Posts Tagged: ‘Horror’

20 Minutes with David Annandale

September 23, 2014 Posted by Dave Robison

David Annandale

David Annandale

If all real art is confrontation, then war is the only possible sublimity.” — Kathe Koja, Bad Brains

This week, we darken the room and run some old Gozilla movies in the background as we welcome author and professor of film and fiction David Annandale to the Big Chair at the Roundtable. In his own words…

By night, David Annandale brings doom to untold billions as a writer of Warhammer 40,000 fiction for the Black Library, most recently in the novels The Death of Antagonis, Yarrick: Imperial Creed, The Damnation of Pythos and Maledictus. As the author of the horror novel Gethsemane Hall, he hopes to end sleep for you forever. And in his Jen Blaylock thrillers (Crown Fire, Kornukopia, and The Valedictorians), he does his best to blow up everything in sight. During the day, he poisons minds as he teaches film, video games and English literature at the University of Manitoba. If you have any fragments of hope still left, you can have them crushed at his website or by following his Twitter account.

Do you see why we wanted him on the RTP?

The conversation is made even more delightful by my remarkable co-host, Jennifer Melzer (author of The Serpent of Time novels Edgelanders and the newly released Sorrow’s Peak and much more as well as being a mercenary editor extraordinaire). Together the three of us wander the literary landscape, discussing the nature of horror, the art of collaboration, the essential nature of time management, and more. Writerly goodness and intriguement are but a mouseclick away… (and you can bet there are threads of story woven in to a tapestry of literary splendor at David’s Workshop Episode!).

PROMO: The TaleChasing Podcast with Kimi Alexandre

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First Anniversary Episode, Part I (Guest Hosts: Christopher Moore and Alasdair Stuart)

March 12, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, First Anniversary Episode pt I, with Christopher Moore, Alasdair Stuart, and Brion Humphrey So here we are, one year into our ongoing search for Literary Gold and we were wondering how we can celebrate.  The answer came from long-time fan Peter Ellis… workshop our OWN stories (thanks, Peter)!

We have the remarkable Christopher Moore – author of exquisite tales of satirical humor – returning to the Big Chair, and we wheel in a second Big Chair for our Special Co-Guest Host and veteran RTP Host Alasdair Stuart! With this astonishing Duo of Awesomeness we are primed for some epic story workshopping… of Brion’s story idea!!

Alasdair Stuart

Alasdair Stuart

Brion’s tale of a dystopian post-apocalyptic horror serves as a marvelous opportunity not only to explore a very cool story idea, but also to observe how two masters of their craft approach the same story terrain. The end result is an intricate tapestry of concept and perception woven densely with threads of Literary Gold. (and more writerly goodness will be found at Chris’s Showcase Episode AND you can check out Alasdair’s Showcase and Workshop Episodes as well)

PROMO: “Subversionby John Mierau

Anniversary Episode, pt I (Guest Hosts: Christopher Moore and Alasdair Stuart)

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20 Minutes with Larry Santoro

November 9, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Lawrence Santoro

Lawrence Santoro

Larry Santoro is an explorer of expression. He has pursued and taught theater, written poetry and plays, produced films, hosted podcasts (like Tales to Terrify, part of the District of Wonders Network), and – of course – stories and novels. While much of his work has been classified as horror, Larry contends that he’s not a horror writer… his stories just turn out that way. Paul E. Cooley joins me as co-host for this episode as we delve into the creative perspectives of this remarkable individual. (and be sure to swing over to check out Larry’s Workshop Episode!)

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20 Minutes with Dan Wells

August 3, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Dan Wells

Dan Wells

Dan Wells is an author who has crafted some truly superb tales that shine a light on the darker facets of humanity, including the John Cleaver novels, the dystopian YA novel “Partials” (and the soon to be released sequel “Fragments”), The Hollow City, and more.  He’s also one of the co-hosts of the Parsec Award winning Writing Excuses podcast. With such a vast range of experience in both the crafting of fiction as well as discussing the finer points of the craft, you know this 20(ish) minutes is going to be chock full of writerly goodness. And you know what? You’d be absolutely right! (and follow up this fabulous discussion by checking out Dan’s Workshop Episode! )

PROMO: The Way of the Buffalo Podcast

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20 Minutes with Paul Elard Cooley

June 15, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Paul E. Cooley

Paul E. Cooley

Paul Elard Cooley (aka The Fiendmaster) has evolved a growing canon of psychological and supernatural horror. Notable not only for its bone-chilling dread, but also its use of history as the backdrop for the progression of tales he tells, Paul has distinguished himself as a storyteller and a student of history. And if you’ve heard what he does to Muppets, you might question our sanity in bringing him on the show.  As it turns out, he’s a cool guy who’s willing to share some excellent insights for writers and horror fans. (and we dare you to check out Paul’s Workshop Episode!)

PROMO: Tales from the Archives, vol II (http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/tag/tales-from-the-archives/)

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