Under The Radar SFF PodcastSep 27, 2023
Author Interview with AJ Calvin - Author of The Caein Legacy
It was a pleasure to have fantasy author AJ Calvin as a guest on my podcast. We discuss her novel Exile, Book 1 in The Caein Legacy, her author completed trilogy titled The Relics of War as so much more. I hope everyone enjoys it!
A Chapter a Day Series - Episode 1
A new series for my podcast listeners. It one thing for me to say a book, series, or author are great and you should read them for these reasons. Its another to "show" people and I can do just that by reading from the books themselves. The author and title of the books read will be kept a mystery until after the reading as a blind test. I hop you enjoy this series and please feel free to send my suggestions for the next episode.
Series Overview - The Black Company by Glen Cook
Glen Cook I consider to be the Grandfather of the modern Grimdark fantasy subgenre. The Black Company is considered a classic and inspired many authors today including Steven Erikson's Malazan series. I hope you all enjoy this overview and pick up the first book someday.
Author Interview with Daniel T. Jackson - Author of The Illborn Saga
It is with great pleasure that I welcome fantasy author Daniel T. Jackson to my podcast. Daniel is the author of The Illborn Saga series which will be 4 books long and 2 of those are already published. We discuss the inspiration for Illborn, Daniel's writing process, the characters, and the amazing prologue. I hope you all enjoy this one!
Interview with Fantasy author M.J. Kuhn - Author of Thieves of Thamorr Duology
I am pleased to welcome Fantasy author M.J. Kuhn to the program. She is the author of the Thieves of Thamorr Duology with the final volume Thick as Thieves having just been released. We dive into her heist series, inspirations, an future works in the pipeline. M.J. was a joy to have a conversation with and I hope you all enjoy this one!
Interview with Peter A. Flannery - Author of Epic Fantasy Standalone novel Battle Mage
It is my pleasure to welcome Peter A. Flannery to my program. Peter is the author of my favorite Epic Fantasy Standalone novel titles Battle Mage. A story about friendship, fear, progression, war, and of course Dragons. The classical tale we all love put together in one epic story. We also discuss his plans for a prequel and sequel novel to Battle Mage and his other novel called First and Only. Enjoy!
Podcast Interview with Creators of the Liaden Universe Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
It is my honor and privilege to welcome Liaden Universe creators Sharon Lee and Steve Miller to my Podcast. A sci-fi world made up of 25 novels and counting. We discuss the inspirations, the characters, writing habits and so much more. I hope you all enjoy the episode!
Author Interview with Sci-fi author Jack Campbell - Author of The Lost Fleet Series
It is my great honor to welcome Science Fiction writer Jack Campbell author of The Lost Fleet series to my podcast. Blackjack Geary is one of the few Sci-fi characters that grabbed me and wouldn't let go. We discuss the series, Jack's time in the navy, inspiration for the series and so much more. I hope you all enjoy this episode!
Series Overview of The Acacia Trilogy by David Anthony Durham
One of the most underrated Epic fantasy series I have ever read and brought to you on this podcast episode. Starts off in the same vain as A Game of Thrones but quickly becomes its own story. If you read for characters, plot, or prose then this is the series for you. I hope you all enjoy this one!
Deep Dive of The Drowning Empire Series with Andrea Stewart
It is with great honor and pleasure that I welcome Fantasy Author Andrea Stewart to my podcast. The Drowning Empire Trilogy is in my Top 10 all time favorite series and we discuss it all in this episode. The first half in non-spoiler and the second half we discuss the series in full detail. I hope you all enjoy this episode!
Author Interview with James Lloyd Dulin - Author of No Heart for A Thief
It is with great pleasure that I welcome James Lloyd Dulin to the program. James is the author of No Heart for A Thief, a SPFBO 9 entry and grimdark fantasy novel about love, pain, war, magic and so much more. I hope that you all enjoy this episode.
