Fictitious

Fictitious

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The Storytelling Craft of Science Fiction & Fantasy


Heli Kennedy, ORPHAN BLACK: THE NEXT CHAPTER writer
Sep 16 • 44 min
Heli Kennedy is a writer on ORPHAN BLACK: THE NEXT CHAPTER, a new continuation of the popular TV series, this time as a prose serial, and audio drama narrated by the show’s star, Tatiana Maslany. Set 8 years after the end of the original series, the story…
10 Points to Slytherin: Why Good Fans Love Evil Characters
Sep 10 • 50 min
Recorded live at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, this panel discussion features an awesome group of writers: Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Renegades), Renée Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn series, The Beautiful), Keto Shimizu (Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow),…
Alix E. Harrow, THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY author
Sep 2 • 57 min
Hugo Award-winner Alix E. Harrow is author of the historical fantasy, THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY (Orbit Books / Red Hook). In the early 1900s, a girl named January finds herself the ward of an aristocrat, Mr. Locke. Ambiguous ethnicity makes her a…
Katy Rose Pool, THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS author
Aug 25 • 47 min
Katy Rose Pool is the author of young adult fantasy novel, THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS. It’s a world shaped by seven great prophets who vanished a century ago. Now their final prophecy is coming to fruition, and with it comes an Age of Darkness. Amidst…
K. A. Doore, THE PERFECT ASSASSIN author
Aug 18 • 48 min
K. A. Doore is author of THE PERFECT ASSASSIN, a suspense-driven fantasy adventure set in a city of platforms rising above desert wastes. A young historian takes his first rooftop leaps into the life of an assassin, but when he discovers the body of a…
Evan Winter, THE RAGE OF DRAGONS author
Aug 12 • 53 min
Evan Winter is author of the epic fantasy debut, THE RAGE OF DRAGONS (Orbit Books). In a society that knows only war, a commoner’s life is destroyed by the people he was born to serve. Though he faces ruthless nobles, magic-enraged warriors, and Gifted…
Mary E. Pearson, VOW OF THIEVES author
Aug 4 • 44 min
Mary E. Pearson is the New York Times bestselling author of the REMNANT CHRONICLES young adult fantasy series. Last year she released the novel DANCE OF THIEVES, which is set in the REMNANT universe. And now, she’s following up with its sequel, VOW OF…
Fonda Lee, JADE WAR author
Jul 28 • 54 min
Fonda Lee is the author of JADE WAR (Orbit Books). Her first adult fantasy novel, JADE CITY, kicked off the Green Bone Saga. JADE CITY won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and was nominated for both the Nebula and the Locus award. The sequel, JADE…
J. Michael Straczynski, Becoming Superman author
Jul 22 • 51 min
J. Michael Straczynski is well known in science fiction fandom for creating the seminal TV series BABYLON 5, and recently SENSE8 with the Wachowskis for Netflix. His latest work is a memoir called BECOMING SUPERMAN. For writers, it is a prime illustration…
Season 3 Wrap-Up
Jun 14 • 3 min
This is the wrap-up episode for Season 3 of Fictitious. I’ll be taking a short summer break to catch up on some reading, do some traveling, and work on a few projects, including updates to the show’s website. Fictitious will return on Monday, July 22nd…
Megan E. O’Keefe, Velocity Weapon author
Jun 5 • 41 min
Megan E. O’Keefe is the author of the new space opera novel, VELOCITY WEAPON (Orbit Books). Gunnery Sergeant Sanda Greeve awakens aboard an unmanned enemy ship to discover she has lost a leg, lost her entire planet, and lost 230 years in stasis. Her only…
Keith R.A. DeCandido, “A Furnace Sealed” author
May 15 • 42 min
Keith R.A. DeCandido is a prolific author known for his media tie-in novels, including Alien, Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Doctor Who. His new urban fantasy novel, A Furnace Sealed (Wordfire Press), follows a Bronx-based freelancer tasked with…
Caitlin Starling, “The Luminous Dead” author
Apr 25 • 52 min
Caitlin Starling is the author of The Luminous Dead (Harper Voyager). It’s a paranoia-drenched sci-fi tale that follows a young woman named Gyre on a solo expedition into an enigmatic cave system on a far-off planet. Her only companion is Em, a mysterious…
Story Unlimited: Using Non-Traditional Methods and Media to Tell Your Story
Apr 16 • 55 min
