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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


Dec 22, 2020

In this episode, Alan and Cat interview author James Morrow. They discuss their new book And The Last Trump Shall Sound, the goal of satire, the future of politics, and wish you a lovely holiday season.

They also review:

Stoker's Wilde by Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi published by Flame Tree Press...

Nov 30, 2020

In this episode, Diane interviews World Anvil founder and writer Janet Forbes. They discuss building online communities, organizing worlds, and owning a business.

We also review:

Leech Girl Lives by Rick Claypool published by Spaceboy books...

Nov 16, 2020

In this episode, Alan and Diane interview historian and author P. Djeli Clark. They discuss anarchist necromancers, the subtleties of dick jokes, and the reclamation of cosmic horror.

We also review:

Ninth Step Station: Season 2 by Malka Older. Written by Malka Older, Curtis C. Chen, Jacqueline Koyanagi, and Fran...

Nov 3, 2020

On the final Quarantine Club episode we are joined by author Sarah Buhrman and activst/author Rick Claypool. We discuss the politics in world-building, testifying before Congress, and moralizing in fiction.

Please keep in mind the audio is not up to its usual quality because it was live streamed.

Oct 14, 2020

In this episode, Alan and Cat interview writer, aid worker, and sociologist Dr. Malka Older. They discuss children's cartoons, the upcoming elections, and the collaborative writing process.

We also review:

The Wise Friend by Ramsey Campbell published by Flame Tree Press 2019

Tales from the Pirates Cove published by...