pence on Orphan Black and Bioethics
196. Glen Weldon on Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture
195. Launching a New Science Fiction Imprint (with John Joseph Adams, Bruce Nichols)
194. Allen Steele, author of Coyote and Arkwright
193. Warren Spector on the New Ultima Underworld and System Shock Sequels
192. Risen Movie Review (with Richard Carrier, Dan Barker)
191. Chris Offutt, author of My Father, the Pornographer
190. Christopher Buckley, author of Little Green Men and The Relic Master
189. People of Color Destroy Science Fiction (with Nalo Hopkinson, Nisi Shawl, Sunil Patel)
188. Kara Platoni on Hacking Human Perception
187. Charlie Jane Anders, editor in chief of io9 and author of All the Birds in the Sky
186. Tim Powers, author of Medusa’s Web and On Stranger Tides
185. Joseph Laycock on Dungeons and Dragons and Moral Panic
184. Ginger Strand on Kurt Vonnegut
183. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Review (with John Joseph Adams, Matt London, Rajan Khanna, Jordan Hamessley London)
182. Fred Nadis on The Shaver Mystery
181. Syfy Channel Executive Bill McGoldrick
180. Syfy’s The Expanse (with Andrew Liptak, Justin Landon, Liz Shannon Miller)
179. The Man in the High Castle TV Show (with Laura Miller, John Kessel)
178. Star Trek Wish List (with Keith DeCandido, Rafael Jordan, John Joseph Adams)
177. Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy (with Joe Hill, Seanan McGuire, Carmen Maria Machado, Jess Row)
176. William Shunn, author of The Accidental Terrorist
175. David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas, The Bone Clocks, and Slade House
174. Halloween Horror (with Lisa Morton, John Skipp, John Langan)
173. Queers Destroy Horror (with Wendy Wagner, Craig Gidney, Alyssa Wong)
172. Jewish Science Fiction (with Jack Dann, Rachel Swirsky, Matthew Kressel)
171. David Wong (Jason Pargin), author of John Dies at the End
170. The History of Dungeons and Dragons (with David Ewalt, Michael Witwer)
169. Andy Weir, author of The Martian
168. The New Star Wars Canon (with Chuck Wendig, Alexandra Bracken)
167. Syfy’s Killjoys and Dark Matter (with Andrew Liptak, Rafael Jordan)
166. J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5 and co-creator of Sense8
165. N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season
164. Gary Whitta, writer of The Book of Eli and author of Abomination
163. Video Games in Books and Movies (with Chris Avellone, Micky Neilson, Daniel H. Wilson, John Joseph Adams)
162. Pixel Art (with Mark Ferrari, Michael B. Myers Jr., Blake Reynolds)
161. The Law of Superheroes (with James Daily, Brad Desnoyer)
160. Wesley Chu, author of The Lives of Tao and Time Salvager
159. Jason Blum, producer of Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Sinister, and Insidious
158. Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One and Armada
157. Sense8 (with Tobias Buckell, Sam J. Miller, John Joseph Adams)
156. Hannibal TV Show Review (with Theresa DeLucci, Kat Howard, John Joseph Adams)
155. Jurassic World and Dinosaurs in SF (with Genevieve Valentine, Christopher M. Cevasco, Seth Dickinson)
154. Ashlee Vance on Elon Musk and SpaceX
153. Black Mirror (with Grady Hendrix, Theresa DeLucci, Sunil Patel)
152. Mad Max and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction (with Carrie Vaughn, Hugh Howey, John Joseph Adams)
151. Clive Barker, author of The Scarlet Gospels
150. Malcolm Gladwell, author of David and Goliath
149. Jon Ronson, author of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
148. Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings
147. Alex Garland, director of Ex Machina
146. Game of Thrones Spoilers (with John Joseph Adams, Douglas Cohen, Christopher M. Cevasco, Andrea Kail)
145. Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Buried Giant
144. Science Fiction Bookstores (with Alan Beatts, Cici James)
143. Military Fantasy (with Myke Cole, Weston Ochse, John Joseph Adams)
142. Marc Goodman, author of Future Crimes
141. Michael Shermer, author of The Moral Arc
140. Terri Tatchell, co-writer of District 9 and Chappie
139. Amanda Palmer, author of The Art of Asking
138. Jupiter Ascending Debate (with Angela Watercutter, Matt London, Rob Bland, John Joseph Adams)
137. Horror Podcasting (with Kc Wayland of We’re Alive and David Cummings of NoSleep)
136. Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble
135. Glen Berger on Writing the Disastrous Spider-Man Musical
134. Writing Workshops (with Jeanne Cavelos, Jilly Dreadful, John Joseph Adams)
133. Queers Destroy Science Fiction (with Seanan McGuire, Steve Berman, John Joseph Adams)
132. James Morrow, author of Galapagos Regained
131. Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and The Innovators
130. Exodus: Gods and Kings Movie Review (with The Bible Geek Robert M. Price, Richard Carrier)
129. Naomi Klein on Capitalism vs. The Climate
128. Big Hero 6 Director Chris Williams
127. Big Hero 6 vs. Interstellar (with Carrie Vaughn, Rob Bland, John Joseph Adams)
126. The Business of Star Wars (with Chris Taylor, Brian Stillman of Plastic Galaxy)
125. Director David Cronenberg
124. John Cleese of Monty Python
123. Women in Fantasy and Horror (with Ellen Datlow, Cat Rambo, John Joseph Adams)
122. Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Kingkiller Chronicle
121. Haunted Houses (with Lauren Beukes, John Langan, Grady Hendrix)
120. Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice
119. Klingon, Dothraki, and Other Constructed Languages (with David J. Peterson, Lawrence M. Schoen)
118. Futurama Head Writer David X. Cohen
117. Kim Harrison / Extreme Weather (with Paolo Bacigalupi, Ramez Naam, Tobias Buckell)
116. Steven Gould (Jumper) / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (with Alison Haislip of Nerdist)
115. Nick Harkaway on Existential Pulp / Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review
114. Charles Stross / The Nintendo Entertainment System (with Alison Haislip of Nerdist and Blake J. Harris)
113. James S. A. Corey / Game of Thrones Season 4 (with Theresa DeLucci)
112. Diana Gabaldon (Outlander) / Women Destroy Science Fiction (with Christie Yant, Wendy Wagner)
111. Lawrence Krauss (The Physics of Star Trek) / Being an Atheist Writer (with James Morrow)
110. Cecil Baldwin of Welcome to Night Vale / A-holes and Trolls (with Aaron James)
109. Mary Robinette Kowal of Writing Excuses / Weird Western Books and Comics (with Fred Van Lente)
108. Christopher Moore / Noah Movie Review (with The Bible Geek Robert M. Price, Richard Carrier)
107. Elizabeth Bear / Robot Uprisings (with Daniel H. Wilson author of Robopocalypse)
106. Author and Futurist Karl Schroeder / Ender’s Game and Philosophy
105. Richard Garriott (Ultima) / Dungeons and Dragons Novels (with James L. Sutter)
104. Michio Kaku on the Future of the Mind / John Joseph Adams Returns (with Joe Monti)
103. Jeff VanderMeer / Dating for Geeks / “Power Armor: A Love Story” read by Norm Sherman
102. Podcasting Star Scott Sigler / Hackers (with Myke Cole, P.W. Singer)