Deep Dive Episode of The Traitor Son Cycle with author Miles Cameron
It is my pleasure to be joined by fantasy author Miles Cameron aka Christian Cameron for a Deep Dive podcast episode of The Traitor Son Cycle. An epic fantasy series that kept surprising me with each book and a reread on my part is in order. Here we discuss the series in a non-spoiler and spoiler sections going over characters, setting of the world, inspiration, and a surprise twist the other makes that will surprise everyone! I hope you all enjoy this episode!
Author Interview with Michael R. Miller - Author of The Songs of Chaos Series
It is with great pleasure that I welcome author Michael R. Miller to the program. Michael is the author of The Songs of Chaos series which is a perfect blend of Progression and Epic. I devoured the first two books in this series with book three being released in July 2023. Holt and Ash are at the top of my list for human/animal companions in all of fantasy and I'm positive they will be yours as well. I hope everyone enjoys this episode!
Author Interview with Palmer Pickering - Author of SPFBO 9 entry Heliotrope
It is my pleasure to welcome Sci-fi & Fantasy author Palmer Pickering to my podcast. Here we discuss the SPFBO competition, her standalone Fantasy novel Heliotrope, her Sci-fi series The Star Children Saga and so much more. I hope you all enjoy this episode!
Podcast Interview with Artist Don Maitz
It is my pleasure to be joined by Sci-fi and Fantasy artist Don Maitz. His art has adorned the covers of books by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, C. J. Cherryh, Stephen King, Gene Wolfe, Michael Moorcock, and Raymond E. Feist, among others. We discuss Don's entry into the business, a lecture he gives on actually telling a book by its cover, as well a couple of his most famous covers to date. I hope you enjoy this episode
Song of the Mysteries Episode with Janny Wurts
It is my pleasure to be joined once again by the incredible Janny Wurts to discuss her series finale to The Wars of Light and Shadow series. We discuss the 6 years it took to write it, when the final volume will be published, and a special reading from Song of the Mysteries (Warning if you have not read the series up to book 10 and do not wish to be spoiled). I hope you all enjoy this one!
Author Interview with J. Dianne Dotson - Author of The Shadow Galaxy
I am pleased to be joined by Sci-fi and Fantasy author J. Dianne Dotson. Author of the Questrison saga and the newly released collection of Sci-fi, fantasy, and horror short stories in The Shadow Galaxy. We discuss her works, inspirations, where to start if you are looking to jump into Sci-fi novels and horror, and what future works she has in store for us. I hope you enjoy this episode!
Author Interview with Alexandra Almeida - Author of the Spiral Worlds Sci-fi Series
It is my honor and privilege to welcome author Alexandra Almeida to the program. Alexandra is the author of the Spiral World series with the first book Unanimity now available for purchase. We discuss AI, god complexes, humanity giving itself away to the technological realm in more was then one and so much more. The sequel is set to be released in July 2023 and be sure to check out her amazing Spiral Worlds website. https://www.spiral-worlds.com/. Cheers!
Author Interview with J.G. Gardner - Author of The Path From Regret
Author interview with Sarena Straus - Author of ReInception
Honored to be joined on my podcast by Sci-fi fantasy author Sarena Straus. Author of Reinception; a dystopian Sci-fi novel dealing with the unintended consequences of mind and habit altering technology on society. Sarena is also a lawyer by practice which had a big influence on the writing and construction of this novel. I hope you all enjoy it!
A History of Athera - Intro to Wars of Light and Shadow Series by Janny Wurts
It is with great pleasure that I get to share with everyone the history of Athera and can serve as an introduction to The Wars of Light and Shadow series by Janny Wurts. This has been a labor of love for me as Janny and I spent many hours discussing the history of this world and how to apply in for the listening audience. If you are a fan of Janny Wurst, this episode is for you. If you heard of Janny's series and you are curious then this is for you. The main series will not be spoiled in this episode but some world building aspects and history of the world which would be seen in the main series overtime are talked about so fair warning if you wish to turn away. I hope you all enjoy it!
