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Tales From The Bridge: Science Fiction Books and Authors

Tales From the Bridge is a bi-weekly Science Fiction podcast. Join Tristan, Kevin, James, and Sam as they chat with your favourite science fiction authors and filmmakers. We also discuss the best in sci-fi, from books and graphic novels - to television and film. We cover cutting-edge concepts in our news segment, Science Fiction-Science Fact, and throw in a bit of trivia for fun. Apple Podcasts; https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818 Find out more on our website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/

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TFTB Extra: Highlights from Toronto ComiCon Sci-Fi/Fantasy Pop Quiz
 "Do you know who the 8th Doctor was? Or how many miles it is from Hobbiton to Mordor? Join us for this interactive panel as we ask the audience fun questions of all kinds. Prizes to be handed out to the highest scoring nerds!"This episode consists of some of the highlights from our panel at Toronto Comicon 2024. Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website:https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
15:12 3/20/24
TFTB Ep.95: A chat with Richard K. Morgan
Kevin and Tristan sit down with multi-award winning author, Richard Morgan. Richard wrote the cyberpunk thriller novel, Altered Carbon, that was adapted for a series on Netflix. He talks to us about writing for Marvel, video games, and his latest novel. We also talk about Mars, punk-isms, social-politics and more. Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website:https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
55:40 3/6/24
TFTB Ep.94: Book Review of The Thousand Earths by Stephen Baxter
In this episode we review The Thousand Earths, by Stephen Baxter.  This was an interesting book, but we're not in agreement on this one.  On Science Fiction - Science Fact we look at bringing loved ones back from the dead using AI.  If this sounds like a Black Mirror episode you'd be right.  We also get into the book of the month, and we've got a pretty great pick for you this month. Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website:https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
32:23 2/28/24
TFTB Ep.93: Emerging Author Series: Adrian M. Gibson
This month we begin our long-awaited 'Emerging Author Series' where we sit down with a rising talent in the SFF world.  We're starting strong with Adrian M. Gibson.  Adrian will introduce us to Fungal Punk, and we will chat about his new book Mushroom Blues, which will be available March 19th 2024. Adrian is a Canadian speculative fiction author, podcaster and illustrator. In 2021, he created the SFF Addicts podcast, which he co-hosts with fellow author M. J. Kuhn. The two host in-depth interviews with an array of science fiction and fantasy authors, as well as writing masterclasses. You can find out more about Adrian M. Gibson at his website here: https://adrianmgibson.com/ Also be sure to check out the great things happening at SFF Addicts here: https://adrianmgibson.com/sff-addicts Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com.You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website:https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
34:40 2/21/24
TFTB Ep.92: A chat with sci-fi legend, Joe Haldeman
On the show this week is science fiction legend, Joe Haldeman. If you read sci-fi, you've probably read, or at least heard of The Forever War. Perhaps the first anti-war science fiction book written by a veteran. Joe is one of the few authors to have won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, and he is also a lifetime member and past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).  We talk about his friendship with Robert A. Heinlein, politics in sci-fi, and the evolution of the genre. Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com.You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website:https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
33:35 2/7/24
TFTB Ep.91: Book Review of Take Us To Your Chief
In this episode we look at brain hacking on ‘Science Fiction - Science Fact’, and ask the critical question: If you’re holding in a fart would you unintentionally broadcast it to the world?  We also share what else we've been reading which includes; Wise Man's Fear, The Lord of The Rings, The Nexus Trilogy, The Nature of Oaks, System Collapse, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow.  Of course, we discuss the book of the month; Take Us To Your Chief by Drew Hayden Taylor.  Finally, we reveal the next book of the month... and we've got a good one for you. Tune in and find out what part of the universe we're heading to next!You can discover more about what Drew is working on on his website: https://www.drewhaydentaylor.com/Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com.You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website:https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
36:44 1/24/24
TFTB Ep.90: A Chat with Drew Hayden Taylor
Joining us on the Bridge is award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker, and lecturer, Drew Hayden Taylor.  Originally from Curve Lake First Nations, in Central Ontario, Drew has spent the last two decades travelling the world and writing about it from the indigenous perspective.  In this episode, we discuss his upcoming work, and his book; Take us to your Chief, a collection of sci-fi stories reinvented with a contemporary First Nations outlook. We will also be reviewing this book  in our next episode, so stay tuned for that!You can discover more about what Drew is working on on his website: https://www.drewhaydentaylor.com/ Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com.You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
