Reality Break Podcast Episode 6 – Mur Lafferty

September 16th, 2008

Our guest this episode is author and podcaster Mur Lafferty. This interview was recorded at the most recent Dragon*Con in Atlanta GA in front of a live audience. Mur is the author of the several novels that she has chosen to publish as podcast originals including her novel Heaven.

We mostly discuss her post-modern superhero novel Playing For Keeps which she originally published as a podiobook and which was recently republished by Swarm Press. We discuss in depth the world she built as well as the morality and ethics of superheroics.

Quote from the show: “Look at the Justice League – they have a space station! I mean, Batman is rich but seriously, who is paying for this?”

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Reality Break Podcast Episode 5 – Bruce Sterling

September 8th, 2008

Bruce Sterling at Barbara's Bookstore in Oak Park

Our guest this episode is author, futurist and design professor Bruce Sterling. This interview was recorded in February 1997 around the release of his novel Holy Fire. He has written ten novels, dozens of short stories, multiple books of essays on futurism and design theory, and the only book on cybercrime from one of the canonical cyberpunk writers, The Hacker Crackdown: Law And Disorder On The Electronic Frontier. He and William Gibson are widely regarded as kickstarters of the modern “steampunk” movement with their novel The Difference Engine. His most recent novel is The Zenith Angle and his next novel The Caryatids will be published next spring.

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