Posts Tagged: ‘post-apocalypse’

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)

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

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20 Minutes with Emma Newman

January 18, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

Emma Newman

Emma Newman

Emma Newman – author of “20 Years Later” and “From Dark Places” and the soon-to-be-released “Between Two Thorns“, crafter of marvelous tales short and long, and record holder for the longest bout of Writers Block ever – has been bringing the delights (and dark things) of her imagination to the page for most of her life. Her fiction transforms the mundane into the marvelous… and she performs the same magic with this 20(ish) minutes of conversation. Emma generously shares her insights into the nature of writing advice, the distinction between long and short fiction, her unique process, the cyclical nature of post-apocalyptic fiction, and more! (and warm up your tea, because there’s more writerly goodness to be had in Emma’s Workshop Episode!)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Emma Newman

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Workshop Episode 40 (Guest Host: Bryan Thomas Schmidt)

December 4, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 40, with Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Jason Ramsey Bryan Thomas Schmidt – author of the Davi Rhii series, editor of and contributor to anthologies, and SpecFic explorer – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to help workshop a very cool post-apocalyptic tale offered up by Guest Writer Jason Ramsey.

While this was – by far – the weirdest episode we’ve ever recorded (between the wrath of the Internet Gods and an inadvertent road-trip starting in the middle of the episode), Jason’s core framework serves as a launching point for some really stellar explorations and insights into character, genre and theme. Writerly goodness and LOTS of Literary Gold for all! (and once you catch your breath, definitely make the scene at Bryan’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 40 (Guest Host: Bryan Thomas Schmidt)

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Workshop Episode 31 (Guest Host: Jared Axelrod)

October 2, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 31, with Jared Axelrod and Justin HallJared Axelrod – crafter of wonders, creator of epic fables, and and storyteller extraordinaire – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to workshop a tale set in the aftermath of a super-power cataclysm created by Guest Writer Justin Hall. Justin’s tale is fraught with possibilities and – in the face of staggering technical challenges – we managed to explore most of them in one way or another. Marvelous discoveries are made, insights shared, and (spoiler alert) everyone leaves with some Literary Gold in their pocket. (and there’s more writerly goodness to be had in Jared’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 31 (Guest Host: Jared Axelrod)

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Workshop Episode 30 (Guest Host: Tim Pratt)

September 25, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 30, with Tim Pratt and Rusty WebbTim Pratt, whose fiction has transported readers to astonishing worlds (or revealed those worlds in our own closets), returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to brings his amazing perceptions to bear workshopping an intricate tale offered up by Guest Writer Rusty Webb. It’s apparently post-apocalypse month here at the RTP, but Rusty’s tale offers a very unique perspective and setting. Mad Gods, ascended beings, the last vestiges of huma nity in a world gone wrong… marvelous food for storytelling awesomeness and we uncover several veins of Literary Gold. (and we empower you to fly back in time and check out Tim’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 30 (Guest Host: Tim Pratt)

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Workshop Episode 29 (Guest Host: David D. Levine)

September 18, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 29, with David D. Levine and Jason CarneyDavid D. Levine – crafter of marvelous tales of all genres (and lauded and celebrated time and again for those creations) – graciously returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to workshop a multi-layered story idea by Jason Carney. Jason’s tale starts off as one thing but evolves into something else all together! It was a wonderful evolution of ideas and inspiration… classic Roundtable goodness. (and make sure you swing back around to hear David’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 29 (Guest Host: David D. Levine)

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