Monday, February 14, 2011

Hear the new OUTER ALLIANCE podcast!

I feel like I've neglected the Outer Alliance lately. This is a terrific association of writers, editors, publishers and other kinds of creators that I was fortunate enough to have had a small role in helping to found and promote about a year and a half ago. Our mission statement: "As a member of the Outer Alliance, I advocate for queer speculative fiction and those who create, publish and support it, whatever their sexual orientation and gender identity. I make sure this is reflected in my actions and my work." We have hundreds of members now, and while our level of activity varies a lot, it's always a great resource. One of the coolest newer things going on is the podcast, hosted by the great Julia Rios (who has also conducted scores of written  interviews with people for posting to the site--most posts anymore are her "Spotlight" interviews).

The fourth installment of the podcast is made of win, featuring in its first half an interview with Nora Olsen, discussing her YA book The End: Five Queer Kids Save the World. And in the second half--this is awesome!--an interview with M-Brane Press's own Brandon Bell discussing his zine Fantastique Unfettered and our antho The Aether Age, and (very informatively) his Creative Commons licensing concept. He is joined by writer Frank Ard, author of "Small Fish in the Deep Blue Sea", his really great story from FU #1. It was very interesting listening to Frank discuss his fiction, and also to hear my collaborator Brandon discuss and promote our various projects (including the Double--coming soon!). Also, I don't recall ever having heard myself mentioned in a group discussion on a podcast before, so that was cool and weird, too, that sense that stuff that I do actually emanates outside of my library somehow.  Check it out, and subscribe it in your iTunes player or however you get your podcasts.

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