SFF Addicts

Adrian M. Gibson & FanFiAddict.com

SFF Addicts is a bi-weekly panel podcast about sci-fi, fantasy and speculative fiction, as well as the occasional jaunt into the wider SFF industry. Join host Adrian M. Gibson and guest authors, publishing industry professionals, podcasters, bloggers and more for discussions about all things SFF: the speculative fiction market, writing craft, TV, movies, and why we're addicted to SFF. Plus, interviews with authors, TV and Film Club bonus episodes and more. The full episode archive, as well as book reviews and essays, can be found at https://fanfiaddict.com.

Author Chat: Aliette de Bodard (Author of The Red Scholar’s Wake & Fireheart Tiger)
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Author Chat: Aliette de Bodard (Author of The Red Scholar’s Wake & Fireheart Tiger)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author Aliette de Bodard for a chat about her new book The Red Scholar's Wake, books in translation, Vietnamese history and language, her Universe of Xuya series, worldbuilding, childbirth, sentient spaceships, sapphic romance, family, food as memory and much more. RESOURCES MENTIONED: - Aliette's recipes - "Making Comfort Food" (Tor.com article) - Legend of Fei (TV show) - The Keeper's Six by Kate Elliott - The Imperial Coroner (TV show) EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Aliette de Bodard is the award-winning author of Fireheart Tiger, In the Vanishers’ Palace, the Obsidian and Blood series, the Dominion of the Fallen series, The Universe of Xuya series and more. As well, her short fiction has been featured in Uncanny Magazine, Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless  Skies, Tor.com and numerous other publications. Aliette’s newest release is the novel The Red Scholar’s Wake, the latest addition to The  Universe of Xuya series. Find Aliette on Twitter, Patreon, her newsletter or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Ep. 32: Robots & AI (with Daniel H. Wilson, Ada Hoffmann, Emma Mieko Candon & I. S. Lee)
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Ep. 32: Robots & AI (with Daniel H. Wilson, Ada Hoffmann, Emma Mieko Candon & I. S. Lee)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Daniel H. Wilson, Ada Hoffmann, Emma Mieko Candon and I. S. Lee as they program the virtual realities of robots and artificial intelligence. During the panel they discuss why robots & AI are so captivating, the dialogue between science and sci-fi, humanist thinking, debates around intelligence and consciousness, transhumanism and posthumanism, creation and gods, nature vs. technology and more. RESOURCES/BOOKS MENTIONED: - The Culture Series by Iain M. Banks - Friends at the Table Podcast - The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells - "Cat Pictures Please" by Naomi Kritzer - For a Breath I Tarry by Roger Zelazny - Hyperion by Dan Simmons EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Daniel H. Wilson is the author of Robopocalypse, Robogenesis, The Clockwork Dynasty, The Andromeda Evolution, Amped and more. Find Daniel on Twitter or his personal website. Ada Hoffmann is the author of The Outside, The Fallen, Monsters in My Mind and more.  Find Ada on Twitter, Substack or her personal website. Emma Mieko Candon is the author of Star Wars Visions: Ronin, as well as the upcoming The Archive Undying. Find Emma on Twitter or her personal website. I. S. Lee is the author Aur Child, his debut novel. Find Ian on Amazon or Facebook. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Author Chat: Africa Risen editors Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki & Zelda Knight
17-11-2022
Author Chat: Africa Risen editors Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki & Zelda Knight
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning editors/authors Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Zelda Knight for a chat about their new anthology Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, as well as the evolution and meaning of the anthology's title, the story selection process, offering a platform for new African and diaspora authors, storytelling traditions, community building and much more. RESOURCES/BOOKS MENTIONED: - Too Dystopian for Whom? A Continental Nigerian Writer's Perspective (essay in Uncanny Magazine) - Bridging Worlds anthology - Neon Hemlock Press - Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Sheree Renée Thomas is an award-winning author, editor and poet. Her works include the Dark Matter anthology, Nine Bar Blues, the Marvel novel Black Panther: Panther's Rage, the story "Timebox Altar(ed)" in Janelle Monáe's collection The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer and much more.  Find Sheree on Twitter or her personal website. Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an award-winning speculative fiction writer, editor and publisher from Nigeria. He edited the first ever Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology, the Bridging Worlds anthology and co-edited the Dominion and Africa Risen anthologies. His newest short story is "Destiny Delayed," which you can read here. Find Oghenechovwe on Twitter or his personal website. Zelda Knight is an award-winning author, editor and bookseller. She co-edited the Dominion anthology, and has written numerous short stories and science fiction/romance series and books. Find Zelda on Twitter or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Ep. 31: Nautical Fantasy (with Andrea Stewart, RJ Barker & Joshua Phillip Johnson)
