Podcast Host: Nick Taylor, Mark Mullis
Podcast Owner: machinereadable
Podcast Location: Colorado
Website: http://www.aldmachine.org/
Episodes: 29
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Machine Readable
Machine Readable is a geek culture podcast covering sci-fi, fantasy, and comics in all forms of media. Join Mark Mullis, Nick Taylor, and a rotating cast of guests as we discuss things like which Star Trek films to watch to the latest Nebula and Hugo winners. We've also interviewed authors such as Vernor Vinge, Connie Willis, and Glen Cook!

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11/02/2011 | Download File 0.00 -right click to download


Listen via iTunesListen via webWe interview the prolific fantasy writer Glen Cook. He tells us about the newest book in the Dread Empire series, A Path to Coldness of Heart. We find out about what led to a 25 year gap between the previous book and this, the conclusion of the Dread Empire series. Mr.

10/31/2011 | Download File 0.00 -right click to download


Listen via iTunesListen via webWe sit down with Greeley, Colorado resident Connie Willis. She is best known for her Oxford Time Travel books, science fiction stories that interweave extensive history research and deep characterization. In this interview, she talks about her recent Hugo award-winning

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Listen via iTunesListen via webIn this interview, Carol Berg schools us in proper pronunciation, gives us some insight into cover art for books, and teaches us just how one might put a brooding necromancer into a mystery world. Extra points for an extremely poignant description of her Collegia Magic

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Listen via iTunesListen via webScience fiction short story writer Alastair Mayer takes time out of his busy convention schedule to sit down and talk to us about why Larry Niven credits him for saving civilization, how he was nearly an astronaut in the Canadian Space Program, and how his stories are

10/28/2011 | Download File 0.00 -right click to download


Listen via iTunesListen via webIn this interview, we sit down with the ever modest and quite possibly the most personable guy in science fiction Gardner Dozois. Mr. Dozois regales us with stories about relics of the past such as "paper" and "typewriters" while giving us some insight into his writing

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Listen via iTunes Listen via web In this interview we speak with the wise-cracking, always-entertaining Mario Acevedo, author of the Felix Gomez series. Vampire detectives are pretty cool, but Mario's description of being murdered by giant spiders? Timeless. The latest book in the Felix Gomez ser

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Listen via iTunes Listen via web Our interview with the wonderful Jeanne Stein, author of the Anna Strong Chronicles. She tells us about the latest book in the series, Crossroads, and then joins us for some weapons-grade geekiness as we squee about the Whedonverse. The seventh book

06/12/2012 | Download File 0.00 -right click to download


Listen via web Listen via iTunes At long last, we are back! And this episode is only like a week old, a relic from the pre-Prometheus world, when people were still playing Diablo III and Lebron James didn't do well in playoff games. Sports! Mark Mullis, Nick Taylor, Jason Giardino and Chris Ripp

06/25/2012 | Download File 0.00 -right click to download


Listen via web Listen via iTunes Mark, Nick, and Jason compare Denver's recent heat wave to the classic Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 2000 Feet" (or "The Midnight Sun" or something, they're all pretty much the same thing). They also find time to discuss Brian Evenson's Immobility, Pixar's Bra

06/18/2012 | Download File 0.00 -right click to download


Listen via web Listen via iTunes Mark, Nick, Jason and Chris argue the merits and demerits of Prometheus and Stephen King's The Wind in the Keyhole. Jason tells us why he hated Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy, and Chris does various accents. It's a little something we like to ca

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