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102: John Scalzi Interview

The Fantasy Inn Podcast

Travis interviews science fiction author John Scalzi about The Kaiju Preservation Society, a standalone novel from Tor Books. It's a fast-paced, fun adventure full of giant monsters and a great way to escape from the world for a while. This episode is spoiler free! John and Travis discuss the difficulty of writing during lockdown, the historical context for kaiju films, and the value of books as entertainment. Want your message featured on the podcast? Find out more here. About John Scalzi: JOHN SCALZI is one of the most popular SF authors of his generation. His debut Old Man's War won him the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts (which won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel), and 2020's The Last Emperox. Material from his blog, Whatever, has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. The Kaiju Preservation Society is his latest standalone novel from Tor Books. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter. Things Mentioned: Travel by Bullet by John Scalzi - Audiobook The Actual Star by Monica Byrne Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi Find Us Online: Blog Discord Twitter Instagram Support Us: Become a Patron Buy Us a Coffee Music: Intro: "The Legend of Iya" courtesy of https://philter.no Outro: "A Quest Unfolds" courtesy of https://philter.no This episode of The Fantasy Inn podcast was recorded in the unceded territory of the S’atsoyaha (Yuchi) and ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Eastern Cherokee Band) peoples. Some of the links included in these show notes are affiliate links and support the podcast at no additional cost to you. If it's an option for you, we encourage you to support your local bookstores! The blog post accompanying this episode can be found at https://thefantasyinn.com, along with fantasy book reviews, author interviews, and more fantasy content.


6 Sep 2022

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John Scalzi, "The Kaiju Preservation Society" (Tor Books, 2022)

New Books in Science Fiction

One could call The Kaiju Preservation Society (Tor Books, 2022) a pandemic novel because a) John Scalzi wrote it during the pandemic and b) the pandemic serendipitously leads the main character, Jamie, to a new job that sets the action in motion.But the book is not about the pandemic. It’s about Kaiju, Godzilla-like monsters who live in an alternate Earth. This alternate Earth is rich in radioactive elements, and the Kaiju produce energy from their own internal biological reactors. This makes them a danger when, say, they end their lives with in nuclear explosion that thins the walls between Earths, but it also makes them an object of fascination for unscrupulous humans seeking new sources of cheap energy.“So much of the way plant life and animal life on Earth works is through sunlight, which is just another type of radiation,” Scalzi says. “Plants photosynthesize, animals eat plants, other animals eat the animals that eat the plants and so on and so forth. But sooner or later it all comes back to sunlight. The only places where you don’t have that happen are in very specific places where, for example, there are sulfurous heat sources at the bottom of the ocean. And then things have evolved to take advantage of the energy source there. Well, in this alternate Earth, things like uranium and thorium in the crust are another possible energy source. It makes sense to me that life would evolve to take advantage either wholly or in part of that additional energy source. And then, of course, I just built out from there.”Scalzi has contributed in myriad ways to the art of science fiction through many novels, his past leadership as president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the platform he provides other writers on The Big Idea, a feature that appears regularly on his website. His writing has earned numerous awards, including what was once upon a time known as the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Hugo Award for Best Novel, Hugos for Fan Writer and Best Related Book, and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.Rob Wolf is the host of New Books in Science Fiction and the author of The Alternate Universe and The Escape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science-fiction


9 Jun 2022

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It Was John Scalzi

Learned Lag

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24 May 2022

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Ep 41 - John Scalzi - Science Fiction Author

Page Break with Brian McClellan

Brian's guest this week is science fiction author John Scalzi. John is known for a massive variety of work, including his early career as a reviewer and columnist, his bestselling breakout novel Old Man’s War, his time as president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, and his well-known blog, Whatever.John and Brian talk about paradigm shifts in their industry, being a longtime public figure, and his well-publicized thirteen-book contract with Tor. They also talk about living and working in the Midwest, and the real nature of professional jealousy. Enjoy my conversation with John Scalzi!Find John on Twitter or his website.Find Brian McClellan at his website, on Twitter and Instagram, or find his books on Amazon, direct from his bookstore, or wherever books are sold!Don't forget to support the show on Patreon, or pick up some swag on Redbubble. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 17mins

17 May 2022

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#114: A Conversation with John Scalzi

Green Team of the Legendarium

little red book, Ceskykure, and Lammy Lams talk with author John Scalzi about many random questions and slightly about his new book Kaiju Preservation Society, and yes a question is repeated.  Music: Galactic Damages by Jingle Punks Considering supporting The Legendarium on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/legendarium Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thelegendarium/ Discord: https://discord.gg/FNcpuuA Twitter: @GreenteamPod


9 Apr 2022

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John Scalzi interview - Episode 609

Reading And Writing Podcast

The 609th episode of the Reading and Writing Podcast features an interview with John Scalzi, author of the novel THE KAIJU PRESERVATION SOCIETY. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reading-and-writing-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


21 Mar 2022

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The Kaiju Preservation Mob, In Conversation with John Scalzi

Androids and Assets - The Complete Package

Marshall and Stephen are joined by the dynamic and entertaining John Scalzi to talk about his new book, The Kaiju Preservation Society. Tweet The post The Kaiju Preservation Mob, In Conversation with John Scalzi appeared first on Androids and Assets.

1hr 4mins

17 Mar 2022

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SPECIAL EPISODE: An Interview with John Scalzi

The Front Row Network

We are thrilled to bring you our interview with prolific Sci-Fi author, John Scalzi. Craig and Mike chat with John about his upcoming release, The Kaiju Preservation Society. Set for release on March 15, this new stand-alone novel is signature Scalzi, bringing humor and wit to the world of kaijus. We also talk his previous works, including the Old Man's War series as well as Red Shirts and others. Scalzi provides insights into his writing process, and even compares Sci-Fi to his favorite dessert. FEATURING: Craig McFarland and Mike Anthony 

1hr 13mins

1 Mar 2022

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The Kaiju Preservation Society – Ep 95 with John Scalzi

Read Learn Live Podcast

When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls “an animal rights organization”. Tom’s team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on. What Tom doesn’t tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are not here on Earth. Not our Earth, at at least. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm and human-free world. They’re the universe’s largest and most dangerous panda and they’re in trouble. It’s not just the Kaiju Preservation Society who’s found their way to the alternate world. Others have, too. And their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die.  John Scalzi is the New York Times best selling author of Old Man’s War, The Collapsing Empire and Redshirts, the latter of which won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. His short stories have been adapted for the Netflix animated series Love Death + Robots. He’s known across the internet for his horrific burritos. The post The Kaiju Preservation Society – Ep 95 with John Scalzi appeared first on Read Learn Live Podcast.


27 Feb 2022

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#104: The Last Colony by John Scalzi (Old Man's War #3)

Green Team of the Legendarium

little red book hosts Ceskykure and return guest host Lammy Lams, otherwise know as Mike from The Cosmere Deep Dive Podcast, to discuss the third book in John Scalzi's Old Man's War series. They discuss communication, colonization, power politics, and a brand new planet. Weirdly, little red book's dinner comes up too. Music: Galactic Damages by Jingle Punks Considering supporting The Legendarium on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/legendarium Discord: https://discord.gg/FNcpuuA Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreenteamPod Lammy Lams can be found at: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cosmerecast


20 Feb 2022