Invaders From Planet 3

Invaders From Planet 3
A podcast talking about science fiction, fantasy, and all points in between
30 - Minister Faust Returns
Mar 25 • 94 min
Author and podcaster Minister Faust returns to lead the Invasion once again in the season 3 finale of Invaders From Planet 3! We talk about his new, serialized novel, The Coyote Kings vs. the Myconauts of Plutonium City, as well as writing, TV, and movies.
29 - Dan Schoening
Mar 9 • 22 min
Comic book artist Dan Schoening joins us in this episode, where he talks about working on IDW’s Ghostbusters, how he got into the business, and how to keep art fresh.
28 - Farewell to the Herald of the Invasion, Mike Cleaver
Feb 16 • 5 min
In this episode, we pay tribute to Mike Cleaver, a veteran broadcaster and the man who provided the opening voiceover for the Invaders From Planet 3 podcast.
27 - Nalo Hopkinson
Jan 19 • 61 min
Author, editor and writing professor Nalo Hopkinson joins us in this episode. Nalo shares her first loves in speculative fiction, her thoughts on diversity, how she developed as a writer, and what it’s like working with publishers and artists to get the…
26 - Charles Stross
Dec 23, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, we’re joined by author Charles Stross who talks about his early loves in speculative fiction, Britain as a “malfunctioning society” in the 1970s and that culture’s influence on his career choices, and his development as a writer.
25 - Matthew Hughes
Dec 14, 2018 • 69 min
Author and editor Matthew Hughes joins us in this episode. Matt talks about an early childhood where he was frequently uprooted as father dodged money problems, a teenaged knife fight, and how LSD made him a nicer person. He also talks about his career as…
24 - James Alan Gardner
Nov 9, 2018 • 59 min
Author, editor and kung-fu mathematician James Alan Gardner joins us for this episode of the show. We talk about comics, science fiction, his journey to become a writer, and his superheroes-versus-paranormal-monsters series that starts with the novel All…
23 - Mark Barrowcliffe
Oct 27, 2018 • 90 min
Author Mark Barrowcliffe (also known as MD Lachlan and Mark Alder) joins us in the latest episode of Invaders From Planet 3. We chat about writing, his final book in his Wolfsangel series, his experiences in D&D, and the latest novel he’s working on.
22 - Sean Cullen
Oct 12, 2018 • 58 min
Comedian, author, podcaster and performer Sean Cullen joins the Invasion in this episode. We talk about favourite science fiction and fantasy books, we dissect the Star Wars franchise, we reminisce about The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, and we talk…
21 - Chris Beckett
Sep 29, 2018 • 41 min
Author Chris Beckett joins us for this interview, where we talk about his first loves in sf, the importance of being able to explore his father’s book collection, how being a social worker has influenced his writing, and his latest novels.
20 - Voice of the Fans 2
Sep 15, 2018 • 17 min
Season 3 of Invaders From Planet 3 kicks off with a new Voice of the Fans episode, where I talk with a group of fans about their first loves in science fiction, fantasy, video games, comics, movies and TV.
19 - Spider Robinson
Dec 31, 2017 • 27 min
In the final episode of season 2 of Invaders From Planet 3, we’re joined by author, editor, columnist, podcaster and musician Spider Robinson.
18 - John Jantunen
Dec 5, 2017 • 66 min
Author John Jantunen joins us for this episode of Invaders From Planet 3. We talk about his love of Philip K Dick, and his fascination with the post-apocalypse. We also discuss his own work, including his short story “The Body Politic” and his novel A…
17 - Alyx Dellamonica
Oct 10, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode, we’re joined by Alyx Dellamonica, author of novels including the Hidden Seas Tales trilogy, Indigo Springs, and short stories such as “Through Your Eyes Only”.
16 - Kelly Robson
Sep 4, 2017 • 48 min
Speculative fiction author Kelly Robson joins us for this episode of Invaders From Planet 3. We talk about Star Wars (her first love in the genre), her career as a writer, and some of her latest stories.
