As an author and a reader, Oliver’s interests include science fiction, alternate history, fantasy, game design…author Charles E. Gannon has written them all, so you better believe when we got the opportunity to speak with him, we leapt on it.
His most recent publication is “Into the Vortex”, the second in his first ever fantasy serial, the Vortex of Worlds series, so of course we talked about that, but Charles has the kind of mind that travels far and absorbs everything, so we think anybody listening will get to learn something of interest to them!
Oliver talked with author Jonathan Maberry! They discuss his duties as editor of the birthplace of Sword & Sorcery – Weird Tales Magazine, how he manages an incredibly full & productive writing schedule, writing techniques he uses in his epic fantasy Kagen series, and a whole lot more.
The anthology features… THE ATOLL OF SYRASH, Wile E. Young THE SHADOW IN THE SWAMP, Brian Keene RED ROSE REIGN, Glen Parris THE PRINCE OF DUST AND SHADOWS, Jonathan Maberry WOLFEN DIVINE, Hailey Piper THE SEVENTH QUEEN, Heath Amodio THE 19th LEGION, Josh Roberts PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN, Allison Pang DOBROGOST, Jonathan Janz THE SUTURE KINGS, Mary SanGiovanni THE CASTLE CAUCHEMAR, L.C. Mortimer THE BEAST OF BEL’HAMI, Mike Oliveri SHADES OF RUIN, Scott Schmidt BONES AND ALL, JimmyZ Johnston THE DOG IN THE CORNER, Stephen Graham Jones OSANOBUA’S GARDEN, Justin C. Key THE SHADOW FROM THE VAULTS, Charles R. Rutledge THE GOD OF ROT, James A. Moore THE WAYFARING STRANGER, Steven L. Shrewsbury TIGER CLAWS AND CROCODILE JAWS, Rena Mason THE SCORPION AND THE CROW, Aaron Conaway WRENCH AND SORCERY, Joe R. Lansdale
It’s “Magazine Month” on SIWAN this February, which we’re kicking off by interviewing Graham and Caitlyn, two thirds of the people behind a new Sword & Sorcery magazine which debuted in the summer of 2022 – OLD MOON QUARTERLY!
Worldbuilding is one of the most enjoyable aspects of genre writing, but it can also be quite daunting. Luckily J.M. Frey, author and giver of nearly ten years worth of talks on the subject, is releasing a new book to help!
Oliver sat down with author Scott Oden to discuss the challenges of writing in another person’s voice, especially one as well known as Robert E. Howard, and spiraled off into a wide variety of topics related to the life of a writer.
Oliver talks with author and writing teacher Christopher Rowe about writing workshops, such as The Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, where he recently taught. What exactly does a workshop involve? How do you get into one, and what can you expect to get out of it? How, if at all, are they changing with the times? They discuss all this, and more.