15-11-2022
Ep. 31: Nautical Fantasy (with Andrea Stewart, RJ Barker & Joshua Phillip Johnson)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Andrea Stewart, RJ Barker and Joshua Phillip Johnson as they sail the high seas of nautical fantasy. During the panel they discuss why the ocean is so captivating (and terrifying), why it blends well with fantasy stories, nautical worldbuilding, character development, maritime battles, magic systems, deep sea creatures and more. NOTE: Andrea had to leave the call around the one hour mark, so after that point it is just Adrian, RJ and Joshua. RESOURCES/BOOKS MENTIONED: - The Marine Art of Geoff Hunt (cover artist of the Aubrey/Maturin Novels) - The Scar by China Miéville - Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr. - Hornblower Saga by C. S. Forester - Master and Commander and the Aubrey/Maturin Novels by Patrick O'Brian - Moby Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Andrea Stewart is the author of The Bone Shard Daughter and The Bone Shard Emperor, books one and two in The Drowning Empire Trilogy. Find Andrea on Twitter or her personal website. RJ Barker is the author of The Tide Child Trilogy and the Wounded Kingdom Trilogy. Find RJ on Twitter, his personal website or the Writeopolis podcast. Joshua Phillip Johnson is the author The Forever Sea, his debut novel. Find Joshua on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
TV Club: House of the Dragon S01 Review (with Miltos Yerolemou, M.J. Kuhn & Liam Quane)
10-11-2022
TV Club: House of the Dragon S01 Review (with Miltos Yerolemou, M.J. Kuhn & Liam Quane)
W̶i̶n̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶i̶s̶ Dragons are coming! Join host Adrian M. Gibson and actor Miltos Yerolemou (aka Syrio Forel in Game of Thrones), as well as authors M.J. Kuhn and Liam Quane, as they review season one of House of the Dragon. During the panel they discuss their personal relationships with Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, Miltos' experiences acting on Game of Thrones, first impressions of House of the Dragon, its character portrayals, time jumps, actor changes and dialogue, as well as hopes for season two and more. WARNING: This panel contains spoilers for the entire first season of House of the  Dragon, as well as aspects of the Game of Thrones TV series and A Song  of Ice and Fire books. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE PANELISTS: Miltos Yerolemou is an actor, best known for his role as Syrio Forel in the Game of Thrones television series. He has also appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Danish Girl, The Crown and numerous other films and television shows. Find Miltos on Twitter, Instagram or IMDB. M.J. Kuhn is the author of Among Thieves, her debut novel. Find M.J. on Twitter or her personal website. Liam Quane is a filmmaker and author of Road to Juneau, his debut novel. Find Liam on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Author Chat: Lavie Tidhar (Author of Central Station & Neom)
08-11-2022
Author Chat: Lavie Tidhar (Author of Central Station & Neom)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author and editor Lavie Tidhar for a chat about his new releases Neom and The Best of World SF Vol. 2, growing up in Israel, writing about the Middle East, international sci-fi, tackling challenging themes with humor, robots and Asimov's 'Three Laws of Robotics', L. Ron Hubbard, messiahs and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lavie Tidhar is an award-winning author and editor, whose works include Central Station, The Violent Century, Unholy Land, Osama, The Bookman Histories series and more. His latest releases are Neom, a standalone follow-up to Central Station, as well as The Best of World SF Vol. 2, which features stories and authors from Bahrain, China, India, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil and many more nations. Find Lavie on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Ep. 30: Heists & Capers in SFF (with Robert Jackson Bennett, Leslye Penelope, M.J. Kuhn & Jonathan Nevair)
01-11-2022
