Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Mystic Ninjas Podcast About Jumper

The kind folks over at The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas PodCast have done a podcast on my first novel Jumper (Tor 1992). Their mission is the discussion of "Old School" Science Fiction and Fantasy, both good and bad. It's a weird thing that 1992 qualifies as "old" SF nowadays.

I just listened to it and had to blog about it. It's like one of those (rare) times when you're about to walk around a corner and you hear people talking about you so instead of scuffing your feet and clearing your throat, you stop, lean nonchalantly against the wall, and shamelessly evesdrop.

Of course when you do this in the real world, the next line is, "Too bad he's such an asshole." Fortunately, they mostly loved it.

I did know this was coming up as one of the 'casters, Summer Brooks, introduced herself to my editor at World Fantasy (and then Beth dragged her over to me) and talked about it. Sometime later, we may do an interview.

They also discuss the upcoming movie staring Samuel Jackson, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell, and Diane Lane, though you can learn a lot more about that here.

WARNING: Lots of spoilers in the podcast so if you haven't read the book yet, wait until you have. OTHER WARNING: It's 30 minutes long.


Morgan J Locke said...

I like the idea of mystic ninjas reading JUMPER aloud.

Steven Gould said...

Well they do read a line or two, but mostly they just talk about what they liked about it (a lot) and what they didn't like (a little.)

They also haven't read Refelx but they freely speculate about a)whether I wrote it before the movie deal or after and b)what the book is about. (They certainly didn't know that I had a contract for it before 9/11 and that caused a big delay.)