Under The Radar SFF Podcast
By Blaise Ancona
Under The Radar SFF PodcastMay 15, 2023
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!