Ep. 30: Heists & Capers in SFF (with Robert Jackson Bennett, Leslye Penelope, M.J. Kuhn & Jonathan Nevair)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Robert Jackson Bennett, Leslye Penelope, M.J. Kuhn and Jonathan Nevair as they crack open heists and capers. During the panel they discuss why heists and capers are so damn cool, the fundamental elements of heists, incorporating heist narratives into sci-fi and fantasy worlds, character building, dream heist teams, tropes, "competency porn" and more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Robert Jackson Bennett is the award-winning author of the Divine Cities Trilogy, The Founders Trilogy, American Elsewhere, Mr. Shivers and more. Find Robert on Twitter or his personal website. Leslye Penelope is the award-winning author of The Monsters We Defy, the Bliss Wars series,  the Earthsinger Chronicles and more. She also has a podcast called My  Imaginary Friends. Find Leslye on Twitter, her personal website or the My Imaginary Friends podcast. M.J. Kuhn is the author of Among Thieves, her debut novel. Find M.J. on Twitter or her personal website. Jonathan Nevair is the author of The Wind Tide Trilogy, as well as the soon-to-be-released Stellar Instinct. Find Jonathan on Twitter or his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
TV Club: LOTR: The Rings of Power S01 Review (with P. Djèlí Clark, Connor M. Caplan & Sara Carothers)
27-10-2022
TV Club: LOTR: The Rings of Power S01 Review (with P. Djèlí Clark, Connor M. Caplan & Sara Carothers)
Fly, you fools! Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors P. Djèlí Clark (aka the Disgruntled Haradrim), Connor M. Caplan and Fiction Fans podcast co-host Sara Carothers as they review season one of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. During the panel they discuss their personal relationships with the LOTR franchise, its status as a pop culture phenomenon, first impressions of the new show, its characters, narratives, pacing and visuals, hopes for season two, the big reveal of who is Sauron(!) and more.  WARNING: This panel contains spoilers for the entire first season of LOTR: The Rings of Power, as well as aspects of previous books and films in the LOTR franchise. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE PANELISTS: P. Djèlí Clark is the award-winning author of Ring Shout, A Master of Djinn and more. Find Phenderson on Twitter or his personal website. Sara Carothers is the co-host of Fiction Fans podcast, and a lover of pugs. Find Sara on Twitter or the Fiction Fans website. Connor M. Caplan is the self-published author of The Sword in the Street, a semi-finalist in SPFBO 7, as well as the soon-to-be-released The Fall Is All There Is, available for pre-order here. Find Connor on Twitter or Amazon. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Author Chat: Mary Robinette Kowal (Author of The Calculating Stars & The Spare Man)
25-10-2022
Author Chat: Mary Robinette Kowal (Author of The Calculating Stars & The Spare Man)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal for a chat about her new novel The Spare Man, her Glamourist Histories and The Lady Astronaut series, the modern space race, building off of Dashiell Hammett's book The Thin Man (and its movie adaptations), what makes a good mystery, committed couples, compelling characters, dogs, puppeteering and much more. Also, Mary Robinette was a panelist on Ep. 29 discussing "Modern Sci-Fi  Thrillers," which you can check out here. RESOURCES MENTIONED: - Our Fake History Ep. 146 - Who Was First in Flight? (Part 1) - You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Robinette Kowal is the award-winning author of The Lady Astronaut series, the Glamourist Histories series and more. She is also a co-host on the Writing Excuses podcast with Brandon Sanderon, Dan Wells et al. Her latest release is The Spare Man, which hit stores on Oct. 11th via Tor Books. Find Mary Robinette on Twitter, her personal website or the Writing Excuses podcast FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Ep. 29: Modern Sci-Fi Thrillers (with Mary Robinette Kowal, Sylvain Neuvel, Nia "N. E." Davenport, James Kennedy & Jane Gilmartin)
18-10-2022
Ep. 29: Modern Sci-Fi Thrillers (with Mary Robinette Kowal, Sylvain Neuvel, Nia "N. E." Davenport, James Kennedy & Jane Gilmartin)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Mary Robinette Kowal, Sylvain Neuvel, Nia "N. E." Davenport, James Kennedy and Jane Gilmartin as they unpack the structure and suspense of sci-fi thrillers. During the panel they discuss the essential elements of thrillers, melding thrillers with science fiction, willful transgressions and inciting incidents, pacing and tension, reader expectations, worldbuilding, character decisions and more. RESOURCES MENTIONED: - Mary Robinette's conversation with NASA on Houston We Have Podcast - The Fourth Turning by William Strauss & Neil Howe - Four Lost Cities by Annalee Newitz - SALT AI-generated stories - 90-Second Newbery Film Festival EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Mary