37:17 1/10/24
TFTB Ep.89: A Chat with Joel Fishbane, Author and Story Analyst
If you're working on your next novel or screenplay, this is the episode for you. This week on TFTB we sit down with  award-winning novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, Joel Fishbane.  In addition to being a celebrated author, Joel is also a story analyst who assists writers and studios in developing screenplays. Joel gives us some advice on developing a good story, on navigating the industry as a full-time writer, and some pitfalls to avoid. Joel is best known for his novel The Thunder of Giants, and more than fifty works of short fiction and non-fiction published, all in a variety of genres. His Sci-fi and speculative fiction work has appeared in "On Spec", "Tall Tale TV", "Abandon", "Metastellar" with forthcoming work slated to appear in "Penumbric" and "The Magazine of Sci-Fi and Fantasy". He has been honored in numerous competitions, including the BBC International Radio Playwriting Contest,  and the Fratti-Newman Political Playwriting Contest. His feature film "The Composers" is in active development with Animal Mother Films. Find out more on Joel at the following links:Website: https://www.joelfishbane.net/IG: https://www.instagram.com/the_great_writer/?hl=en Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
39:07 12/27/23
TFTB Ep.88: A Chat with Dennis E. Taylor
In this episode we sit down for a chat with celebrated Sci-Fi author, Dennis E. Taylor. He is probably best known for his Bobiverse Series. The books look at how uploaded consciousness, and self-replication could be used to explore interstellar space - and the risks of cryogenically freezing your brain! We also get some hints on what Dennis is working on next, and we're excited to give you a peek. Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
43:27 12/13/23
TFTB Ep.87: Book Review of Sea of Tranquility
In this episode we introduce James, a new voice on the bridge. We discuss the book of the month, Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. We also chat about a few other books we've been reading such as Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe, System Collapse and Rendezvous with Rama.Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
36:17 11/29/23
TFTB Ep.86: A chat with Ryka Aoki
In this episode, Sam and Tristan sit down with Ryka Aoki to talk art, music, writing, and personal journeys. Ryka is a poet, composer, teacher, and novelist. If you enjoyed  ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’  you’ll be as excited as we are about this one.  ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’ was an Alex, and Otherwise Award winner, and a finalist for the Hugo, Locus, and Ignyte Awards. You can check out our review of "Light From Uncommon Stars" in Episode 74 of TFTB.  Ryka is also a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist for her collections “Seasonal Velocities” and “Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul” and her first novel, “He Meela A Hilo,” was called one of the “10 Best Books Set in Hawaii” by Bookriot.  You can check out Ryka's links below:Website: rykaryka.comIG: @rykarykaX: @ryka_aokiPlease let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
34:55 11/15/23
TFTB Ep.85: Book Review - To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
In this episode, we review Christopher Paolini's first significant foray into the Sci-fi genre: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. We also consider what it might be like to live in an asteroid with self-replicating robot friends as company.  Strange, we know... but someone has devised a way to do it, and it's pretty cool. We also chat about what we're watching and reading if you're looking for recommendations. Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGThe Sitcom StudyFinding the truth and wisdom amidst the tropes and clichésListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
39:32 11/1/23
TFTB Ep.84: Peter Watts & MJ Kuhn - Trivia from the Bridge
Peter and MJ join us for another Trivia from the Bridge episode in which they are tested on their science fiction and fantasy knowledge. Many of the questions are tailored to our guests to incite interesting conversation regarding their writing and interests. Peter's website: rifters.comMJ's website: mjkuhn.comSFF Addicts Podcast on Apple, YouTubePlease let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
49:40 10/18/23
TFTB Ep.83: A chat with Alix E. Harrow
Join us as we sit down with NYT bestselling author Alix Harrow. Her work has earned her a Hugo, the shortlist for the Nebula, the World Fantasy Award, a Locus, and the Southern Book Prize. We talk about her latest work, Starling House, which is a gothic fantasy coming out in October. We also get some book recommendations and the pleasure of chatting with someone who is just effortlessly cool.  Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
42:46 10/4/23
TFTB Ep.82: A chat with Andy Weir