15 - David Nickle
Aug 17, 2017 • 31 min
Episode 15 of Invaders From Planet 3 features an interview with author and editor David Nickle. We talk about his early influences, David shares his thoughts on writing and editing, and he tells us about his latest novel.
14 - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Jul 15, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode, we’re joined by author and editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia. She tells us how HP Lovecraft and Peter S Beagle were among the English language authors who made an early impression on her. Silvia then goes on to discuss what it was like…
13 - Matt Ruff
May 23, 2017 • 39 min
Author Matt Ruff joins us in this episode, where he talks about how books like Bertrand R. Brinley’s The Mad Scientists’ Club made him fall in love with scientific thinking and science fictional ideas. He also tells us how being given a box…
12 - Robert Charles Wilson
May 14, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode, we’re joined by author Robert Charles Wilson, who tells us about how he fell in love with speculative fiction — including stories such as Louis Slobodkin’s The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree, the Mushroom Planet books by…
11 - Sebastien de Castell
Apr 21, 2017 • 90 min
Sebastien de Castell, author of the Greatcoats fantasy series, joins us in this episode. We talk about how his love of fantasy started with CS Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and the importance of the story to him at a time when he…
10 - Voice of the Fans
Apr 12, 2017 • 19 min
The invasion resumes! In this episode, bridging season 1 and 2, we hear from a group of fans about their first loves in science fiction and fantasy. Our guests include the owners of Vancouver’s White Dwarf science fiction bookstore, Jill Sanagan…
09 - Minister Faust
May 7, 2016 • 62 min
In this episode, we’re joined by author, podcaster, and video game dialogue & plot writer Minister Faust. Minister tells us how his love of speculative fiction started with the original Star Trek series and Robert A. Heinlein’s Red…
08 - Kit Reed
Apr 23, 2016 • 47 min
In this episode, we’re joined by author Kit Reed, who tells us how the Oz books — the ones penned by Ruth Plumly Thompson, rather than the originals by L. Frank Baum — were her gateway to speculative fiction. She’ll talk about other early…
07 - Joe Haldeman
Apr 9, 2016 • 36 min
In this episode, we’ll chat with author Joe Haldeman. We’re also joined by Joe’s wife, Gay — and the resident murder of crows at the hotel hosting the convention. Joe shares some of his early sf favourites with us, including Lester del…
06 - Kristi Charish
Mar 26, 2016 • 39 min
In this episode, we’re joined by author, podcaster and scientist Kristi Charish, who tells us about how important the Indiana Jones movies were to her as a young fan — especially The Temple of Doom — and why they still resonate so powerfully…
05 - Melinda Snodgrass
Mar 12, 2016 • 30 min
Author and editor Melinda Snodgrass joins us in this episode, telling us how she began her journey into speculative fiction with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. She’ll talk about how Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom books, Tolkien’s Lord of…
04 - Robert J Sawyer
Feb 26, 2016 • 28 min
In this episode, author & editor Robert J. Sawyer tells us about getting an early start in adult-level science fiction reading books by David Gerrold and Isaac Asimov. He’ll talk about why the original Star Trek was such a great TV…
03 - Alex Renwick
Feb 12, 2016 • 42 min
In this episode, we’ll talk with author and editor Alex Renwick (a.k.a. Camille Alexa) about how Watership Down, Childhood’s End, and A Canticle for Leibowitz switched her on to literature and speculative fiction when she was a…
02 - Claude Lalumiere
Feb 12, 2016 • 40 min
In this episode, author and editor Claude Lalumiere talks about his love of the TV show Ultraman and comics like The Avengers during his formative years. We’ll also hear about the importance of Interzone magazine, and the…
01 - Let the Invasion Begin
Feb 12, 2016 • 5 min
an introduction to the show