Will we ever fight with battlemechs? On this episode I take on the question of whether a walking mech is or will ever be practical on the battlefield. Also, I talk about the prospects of a robot fighting league and a little advice for those writing military science fiction. Here are some links Fighting Robot […]
I go solo for this episode to discuss creating and developing Machiavellian-style characters. The success of Game of Thrones, Rome, and the classic Dune show there is a huge demand for realpolitik storylines with dynamic Machiavellian characters. Books Mentioned The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli The Godfather, Mario Puzo History of the Peleponesian War, Thucydides 48 Laws […]
On this episode, Microsoft Matt and I review The Martian, a Ridley Scott film based on the best selling SELF-PUBLISHED novel by Andy Weir. We discuss scientific innovation, diversity, and excessive rain. NASA’s recent announcement of finding flowing salt water on Mars seems like quite a coincidence, don’t you think???
Indie author Mark R Healy joins me to talk about his book Earthbound, and his music project Hibernal. You can get Earthbound in paperback or ebook at Amazon.You can learn more about his upcoming books, his music, and much more at his website Markrhealy.com. We also discuss the terrifying spiders, snakes, and sharks of his […]
I go solo to discuss the controversy surrounding this year’s Hugo Awards. An insurgent group of angry authors and fans calling themselves Sad Puppies have hijacked the awards, getting their own slate of books nominated in every category. Is it establishment versus outsiders? Is it liberal versus conservative? Or is it multiculturalism versus intolerance? […]