Episode 007 – Matthew Kressel

Artwork to “The Last Novelist” by Scott Bakal

At last! The 7th episode of the podcast is upon us and this time Devin and Rajan sit down with Nebula-award finalist, Matthew Kressel to talk writing, Blade Runner (a constant with Matt), television, beer, and more.


Matthew Kressel is a speculative fiction writer whose short story “The Last Novelist” is a 2017 Nebula Award finalist. His short story “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye” was a 2014 Nebula Award finalist, and his short story “The Sounds of Old Earth” was a 2013 Nebula Award finalist.

His many short stories have appeared in such publications as Lightspeed, Nightmare, Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Analog, io9.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, and the anthologies Mad Hatters and March HaresCyber World, After,The People of the Book, and lots of other places.

His novel, King of Shards, was hailed as “Majestic, resonant, reality-twisting madness,” from NPR Books.

Every third Wednesday, he co-hosts the Fantastic Fiction reading series at the famous KGB Bar alongside veteran speculative-fiction editor Ellen Datlow.


Barking Irons Applejack

Westbrook 7th Anniversary Chocolate and Sea Salt Imperial Stout

Pipeworks Mint Truffle Abduction (Imperial Stout)

iTUNES LINK – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-007-matthew-kressel/id1316587908?i=1000411706365&mt=2

Episode 004 – The Last Jedi Pt. 2

I’m a little late in getting the word out, but our discussion of The Last Jedi was so spirited (no pun intended) and went so long that we split it into two parts. The 2nd and final part is now online and available for your listening pleasure. iTunes has it, or you can listen via Soundcloud (also embedded below).

Episode 004, like our last episode, features Rachel Parker and Joey Ammons.


Rachel Parker is a co-founder of GeekGirlBrunch (@geekgirlbrunch) an international meet-up group for geeky women. She is a member of the NYC-based ASOIAF fan group @FireandLunch and you can hear her talk about Thrones on the @FireandLunch #Piecast. Her current passion-project is Read This F*cking Book (@rtfbpodcast) –  trading genre book recs with co-host and guests in the never-ending quest for her next favorite book. You can find her mostly talking about Star Wars @DarthRachel.

Joey Ammons is a concept artist at Macy’s Parade Studio. His Instagram is @powerkid.exe.


Light (side) and Dark (side) beers:

Light — Other Half Space Diamonds IPA

Dark — Other Half We’ve Been Out There in Orbit Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged w/ Coffee & Coconut)