Our continuation of an in-depth look at the first half of the Star Trek: Discovery season. We go into detail about the middle few episodes and do a quick comparison with the other flagship space opera, The Orville.
This episode, we go into the details of Star Trek: Discovery, starting with Episode 1, “The Vulcan Hello” and ending with Episode 3, “Context is for Kings.”
It’s no secret that we love Discovery, we delve into where it exceeds expectations and where it comes up short. Dave makes a unique suggestion for transporter use and we wonder about the wastewater processing on a starship. And if you’re one of those people who think the Orville is more Star Trek than Discovery, we have a few words for you, none of them polite.
This week, we talk to Alasdair Stuart, co-owner of the Escape Artists network of podcasts including Pseudopod, Escape Pod, Cast of Wonders, and Podcastle. Alasdair shares how he ended up as the host of Pseudopod and eventually became the owner of Escape Artists.
We also delve into the state of the short fiction market and how science fiction and fantasy have gone mainstream… but there’s more work to be done to reach our audience. We talk about Star Trek: Discovery and the Orville and how they both approach space exploration from different angles. And finally, we talk cookies!
This week, TJ and Dave talk to Mike Stop Continues, author of the King Cage urban fantasy series. We get together to discuss the intricacies of being an independently published author, how to respectfully write diverse characters, and Mike’s uncanny descriptions of the NYC subway system.
Mike’s new book, King Cage and the War of Rikers Island will be out in December and the first two books in the series, King Cage and the Worth Street Djinni and King Cage and the Slaughterhouse Blues are available now via Kindle Unlimited. If you like fast-paced urban fantasy, gritty graffiti artists capturing djinni in murals, and revolting chase scenes through the sewers of New York, then give this series a try!
This week, Dave travels to Singapore to talk with J.Y. Yang about their twin novellas The Black Tides of Heaven and The Red Threads of Fortune released in September. In the episode, Dave and J. talk about several aspects of the books, like the mix of Asian cultures, the unique handling of gender within that society, and of course… those stunning covers.