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Martha Wells

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HT#67: Network Effect, by Martha Wells (feat. Brent and Cody from The Hugonauts)

Hugos There Podcast

Brent and Cody from The Hugonauts podcast join me for a discussion of Network Effect, by Martha Wells, winner of the 2021 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Start – 8:50 Intro through “Why this book?” 8:51 – 22:03 Non-Spoiler discussion 22:04 – end Spoiler discussion Notes & Mentions: The Ancillary Series, by Ann Leckie The … Continue reading "HT#67: Network Effect, by Martha Wells (feat. Brent and Cody from The Hugonauts)"

50mins

1 Aug 2022

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HT#67: Network Effect, by Martha Wells (feat. Brent and Cody from The Hugonauts)

Hugos There Podcast

Brent and Cody from The Hugonauts podcast join me for a discussion of Network Effect, by Martha Wells, winner of the 2021 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Start – 8:50 Intro through “Why this book?” 8:51 – 22:03 Non-Spoiler discussion 22:04 – end Spoiler discussion Notes & Mentions: The Ancillary Series, by Ann Leckie The … Continue reading "HT#67: Network Effect, by Martha Wells (feat. Brent and Cody from The Hugonauts)"

50mins

1 Aug 2022

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SFBRP #495 – Martha Wells – Network Effect – Murderbot Diaries #5

Science Fiction Book Review Podcast » Podcast Feed

Luke and Juliane talk about how Network Effect by Martha Wells can win both a Hugo and a Nebula award, despite being mediocre. Spoiler Alert: because of existing Murderbot fandom. Discuss this book at Goodreads.com Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage Follow Luke on twitter: https://twitter.com/lukeburrage Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html

1hr 26mins

30 Jul 2022

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Ep. 112 - Martha Wells talks about writing The Murderbot Diaries, how they saved her writing career, and more!

Page One - The Writer's Podcast

Martha Wells has been an SF/F writer since her first fantasy novel was published in 1993, and her work includes The Books of the Raksura series, The Death of the Necromancer, the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, The Murderbot Diaries series, media tie-in fiction for Star Wars, Stargate: Atlantis, and Magic: the Gathering, as well as short fiction, YA novels, and non-fiction. She has won Nebula Awards, Hugo Awards, and Locus Awards, and her work has appeared on the Philip K. Dick Award ballot, the BSFA Award ballot, the USA Today Bestseller List, and the New York Times Bestseller List. Her books have been published in twenty-two languages.We loved chatting with Martha about her writing career, hearing how she first broke in, and how she coped when she suddenly found it difficult to get published. We hear how The Murderbot Diaries helped her come back from that, chat to her about writing novellas, hear how she wrote for Magic: The Gathering, Star Wars, Stargate and more! Plus - we get an update on the Murderbot TV series!Links:Buy Martha's books now!Visit Martha's websiteFollow Martha on TwitterPage One - The Writer's Podcast is brought to you by Write Gear, creators of Page One - the Writer's Notebook. Learn more and order yours now: https://www.writegear.co.uk/page-oneFollow us on Twitter: @ukPageOneFollow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ukPageOneFollow us on Instagram: @ukPageOne Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

56mins

1 Jul 2022

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Episode 85 - The Network Effect by Martha Wells

The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

In this episode, Jeff and Laura and joined by Dialoggers to discuss The Network Effect by Martha Wells. They talk about writing amazing character voices in science fiction, putting in backstory and info-dumping, using unique point-of-views, writing in a way that sucks the reader into a character voice, and using punctuation tools to make a narrative voice come to life. To learn more about dialogue and join the Dialogue Doctor community, come to https://dialoguedoctor.com/

43mins

28 Mar 2022

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Episode 122: All Systems Red, Book 1 of The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

