Science Fiction http://wunc.org en A Fictional Trilogy Explores Nature's Secrets http://wunc.org/post/fictional-trilogy-explores-natures-secrets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Author <a href="http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/">Jeff </a></span><a href="http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/">VanderMeer</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> dreamed he was walking down a tunnel where words were appearing on the wall.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:07:27 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 38230 at http://wunc.org A Fictional Trilogy Explores Nature's Secrets North Carolina Writer Wins Campbell Award http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-writer-wins-campbell-award-0 <p></p><p><font face="Arial,sans-serif">Travel guides can help the ordinary humans navigate locales near and far, but what about those monsters banished to the nether regions of human imagination? Well, for those creepy crawlies, there is a service that will help guide them through the underworlds of planet Earth. At least, that’s the premise of Mur Lafferty’s novel, “The Shambling Guide to New York City,” (Orbit/2013). Host Frank Stasio talks with North Carolina writer Mur Lafferty about her new novel. </font></p><p><font face="Arial,sans-serif">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:36:22 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 24897 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Writer Wins Campbell Award Conference Examines People Of Color In Space Exploration http://wunc.org/post/conference-examines-people-color-space-exploration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:32:59 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 24666 at http://wunc.org Conference Examines People Of Color In Space Exploration A Dad Who Loves Telling Stories Becomes A Published Author http://wunc.org/post/dad-who-loves-telling-stories-becomes-published-author <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt">John Stanley has been telling stories to his twin boys since they were old enough to listen. </span></font></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:47:34 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 23487 at http://wunc.org A Dad Who Loves Telling Stories Becomes A Published Author Sci-Fi Publisher Leaves Catholic Faith For Fantastic Worlds http://wunc.org/post/sci-fi-publisher-leaves-catholic-faith-fantastic-worlds-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em>Today's State of Things show is a rebroadcast of an interview with Jim Minz. &nbsp;The program originally aired on April 1, 2013.</em></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://www.baen.com/Interviews/intMinz.htm" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Jim&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.baen.com/Interviews/intMinz.htm" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Minz</a>’s childhood in small-town West Bend, Wisconsin prepared him for two things: game shows and science fiction.</p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:13:41 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 22175 at http://wunc.org Sci-Fi Publisher Leaves Catholic Faith For Fantastic Worlds David Drake Launches ‘Monsters Of The Earth http://wunc.org/post/david-drake-launches-monsters-earth <p><a href="http://david-drake.com/">David Drake&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;has garnered a reputation in the world of science fiction readers as a leader in the military sci-fi genre. But he won’t be penned in by labels. His latest novel, “Monsters of the Earth” (Tor/2013), is the third in his Books of the Elements fantasy series.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:39:25 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 21842 at http://wunc.org David Drake Launches ‘Monsters Of The Earth Bringing A Caribbean Sensibility To Science Fiction http://wunc.org/post/bringing-caribbean-sensibility-science-fiction <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Science fiction is a genre dominated by white men. So, Karen Lord is something of an outlier. She’s a woman, first of all, but she is also a native of Barbados, and as such brings a decidedly Caribbean perspective to her novels.&nbsp; Karen Lord is in town and making various appearances around the Triangle. She will be at the Bull Spec Summer Speculative Fiction event at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh this weekend. </span></p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:26:24 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 19997 at http://wunc.org Bringing A Caribbean Sensibility To Science Fiction Abandoning The Black Hero http://wunc.org/post/abandoning-black-hero <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">African-American literary authors like James Baldwin or </span>Zora<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Neale </span>Hurston<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are famous for their depictions of black life. But these novelists have also written books with white protagonists. Why is this unexpected? Is there a mandate that black authors write only about black characters?</span> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:51:24 +0000 Shawn Wen, Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 8698 at http://wunc.org Abandoning The Black Hero NC Symphony Takes On Science Fiction http://wunc.org/post/nc-symphony-takes-science-fiction <p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px;">The full sound of symphony orchestras is a familiar accompaniment to science fiction spectacles like Star Trek and Star Wars. The North Carolina Symphony is celebrating the music of sci-fi in its <a href="http://www.ncsymphony.org/events/index.cfm?view=details&amp;detailid=1019">Sci-Fi Spectacular</a> tonight and tomorrow. &nbsp;The concert is hosted by&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">George Takei, “Mr. Sulu” of Star Trek fame.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:28:11 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 17980 at http://wunc.org NC Symphony Takes On Science Fiction Sci-Fi Publisher Leaves Catholic Faith For Fantastic Worlds http://wunc.org/post/sci-fi-publisher-leaves-catholic-faith-fantastic-worlds <p><a href="http://www.baen.com/Interviews/intMinz.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim </a><a href="http://www.baen.com/Interviews/intMinz.htm">Minz</a>’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> childhood in small-town West Bend, Wisconsin prepared him for two things: game shows and science fiction.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">West Bend was home to the West Bend Company – the maker of small appliances which were regularly featured as consolation prize on game shows.</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:38:18 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 12959 at http://wunc.org Sci-Fi Publisher Leaves Catholic Faith For Fantastic Worlds