101. Joe Haldeman (The Forever War) / Writers as Characters (with Kat Howard)
100. Astronaut Chris Hadfield / Geek’s Guide Retrospective (with Matt London)
99. Dean Koontz / Subterranean Horrors (with Grady Hendrix, John Langan)
98. Doug Dorst on Working with J.J. Abrams / Junot Diaz Chat (with Tobias Buckell)
97. Allie Brosh on Web Comics and Writing for the NoSleep Podcast / Comic Strips (with David Malki)
96. Dan Simmons (Hyperion) / Sex in Horror (with Grady Hendrix, Jaym Gates)
95. Scott Lynch (The Lies of Locke Lamora) / Epic Fantasy Series
94. Margaret Atwood / Political Agendas (with Paolo Bacigalupi)
93. Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) / Choose Your Own Adventure Books
92. NFL Kicker Chris Kluwe / Sports in Science Fiction (with Douglas Cohen)
91. Felicia Day (The Guild) / YouTube for Geeks (with Cate E. Matthews)
90. Melissa Marr / Weird Western Movies (with Rajan Khanna)
89. Lauren Beukes / Psycho Killers (with Ross Lockhart)
88. Annalee Newitz of io9 / Rationalism in SF (with Julia Galef of Rationally Speaking)
87. Alaya Dawn Johnson / Star Trek Into Darkness (with Emily Asher-Perrin of Tor.com)
86. Rick Yancey / SF Podcasts (Sword and Laser, SF Signal, StarShipSofa, Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing)
85. Horror Author Joe Hill / Recent Horror Movies (with Brittany Geragotelis)
84. Austin Grossman / Video Games / “Save Me Plz” read by Mur Lafferty of I Should Be Writing
83. Self-Publishing Star Hugh Howey / How to Self-Publish (with Tobias Buckell)
82. Robert J. Sawyer / The Games Workshop “Space Marine” Trademark
81. Nalo Hopkinson / Weirdest Movies Ever
80. Gregory Maguire (Wicked) / The Wizard of Oz
79. Karen Russell / Weirdest Stories Ever (with Lynne M. Thomas of the SF Squeecast)
78. YA Author Jane Yolen / Swordfights (with Kat Howard)
77. Brandon Sanderson of Writing Excuses / Robert E. Howard Movies
76. Philip Pullman / The Hobbit Movie (with Corey Olsen of The Tolkien Professor)
75. Lois McMaster Bujold / Soldiers in Science Fiction (with Myke Cole)
74. Steven Erikson on His Malazan Prequel / Epic Fantasy Short Fiction
73. Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing / Sex in Science Fiction (with Laura G. Duncan)
72. Daniel Handler on Being Lemony Snicket / Nightmare Magazine (with R.J. Sevin)
71. Mike Mignola (The Hellboy Comic Books) / H.P. Lovecraft (with Christopher M. Cevasco)
70. Junot Diaz on Sci-Fi in The New Yorker / Slipstream (with Meghan McCarron)
69. Tad Williams / Angels and Heaven (with Genevieve Valentine)
68. Alastair Reynolds / Philip K. Dick Movies
67. Terry Brooks (Sword of Shannara) / Magic Items
66. David Brin / Batman in TV, Film, and Graphic Novels (with Rob Bland)
65. Ursula K. Le Guin / Remembering the Classic Tales of Ray Bradbury
64. John Scalzi (Old Man’s War) / Star Trek (with E.C. Myers)
63. Creating a Zombie Virus with Seanan McGuire / Prometheus Movie Review
62. Kim Stanley Robinson / Ecology in Science Fiction
61. Economist Paul Krugman / Economics in Science Fiction
60. Physicist Brian Greene / Parallel Worlds
59. YA Fantasy Author Garth Nix / 1980s TV Cartoons
58. Anne Rice on Werewolves / Horror and Sci-Fi Publishing (with Jordan Hamessley London)
57. Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) on Comic-Con / Science Fiction Conventions
56. Vernor Vinge / Tobias Buckell Chat
55. Michael Chabon / John Carter Movie Review
54. Epic Fantasy Author Robin Hobb / Epic Fantasy (with Saladin Ahmed)
53. William Gibson (Neuromancer) / Cyberpunk (with Seth Dickinson)
52. Ian McDonald / Upcoming Movie Adaptations 2
51. Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) / Upcoming Movie Adaptations 1
50. Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club) / The Devil and Hell
49. R. A. Salvatore / Dungeons and Dragons (with James L. Sutter co-creator of Pathfinder)
48. Lev Grossman (The Magicians) / A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin Book Review
47. Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash) / Computer RPG Design (with Keith Burgun)
46. Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) / Atheism and Science Fiction
45. Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files) / Nerd-Bashing
44. Charlaine Harris / Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Dexter
43. China Miéville / The New Weird
42. Eoin Colfer / Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
41. Robot Expert Daniel H. Wilson / The Terminator Movies
40. Genevieve Valentine / Bad Movies
39. Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) / Humorous Fantasy and Science Fiction
38. Ken Denmead of GeekDad / Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?
37. Ellen Kushner of the Interstitial Arts Salon / Bias Against Fantasy
36. Packing for Mars with Mary Roach / Horror in Outer Space
35. Daniel Abraham / The Game of Thrones TV Show
34. Alan Dean Foster / The Predator Movies and Animal Characters
33. Water Wars Author Cameron Stracher / Dystopian Fiction
32. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson of StarTalk / Astronomy in Science Fiction
31. Superman Writer Chris Roberson / Superheroes
30. Science Writer Jennifer Ouellette / TV Science Fiction
29. Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) / Wizards
28. Author and Transgender Activist Jennifer Finney Boylan / Monsters
27. Video Game Designer Ron Gilbert (The Secret of Monkey Island) / Adventure Games
26. Greg Bear / Alien Invasion
25. Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead Comic Books) / Zombies
24. Charles Yu / Time Travel
23. Catherynne M. Valente / New Writers and Pulp Era Mars and Venus
22. George R. R. Martin (A Game of Thrones) / A Song of Ice and Fire
21. Nnedi Okorafor / Africa in Fantasy and Science Fiction
20. Geoengineering with Eli Kintisch / Terraforming
19. YA Author Robin Wasserman / Consciousness Transference
18. Eric Garcia (Repo Men) / Total Recall, Robocop 2, and The Running Man
17. Naomi Novik on “Master and Commander with Dragons” / Dragons
16. Geek Rock Star Jonathan Coulton / Geek Music
15. Dan Carlin of Hardcore History / History in Fantasy and Science Fiction
14. Dark Fairy Tales with Holly Black / Toys and Miniatures
13. Horror Author John Langan / Horror
12. Corey Olsen of The Tolkien Professor / The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
11. The People vs. George Lucas with Alexandre Philippe / Star Wars
10. Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics with Tom Rogers / Hard Science Fiction
9. Urban Fantasy Author Carrie Vaughn / Vampires and Werewolves
8. Blake Charlton on Overcoming Dyslexia / Magic and Medicine
7. Steve Eley, creator of Escape Pod, Pseudopod, and Podcastle / Audio Fiction
6. Steampunk Author Cherie Priest / Sherlock Holmes and Steampunk
5. Brian Dunning of Skeptoid / Pseudoscience and Skepticism
4. Author and Comic Book Writer Marjorie M. Liu / Comic Books
3. War Robots with P. W. Singer / Military Science Fiction
2. The Windup Girl Author Paolo Bacigalupi / Science Fiction and Education
1. Game Writer Chet Faliszek (Left 4 Dead) / Video Games and The Apocalypse