Robinette Kowal is the award-winning author of The Lady Astronaut series, the Glamourist Histories series and more. Find Mary Robinette on Twitter, her personal website or the Writing Excuses podcast. Sylvain Neuvel is the author of The Themis Files series and the Take Them to the Stars series. Find Sylvain on Twitter or his personal website. Nia "N. E." Davenport is the author of The Blood Trials, her debut novel. Find Nia on Twitter or her personal website. James Kennedy is the author of Dare to Know and The Order of Odd-Fish. Find James on Twitter, his personal website or the Secrets of Story Podcast. Jane Gilmartin is the author of The Mirror Man, her debut novel. Find Jane on Twitter or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "The Wind" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Ep. 28: Memorable Characters in SFF (with Fiction Fans & Connor M. Caplan)
04-10-2022
Ep. 28: Memorable Characters in SFF (with Fiction Fans & Connor M. Caplan)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and friends of the show Sara Carothers and Lilly Ellison (co-hosts of Fiction Fans podcast) and author Connor M. Caplan as they explore what makes fictional characters so memorable. During the panel they discuss the difference between 'favorite' and 'memorable' characters, the waxing and waning popularity of character-driven stories and more. Plus, they each share their top three picks for most memorable characters in SFF, for a total of twelve. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Sara Carothers is the co-host of Fiction Fans podcast, and a lover of pugs. Find Sara on Twitter or the Fiction Fans website. Lilly Ellison is the co-host of Fiction Fans podcast, and a lover of cats. Find Lilly on Twitter or the Fiction Fans website. Connor M. Caplan is the self-published author of The Sword in the Street, a semi-finalist in SPFBO 7. Find Connor on Twitter or Amazon. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Author Chat: Luke Tarzian (Author of A Cup of Tea at the Mouth of Hell)
22-09-2022
Author Chat: Luke Tarzian (Author of A Cup of Tea at the Mouth of Hell)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and self-pub author Luke Tarzian for a chat about his new novelette A Cup of Tea at the Mouth of Hell, Luke's art background and book/cover design work, mental health and grief, the self-publishing community, balancing satire and emotion, writing as therapy and much more. Of course, as is always the case with Luke, things get pretty naughty by the end. Also, you can check out Tori Gross' interview with Luke from Sept. 2021 here: US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Luke Tarzian is the self-published fantasy author of the Adjacent  Monsters series, including The World Maker Parable and The World Breaker Requiem, as well as Vultures and the newly released novelette A Cup of  Tea at the Mouth of Hell. Luke is also an artist and freelance book designer. Find Luke on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Ep. 27: Gods & Mythologies (with Chelsea Abdullah, Dyrk Ashton, Zamil Akhtar & Gabriela Houston)
20-09-2022
Ep. 27: Gods & Mythologies (with Chelsea Abdullah, Dyrk Ashton, Zamil Akhtar & Gabriela Houston)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Chelsea Abdullah, Dyrk Ashton, Zamil Akhtar and Gabriela Houston as they delve into the ancient mysteries of gods, mythologies and folklore. During the panel they discuss mythology as a concept, how culture and curiosity brought mythology into their lives, incorporating gods, mythologies and folklore into their stories, the power of narratives and storytelling traditions, researching and respecting mythology and folkore, weird creatures and much more. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Chelsea Abdullah is the author of The Stardust Thief, her debut novel. Find Chelsea on Twitter or her personal website. Dyrk Ashton is the author of The Paternus Trilogy and co-host of the Wizards, Warriors & Words podcast. Find Dyrk on Twitter or his personal website. Zamil Akhtar is the author of Gunmetal Gods, Conqueror's Blood, Lightblade and Song of a Dead Star. Find Zamil on Twitter or his personal website. Gabriela Houston is the author of The Second Bell and The Wind Child. Find Gabriela on Twitter or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Interview: SPSFC 1 Finalists (feat. Hugh Howey & Duncan Swan)
08-09-2022
