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, Kevin, 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/


September 20, 2023 54 mins

 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 ...

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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 mon...

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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 8/21/2021

We 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 extinct...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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 ...

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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/

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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!

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March 15, 2023 38 mins

 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 V...

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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.

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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 ...

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February 15, 2023 67 mins

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, ...

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Join us as we discuss a possible hack in the universe, we chat about Dennis Taylor's Bobiverse books, we find out what book we're reading next, and end things, as usual, with some trivia.

 You can always 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.

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We are thrilled to have Kim Stanley Robinson join us on the bridge to discuss the impact of his latest novel, The Ministry for the Future.  Stan's writing career has spanned almost 50 years, and he has won World Fantasy Award, the BSFA, the John W. Campbell, Hugo and multiple Locus and Nebulas for his novels and short fiction, as well as the Robert A. Heinlein Award and Arthur C. Clark Award for his entire body of work.   

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Matt and James from Monster Party Podcast join us for a fun trivia session that tests your knowledge of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films.

Monster Party Podcast:

What happens when four Comic Con hardened sci-fi/horror fans sit around some microphones, slam down cocktails, and argue about all things monstrous? It's a podcast called Monster Party!!

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January 18, 2023 51 mins

Ness Brown stopped by the bridge to chat about their new book, The Scourge Between Stars. We discuss many topics from microbiology and astrophysics to pandemic inspiration and the writing process.

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Follow Ness on Instagram here and Twitter here.

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