Invaders From Planet 3

Invaders From Planet 3

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A podcast talking about science fiction, fantasy, and all points in between


49 - Minister Faust’s Top 5
May 31 • 11 min
Author Minister Faust returns to the show. This time, he’s sharing his list of his Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers.
48 - Alyx Dellamonica’s Top 5
May 26 • 6 min
Author Alyx Dellamonica returns for the show’s bonus season to share her list of her Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers. And she throws in some bonus recommendations, including a book to help aspiring writers.
47 - David Nickle’s Top 5
May 24 • 2 min
Author David Nickle returns to the show for its bonus season. In this previously-unaired mini interview, he shares a Top 5 list of noteworthy speculative fiction stories.
46 - Matt Ruff’s Top 5
May 19 • 4 min
Author Matt Ruff joins us in this previously-unaired mini interview as the bonus season of the show continues! Matt shares his list of his Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers.
45 - Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Top 5
May 17 • 2 min
Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia joins us for this mini-episode of the Invaders From Planet 3 bonus season. She shares her list of her Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers.
44 - John Jantunen’s Top 5
May 8 • 2 min
Author John Jantunen joins us for this latest mini episode of our bonus season. He shares his list of his Top 5 favourite works of science fiction by other writers. In this case, they’re all by one writer!
43 - Melinda Snodgrass’ Top 5
Apr 26 • 2 min
Author Melinda Snodgrass joins us for the latest mini interview in our bonus season of Invaders From Planet 3. She shares her list of her Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers.
42 - Robert J Sawyer’s Top 5
Apr 22 • 7 min
Author Robert J. Sawyer joins us in this previously unaired interview where he shares his Top 5 list of his favourite science fiction stories by other writers.
41 - Alex Renwick’s Top 5
Apr 18 • 2 min
Author Alex Renwick joins us for the latest episode in our bonus season of the show. In this previously unaired mini interview, she shares her Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other authors.
40 - Claude Lalumiere’s Top 5
Apr 14 • 4 min
Author Claude Lalumiere joins us in this latest episode of previously unaired interview content from the archives. He shares his (then) list of Top 5 favourite works of speculative fiction by other writers.
39 - Bonus Season - The Top 5 of Kit Reed
Apr 10 • 5 min
I’ve dug deep into the archives of the Lair of bloginhood and uncovered a collection of never-before-aired mini bonus interviews with authors from the show’s early seasons. In these clips, our guests share their Top 5 favourite works of sf by other…
38 - Naomi Novik
Mar 24 • 42 min
Author Naomi Novik joins us for the season 4 finale of Invaders From Planet 3. She talks about how Polish fairytales were among her early influences, her enjoyment of fanfic, and the importance of having control over a story’s ending.
37 - Dublin Worldcon Voice of the Fans 3
Mar 18 • 45 min
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s our third and final Voice of the Fans episode recorded for this season at the Dublin Worldcon!
36 - Walter Jon Williams
Feb 15 • 46 min
Author Walter Jon Williams joins us in this episode. We talk about his journey to becoming a science fiction writer, enjoying a compulsion to write but watching that compulsion die, and his two newest novels.
35 - Diane Walton
Jan 18 • 41 min
On Spec Magazine Managing Editor and Sunburst Award Board of Directors Chairperson Diane Walton joins us in this episode. She talks about her first loves in speculative fiction, what it’s like to run one of Canada’s major sf&f magazines, and how the…
34 - Dublin Worldcon Voice of the Fans 2
Dec 29, 2019 • 32 min
The Invasion takes us back to Dublin for another Voice of the Fans episode at the 2019 World Science Fiction Convention. We’re joined by a collection of fans who are also authors, con organizers, artists, performers and narrators.
33 - Cory Doctorow
Dec 18, 2019 • 57 min
Author, editor, blogger and activist Cory Doctorow joins us for the latest episode of Invaders From Planet 3. We talk sf that made an impression on him at a young age, politics, and his writing process.
32 - War of the Worlds - Reports from the Frontlines
Dec 12, 2019 • 9 min
This episode’s a little different: instead of our usual interviews with authors, editors, artists, performers, fans and others, we’re doing a short radio play based on one of the chapters from HG Wells’ classic, The War of the Worlds.
31 - Dublin Worldcon Voice of the Fans 1
Oct 31, 2019 • 32 min
Season 4 of Invaders From Planet 3 launches with a new Voice of the Fans episode, recorded at the Dublin Worldcon!
30 - Minister Faust Returns
Mar 25, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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 , Jill Sanagan and Walter Sinclair; ; and…
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