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About

Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy is a podcast that airs each week on Wired.com. The show is hosted by science fiction author David Barr Kirtley and produced by Lightspeed Magazine editor John Joseph Adams. Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy features conversations about fantasy & science fiction in books, movies, games, and comics, as well as related subjects such as science, history, and critical thinking. The show has more than 900 five-star ratings on Apple Podcasts, gets about 18,000 downloads per episode, and has racked up over 8 million total downloads.

Guests have included:

Novelists, such as: James Patterson (The President is Missing), David Baldacci (The Finisher), George R. R. Martin (A Game of Thrones), Neil Gaiman (American Gods), Dean Koontz (Innocence), Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), Joyce Carol Oates (The Doll Master), Kazuo Ishiguro (Never Let Me Go), Veronica Roth (Divergent), Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao), Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass), Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Neal Stephenson (Anathem), and Ursula K. Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness);

Directors, such as: Alex Garland (Ex Machina), David Cronenberg (A History of Violence), and Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko);

Showrunners, such as: J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), David X. Cohen (Futurama), and Naren Shankar (The Expanse);

Film and TV personalities, such as: John Cleese (Monty Python), Adam Savage (MythBusters), Bill Nye (Bill Nye Saves the World), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), John Hodgman (The Daily Show), Felicia Day (The Guild), and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead);

Comic book writers, such as: Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Scott Adams (Dilbert), and Allie Brosh (Hyperbole and a Half);

Video game designers, such as: Richard Garriott (Ultima), Warren Spector (Deus Ex), Ron Gilbert (The Secret of Monkey Island), and Lori Ann Cole (Quest for Glory);

Scientists, such as: Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Neil deGrasse Tyson (Death by Black Hole), Lawrence Krauss (A Universe from Nothing), Michio Kaku (Physics of the Future), Brian Greene (Fabric of the Cosmos), Katie Mack (The End of Everything, Astrophysically Speaking), and Sean Carroll (Mindscape);

Nonfiction writers, such as: Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers), Steven Pinker (Enlightenment Now), Naomi Klein (The Shock Doctrine), and Walter Isaacson (Steve Jobs);

Policy experts, such as: Richard A. Clarke (Against All Enemies), Garry Kasparov (Winter is Coming), and Daniel Ellsberg (The Doomsday Machine);

Political commentators, such as: Paul Krugman and Ross Douthat (New York Times columnists), David Ignatius (Washington Post columnist), Bill McKibben (environmental activist), Dave Rubin (The Rubin Report), and Ana Marie Cox (Wonkette);

Documentary filmmakers, such as: Penny Lane (Hail Satan?), Patricia Marcoccia and Maziar Ghaderi (The Rise of Jordan Peterson), Alexandre Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas), and Brian Stillman (Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons);

Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, “You may not think a podcast about science fiction and fantasy would be the place to go for political insight, but — it is. Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy manages to be more insightful about politics than many pundits.”

The show launched in January 2010. Season One (2010) was produced for Tor.com, the website of a major science fiction book publisher. Season Two (2011) was produced for io9, a science fiction and futurism blog owned by Gawker Media. Seasons Three through Ten (2012-20) have been produced for Wired.com, the website of the popular tech magazine Wired. John Joseph Adams served as full-time co-host for the first 100 episodes. To learn more, check out The History of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Our logo was designed by artist Blake Reynolds. Disclosure: Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy receives free review copies of many of the books we discuss, and occasionally free movie tickets or screeners.

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David Barr Kirtley and John Joseph Adams (with Diane Turnshek)

Guest Geeks

 

 
   
   Matt London
 116 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
 115 – Guardians of the Galaxy
 100 – Geek’s Guide Retrospective
 93 – Choose Your Own Adventure
 91 – YouTube for Geeks
 82 – Space Marine Trademark
 81 – Weirdest Movies Ever
 68 – Philip K. Dick Movie Adaptations
 67 – Magic Items
 63 – Prometheus Movie Review
 52 – Upcoming Movie Adaptations 2
 51 – Upcoming Movie Adaptations 1
 

Tobias Buckell
117 – Extreme Weather
111 – Being an Atheist Writer
 98 – Junot Diaz Chat
 94 – Political Agendas
 83 – Self-Publishing
 62 – Ecology in Science Fiction
 56 – Tobias Buckell Chat

Douglas Cohen
113 – Game of Thrones Season 4
 95 – Epic Fantasy Series
 92 – Sports in Science Fiction
 80 – The Wizard of Oz
 77 – Robert E. Howard Movie Adaptations
 74 – Epic Fantasy Short Fiction
 48 – A Dance with Dragons

Rajan Khanna
109 – Weird Western Books & Comics
 95 – Epic Fantasy Series
 90 – Weird Western Movies
 65 – Ray Bradbury