Do you have a story to tell, but struggle writing that traditional novel, comic, or screenplay? Modern media presents you with extraordinary new options to tell your tale and win an audience. Fictitious host Adron Buske moderates this live panel about the…
Dan Stout, “Titanshade” author
Apr 4 • 47 min
Dan Stout is author of the debut novel Titanshade. It’s a hard-boiled cop drama set in a 1970’s-esque fantasy world, where the titular corruption-infected city is kept warm by the heat of a tortured infernal god, some of the detectives have face…
Kat Howard, “A Cathedral of Myth and Bone” author
Mar 26 • 40 min
Kat Howard is the award-winning author of the novels Roses and Rot, and An Unkindness of Magicians. Her latest book is a collection of short fiction called A Cathedral of Myth and Bone. These stories explore mythology, fantasy, and horror as they twist…
Shaun Barger, “Mage Against the Machine” Author
Mar 4 • 46 min
Mage Against The Machine, the debut novel from author Shaun Barger, is an explosive and emotional collision between fantasy and science fiction. It intertwines the stories of a young Magi soldier from an isolated world of government controlled magic, and…
Gwenda Bond, “Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds” Author
Feb 17 • 46 min
Gwenda Bond’s work includes a trilogy of Lois Lane YA novels, and the “Cirque American” book series, as well as the audio drama podcast “Dead Air”. Her latest novel, “Suspicious Minds”, is the first official “Stranger Things” tie-in and works as a prequel…
Gareth Hanrahan, “The Gutter Prayer” Author
Feb 3 • 41 min
Gareth Hanrahan is an author and role playing game writer/designer. His new novel, The Gutter Prayer, is a brilliant mash-up of fantasy, alchemical steampunk, and Lovecraftian horror. It follows three unlikely companions – a thief, a Stoneman and a ghoul…
Jordanna Max Brodsky, “The Wolf in the Whale” Author
Jan 28 • 41 min
Jordanna Max Brodsky’s previous series, the Olympus Bound trilogy, found the ancient gods of Greece living in modern Manhattan. Her passion for history and mythology is on display again with her latest novel, The Wolf in the Whale – which follows the…
S.A. Chakraborty, “The Kingdom of Copper” Author
Jan 20 • 41 min
S.A. Chakraborty is the author of The Daevabad trilogy, which includes her acclaimed debut novel The City of Brass, and its sequel, The Kingdom of Copper, which is available January 22nd, 2019 from Harper Voyager. It’s a lushly written, emotionally…
Book Review: “The Test” by Sylvain Neuvel
Jan 18 • 7 min
Fleeting and unsubtle, Sylvain Neuvel’s “The Test” is, appropriately, all about choices. What decisions will a person make when their future is on the line? How do those choices change under pressure, when the lives of others depend on them? And who are…
Roshani Chokshi, “The Gilded Wolves” Author
Jan 14 • 46 min
Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes. Her latest novel, the young adult fantasy The Gilded Wolves, arrives in stores on January 15th from Wednesday Books. It’s a fast-paced heist…
Book Review: Vigilance by Robert Jackson Bennett
Jan 11 • 9 min
Bleak, propulsive, and frighteningly plausible, Robert Jackson Bennett’s concise novella VIGILANCE examines an America which has embraced gun violence as inevitable and marketable. Yet the greatest weapons wielded in this warning tale are the tools of…
10 Points to Slytherin: Why Good Fans Love Evil Characters
Jan 6 • 52 min
Recorded at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, this live panel discussion features super-star TV-scribe Jane Espenson, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger co-executive producer Christine Boylan, young adult breakout author Tomi Adeyemi, Marvel & DC comics writer Erica…
Isaac Marion, “The Living” and “Warm Bodies” Author
Dec 13, 2018 • 58 min
Isaac Marion is the author of the “Warm Bodies” series, which views the zombie apocalypse from the unique perspective of one of the Dead (who is trying very hard not to be). The bestselling first novel has been translated into 25 languages and was adapted…
Grady Hendrix, “We Sold Our Souls” Author
Dec 2, 2018 • 48 min
Bram Stoker award-winning author Grady Hendrix’s latest novel, “We Sold Our Souls”, is out now from Quirk Books. It’s a paranoia-drenched dark fantasy infused with horror, suspense, and a cranked-up-to-11 volume of heavy metal. We discuss the difficulty…
Tade Thompson, “Rosewater” Author
Nov 9, 2018 • 47 min
Tade Thompson is the author of the award-winning, near-future sci-fi novel “Rosewater” (Orbit Books), set in Nigeria in 2066. The first novel in the “Wormwood” trilogy, it will be followed by the sequel, “Rosewater Insurrection”, in early 2019.
