Thursday, February 28, 2013

That Geek Podcast Episode 9: Women In Fiction

ImageIn this double episode, Stephanie, Sylvie and I take our first run at a discussion about women in contemporary North American fiction. I like to think that we did well in this episode discussing heroic women in fiction as well as a range of other related topics including prejudices and double standards.
This was originally going to be a split episode, but it became plain to me (Randy), that this episode had to stay in one piece because we get a little serious about things and we come to a conclusion that I think requires the proper context.
Ultimately, our discussion took a life of its own and went in an unexpected, but interesting direction. The topic was much larger than we could have contained in the time given, so I'm sure we're going to revisit this topic in the future from a different angle.
Thank you so much for listening, please share your comments on this topic and our approach and / or conclusions. I'm begging here, we want to hear from you.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

That Geek Podcast Episode 8: What We're Looking Forward To In 2013

ImageThis episode is all about the glorious entertainment coming in 2013. We discuss things we're looking forward to this year in entertainment and share the dates of notable movie and television premieres, so if you don't have the time to go in search of entertainment in 2013, let us do the work for you!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

That Geek Podcast Episode 7: The Best and Worst of 2012

Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy return after a hiatus with our likes and dislikes in film and television for 2012.
s a celebratory episode because there were many great things about 2012, so this episode is l
argely positive.

We've changed to a half hour format, and we'll be back with a new fix every Wednesday, thank you for listening!

Our theme music is provided by Incompetech, and the tune is called Pinball Sprting.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

New Podcasts, Broadcast 8, and Trouble With Amazon.UK

A concept drawing of Ayan The 2nd by Marcus Froment.
On February 13, 2013 That Geek Podcast starts a new season with a new episode on Crewcast Radio. I really enjoy that show, and feel truly fortunate to sit down with Sylvie and Stephanie. I think we're still discovering how to do this, and it's going well.

Meanwhile, I'm starting the real work on Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8, which will lead me right into Broadcast 9. After completing Broadcast 7, seeing what that controversial book has done in the world, taken the critical jabs along with the praise, I feel I've got a great plan for Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 8, 9 and 10.

They're a set. Broadcasts 8 and 9 are made to be written together. I'll be taking a quick break to write something else between Broadcasts 9 and 10 then getting right back to it to finish that trilogy. Broadcast 7: Framework was a very serious book with a lot of character growth and exposition. That's going to pay off in Broadcasts eight through ten, which will be written with a greater focus on adventure.

I'm also very glad to announce that there will be a new Spinward Fringe Podcast episode soon with a few surprises about Spinward Fringe and other projects that are just in the beginning stages. This year I'd like to release three or four books, none of which are complete yet. Two of them will be Spinward Fringe novels, the other one hasn't been chosen. There will be other news in this upcoming podcast, so keep an eye on the Crewcast Radio site.

Before I go, I'd like to point to an issue I'm having with Without explanation, they've hiked the price of Spinward Fringe: Origins from free to $2.99 US. This is a book that's been free everywhere else for over two years now, and I'd like to keep it that way - but I need your help. They won't listen to me, or allow me to set the price to free myself unless I sell that book exclusively on Amazon - something I'm not willing to do.

I'd like to ask you for your help. If you want to free Origins all you have to do is visit the book page on and scroll down to a link that says "tell us about a lower price?" Click there and enter in the link of any site that is offering the book for free. Here are some examples:
Sony Ebookstore:

Thank you so much for your support in freeing Origins, and in everything else so far. I'm so excited about 2013 and hope to entertain you better than ever.