Grady Hendrix
 99 – Subterranean Horrors
 96 – Sex in Horror
 93 – Choose Your Own Adventure
 50 – The Devil and Hell

Paolo Bacigalupi
117 – Extreme Weather
 94 – Political Agendas
  2 – Feature Interview

Kat Howard
101 – Writers as Characters
 93 – Choose Your Own Adventure
 78 – Swordfights

John Langan
101 – Writers as Characters
 99 – Subterranean Horrors
 13 – Feature Interview

E.C. Myers
 87 – Star Trek Into Darkness
 64 – Star Trek
 59 – 1980s TV Cartoons

Alison Haislip
116 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
114 – The Nintendo Entertainment System

Rob Bland
115 – Guardians of the Galaxy
 66 – Batman

Theresa DeLucci
113 – Game of Thrones Season 4
 63 – Prometheus Movie Review

Christie Yant
112 – Women Destroy Science Fiction
 42 – Douglas Adams

Wendy Wagner
112 – Women Destroy Science Fiction
105 – Dungeons and Dragons Novels

Daniel H. Wilson
107 – Robot Uprisings
 41 – Feature Interview

James Sutter
105 – Dungeons and Dragons Novels
 49 – Dungeons and Dragons

Marjorie Liu
103 – Dating for Geeks
   4 – Feature Interview

P.W. Singer
102 – Hackers
   3 – Feature Interview

Myke Cole
102 – Hackers
 75 – Soldiers in Science Fiction

Junot Diaz
 98 – Junot Diaz Chat
 70 – Feature Interview

Corey Olsen
 76 – The Hobbit Book vs. Movie
 12 – Feature Interview

Chris Cevasco
 71 – H.P. Lovecraft
 57 – Science Fiction Conventions

Genevieve Valentine
 69 – Angels and Heaven
 40 – Feature Interview

Ramez Naam
117 – Extreme Weather

David Wexler
116 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Blake Harris
114 – The Nintendo Entertainment System

James Morrow
111 – Being an Atheist Writer

Aaron James
110 – Assholes and Trolls

Fred Van Lente
109 – Weird Western Books & Comics

Richard Carrier
108 – Noah Movie Review

Robert M. Price
108 – Noah Movie Review

D.E. Wittkower
106 – Ender’s Game and Philosophy

Ashley Shew
106 – Ender’s Game and Philosophy

Joe Monti
104 – John Joseph Adams Returns

Bones Rodriguez
103 – Dating for Geeks

Eric Smith
103 – Dating for Geeks

David Malki
 97 – Comic Strips

Jaym Gates
 96 – Sex in Horror

Cate Matthews
 91 – YouTube for Geeks

Ross Lockhart
 89 – Psycho Killers

Julia Galef
 88 – Rationalism in Science Fiction

Emily Asher-Perrin
 87 – Star Trek Into Darkness

Mur Lafferty
 86 – Science Fiction Podcasting

Brittany Geragotelis
 85 – Recent Horror Movies

Ted Kosmatka
 84 – Video Games

Lynne M. Thomas
 79 – Weirdest Stories Ever

Laura G. Duncan
 73 – Sex in Science Fiction

R.J. Sevin
 72 – Nightmare Magazine

Meghan McCarron
 70 – Slipstream

Sarah Brand
 61 – Economics in Science Fiction

Jordan London
 58 – Horror and Publishing

Saladin Ahmed
 54 – Epic Fantasy

Seth Dickinson
 53 – Cyberpunk

Keith Burgun
 47 – Computer Role-Playing Game Design

Panel Topics

#123: Women in Fantasy & Horror

#121: Haunted Houses

#119: Klingon, Dothraki, and Other Constructed Languages

#117: Extreme Weather

#116: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles   [YouTube]

#115: Guardians of the Galaxy   [YouTube]

#114: The Nintendo Entertainment System   [YouTube]

#113: Game of Thrones Season 4   [YouTube]

#112: Women Destroy Science Fiction

#111: Being an Atheist Writer   [YouTube]