Author Interview with Kian Ardalan - Author of Eleventh Cycle
Please to be joined by fantasy author Kian Ardalan. Here we discuss Kian's grimdark epic Eleventh Cycle and how this massive project became a reality. We also discuss his writing style and go off on a tangent with discussing Mark Lawrence. I hope you enjoy this episode!
Deep Dive Episode into The Psalms of Isaak series with author Ken Scholes
I am please to be joined by Sci-fi/fantasy author Ken Scholes as we do a deep dive into his 5 book series The Psalms of Isaak. Described as a biblical epic in a destructive land filled with magical objects, cults, robots, and a secret past for all to discover. The first half of the episode is non-spoliers and around the half way point we do get into the spoiler discusions with clear warnings for listerns. A series that will capture your imagination and mystery for what is to come. Enjoy!
Lord and King Cover Reveal livestream with P.L. Stuart
I'm posting the audio version of the livestream episode I did with P.L. Stuart. For those interested in seeing the cover for Lord & King please see the below link:
Deep Dive into Shadows of the Apt with Adrian Tchaikovsky
I'm please to be joined bt Fantasy and Sci-fi author Adrian Tchaikovsky to discuss his debut epic fantasy series Shadows of the Apt. This series has forever been a favorite of mine and we do a full dive into the world, characters, plot, and then some. There is a non-spoiler section to start and then switches to spoiler talk at the 38:30 minute mark so please beware. One of the best fantasy series on the market today and it is still not very well know to readers. I plan to change that!!!
Author Interview with Karin Lowachee - Author of The Warchild Mosaic and Gaslight Dogs
I'm pleased to welcome sci-fi and fantasy author Karin Lowachee to my podcast. Published in 2002, Warchild dives into the tragety and hardships of piracy, abduction, and abuse from the childs perspective. A series ahead of its time and one any diehard sci-fi reader will enjoy. All Karin's influences and themes we will discuss and disect in this podcast episode is not to be missed.
Author Interview with Brian Staveley - Author of The Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne
I am pleased to be joined by epic fantasy author Brian Staveley on my podcast. I have been a long time fan of his work for almost a decade! We go into a deep dive of his work, chracters vs plot being the most important element in a novel, and so much more. I hope you all enjoy this one as it was a pleasure to have Brian on with me. Cheers!
Author Interview with Christopher Brenning - Author of The Hellborn King Saga
I am please to be joined by Grimdark fantasy author Christopher Brenning. We discuss his debut novel, inspirations, and future plans for the series. We even get into a long discussion on A Game of Thrones. Fantastic series and I had a blast with Christopher.
Author Interview with Mark Timmony - Author of the Eye of Eternity Series
I am pleased to be joined by epic fantasy author Mark Timmony on my podcast. Mark is the author of The Blood of The Spear and newly published novella Starbinder. We discuss Wheel of Time, Dragonlance, and Wars of Light and Shadow as influences for Mark's work. Plus what to expect when diving into this series. Cheers!
Author Interview with J.T. Greathouse - Author of The Pact and Pattern Trilogy
I am pleased to be joined on my podcast by Epic Fantasy author J.T. Greathouse. His debut novel, The Hand of the Sun King was a favorite read of mine in 2021. Gardens of Empire has already been released and it does not disappoint. If you are looking for a first person story with magic, war, and gods with an Asian inspired novel then this is the series for you!
Diving into Curse of the Mistwraith
Join me as I host a panel of readers, authors, and Janny Wurts herself to discuss our experiences reading Curse of the Mistwraith. The first hour is a spoiler free discussion with the panel followed by a giveaway announcment which is still live. The second hour we get into spoilers for Curse and we had a fantastic time. Thank you to all my guests as well as Janny for writting this incredible series.
Fantasy Subgenre - Grimdark
Today we take a look at Grimdark Fantasy novels. The origins, best places to start, and a few under the radar reccomendations as well. I hope you all enjoy!
