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FridayFix • Hollywood, Suckas!

On this week’s FridayFix Scott and I recount our recent trip to Los Angeles to make the rounds with all the media-making folks we know, love or would love to work with soon.  We’ve been at this while, and I think we’re still learning with every trip.

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Scott talks about the great and useful site that Javier Grillo-Marxuach runs. Be sure to check it out if you’re an aspiring screenwriter!

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FridayFix • Sneak peek of
Syfy’s CHILDHOOD’S END

ARealGirl here. Scott and I were lucky enough to get an early viewing of SyFy’s new miniseries CHILDHOOD’S END, based on the novel by science fiction legend Arthur C Clarke. I read the book ages ago. Scott has not read it, giving you a “read it / haven’t read it” reaction to the miniseries. We sat down for this FridayFix™ to discuss our thoughts on this show, which premiers Dec. 14 on SyFy as a three-night TV event.

Click the play button below to listen in to hear our thoughts!

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And here’s a cool vid of the cast introducing the core concepts behind the show.

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SHOW NOTES:
• O’Neill cylinder is a thing maybe you’d like to check out!
• Morgan Freeman discussing why he wants to make RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA

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GFL Holiday Bundle Sale!

$20 snags four GFL paperbacks, gift-wrapped, delivered by Christmas!

Awwwwwww, snap! We’re pimping out the first four GFL paperbacks for just $20 + shipping, and that price includes gift-wrap. What a great present for the readers in your life (or the scifi fans, or the sports fans, or all them peeps). Sale ends December 20, 2015so that we can make sure orders are delivered in time for Christmas morning.

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FridayFix • Kids These Days and also the Hulk

ARealGirl here. Last Friday, Scott and I sat down to rant about the state of superheroes back when we were kids. Sigler was quite upset at how good the “kids these days” have things, because back when he was a boy, superheros were everywhere — but not so much supervillains

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Oh, and I was afraid of the Hulk when I was a kid.

SHOW NOTES:
I’m still looking for the promised pic of me as a kid. If I find it (no luck at Thanksgiving at my Mom’s house) I’ll post it.

Here’s a little internet proof (for what that’s worth) of the Bruce/David Banner changes.

SPIDEY FIGHTING A BANK ROBBER IN A GHOST TOWN – HEY, 1970s, WTF?

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FridayFix • THE EXPANSE

Non-spoilery review of the first four episodes

We were lucky enough to get an advance screener of SyFy’s new show THE EXPANSE. Click the play button below to hear our take.

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THE EXPANSE TV series reviewed by New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler

THE EXPANSE Episode #1 premieres on streaming services on Monday, Nov. 23, and on Syfy on on Monday, Dec. 14 at 10/9c

How did we get these episodes early? Because we’re horribly important and terribly busy. You know, my wallet’s to small for mah $100s and my diamond shoes are too tight. But with great benefit comes great responsibility — we get to tell you what we think of this new series, which is based on the novels of James S.A. Corey. Warning: this podcast contains some serious squee-ing.

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FridayFix • Top 5 Books

Another in our continuing series of Top Fives! This time it’s our Top Five Books.

Top5As a reminder, we do this ambush style, where Scott only has about ten minutes before we record to think of his list. So this isn’t meant to be a ‘master class’ on what Sigler thinks you should read, or anything like that.

It’s just books we love, ordered how we thought to order them on this very day. You can trust that these books are truly favorites of ours.

Our Top 5 Movies

Our Top 5 Plays on iTunes

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FridayFix • BLUE BALLS live

This has to be one of the most-fun things ARealGirl and I have ever done on this podcast.

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For SiglerFest2k15, we wrote a script for Pookie Chang’s BLUE BALLS cop series. Those of you who know the name “Pookie Chang” have read my novel NOCTURNAL (and if you haven’t read that, you’re only hurting yourself, so get on that). We drafted readers from the Junkies in attendance, then went at it for a live reading. Listen in, my friends, to 15 minutes of hilarity and general stumbly confusion.

From left: Julie Press, Stephen King, Scott Sigler, Paul Cowen and Steve Bickel.From left: Julie Press, Stephen King, Scott Sigler, Paul Cowen and Steve Bickel.

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FridayFix • Dogs in Costumes

Friends, I’ll be honest: this FridayFix™ serves mostly as a vehicle for me to post all these adorable photos of the Dog of Døøm, Reesie the Piece, and her best pal Stella.

No great insights into running a small business, no tips on how to get more writing in your day. But a goodly amount of pics of these adorable pups. And a grousing Future Dark Overlord who can’t help but smile at his tiny Princess Leia.

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FridayFix • Top-5 iTunes Plays

A few weeks ago on the FridayFix, Scott and I talked about one song (each) that transported us to another time in our lives. On that ‘cast, we decided we’d sit down and talk about the Top-5 most listened to songs in each of our iTunes. In this ‘cast, we have that conversation.

I won’t lie: This might be the most fun we’ve had recording in a loooong while.

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iTunes Top-5Without total spoilers for this ‘cast, here are some artists Empty Set recommends listening to: Nina Simone, Man o’ War, the Neville Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, the Donnas, Jay-Z, Kenny Wayne Shepard, the Offspring, All That Remains, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Tim Minchin, AC/DC, the Dropkick Murphys, Natasha Bedingfield … and even more.

No other show notes today, but we’re at SiglerFest 2k15 in Las Vegas and we wish you were too!

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FridayFix • An Update About Nothing (Vandelay, Jerry!)

Kinky Pink and Kinky BlueScott and A have a short, Seinfeldian update where they talk about … nothing. Some general banter, a bit of what it’s like to have no deadline. Mostly nothing.

There are no show notes, mostly because we’re talking about nothing, but here’s a recipe for a Madras Plaid if you’d like to try it for yourself! (And to the right is a pic of “Kinky Pink” which my nephew advised me not to try, and you probably should not either.)

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FridayFix • Songs that transport you

On this week’s FridayFix, I ask Scott to name one song, just one, that transports him back to another time in his life. I named one song too. To no one’s surprise, our answers are quite different. To everyone’s surprise, I’m adding a video to the show notes of Scott dancing.

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FridayFix • One for the Junkies from Dragon*Con 2015

In early September Empty Set went to Dragon*Con 2015 in Atlanta, GA.  It’s a great con, and we always have the best time. While there, we recorded this year’s “One for the Junkies” panel, and we’re posting that as today’s FridayFix.

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A couple of notes:

The language in this recording is for mature audiences. There are some naughty words, mostly from me.

The audio recording is a little hot, especially for Scott. I’ve edited the worst of it out, I think, but you’ll still have to ride the volume button on your phone to manage the hot spots.

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FridayFix • Saving the Ki Hand

In this week’s FridayFix we document the saving of Scott E. Pond Designs​’s Ki Hand, which was a prop for the cover of THE MVP. The Ki are a species from Scott’s Galactic Football League novels, and the cover of THE MVP show a Ki hand […]

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FridayFix • SiglerFest 2K15 Update!

SiglerFest 2K15 is fast approaching!  It’s right around now that we start to get lots of questions:

  • Can I still register? (Yes! Get on that!)
  • What goes on at SiglerFest? (Listen to the cast, yo!)
  • How’d y’all get to be so great? (It’s the Junkies, obvs.)

Take a listen to this short ‘cast to whet your appetite. Can’t wait to see y’all in Vegas!

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extedit-SiglerFest 2k1420141011-7091-EditOh! And the SiglerFest 2K14 photo books are done and they’re glorious and lovely! Shot and designed by the sublimely talented and gracious Bruce Press, they are a wonderfully fun memento of a great weekend.
Unlike previous years, we will not have copies for purchase on hand in Las Vegas this year. Instead, you can head over to Blurb right now and order your copies directly! While you’re there you can pick up other years too if you like!

As ever, a million thanks to Bruce Press for his great work and also this year for patiently nudging me over and over to get the book done early enough to put it up for sale well in advance of SiglerFest!

 

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FridayFix #141: Scott’s trip to NASA Stennis

FDØ watches RS-25 rocket test: takes world-domination notes

I was invited by NASA Social to watch a test of the RS-25 rocket engine, which once drove the Space Shuttle program and is now a main element of the Space Launch System (SLS). Watch this bad boy go from -400 to 6,000 freakin’ degrees in a matter of seconds, then instantly freeze back up again when the burn is done. Amazing stuff. Thank you, NASA!

COOL LINKS!
• NASA’s fancy video of the same event
• Overview of the RS-25 engine

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FridayFix • Author Jason Hough talks
about his new novel ZERO WORLD

Published in rapid succession, Jason M. Hough’s first three novels, THE DARWIN ELEVATOR, THE EXODUS TOWERS, and THE PLAGUE FORGE, earned comparisons to James S. A. Corey and John Scalzi. Hough returns with ZERO WORLD, a riveting near-future spy thriller described as “James Bond meets INCEPTION.” Jason sat down with Scott to talk about becoming an “instant best-seller,” writing schedules, and juggling family needs with his role as a full-time writer.

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