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David Rozansky sits down with John to discuss his publishing company, Flying Pen Press, and its philosophy, goals for 2010, and content.  Make sure you comment on this and every episode of the 12 Days of Riftmas in the forums.  You can rate this particular episode at the bottom of the page.



David A. Rozansky is the publisher of Flying Pen Press LLC, a Denver-based small press that is giving flight to great books. He is a freelance writer, editor and publisher whose experience in publishing goes back to 1989.

His interests include aviation, science fiction, mystery novels, poker, and role-playing games, and these interests are reflected in the books his company publishes. Rozansky has been reading science fiction enthusiastically since he first learned to read, and has been playing role-playing games since 1973. He was the president and league director of the Adventure Role Playing League. He has professionally written more than one million words under his byline, and has published Rocky Mountain Air Traveler and American Cabby Magazine. He was also a bush pilot in Central America. David is originally from Denver, where he currently lives.

Mr. Rozansky is seeking writers and novelists. His company is seeking novels and anthologies, particularly science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, Western, thriller, horror, and contemporary fiction. Flying Pen Press is also seeking writers for game books and books about games, for its game-book imprint; it is especially interested in role-playing-game books and books about poker. Mr. Rozansky is interested in publishing new writers as well as established authors.

 

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John speaks with Hugo and Nebula award winning author, Robert J. Sawyer about the TV adaptation of his novel, Flash Forward, as well as the first novel in his latest trilogy, Wake.  Make sure you rate the episode at the bottom of this page and leave a comment here.



 

Robert J. Sawyer has been called "the dean of Canadian science fiction" by The Ottawa Citizen.

He has won many major awards, including:

  • he 2003 Best Novel Hugo Award — the top international honor in science–fiction writing.
  • An Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada
  • Eight Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards ("Auroras").

Rob's novels are top–ten national mainstream bestsellers in Canada, appearing on the Globe and Mail and Maclean's bestsellers' lists, and they've hit #1 on the bestsellers' list published by Locus, the U.S. trade journal of the SF field. His seventeen novels include The Terminal Experiment, Frameshift, Factoring Humanity, Flashforward, Calculating God, Mindscan, and the popular "Neanderthal Parallax" trilogy consisting of Hominids (winner of the Hugo Award), Humans, and Hybrids.

Rob has taught writing at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Humber College, the National University of Ireland, and the Banff Centre. He has been Writer–in–Residence at the Richmond Hill (Ontario) Public Library and the Toronto Public Library's Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy. And he edits Robert J. Sawyer Books, the science-fiction imprint of Calgary's Red Deer Press.

Rob has given talks at hundreds of venues including the Library of Congress and the National Library of Canada, and been keynote speaker at dozens of events in places as diverse as Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Barcelona. He was born in Ottawa in 1960, and now lives just west of Toronto with his wife, poet Carolyn Clink.

 
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