#110: Assholes and Trolls   [YouTube]

#109: Weird Western Books & Comics   [YouTube]

#108: Noah Movie Review   [YouTube]

#107: Robot Uprisings   [YouTube]

#106: Ender’s Game and Philosophy   [YouTube]

#105: Dungeons and Dragons Novels   [YouTube]

#104: John Joseph Adams Returns

#103: Dating for Geeks

#102: Hackers

#101: Writers as Characters

#100: Geek’s Guide Retrospective   [YouTube]

#099: Subterranean Horrors

#098: Junot Diaz Chat

#097: Comic Strips

#096: Sex in Horror

#095: Epic Fantasy Series

#094: Political Agendas

#093: Choose Your Own Adventure

#092: Sports in Science Fiction

#091: YouTube for Geeks

#090: Weird Western Movies

#089: Psycho Killers

#088: Rationalism in Science Fiction

#087: Star Trek Into Darkness

#086: Science Fiction Podcasting

#085: Recent Horror Movies

#084: Video Games

#083: Self-Publishing

#082: Space Marine Trademark

#081: Weirdest Movies Ever

#080: The Wizard of Oz

#079: Weirdest Stories Ever

#078: Swordfights

#077: Robert E. Howard Movie Adaptations

#076: The Hobbit Book vs. Film

#075: Soldiers in Science Fiction

#074: Epic Fantasy Short Fiction

#073: Sex in Science Fiction

#072: Nightmare Magazine

#071: H.P. Lovecraft

#070: Slipstream

#069: Angels and Heaven

#068: Philip K. Dick Movie Adaptations

#067: Magic Items

#066: Batman

#065: Ray Bradbury

#064: Star Trek

#063: Prometheus Movie Review

#062: Ecology in Science Fiction

#061: Economics in Science Fiction

#060: Parallel Worlds

#059: 1980s TV Cartoons

#058: Horror and Publishing

#057: Science Fiction Conventions

#056: Tobias Buckell Chat

#055: John Carter Movie Review

#054: Epic Fantasy

#053: Cyberpunk

#052: Upcoming Movie Adaptations Part 2

#051: Upcoming Movie Adaptations Part 1

#050: The Devil and Hell

#049: Dungeons & Dragons

#048: A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

#047: Computer Role-Playing Game Design

#046: Atheism and Science Fiction

#045: Nerd-Bashing

#044: Game of Thrones/The Walking Dead/Dexter

#043: China Miéville and the New Weird

#042: Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

#041: The Terminator Franchise

#040: Bad Movies

#039: Humorous Fantasy and Science Fiction

#038: Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

#037: Bias Against Fantasy and Science Fiction

#036: Horror in Outer Space

#035: The Game of Thrones TV Show

#034: The Predator Franchise/Animals as Characters

#033: Dystopian Fiction

#032: I Am Number Four/Superhuman Intelligence/Astronomy and Science Fiction

#031: Superheroes

#030: Fantasy and Science Fiction on Television

#029: Wizards

#028: Monsters

#027: Adventure Games

#026: Alien Invasion

#025: Zombies

#024: Time Travel

#023: Ancient Rome/New Writers/Pulp-Era Mars and Venus

#022: George R. R. Martin and A Song of Ice and Fire

#021: Africa in Fantasy and Science Fiction

#020: Terraforming

#019: Consciousness Transference

#018: Robocop 2/Total Recall/The Running Man

#017: Dragons

#016: Music for Geeks

#015: History and Fantasy

#014: Toys and Miniatures

#013: Horror

#012: Tolkien

#011: Star Wars

#010: Hard Science Fiction

#009: Vampires and Werewolves

#008: Magic in Fantasy/Medicine in Science Fiction

#007: Audiobooks and Podcasts

#006: Steampunk/Sherlock Holmes

#005: Pseudoscience and Skepticism

#004: Comic Books

#003: Robots and Military Science Fiction

#002: Science Fiction and Education

#001: Zombies/Video Games/Post-Apocalyptic Fiction