Author Interview with Matthew Wolf - Author of The Ronin Saga
I am pleased to be joined by Matthew Wolf on my latest podcast episode. We discuss the Ronin Saga, how to be productive as a author on kickstarter, and the excitement around his new book Skytheif. A progression fantasy in the same vain as The Cradle Series.
Author Interview with Mike Shackle - Author of The Last War Trilogy
I am pleased to be joined by Grimdark Fantasy Author Mike Shackle on my Podcast. The Last War Trilogy is one of the top Grimdark fantasy series you can buy today and the concluding volume Until The Last is set to be published July 2022. We talk about his series, art passion, and even his alter ego. I hope you enjoy the episode!
Author Interview with Janny Wurts - Author of The Wars of Light and Shadow Series
It's my honor and privilege to welcome Janny Wurts to my podcast. Janny is the international best seller author of over 20 books and offers her insight on the industry, science, and the creation of her 11 book epic. This has been a long time coming and I hope you enjoy our conversation!
Author Interview with Ricardo Pinto - Author of The Stone Dance of The Chameleon Series
I'm pleased to be joined by author Ricardo Pinto. Ricardo is the author of The Stone Dance of the Chameleon series, A dark fantasy like no other. Take a deep dive into his Mesoamerican Grimdark series if you can stomach it. Inspirations and secrets about the series we go into detail. I hope you enjoy it!
Author Interview with Ryan Cahill - Author of The Bound and the Broken Series
Please join me in welcoming Fantasy Author Ryan Cahill to the podcast. We go full into his series, influences, and WOT commentary. Plus when to expect book 3! You can follow his twitter @RCahillAuthor and visit his website for a free novella when you sign up for the newsletter https://ryancahillauthor.com/
Author Interview with Tim Hardie - Author of Hall of Bones and SPFBO Finalist
I'm please to be joined by Tim Hardie on my podcast. Hall of Bones was one of my favorite books of 2020 and we go into his series, recommendations, and what's in store for Tim's next series! Be sure to tune in!
Reading Suggestions - All of the SPFBO Finalist
Author Interview with Paige L. Christie - Author of The Legacies of Arnan Series
I'm pleased to welcome Author Paige L. Christie to my podcast. We discuss her Legacies of Arnan series, history, great books and so much more.
Author Interview with P.L. Stuart - Author of A Drowned Kingdom
Please help me welcome debut fantasy author P.L. Stuart to my podcast. We had a blast talking about A Drowned Kingdom and so much more!
Author Interview - Jeff Speight Author of Paladin Unbound.
Fantasy Series Overview - The Faithful and the Fallen by John Gwynne
A series overview for my favorite Epic Fantasy series, The Faithful and the Fallen by John Gwynne. Just talking about these characters once again makes me want to jump right back in.
Fantasy Subgenre Overview - Weird Westerns
Episode #2 in my Fantasy subgenre series. I discuss my experience with Weird Westerns and give several recommendations for readers to enjoy!
Series Overview - The Songs of the Shattered Sands by Bradley P. Beaulieu
Author Interview - Alexander Darwin Author of The Combat Codes
Please welcome Alexander Darwin to the show! We discuss his Sci-fi Trilogy, Mixed Martial Arts, Final Fantasy, and so much more!
Fantasy Subgenre Overview - Classical Fantasy
Episode 1 in my mini series about the Fantasy Subgenre's. This first episode will cover Classical Fantasy
Author Interview - Sean Valiente Author of The Lightning Knight
Pleased to welcome Sean Valiente to the podcast where we talk about his debut novel, publishing, T.V shows and so much more!
Series Overview - Shadows of the Apt by Adrian Tchaikovsky
My deep dive review of Shadows of the Apt by Adrian Tchaikovsky. A series that has been Under The Radar for far too long.
Welcome to my first episode of Under The Radar SFF Books Podcast and thank you for joining me! Overview of what I hope to cover on my future episodes!