 In this episode, we sit down with a fan favourite.  Our listeners already know Andy Weir as the author of The Martian and Project Hail Mary.  We chat about getting books made into movies, how to create a believable alien, and his latest work; Project Hail Mary.  Andy also reveals some Easter eggs for the first time, so be sure to hang out to the end for that. We had a lot of fun with Andy, and we’re sure you’re going to like this one.Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
54:36 9/20/23
TFTB Ep.81: Book review - The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
Annnnd we're back! After taking a hiatus this summer, we're ready to launch our 3rd season - and we have some great interviews in store for you.  In this episode, we've got Science Fiction - Science Fact, we share what we've been reading over the summer, we review Kurt Vonnegut's second novel, The Sirens of Titan (Spoiler: Sam managed to upset Tristan with his review), and we reveal our next book of the month. We also have a special segment for you at the end of the show; in August, we attended  FanExpo Canada and met some cool people who shared their fantasy, and sci-fi recommendations. Be sure to check it out! Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
48:15 9/13/23
TFTB Ep.80: A Conversation with Neill Blomkamp & Peter Watts - The Extended Cut
Listeners of TFTB could always use a little more Peter Watts. And because Neill Blomkamp's new film, Gran Turismo, opens this week -  here is the extended recording.The original release of this episode was 8/21/2021We sit down with Hollywood Director, Producer, Writer and Animator, Neill Blomkamp, and Hard-Sci-fi author Peter Watts. For this grand meeting of the minds, we cover space vampires, human extinction, the justification for sentience, and discover how a little bit of solipsism can lead to murder.Make sure to check out Oats Studios, for great online content from Neill Blomkamp. Correction* Episode is not quite twice as long as the original edit. You can always find more episodes on our website, you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge. You can even send us an email and explain why you think Wedge was a Sith Lord at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.comTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/141864356-talesfrom-thebridgeEmail: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com#talesfromthebridge, #sciencefiction, #scifibookclub, #TFTB, #stealingworlds, #neillblomkamp, #peterwatts, #district10, #spacevampires, #blindsight, #thesolipsismmenace 
87:25 8/9/23
TFTB Ep.79: Joseph Marcell & David Menkin - Trivia from the Bridge
Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, King Lear, Doctor Who) and David Menkin (Final Fantasy XVI, Thunderbirds Are Go, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga) join us on the bridge to play a quiz game that prompts insightful conversation and interesting stories from both of these fantastic talents.You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com      
55:56 7/26/23
TFTB Ep.78: Year Two - A look back at our favourite moments
As we wrap our second season, we reflect on our favourite moments of the year. We had 27 guests on the show; authors, a few scientists, and even a couple who may have played one on TV.  We will share our highlights and some indelible moments. We also talk about some of our favourite books from season 2 and preview what's to come in the fall. Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
29:36 7/12/23
TFTB Ep.77: Book review - Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
In this episode, we look at the problem of artificial gravity and a creative solution to the problem. We also have some beach reads for your Summer reading list and our next book of the month. We then travel back to the year 2000 to review Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds. This is the first novel of what would become a highly regarded series that helped redefine the scope of just how vast a space opera could be. This series helped shape the genre as we know it today - so be sure to check out the review.Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to interview on the show. You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook below to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGThe Science in the Fiction Podcast https://www.buzzsprout.com/2201157 #origami, #beachreads, #alastairreynolds, #spacestation, #nasa
41:05 6/28/23
TFTB Ep.76: A chat with Kate Elliott, author of The Sun Chronicles
Science fiction and fantasy author Kate Elliott joins us on the bridge in this episode. Kate has been publishing award-winning books for over 30 years, and you may know her from the New York Times bestselling series Court of Fives. Her latest sci-fi novel is Furious Heaven, the second instalment of The Sun Chronicles Series. This grand space opera was inspired by the conquests of Alexander the Great, and has been winning accolades from the likes of Ann Leckie and many more. Visit Kate's website here: kateelliott.comFollow Kate on Twitter here.You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     History Nerds United Let's make history fun again! Come listen to interviews with today's best authors. Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify#sunchronicles, #kateelliott
52:56 6/14/23
TFTB Ep.75: A chat with Hugh Howey the author behind Silo
Have you had a chance to check out Silo on Apple TV? We sit down with the author behind the series, Hugh Howey. We discuss the process he went through to bring his books to the streaming service. We also talk about his next series on AMC based on his book Beacon 23. We also manage to cover AI (because everyone is), emerging technologies, and wayfinding at sea.Visit Hugh's website here. https://hughhowey.com/Follow Hugh on Twitter here. https://twitter.com/hughhoweyYou can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     
