Brave New Words

Brave New Words is a bookish podcast which features a small gang of words nerds getting very excited about science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Join Starburst Magazine's Literary Editor Ed Fortune and his gang of book worms for news, analysis and book reviews. The show frequently features author guests, including the likes of George RR Martin, Robin Hobb, Joe Hill and Sarah Pinborough.

New episodes are released every Sunday.

Si, Producer Al, Ed, Ross and Del talk about Jen Williams latest novel, Ninth Rain, before moving on to a chat about the stage version of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters.

Originally Broadcast on Fab Radio International February 19th.

Ninfa, Ed, Ross and Del take on Ransom Riggs novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and discuss Weaveworld, Unknown Armies and other things along the way.

The interview is Darrell Pitt who tells us all about A Toaster on Mars, his new novel. 

Ninfa, Ed, Ross and Del discuss The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan and get distracted by old terminology for space rockets and the idea of Santa as a demi-god.

The interview is the charming Judd Winnick, who talks about his series, HILO

(Broadcast on Fab Radio International 5th February 2017)

Ed, Ross and Del discuss Genevieve Cogman's The Burning Page. Ninfa warps in from beyond the Brave New Words library to add extra chaos. 

The interview is JC Norman, who discusses his ongoing work.  

(Broadcast on Fab Radio International 29th January 2017)

Ed, Ross and Del talk about Tim Dedopulos's Middle Earth Puzzle's collection and JRR Tolkien's seminal work on fantasy languages, A Secret Vice. Along the way they discuss fictional languages and brain teasers.

The interview is with Neil Gaiman, and covers both Good Omens and American Gods. 

(Broadcast on Fab Radio International 22nd January 2017)

Special guests Stephen Volk, Gav Thorpe and Paul Kane join Ed Fortune, Producer AL, Del and Ross to discuss the world of genre books and look ahead to 2017. Recorded live in front of an audience of Sledge Lit 2, the UK's Christmas Party/ one-day book event for genre book fans, publishers and writers.

A new season begins with Ed, Del and Ross taking a look at the Folio Society's rather lovely edition of Terry Pratchett's Small Gods. The interview is Nik Vincent-Abnett, and we talk about her book, Savant.

Ed, Ross and Del dive into a big box of new releases and judge a book by their cover. Includes works by Alex White, Sarah Pinborough and Ursula Le Guin, amongst many others.

Ed, Ross and Del review Ben Aaronvitch’s Hanging Tree, the latest Peter Grant book. We also do a lot of book news, and the interview is Every Mountain Made Low author, Alex White.

Ed, Ross and Si Lloyd talk about Judd Winick's book Hilo and compare it to his earlier indie book, Barry Ween. The team then talk about all things comic books, and the Commando series of comics. The interview is military sci-fi legend, William Dietz.

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