Bonus: NaNoWriMo Executive Director Grant Faulkner
Nov 2, 2018 • 32 min
This bonus episode features Grant Faulkner, the executive director of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). The interview originally aired in 2016 on the Nerd For A Living podcast. NaNoWrimo is a program designed to motivate writers to start and…
Nicholas Eames, “Kings of the Wyld” and “Bloody Rose” Author
Oct 10, 2018 • 41 min
Nicholas Eames is author of the breakout epic fantasy debut “Kings of the Wyld” (Orbit Books), the first in “The Band” series. The sequel, “Bloody Rose”, was released in August 2018. Nick’s novels combine edge of your seat action, rock ‘n roll…
Here There Be Dragons: Creating Fresh Stories in Fantasy
Oct 2, 2018 • 49 min
Recorded live at San Diego Comic Con 2018, the “Here There Be Dragons: Creating Fresh Stories in Fantasy” panel features authors Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Robert Jackson Bennett (Foundryside), Jason Denzel (Mystic Dragon), R.F. Kuang (The…
R.F. Kuang, “The Poppy War” Author
Sep 4, 2018 • 44 min
Author R.F. Kuang talks with Adron about her debut novel, The Poppy War (Harper Voyager). They discuss her writing process for the grim fantasy, its roots in the 20th-century history of China, and the influences of modern fantasy and animation on her work.
Robert Jackson Bennett, “Foundryside” Author
Aug 27, 2018 • 42 min
Hugo-nominated author Robert Jackson Bennett (The Divine Cities Trilogy) talks with Adron about the creation process for his latest fantasy novel, Foundryside, which was just released by Crown Publishing.
Jason Denzel, “Mystic” and “Mystic Dragon” Author
Aug 21, 2018 • 57 min
Jason Denzel, the author of fantasy novels “Mystic” and “Mystic Dragon” (TOR publishing), discusses his storytelling process and influences for creating the “Mystic” trilogy. Jason is a filmmaker, and the founder of Dragonmount.com, the leading online…
Season 2 Announcement: Fictitious Relaunch
Aug 17, 2018 • 3 min
This is Fictitious, a podcast about the Storytelling Craft of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Hosted by Adron Buske, it features interviews with authors about their latest and most popular works. If you enjoy conversations about storytelling, you will love…
Leigh Bardugo, “The Language of Thorns”, “Six of Crows”
Sep 25, 2017 • 57 min
We’re joined by Leigh Bardugo, New York Times #1 bestselling author of the Grishaverse, a young adult fantasy series which has sold over one million copies. The Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, and the Six of Crows Duology. Her latest book,…
Robin Furth, “The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance” Author
Sep 14, 2017 • 58 min
We’re joined by Robin Furth, author of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance and co-writer of the Marvel Comics Dark Tower series. Robin was also a consultant on the recent Dark Tower film, has produced another concordance for a different…
Vivian Shaw, “Strange Practice” Author
Jul 30, 2017 • 46 min
Author Vivian Shaw’s debut novel, Strange Practice, was just released from Orbit Books. Strange Practice introduces Dr. Greta Helsing, a human physician working to keep the supernatural community not-alive and well in modern-day London. Greta can barely…
Rebecca Zanetti, “Lethal Lies” Author
Jun 19, 2017 • 44 min
Our guest is Rebecca Zanetti, a prolific author of dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances. She’s published more than 25 novels, many of which have appeared on bestseller lists from the New York Times, USA Today, iBooks, Amazon, and…
Lauren Shippen, “The Bright Sessions” writer/creator
Jun 5, 2017 • 43 min
We talk with Lauren Shippen, the writer and creator of The Bright Sessions, a science fiction audio drama about people with supernatural abilities - in therapy. It’s a serialized podcast where each episode is a therapy session between a patient and the…
Daniel H. Wilson, “Press Start to Play” Editor
Jun 5, 2017 • 24 min
This rebroadcast episode was recorded at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 with Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis. His books also include How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and Amped.…
Mary Robinette Kowal, “Ghost Talkers” Author
Jun 5, 2017 • 32 min
Hugo-award winning author Mary Robinette-Kowal spoke with us during the release of her novel “Ghost Talkers”, a historical fantasy set in Europe during World War I. We talk about how that novel came together, and we also explore the other facets of her…
Introduction to Fictitious
Jun 5, 2017 • 5 min
Fictitious is a new podcast about writing and genre storytelling, hosted by Adron Buske. We will delve into the storytelling process and business of writing for genre entertainment. And by genre, we mean all kinds of speculative fiction - science fiction,…