Tales From The Bridge: All Things Sci-Fi

Tales From The Bridge: All Things Sci-Fi

Tales From the Bridge is a bi-weekly Science Fiction podcast. Join Tristan, Marty, Kevin, and Sam as they sit down with your favorite 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 on 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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September 21, 2022 63 min

Chris Gebhardt from nasaspaceflight.com stopped by to talk about rockets and space!  Chris lets us know about programs to get excited for, he tells us about his introduction to rockets at a very young age, and his love of Star Trek and some other great science fiction shows.

Visit nasaspaceflight.com for all your rocket news.

Subscribe to their YouTube channel for all the best coverage of launches and more.

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Kevin and Marty have a great talk with Robert J. Sawyer about his past novels and his newer projects, such as his soon to be released Audible book, The Downloaded. Rob shares his thoughts on big ideas like consciousness and the possibility of god and simulations.

Check out Robert's website: sfwriter.com

Follow him on Twitter here.

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In this episode we start things off by talking about odd shaped air crafts, and then move on to critic some recent big film releases. And of course, we battle out our differences with a discussion of one of Iain M. Banks' most accessible novels, The Player of Games. 

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Join us as we chat with comic book artist and author, MariNaomi. Mari tells us about her early exposure to science fiction, her passion for sharing stories, and creating databases for underrepresented artists.

Check out MariNaomi's linktree here.

Follow them on Twitter here.

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In this episode, we look at the astronaut job market, a fascist takeover of the moon, Chris Hadfield's mustache, and the latest from Star Wars. This month we read Pierce Brown's, Red Rising and have a full review for you.  As always, thank you to all our listeners. We appreciate you very much and we will continue to bring great conversations and content to the world of science fiction.

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Join us as we chat with writer, comedian and veteran podcaster, Chris Mancini. Chris tells us about writing graphic novels, making movies and we even get some classic science fiction book recommendations.

Visit White Cat Entertainment for signed copies of Chris' books and be sure to check out the many podcasts he has been a part of like What Are You Watching? with Chris Mancini and The Quiet Journeys of Professor Atwood.


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Join us as we sit down with award winning author, Charles Stross. We discuss his books and his creative writing process. Charlie tells us about the different directions he is taking with his latest works, and we make time to get some interesting political insights.
 
Check Charlie's website for books and his blog:
https://www.antipope.org

For the latest from Charlie himself, follow him on twitter.

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We start things off with some interesting science news and developments, then chat a little about some shows we've been watching like Outer Range, Love, Death and Robots and Star Wars Visions. We find out about what we all thought of the J.S. Dewes novel, The Last Watch. And we end things off with some science fiction author trivia.

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In this episode Kevin tells us about his amazing journey of writing Clockwork Destiny, the third book in the trilogy that Kevin wrote with friend and legendary drummer, Neil Peart of Rush. We go deep down the Dune rabbit hole and get some fantastic stories about how Kevin and Brian Herbert approach their writing. Kevin tells us about writing for other franchises like Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, and much more.

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It's time to look back at our first year of the show!

 Firstly, thank you to all our listeners. We appreciate you very much and we will continue to bring great conversations and content to the world of science fiction.

Secondly, we want to thank all the amazing guests we've had on the show. So many talented folks have joined us and we're happy to share their stories and insights so our listeners and every one on the show ...

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Andrew Liptak tells us about his new book Cosplay: A History. We geek out and talk about comic conventions, 3D printers, inclusion, fan culture and being the bad guy.

Are you into cosplay?  Let us know!

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Science Content Alert! In this episode, Marty starts things off with some new scientific discoveries involving the Higgs Boson.  We talk about some of the books we've been reading on the side.  Spoiler... it's still Sci-Fi.  Then we jump into a review of Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. This is an important book that has gained new traction during the pandemic, and should definitely make it onto your reading list. Sa...

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In this episode we chat with actor David Menkin. David has recently portrayed the legendary character of Luke Skywalker in the new video game, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. David tells us about filling some big boots, life in London, UK, and his experience working with some of the greatest talents in film such as Tom Hanks and Tom Tykwer. 

Follow David on social media to see what he is up to next.
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In this episode, we sit down with legendary filmmaker, Phil Tippett. Phil has created special effects for the original Star Wars trilogy, Jurassic Park, Robocop, Starship Troopers, and more.

We discuss his latest film Mad God and go deep down the rabbit hole of self, art, and art-damaged film. We also get some pretty great stories... like the time Phil did acid while filming Return of the Jedi.

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The week it's the Fantasy special you were secretly hoping for. We talk about our favorite fantasy novels and series. We explore sub-genres and the strong ties that Fantasy has to Sci-fi. In Sci-fi, the "fast than light drive" has a major impact on the story, and so too does the type of magic used in a Fantasy novel. So rest assured - we'll be talking wizards.

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In  this episode, we review Semiosis by Sue Burke.  Sue has written a fascinating duology that features a sentient plant on a far-flung planet who must contend with human colonists. On Science Fiction - Science Fact we wonder about the ISS falling from the sky.  On Trivia, we find another reason to say 'Lagrange point' (it's fun, admit it), and a 2000-year-old laptop lands one of our hosts a prize from your childhood.

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In this episode, we sit down with acclaimed science fiction author John Scalzi. You may know him from the Old Man's War series, or his latest novel The Kaiju Preservation Society. Or you may even know him for having a six-neck guitar.  We will cover it all in this wide-ranging chat, and we're excited to have him on the show.  Be sure to check out John Scalzi's blog to see what he is working on here:  https://whatever.sc...

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Have you ever hummed Darth Vader's Imperial March as your Mother-in-Law approached? In this episode, we go deep-geek with Erik Woods, host of the Cinematic Radio Podcast. We learn about your favourite soundtracks and get a peek behind the curtain at what goes into them. Make sure to check out the Cinematic Sound Radio Network and their slate of great programming.

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In this episode, we sit down with author, journalist, and translator, Sue Burke. She is well known for her acclaimed science fiction novels Semiosis (2018) and its sequel, Interference (2019). Sue is a Clarion workshop alumnus and has published over thirty short stories. We cover plenty of ground in our discussion; from alien plant-sentience to feminism in sci-fi. It was a great conversation and we're excited to share it with y...

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In this episode, we sit down with writer, storyteller, and podcaster Damien Walter.  A graduate of the Clarion sci-fi writer’s workshop at UCSD, and host of the Science Fiction podcast.  We talk about what science fiction has been, what it is becoming, and its greater impact on the high-ground of our global culture. We also discuss the myths propping up many of the ideas behind hard-science fiction, and look at where our favorite g...

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