Adam Christopher, author of Empire State and the new Seven Wonders, joins us to discuss his love for superheroes, his literary inspirations, science fiction period pieces and why superhero literature has not kept pace with superhero film.
We interview Adam Christopher, talk about WorldBuilder, and discuss his upcoming tour (New York and London), and then get a reading of his new novel, Empire State!
Cory Doctorow is a best-selling science-fiction writer, champion of creative commons and, now, self-publishing pioneer. He’s distributing his latest book, a collection of short stories called With a Little Help, without the aid of a publishing house. Instead, he has turned to his online community, and social networks like Facebook and Twitter, to help build buzz, get advice and even copy edit his new book.
Doctorow tells NPR’s Michele Norris the key to making money off a business model that’s built around the word "free."
Like the true champion he is, recent Hugo-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi fights through respiratory issues to chat with us about the Campbell Conference, his collaboration with Tobias Buckell on the audible.com novella The Alchemist and The Executioness, and his YA novel Ship Breaker. Off course, we also discuss how The Windup Girl, arguably the greatest debut science fiction novel, came to be. You won’t want to miss Paolo’s account of the starts and stops he took to become a published author.