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Literary Wonder & Adventure Show

Dream Tower Media's critically acclaimed monthly podcast featuring fascinating and fun conversations with authors and artists of fantasy, magic realism and science fiction, plus amusing skits, quips, and sound effects. In addition, approximately twice a year, fully produced audio adventures of fantastic stories are presented. Hosted by Robert Zoltan and his sidekick Edgar the Raven in the Dream Tower.
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Aug 5, 2018

British Swordsman and Author Guy Windsor calls in from across the pond to discuss the most famous weapon in the history of mankind while Robert and Edgar spar with words and blades!

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Why boxing is potentially safer without gloves, the earliest weapons, mesmerized by bees on a flower, why long sword fights in fiction are boring, iron versus steel, why swords are the most famous historical weapon, the transcendent word, stupid laws, classic fantasy literature as a spiritual doorway, why the 13th Warrior is both wonderful and rubbish, people who don’t deserve to be represented in art because they’ve ballsed up the whole point of being alive, let people love what they want to love, poetry, the lost art of responsibility, dueling, why the 21st Century is the lease violent era, why Harry Potter is both wonderful and rubbish, snobbery is just a form of fear, fencing swords are too thin, if you are reading a book you need to get a life according to football commentator, reality is not something that can be apprehended by concepts, a bad chair is a bad chair, the sound of silence, the horribly beautiful hand guards of rapiers, Leiber, Conan, Dashiell Hammett, things that work beautifully in competitions don’t work well when people are trying to murder you, going beyond concepts and words, from Excalibur to lightsabers, one-eyed toothless sword masters, the symbol of a warrior, a weapon is just a tool, the beauty of two-sentence fight scenes.

Mar 1, 2018

Author Ryan Harvey returns to the Dream Tower for a discussion of the romantic poet and teller of fantastic tales, Clark Ashton Smith. Robert Zoltan does a reading of Smith's poem, Averoigne, and Edgar the Raven finds out that Robert is a big fat liar! All on this sumptuous feast of an episode of Literary Wonder & Adventure Show!

 

Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Zoltan, Edgar the Raven, Ryan Harvey, Weird Tales, Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, The Decadents, West Coast Romantic Poets, George Sterling, poetry, short stories, fantasy, macabre, Poe, Baudelaire, Moreau, Raymond Chandler, Averoigne, The Empire of the Necromancers, The Dark Eidolon, The Seven Geases, The Tale of Satampra Zeiros, The Testament of Athammaus, Genus Loci, The Return of the Sorcerer, de Sade, An Acolyte of Black Spires, Ahn-Tarqa, Gold Rush, Auburn, California, The Flowers of Evil, The Star Treader, vocabulary, archaic, ancient, mystery, Malakoff Diggings, Swinburne, Communal Settlements, Utopian Movement, artists, The Studio, Barry Windsor Smith, Mike Kaluta, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Arabian Nights, Dunsany, Beckford, Vothek, the beauty of horror, plot versus story, Lawrence Durrell, William Faulkner, 2001, Barry Lyndon, Kubrick, Fellini, Michael Chabon, genre, Fritz Leiber, M. R. James, Updike, old radio shows, animation, narration, Wonder Stories.

Feb 1, 2018

Literary Wonder & Adventure Show, Episode 8: Spaceships, Aliens, and AI, Oh My!: A Conversation with Author Becky Chambers!

Robert and author Becky Chambers (The Wayfarer Series) hold a provocative discussion on the controversial topics of space travel, alien sex, and robot love! Meanwhile, Robert and Edgar the Raven finally make it out of deep space and return to Los Angeles to find a strange package awaiting them. As if that’s not enough, Edgar gets down and funky to the catchy song, Rocketship, by Seduction Revolution. All on this episode of Literary Wonder & Adventure!

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Aug 31, 2017

Literary Wonder & Adventure Show, Episode 7. The Golden Age of Science Fiction, Part2: A Conversation with Editor Rich Horton

Still stuck in deep space, Robert finds inventive ways of keeping Edgar from going "space happy." And speaking of deeper, Robert and editor Rich Horton dig much, much deeper into the 20th Century origins of science fiction and fantasy literature and the Golden Age, including discussions of John Campbell and Astounding Stories, American jingoism, mythology, classic science fiction writers writing porn, the fine line between crap and innovation, the possibility of a new Golden Age, and much, much more!

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Jul 1, 2017

Literary Wonder & Adventure Show, Episode 6. The Golden Age of Science Fiction, Part 1, with Award-Winning Author Allen Steele (Avengers of the Moon)!

Captain Zoltan and first Officer Edgar the Raven find themselves millions of miles from home! Robert and guest Allen Steele discuss the Golden Age of Science Fiction, the modern schism of fiction genres, how prohibition gave rise to the pulp magazine industry, and more!

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Jan 29, 2017

Episode 2 of the Literary Wonder & Adventure Podcast! Welcome to the Dream Tower! Join Robert Zoltan in a conversation with special guest Ryan Harvey about Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars! Meanwhile, Edgar the Raven throws in his acerbic quips, and Robert deals with possible Pteranodon infestation in the Dream Tower. All this and more! Sign up for the Dream Tower Media newsletter at dreamtowermedia.com.

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