At long last Chronscast goes live today, with episodes 0 and 1 released!
Episode 0 serves as an hors d’oeuvre to the main podcast, telling listeners what we’re about and introducing Chris and myself. We also talk about our rationale for starting Chronscast, and how it links back to SFF Chronicles, and what listeners can expect.
For episode 1, Chris and I were joined on by Stephen Palmer, author of several genre novels including Memory Seed, Tommy Catkins, The Girl With Two Souls, and many more. His latest novel, Monique Orphan, was published in November 2021 by Infinite Press. And he stopped by here in December to promote it.
Stephen spoke with us about Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights. We discussed the novel’s call to action on the part of the protagonist, its rich and complex themes, whether it really succeeds in laying down its atheist credentials, and how Pullman drew the narrative out of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.
Stephen talks about his own long career, including his latest novel Monique Orphan, the importance for writers of having something to say, and the equal but infuriating importance of luck to a career in writing.
We also stop by at The Judge’s Corner to learn about copyright, hear the winning entry from December’s 75-word writing challenge by Cat’s Cradle, and listen to some odd voicemails received by the Chronscast inbox.
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