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Martha Wells Podcasts

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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Martha Wells. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Martha Wells, often where they are interviewed.

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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Martha Wells. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Martha Wells, often where they are interviewed.

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Martha Wells, NETWORK EFFECT (The MurderBot Diaries) author

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In this episode, I’m excited to welcome Martha Wells, author of THE MURDERBOT DIARIES. This award-winning science fiction series features the introverted, cynical, and frequently hilarious security robot that thinks privately of itself as MurderBot. It's a half-machine, half-organic construct, corporate owned and rented out to space-exploring organizations.   There’re plenty of SecUnit’s just like it, except MurderBot hacked its systems to allow greater autonomy — which mostly consists of slacking on the job and downloading as much serial entertainment as it can stream.   When its latest clients, a scientific research team exploring a distant planet, find themselves in danger after a neighboring mission group go dark, MurderBot must exploit all its unique talents and perspectives to defend them. Which risks revealing to its human crew that it’s broken free of its corporate limitations, as well as an unpleasant history that inspired its threatening moniker.   THE MURDERBOT DIARIES include 4 novellas — ALL SYSTEMS RED, ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, ROGUE PROTOCOL, and EXIT STRATEGY — and a brand new, full-length novel called NETWORK EFFECT, which is available now from Tor.Com publishing.
Aug 13 2020 · 37mins
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Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries 4) by Martha Wells

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The boyos reach the end of the first arc (first four novellas) to the dang ole Murderbot books! The episode is kinda long because they go into their thoughts on the series thus far. Sorry not sorry?

28:27 A Literary Game

44:05 Final Thoughts

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Jul 27 2020 · 1hr 15mins

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Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries 3) by Martha Wells

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The boyos murder their way through Murderbot part3! The book’s gotta whiney Woody Allen robot or whatever! Good god!

22:32 A Literary Game

32:55 Final Thoughts

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Jul 20 2020 · 54mins
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All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries 1) by Martha Wells (with Kristy Brannon)

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Awesome horse girl Kristy Brannon (It’s All Downhill podcast) returns as the nerd team picks up a new, highly acclaimed series! Also: A game is played!

Kristy Bannon: @kristybannon @alldownhillpod

29:29 A Literary Game

45:20 Final Thoughts

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Jul 06 2020 · 1hr 13mins

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The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells (Part 1)

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Robots and space travel and philosophy, oh my! This week, we look at the first two novellas in Martha Wells' The Murderbot Diaries series, All Systems Red and Artificial Condition. Join us for a discussion about humanity, anxiety, and the future of bad soap operas.

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Jun 18 2020 · 51mins
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31: Martha Wells Interview

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Travis interviews science fiction and fantasy author Martha Wells about her latest novel, Network Effect. It's the first full-length novel in the Murderbot Diaries and releases today from Tor.com.

The two of them talk about the challenges of writing nonhuman characters, amazing books they wish more people were reading, and what the future holds in store for Murderbot.

Check out the full virtual book tour schedule for Network Effect here.

Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads), the Ile-Rien series (including The Death of the Necromancer) as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, media tie-ins (for Star Wars and Stargate: Atlantis), and non-fiction. She has won a Nebula Award, two Hugo Awards, an ALA/YALSA Alex Award, two 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 sixteen languages.

Find Martha at her website, blog, or as @MarthaWells1 on Twitter. You can support Martha by buying her books or pledging to her Patreon.

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May 05 2020 · 42mins
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Obsolesence by Martha Wells - Take Us To A Better Place

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Jan 21 2020 · 1hr 10mins
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All Systems Red by Martha Wells

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Welcome‌ ‌back,‌ ‌Literary‌ ‌Slummers‌ ‌to‌ ‌another‌ ‌episode‌ ‌of‌ ‌Shelf‌ ‌Aware,‌ ‌the‌ ‌podcast‌ ‌where‌ ‌we‌ ‌delve‌ ‌into‌ ‌books‌ ‌outside‌ ‌our‌ ‌comfort‌ ‌zones.‌ ‌This‌ ‌fortnight,‌ ‌we’re‌ ‌wrapping‌ ‌up‌ ‌our‌ ‌unit‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌cyberpunk‌ ‌genre‌ ‌by‌ ‌discussing‌ ‌the‌ ‌book‌ ‌All‌ ‌Systems‌ ‌Red‌ ‌by‌ ‌Martha‌ ‌Wells.‌ ‌Did‌ ‌this‌ ‌book‌ ‌change‌ ‌Em’s‌ ‌mind‌ ‌about‌ ‌cyberpunk?‌ ‌Does‌ ‌it‌ ‌even‌ ‌qualify‌ ‌as‌ ‌belonging‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌genre?‌ ‌Can‌ ‌we‌ ‌all‌ ‌become‌ ‌Murderbot?‌ ‌

We’ll‌ ‌be‌ ‌back‌ ‌next‌ ‌Monday‌ ‌with‌ ‌another‌ ‌Animorphs‌ ‌book!‌ ‌

Reading‌ ‌Recommendations:‌ ‌
Old‌ ‌Man’s‌ ‌War‌ ‌by‌ ‌John‌ ‌Scalzi‌ ‌
An‌ ‌Unkindness‌ ‌of‌ ‌Ghosts‌ ‌by‌ ‌Rivers‌ ‌Solomon‌

A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/fretwiz.

Twitter: @shelfawarecast, @amdeebee, @emnoteliza
Email: shelfawarecast @ gmail
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Jan 20 2020 · 1hr 6mins
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Episode 31: Martha's Merry(?) Murderbots (w/ Martha Wells)

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This week, Bryan sits down with Hugo and Nebula award-winning science-fiction and fantasy author Martha Wells to talk about her work, including her Hugo Award-winning Murderbot Diaries! Martha and Bryan discuss worldbuilding, getting inside characters' heads, writing for collectible card games, and so much more! This episode was recorded LIVE at the 2019 Brown County Library Comic-Con! Listen now!


Check out Martha's work at http://www.marthawells.com/!
Oct 14 2019 · 51mins
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Episode 243 Interview with Martha Wells

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This week we're talking Martha Wells, author of THE MURDERBOT DIARIES, Star Wars and Stargate: Atlantis tie-ins, and multiple fantasy and young adult fiction. Find out more at https://marthawells.com and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/marthawells1.

Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our patrons over at https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope.

Mentioned in this episode:

Hugo Award

Locus Award

ALA Alex Award

Nebula Award

CAT PICTURES PLEASE (Short Story) by Naomi Kritzer


Anne Leckie

FANDOM FOR ROBOTS (Short Story) by Vina Jie-Min Prasad

Uncanny Magazine

Strange Horizons


Magic the Gathering

Matt Forbeck

"What's Up Danger"

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

NETWORK EFFECT by Martha Walls

World Con


George R. Brown Center

Venture Brothers


Toy Soldiers (Movie)

Overwatch League


Mile High Con

THE BOOKS OF THE RAKSURA (Book Series) by Martha Wells

Doctor Who

Rebecca Roanhorse

THE DEEP by Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Snipes, Rivers Solomon, and William Hutson


IN DREAMING BOUND by J. Kathleen Cheney


N. K. Jemison

THE STEERSWOMAN by Rosemary Kirstein

Jul 23 2019 · 26mins