59:23 5/31/23
TFTB Ep.74: Book Review - Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
We start things off with chatting about suburban delivery drones and the likelihood of your icy mocha frappuccino dropping right on your doorstep from above. We discuss the other books we've been reading and TV & film we've been watching. Ryka Aoki's Light from Uncommon Stars was the book of the month and it seems that everyone on the bridge was very happy with this pick. We end things with Kevin's book pick of the month. It's a good one....You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     History Nerds UnitedLet's make history fun again! Come listen to interviews with today's best authors.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
40:01 5/17/23
TFTB Ep.73: A chat with Martha Wells
Martha Wells joins us to talk about a big year of book releases. Witch King is a return to fantasy for Martha and will be published in May 2023.  System Collapse, the latest book in The Murderbot Diaries series,  will be released in November 2023. Martha has also been revising her second novel City of Bones which was first published in 1995. We talk about her writing process, world building, and much more. Visit Martha's website: marthawells.comYou can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     History Nerds UnitedLet's make history fun again! Come listen to interviews with today's best authors.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
45:21 5/3/23
TFTB Ep.72: Robert Duncan McNeill - Trivia from the Bridge
Robert Duncan McNeill teleported to the bridge to play a quiz game that has us talking a lot about Star Trek and how it all started. We hear about his podcast, The Delta Flyers, and his directing career that consists of dozens of fantastic TV shows including the recently acclaimed sci-fi/comedy series Resident Alien in which Robbie also produces.Check out The Delta Flyers Podcast.Follow Robbie on Twitter here. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     
39:26 4/19/23
TFTB Ep.71: Book Review - Beggars In Spain by Nancy Kress
We start this episode by discussing the implications of simulation theory and the possible ways in which we could escape. Then we take the time to chat about the books we've been reading aside from the book of the month. Have a book recommendation? Let us know what it is!You can find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     
53:53 4/5/23
TFTB Ep.70: A chat with Fonda Lee
 Fonda Lee is the author of the epic fantasy Green Bone Saga, beginning with Jade City, continuing in Jade War, and concluding in Jade Legacy. She is also the author of the science fiction novels Zeroboxer, Exo and Cross Fire, and two novellas, the Green Bone Saga prequel The Jade Setter of Janloon, and the upcoming Untethered Sky.  She has also written acclaimed short fiction and been an instructor at writing workshops including Viable Paradise and Clarion West. Visit Fonda's website fondalee.comFollow Fonda on Twitter here. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com    
38:59 3/15/23
TFTB Ep.69: A chat with Gareth L. Powell
Gareth L. Powell stopped by the bridge to talk about his latest book, Descendant Machine (Available April 11). We discuss his experience writing alongside Peter Hamilton, moving to California, ChatGPT, and much more.Visit Gareth's website here.Follow Gareth on Twitter. Check out linktree for more links here. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     
45:46 3/8/23
TFTB Ep.68: Sean Gunn - Trivia from the Bridge
We are super delighted to have Sean Gunn join us on TFTB. He is most well known for portraying Kraglin from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Weasel from Suicide Squad, and Kirk from The Gilmore Girls. We have a great time with this pop quiz that insights conversation about acting in a Troma film, Sean's favourite music, working as a motion capture actor in numerous roles, his buddy Michael Rooker and brother James Gunn, the new Guardians movie that comes to theatres this May, basketball trades, and so much more. Be sure to follow Sean on Twitter here. Singer/songwriter and self proclaimed movie addict, Al Grantham also joined us to compete against Sean in this non-competitive pop quiz. Find his music on bandcamp here.You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com    
55:23 2/22/23
TFTB Ep. 67: A chat with David Zindell
David Zindell returns to speak with us about the launch of his new book, The Remembrancer's Tale - the first new installation in the Neverness universe in 25 years, since his Requiem for Homo Sapiens ended in 1998.  We discuss why he has returned to Neverness to describe the next stage of evolution in humans and the universe, the metaphysics of memory, the relationship of Truth and Beauty, his conversation with Timothy Leary, and the scientific as well as aesthetic reasons to reject a reductionist, dead universe made of atomic billiard balls. You can find more of David's work on his webpage www.davidzindell.com, as well as Marty's review of of The Remembrancer's Tale on goodreads. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts or our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com   
67:56 2/15/23

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