Workshop Episode 12 (Guest Host: Lee Harris)


The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 12, with Lee Harris and Kevin McLaughlinLee Harris – editor at Angry Robot Books and Chair of the British Fantasy Society –  returns to the Roundtable to discuss a sci-fi/romance presented by author and blogger Kevin O. McLaughlin.  Having two experienced literati on the show really kicked the discussion into high gear and we cover a lot of ground, exploring the logistics of moonbases and deadly plagues, romance in the depths of space, and ratcheting up the tension (and Lee’s Showcase Episode is out there, too! Just saying…)


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Workshop Episode 12 (Guest Host: Lee Harris)

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Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life. His CV includes writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of eight, improv theater at age ten, playing trumpet at age twelve, as well as a theater degree, creating magazine cover art, writing audio scripts, designing websites, creating board games, hosting mythological roundtables and generally savoring the sweet drought of expression in all its forms. His years of exploration give him a unique, informed, and eloquent perspective on the art of storytelling.


  1. Great episode! There was a lot of engagement from everyone and Kevin had some nice insights and counterpoints in places. I look forward to reading ROTLBOP (Romance On The Lunar Base Of Pestilence).

    • Dave Robison on

      Thanks, Chris! It was a blast to share the mic with so many talented and insightful writers. I think everyone becomes a little more brilliant when the conversation is so awesome. 😉

      And yeah… we won’t be letting Brion OR Lee name anything anytime soon. I weep for Brion’s soon-to-be-born children… they will doubtless have names like “Small Wrinkled Entity” or “Screams A Lot”. (I’m joking of course… he’ll name them after Norse Deities in the original Veddic).

    • Peter Ellis on

      While I am on board for a global pandemic as the background to a space romance, a “Space Virus carried by meteor(s)” I think is totally implausible. I mean “super powers from radiation/cosmic rays” sounds reasonable next “Space Virus”.

      I think story can work with it being just a regular pandemic like the one in the movie ‘Contagion’.