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Bringing hope to the world through Speculative Fiction. Interviews with writers, gamers, creators, and activists with co-hosts Cat Rambo, Alan Bailey, Diane Morrison, and Rachel Renee.

Past guests include:

  • P. Djeli Clark
  • Bill Campbell
  • Tobius Buckell
  • Cadwell Turnbull
  • James Morrow
  • Malka Older
  • Alexandra Rowland


Apr 13, 2021

In this episode Alan interviews author, engineer, and editor SB Divya. They cover robots in Star Wars, the ethics of AI, Buddhism in fiction, and her new book Machinehood.

You can find the book about women in Buddhism here.

We review Space Unicorn Blues by TJ...

Mar 18, 2021

In this episode, Alan and Diane interview author Dr. Allen Stroud. They discuss the difference between writing video games and novels, Baldur's Gate 3, and writing about trauma. We also talk about Allen Stroud's new novel Fearless.

They also review:

The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan by Zig Zag Claybourne published by...

Feb 18, 2021

In this episode, Alan and Diane interview author Nadia Afifi. They discuss how clones are done wrong, religion, and writing tips on integrating philosophy with action. 

They also review:

Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders edited by Susan Forest & Lucas K....

Jan 13, 2021

This episode is a special live stream we did on January 2nd to celebrate the end of 2020. We invited some of our previous guests back to discuss the good things that happened in 2020. Guests included Lem Fillyaw who discusses Video Games, Chris Snyder with Music, RicK Claypool with politics, and Graeme Barber...