Lez Geek Out!cast

Andi and Lise are finally talking about the first novella, All Systems Red, in The Murderbot Diaries series by multi-award winning author Martha Wells. Told from the point-of-view of Murderbot, an autonomous security droid who has liberated themself from the control of the overarching corporate company that manufactured them, Murderbot now goes on their assignments trying to fly under the radar and keep from being discovered as autonomous. Their latest assignment is a research team on a planet on which other research teams are being wiped out. Superb world-building, excellent characterization, and wrestling with big themes about autonomy and AI, this is a must-read.  Martha Wells’ website HERE.  Info about “All Systems Red” HERE.  Shout-outs: Lise watched the movie Turning Red, a Pixar offering available on Disney Plus. Set in Toronto’s Chinatown in 2002, the movie follows main character Mei Lee, a geeky 13-year-old Chinese Canadian girl who is dealing with all the issues that come with that age in addition to a family blessing/curse in which Mei Lee turns into a large red panda when she experiences intense emotions. Andi is working to broaden her mystery-reading to include more diverse authors and also shout-outs the NBC series (also streaming on Hulu) The Endgame, in which a Black female FBI agent faces off against an Eastern European female international arms dealer.  Find LGO on Twitter (@LGOPodcast) and their website. You can find the hosts on Twitter, too! @LiseMactague and @andimarquette. Please like and subscribe and review! Help other geeks find us

56mins

18 Mar 2022

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Episode 11 Journal d'un AssaSynth par Martha Wells

PTB - Plaid, thé, bouquins

Dans cet épisode, Maïly et Julie parlent de droïdes, de libre-arbitre, et de comment les humains n'ont aucun instinct de préservation lorsque leurs copains sont en danger.  (Avec une digression sur les enfants qui te toussent dans la bouche, ces sales petits monstres.)Suivez-nous sur Facebook et Instagram et écrivez-nous à plaidthebouquins@gmail.com !

54mins

3 Mar 2022

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Episode 521: Martha Wells

Beginnings

On today's episode, I talk to author Martha Wells. Martha has been a sci-fi and fantasy writer since her first novel was published in 1993, and her work includes The Books of the Raksura series, The Death of the Necromancer, the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, The Murderbot Diaries series, as well as media tie-in stories for Star Wars, Stargate: Atlantis, and Magic: the Gathering. And this is just a sampling of her work, which it should be noted, has appeared many times on the New York Times Bestseller List. As well, over the last few decades, Martha has been recognized for her writing with numerous Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards, as well as a Philip K. Dick Award nomination or two. And most recently, The Murderbot Diaries novel Network Effect won the 2021 Nebula Award and Hugo Award for Best Novel, while the series itself won the 2021 Hugo Award for Best Series. This is the website for Beginnings, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, follow me on Twitter.

59mins

11 Feb 2022

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#35 — Book Club: 'All Systems Red' by Martha Wells

Novel Gaming!

Does the word "Murderbot" mean anything to you? Hopefully it will after listening to us talk about 'All Systems Red' by Martha Wells, the first entry in the Murderbot Diaries series! Before we do that (starts around 28:45), we catch each other up on what we've been playing and watching lately. Playing: Breath of the Wild (Switch) It Takes Two (PS4) Okami (PS4) Watching: Grey's Anatomy (Hulu) Queer Eye (Netflix) Home (2019) (HBO Max) Firefly (Hulu) Thinking About Wordle Find us on Twitter: @NovelGamingPod Send us an e-mail: novelgamingpodcast@gmail.com Logo by: Katie! Theme song: "Bit Bossa" by Azureflux

1hr 3mins

20 Jan 2022

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Episode 61: Worldbuilding: The Search for Intelligent Life ft. MARTHA WELLS

Worldbuilding for Masochists

From aliens to AI, from dragons to dwarves, from to nebulous clouds to sapient mushrooms, how do we conceive of non-human intelligence in our speculative worlds? Martha Wells joins us to discuss the various considerations in building a culture from a perspective entirely unlike our own, perhaps operating on different levels of consciousness, or through a hive mind, or dealing with entirely different biologies and ecologies. How do you on-board a reader to something beyond the human brain? Is that culture in conflict with human culture, or in peaceful coexistence, or do humans even exist in their world? How do we apply some of our basics of worldbuilding to this kind of crafting? Our Guest: Martha Wells has been an SF/F writer since her first fantasy novel was published in 1993, and her work includes The Books of the Raksura series, The Death of the Necromancer, the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, The Murderbot Diaries series, media tie-in fiction for Star Wars, Stargate: Atlantis, and Magic: the Gathering, as well as short fiction, YA novels, and non-fiction. She has won Nebula Awards, Hugo Awards, and Locus Awards, and her work has appeared on the Philip K. Dick Award ballot, the BSFA Award ballot, the USA Today Bestseller List, and the New York Times Bestseller List. Her books have been published in twenty-two languages. Transcript for Episode 61 (Thank you, dear scribes!)

59mins

13 Oct 2021

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