Interview: SPSFC 1 Finalists (feat. Hugh Howey & Duncan Swan)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors/SPSFC founders Hugh Howey and Duncan Swan, along with SPSFC 1 finalists Patrice Fitzgerald, T. A. Bruno, Cameron Coral, G. M. Nair, Ben Roberts, Jack Lyster and KT Belt, for a chat about the first year of the competition, lessons learned and how they'll apply that to SPSFC 2, book pitches from the finalists, thoughts on the self-published sci-fi community, advice for future entrants and much more. For more on SPSFC, visit their official website: US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Hugh Howey is one of the founders of SPSFC and bestselling author of Wool and the Silo series, Sand, Beacon 23, The Bern Saga and more. Find Hugh on Twitter. Duncan Swan is one of the founders of SPSFC and author of Monstre. Find Duncan on Twitter. Patrice Fitzgerald is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the co-author of Captain Wu, book one in the Starship Nameless trilogy. Find Patrice on Twitter. T. A. Bruno is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the author of In The Orbit of Sirens, book one in the Song of Kamaria trilogy. Find T. A. on Twitter. Cameron Coral is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the author of Steel Guardian and more. Find Cameron on Twitter. G. M. Nair is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the author of Duckett & Dryer: Dicks for Hire. Find G. M. on Twitter. Jack Lyster is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the co-author of Captain Wu, book one in the Starship Nameless trilogy. Find Jack on Twitter. Ben Roberts is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the author of A Star Named Vega. Find Ben on Twitter. KT Belt is a SPSFC 1 finalist and the author of Monster of the Dark, book one in the Mirrors in the Dark series. Find KT on his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Ep. 26: Cyberpunk (Past, Present, Future) (with Malka Older, T. R. Napper, Lincoln Michel & Craig Lea Gordon)
06-09-2022
Ep. 26: Cyberpunk (Past, Present, Future) (with Malka Older, T. R. Napper, Lincoln Michel & Craig Lea Gordon)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Malka Older, T. R. Napper, Lincoln Michel and Craig Lea Gordon as they decode the (virtual) realities of cyberpunk's past, present and future. During the panel they discuss what attracts them to cyberpunk, the genre's origins in noir, the contrast between cities and apocalyptic landscapes, worn out cyberpunk tropes and aesthetics, big themes like biotech and transhumanism, memory and reality, information and AI, as well as how the genre can be resuscitated in the 21st-century and much more. ESSAYS MENTIONED:  T. R. Napper's article 'The Ultimate Cyberpunk Primer' Lincoln Michel's essay 'The Future in the Flesh' EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Malka Older is an author, aid worker and sociologist, and wrote the Centenal Cycle, including her debut Infomocracy, and the short story collection …and Other Disasters. She also created the fiction serial Ninth Step Station.  Find Malka on Twitter or her personal website. T. R. Napper is a former aid worker and now award-winning author, having published the novel 36 Streets and the short story collection Neon Leviathan. He also wrote his Doctorate thesis in Creative Writing on 'The Dark Century: 1946-2046. Noir, Cyberpunk and Asian Modernity.'  Find Tim on Twitter or his personal website. Lincoln Michel is an author, teacher and editor. His short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, NOON and more, and his essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and Vice, among others. He also wrote the novel The Body Scout and the story collection Upright Beasts.  Find Lincoln on Twitter or his personal website. Craig Lea Gordon is the author of ARvekt, Hypercage, Obey Defy, the Acid Suite books and more.  Find Craig on Twitter or SoundCloud. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Author Chat: Claire North (Author of Ithaca)
30-08-2022
Author Chat: Claire North (Author of Ithaca)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and bestselling author Claire North for a chat about her new book Ithaca, her young career beginnings, pen names and passing on your creativity to readers, the power of stories, history, mythology, badass women wielding weapons and much more. And, of course, writing a story about Ithaca, you may wonder, has Claire ever visited the island of Ithaca? EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Claire North is the author of Notes from the Burning Age, 84k, The Pursuit of William Abbey, The Fifteen Lives of Harry August and more. She has also written under the names Kate Griffin and Catherine Webb. Her latest release is Ithaca, which releases on Sept. 6th through Redhook Books. Find Claire on Twitter, Amazon and her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
TV Club: The Sandman S01 Review (with Connor M. Caplan, Liam Quane & Eleni Argyró)
25-08-2022
