Page Break with Brian McClellan
November 2022 Special Bulletin
Hey everyone! Check out the Kickstarter for my new Glass Immortals novella, Montego! The Kickstarter will go from today, November 8th, through December 8th.
Ep 58 - Seanbaby - Comedy Writer and Podcaster
Season 2, Ep. 58
My guest this week is comedy writer and podcaster Sean “Seanbaby” Reiley. Seanbaby is an old-school Cracked alumni known for his work with fellow Page Break guest Robert Brockway on 1900hotdog.com and its podcast, Dogg Zzone 9000. Seanbaby has also written and performed for Attack of the Show, Adult Swim, Cracked.com, and numerous internet venues.Seanbaby and I chat about the strange things he researches, trying to get the tone of a joke across in text, and the balance between creating and reviewing. We discuss good and bad faith in online discourse, as well as the need to punch down and the lines that Sean makes for himself when creating comedy around real people. We generally solve all the world’s problems, so enjoy my conversation with Seanbaby!You can find Seanbaby on Twitter or his website.Find Brian McClellan at his website, on Twitter and Instagram, or find his books on Amazon, direct from his bookstore, or wherever books are sold!Don't forget to support the show on Patreon, or pick up some swag on Redbubble.
Ep 57 - Adrian Tchaikovsky - Science Fiction and Fantasy Author
Season 2, Ep. 57
My guest this week is the prolific, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Adrian Tchaikovsky. Adrian is known for his early epic fantasy, Shadows of the Apt, and for his lauded Children of Time series, the third book of which should be out by the time this podcast airs. He’s also got the brand-new stand-alone City of Last Chances and a whole massive backlist of novel and short stories.Adrian and I chat about his early career in the British legal system, our experiences transitioning to full time authors, and the way external conditions affect our writing. We talk about Adrian’s interest in zoology and the role insects have played in his writing, as well as the tropes in epic fantasy that irritate us. We also touch on propaganda, tribalism, and human psychology. Enjoy my chat with Adrian Tchaikovsky!You can find Adrian on Twitter or his website.Find Brian McClellan at his website, on Twitter and Instagram, or find his books on Amazon, direct from his bookstore, or wherever books are sold!Don't forget to support the show on Patreon, pick up some swag on Redbubble, or back the Montego Kickstarter!
Ep 56 - Robison Wells - SFF Author and Wargame Blogger
Season 2, Ep. 56
My guest this week is New York Times bestselling author and wargame blogger Robison Wells! Rob is known for his breakout young adult suspense novel Variant and it’s sequel Feedback, as well as a number of other science fiction and fantasy novels. He also co-wrote The Warning with James Patterson, and now runs a popular wargame hobby website, the Wargame Explorer.Rob and I chat at length about the wargaming industry and its various quirks and foibles. We touch on Rob’s struggle to maintain his writing career with schizophrenia, and how much painting miniatures has helped him maintain and regulate his creative side. Enjoy my conversation with Robison Wells!You can find Rob on Twitter or his Wargaming Blog.Find Brian McClellan at his website, on Twitter and Instagram, or find his books on Amazon, direct from his bookstore, or wherever books are sold!Don't forget to support the show on Patreon, pick up some swag on Redbubble, or back the Montego Kickstarter!