Tales From The Bridge: Science Fiction Books and Authors

BriteBlur Productions

Tales From the Bridge is a bi-weekly Science Fiction podcast. Join Tristan, Kevin, James, 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.

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TFTB Ep.93: Emerging Author Series: Adrian M. Gibson
6d ago
TFTB Ep.93: Emerging Author Series: Adrian M. Gibson
This month we begin our long-awaited 'Emerging Author Series' where we sit down with a rising talent in the SFF world.  We're starting strong with Adrian M. Gibson.  Adrian will introduce us to Fungal Punk, and we will chat about his new book Mushroom Blues, which will be available March 19th 2024. Adrian is a Canadian speculative fiction author, podcaster and illustrator. In 2021, he created the SFF Addicts podcast, which he co-hosts with fellow author M. J. Kuhn. The two host in-depth interviews with an array of science fiction and fantasy authors, as well as writing masterclasses. You can find out more about Adrian M. Gibson at his website here: https://adrianmgibson.com/ Also be sure to check out the great things happening at SFF Addicts here: https://adrianmgibson.com/sff-addicts Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com.You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website:https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
TFTB Ep.91: Book Review of Take Us To Your Chief
Jan 24 2024
TFTB Ep.91: Book Review of Take Us To Your Chief
In this episode we look at brain hacking on ‘Science Fiction - Science Fact’, and ask the critical question: If you’re holding in a fart would you unintentionally broadcast it to the world?  We also share what else we've been reading which includes; Wise Man's Fear, The Lord of The Rings, The Nexus Trilogy, The Nature of Oaks, System Collapse, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow.  Of course, we discuss the book of the month; Take Us To Your Chief by Drew Hayden Taylor.  Finally, we reveal the next book of the month... and we've got a good one for you. Tune in and find out what part of the universe we're heading to next!You can discover more about what Drew is working on on his website: https://www.drewhaydentaylor.com/Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com.You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website:https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
TFTB Ep.90: A Chat with Drew Hayden Taylor
Jan 10 2024
TFTB Ep.90: A Chat with Drew Hayden Taylor
Joining us on the Bridge is award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker, and lecturer, Drew Hayden Taylor.  Originally from Curve Lake First Nations, in Central Ontario, Drew has spent the last two decades travelling the world and writing about it from the indigenous perspective.  In this episode, we discuss his upcoming work, and his book; Take us to your Chief, a collection of sci-fi stories reinvented with a contemporary First Nations outlook. We will also be reviewing this book  in our next episode, so stay tuned for that!You can discover more about what Drew is working on on his website: https://www.drewhaydentaylor.com/ Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com.You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
TFTB Ep.89: A Chat with Joel Fishbane, Author and Story Analyst
Dec 27 2023
TFTB Ep.89: A Chat with Joel Fishbane, Author and Story Analyst
If you're working on your next novel or screenplay, this is the episode for you. This week on TFTB we sit down with  award-winning novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, Joel Fishbane.  In addition to being a celebrated author, Joel is also a story analyst who assists writers and studios in developing screenplays. Joel gives us some advice on developing a good story, on navigating the industry as a full-time writer, and some pitfalls to avoid. Joel is best known for his novel The Thunder of Giants, and more than fifty works of short fiction and non-fiction published, all in a variety of genres. His Sci-fi and speculative fiction work has appeared in "On Spec", "Tall Tale TV", "Abandon", "Metastellar" with forthcoming work slated to appear in "Penumbric" and "The Magazine of Sci-Fi and Fantasy". He has been honored in numerous competitions, including the BBC International Radio Playwriting Contest,  and the Fratti-Newman Political Playwriting Contest. His feature film "The Composers" is in active development with Animal Mother Films. Find out more on Joel at the following links:Website: https://www.joelfishbane.net/IG: https://www.instagram.com/the_great_writer/?hl=en Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
TFTB Ep.86: A chat with Ryka Aoki
Nov 15 2023
TFTB Ep.86: A chat with Ryka Aoki
In this episode, Sam and Tristan sit down with Ryka Aoki to talk art, music, writing, and personal journeys. Ryka is a poet, composer, teacher, and novelist. If you enjoyed  ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’  you’ll be as excited as we are about this one.  ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’ was an Alex, and Otherwise Award winner, and a finalist for the Hugo, Locus, and Ignyte Awards. You can check out our review of "Light From Uncommon Stars" in Episode 74 of TFTB.  Ryka is also a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist for her collections “Seasonal Velocities” and “Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul” and her first novel, “He Meela A Hilo,” was called one of the “10 Best Books Set in Hawaii” by Bookriot.  You can check out Ryka's links below:Website: rykaryka.comIG: @rykarykaX: @ryka_aokiPlease let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
TFTB Ep.81: Book review - The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
Sep 13 2023
TFTB Ep.81: Book review - The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
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 month. We also have a special segment for you at the end of the show; in August, we attended  FanExpo Canada and met some cool people who shared their fantasy, and sci-fi recommendations. Be sure to check it out! Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to have on the podcast! You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KG
TFTB Ep.77: Book review - Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
Jun 28 2023
TFTB Ep.77: Book review - Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
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 series helped shape the genre as we know it today - so be sure to check out the review.Please let us know if there is a book you want us to review or an author you want us to interview on the show. You can always reach us on our social media links below or email us at talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com. You can also find more Tales From The Bridge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and our website, and you can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook below to see what is happening on The Bridge.Check out our many links:Twitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGThe Science in the Fiction Podcast https://www.buzzsprout.com/2201157 #origami, #beachreads, #alastairreynolds, #spacestation, #nasa
TFTB Ep.76: A chat with Kate Elliott, author of The Sun Chronicles
Jun 14 2023
TFTB Ep.76: A chat with Kate Elliott, author of The Sun Chronicles
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 accolades from the likes of Ann Leckie and many more. Visit Kate's website here: kateelliott.comFollow Kate on Twitter here.You can also 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.Check out our many links:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-bridge-all-things-sci-fi/id1570902818Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MQuEYGQ3HD2xTewRag8KGTwitter: @BridgeTalesInstagram: @talesfromthebridgeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/talesfromthebridge/Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/141864356-talesfrom-thebridge?shelf=readIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17354590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Website: https://talesfromthebridge.buzzsprout.com/Email: talesfromthebridgepodcast@gmail.com     History Nerds United Let's make history fun again! Come listen to interviews with today's best authors. Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify#sunchronicles, #kateelliott