TV Club: The Sandman S01 Review (with Connor M. Caplan, Liam Quane & Eleni Argyró)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Connor M. Caplan and Liam Quane, as well as book blogger Eleni Argyró, as they review season one of The Sandman. During the panel they discuss their first introductions to The Sandman comic books, first impressions of the new show, character portrayals and the overarching narrative, their highlights from season one and much more. WARNING: This panel contains spoilers for the entire first season of The Sandman, as well as aspects of the overall comic book series. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE PANELISTS: Connor M. Caplan is the self-published author of The Sword in the Street, a semi-finalist in the SPFBO 7 competition. Find Connor on Twitter or his personal website. Liam Quane is a filmmaker and author of Road to Juneau, his debut novel. Find Liam on Twitter or his personal website. Eleni Argyró is a book blogger for FanFiAddict and Before We Go Blog. Find Eleni on Twitter, FanFiAddict or Before We Go Blog. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1: "The Wind" by Astronoz The Broken Binding Ad & Interlude 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Ep. 25: History & Fantasy (with Claire North, Rebecca Roanhorse, Ed McDonald & Vaishnavi Patel)
23-08-2022
Ep. 25: History & Fantasy (with Claire North, Rebecca Roanhorse, Ed McDonald & Vaishnavi Patel)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Claire North, Rebecca Roanhorse, Ed McDonald and Vaishnavi Patel as they delve deep into antiquity, exploring the intersection of history and fantasy. During the panel they discuss what fascinates each of them about history, why fantasy and history play so well together, how history can apply to worldbuilding, character and plot, the freedom of secondary worlds versus the rich lore of mythological retellings, how fictional stories can highlight obscured histories and much more. IMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunately, we had numerous technical issues during the recording of this episode. Thankfully, no audio was lost, but there are some glitches here and there. Most notably, Vaishnavi is recording from a car in the first third of the panel, and both Rebecca and Ed suffered from glitchy audio at the 15-minute and 1-hour mark, respectively. Apologies if any of this takes away from your listening experience. EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Claire North is the author of Notes from the Burning Age, 84k, The Pursuit of William Abbey, The Fifteen Lives of Harry August and more. She has also written under the names Kate Griffin and Catherine Webb. Find Claire on Twitter or her personal website. Rebecca Roanhorse is the award-winning author of Black Sun and its sequel Fevered Star, as well as Trail of Lightning and more. Her upcoming novella, Tread of Angels, is set to release on Nov. 15th. Find Rebecca on Twitter or her personal website. Ed McDonald is an author, medieval historian and a practitioner of Historical European Martial Arts.  His works include the Raven’s Mark series, comprised of Blackwing and its sequels, Ravencry and Crowfall, as well as Daughter of Redwinter, his newest release. Find Ed on Twitter or his personal website. Vaishnavi Patel is a law student focusing on constitutional law and civil rights, as well as the debut author of Kaikeyi. Find Vaishnavi on Twitter or her personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Book Blog  Discord Twitter  Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message:
Author Chat: Victor Manibo (Author of The Sleepless)
18-08-2022
Author Chat: Victor Manibo (Author of The Sleepless)
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and speculative fiction author Victor Manibo for a chat about his debut novel The Sleepless, hyperinsomnia as a story concept, his law career, writing a queer Filipino protagonist, capitalism, pharmaceutical companies, corporate media, pandemics, hopes for the future of humanity and much more. They also touch on the inevitable question: would Victor choose to be sleepless? EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: sffaddictspod@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Victor Manibo is a speculative fiction author living in New York City, as well as a queer immigrant and civil rights lawyer, experiences that have influenced his writing. His debut novel, The Sleepless, is out on Aug. 23rd via Erewhon Books. Find Victor on Twitter, Amazon and his personal website. FIND US ONLINE: FanFiAddict Blog Discord Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "FanFiAddict Theme (Short Version)" by Astronoz Interlude 1 & 2: “Crescendo” by Astronoz Outro: “Cloudy Sunset” by Astronoz SFF Addicts is part of FanFiAddict, so check us out at for the latest in book reviews, essays and all things sci-fi and fantasy, as well as the full episode archive for the podcast and the blog post accompanying this episode. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter @SFFAddictsPod, and please subscribe, rate and review us on your platform of choice, or share us with your friends. It helps a lot, and we greatly appreciate it. --- Send in a voice message: