Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! In this week’s podcast episode, Justin invites military science fiction authors Linda Nagata and Marko Kloos to the show. The conversation talks about their shared, non-traditional roads to publication, military science fiction as a genre, and some of the mysteries of fiction writing.
Linda Nagata is a science fiction writer, living in Hawaii. After being traditionally published in the early 2000s, she took a hiatus from writing before returning in 2010 as an “indie” author. Her novel The Red: First Light was originally self published before being signed by Saga Press in a three book deal. She’s been nominated for the Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. Visit her website or find her on Twitter. You can read a review of Nagata’s The Red: First Light on Tor.com.
Marko Kloos is the author of the military science fiction Frontlines series, which began with Terms of Enlistment, then Lines of Departure, and the most recently released Angles of Attack. Originally self published, the series was picked up by Amazon’s 47 North. Born and raised in Germany, he now resides in New Hampshire. Visit his website or find him on Twitter.
Rocket Talk, Episode 57 (47:30)
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Also! If you have an idea for an episode of Rocket Talk or would like to come on as a guest, reach out to Justin Landon at [email protected]. Obviously, we can’t accommodate everyone, but we’re always looking for new ideas and fresh perspectives. You can find all of the episodes of Rocket Talk on Tor.com here.