The Crime Scene: “Comics in Crime Fiction” with Alex Segura, Erik Arneson, and Tyler Jenkins

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Alex Segura (Silent City, Archie Meets Kiss), Erik Arneson (Fortune) and Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust, Snow Blind) stop by to discuss “Comics in Crime Fiction” with Eryk Pruitt on THE CRIME SCENE, 02.08.16.ad.

Among the many works and authors discussed in this episode are William Gibson, Cormac McCarthy, Patricia Highsmith, THE BLACK HOOD, ARMED GUERRA, Torpedo Books, ALIAS, SCALPED, Ed Brubaker, Rob Hart, CODE NAME: BABOOSHKA, THE JADE CITY CHRONICLES, 100 BULLETS and THE WALKING DEAD.

Plus, get my thoughts on corporal punishment (NOT capital punishment.)

Focus on Speculative Fiction: 2015 in Science Fiction and Fantasy with Ursula Vernon

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Ursula Vernon [broadcast 2016-02-01] — Discussion of the best of 2015 in science fiction and fantasy literature, movies, comics, stories, and more, with an eye on Hugo Award categories, the Nebula Suggested Reading List, and the just-released Locus Recommended Reading List. Co-hosts Mur Lafferty and Samuel Montgomery-Blinn. Runtime: 01:59:29. Also mentioned that nominations are open for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award and a pair of upcoming events at Flyleaf Books (Thursday, February 5) and Quail Ridge Books (Friday, Feburary 6) with Lawrence M. Schoen for his new science fiction novel Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard.

The Crime Scene: “Sex in Crime Fiction” with Christa Faust and Johnny Shaw

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Authors Christa Faust (The Money Shot, Choke Hold) and Johnny Shaw (Dove Season, Big Maria) stop by The Crime Scene to talk “Sex in Crime Fiction” with Eryk Pruitt. Broadcast on January 11, 2016 a.d. Topics discussed include sex, serial killers, tropes, and much, much more.

Among the works discussed in this issue are the short film “Dinner with Holly”, The Fabulous Clipjoint by Frederic Brown, Miami Purity by Vicki Hendricks, Tampa by Alissa Nutting, Child of God by Cormac McCarthy, “Hoosier Daddy” by Jedidiah Ayres, Dare Me by Megan Abbott, Tapping the Source by Kem Nunn, the works of Richard Prather, and a whole lot more.

Get after it.

The Crime Scene: Music in Crime Fiction with Mel Melton and David Terrenoire

Host Eryk Pruitt chats with David Terrenoire (left) and Mel Melton (center)

Host Eryk Pruitt chats with David Terrenoire (left) and Mel Melton (center)

Durham author David Terrenoire (Beneath a Panamanian Moon) and zydeco blues musician Mel Melton (Papa Mojo and the Wicked Mojos) join Eryk Pruitt in the booth for “Music in Crime Fiction,” broadcast on December 14, 2015.
Among the topics discussed are music in crime fiction, the murder ballad, Christmas music and Christmas fiction.
Scheduled to appear was S.W. Lauden (Bad Citizen Corporation), but due to a technical difficulty on our end, this did not happen. We apologize to SW Lauden and are working to book him on a future date.

 

The Latest on Carolina Book Beat: Jenna Black

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Jenna Black [broadcast 2015-12-07] — “Focus on Speculative Fiction” co-hosts Mur Lafferty and Samuel Montgomery-Blinn talk to Pittsboro author Jenna Black about her “Game of Thrones meets House of Cards” contemporary fantasy The Gifted Dead and new sequel Schism, as well as her YA “Replica” series (Tor Teen) and urban fantasy series “Descendants”.

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The Latest on Carolina Book Beat: The Crime Scene with S.A. Cosby, Howard Craft, and Danny Gardner

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Virginia author S.A. Cosby (Trotherhood of the BladeTHUGLIT), Durham author, poet, and playwright Howard Craft (Jade City Chronicles), and (via phone) Los Angeles author and actor Danny Gardner (A Negro and an Ofay: The Tales of Elliot Caprice) [broadcast 2015-11-09] — Host Eryk Pruitt with the second episode of The Crime Scene with guests Cosby, Craft, and Gardner, discussing the intersection of race and crime fiction.

In studio, left to right: Howard Craft, S.A. Cosby, and Eryk Pruitt

In studio, left to right: Howard Craft, S.A. Cosby, and Eryk Pruitt

Howard Craft: "Superman doesn't come to Brooklyn."

Howard Craft: “Superman doesn’t come to Brooklyn.”

The Latest on Carolina Book Beat: Mark Van Name and David Drake

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Mark Van Name and David Drake (broadcast October 19, 2015) — A discussion of the newly-published tribute anthology Onward, Drake! edited by Van Name, with new fiction and non-fiction by Drake, Van Name, Gene Wolfe, Eric Flint, Cecelia Holland, and many more, including Carolina Book Beat co-host Mur Lafferty. Van Name and Drake will also appear at the military science fiction convention HonorCon at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown on Saturday, October 31.

In studio, left-to-right: Mark Van Name, David Drake, and Mur Lafferty

In studio, left-to-right: Mark Van Name, David Drake, and Mur Lafferty

The Latest on Carolina Book Beat: The Crime Scene with J. David Osborne, Ed Kurtz, Soledad Medrano, and Clayton Lindemuth

   

J. David Osborne (Black Gum published by his own Broken River Books), Ed Kurtz (The Forty-Two), Soledad Medrano, and Clayton Lindemuth (Cold Quiet Country) [broadcast 2015-10-12] — Host Eryk Pruitt with the second episode of The Crime Scene with guests Osborne, Kurtz, and Medrano (in studio) and Lindemuth (via phone). In this episode, they discuss the intersection of religion and crime fiction.

Left to right: Ed Kurtz, Soledad Medrano, J. David Osborne, and host Eryk Pruitt

Left to right: Ed Kurtz, Soledad Medrano, J. David Osborne, and host Eryk Pruitt

The Latest on Carolina Book Beat: The Crime Scene with David Terrenoire and Jedidiah Ayres

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David Terrenoire (Beneath a Panamanian Moon, Minotaur Books) and Jedidiah Ayres (Peckerwood, Broken River Books) [broadcast 2015-09-28] — Host Eryk Pruitt launches new show The Crime Scene ahead of BoucherCon in Raleigh, October 8-11, 2015, and Noir at the Bar on Thursday, October 8 at Raleigh’s Common 414. Terrenoire (in studio) and Ayres (via phone from St. Louis) were the inaugural guests in this new show which looks to “expose literature’s underbelly” in its usual time slot of the second Monday of the month. In this episode, they discuss “The South” and crime fiction.

David Terrenoire (left) and Eryk Pruitt (right).

David Terrenoire (left) and Eryk Pruitt (right).

The Latest on Carolina Book Beat: Alyssa Wong and Ursula Vernon

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Alyssa Wong and Ursula Vernon (broadcast September 7, 2015) — Ahead of their appearance tonight (Thursday, September 17) at the Duke University Libraries-hosted Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Southeast Reading Series (4 pm to 6 pm) these two World Fantasy Award nominated authors joined co-hosts Mur Lafferty and Samuel Montgomery-Blinn in studio to talk about their work. And dating games. And… well, you’ll just have to listen.

Left to Right: Alyssa Wong, Ursula Vernon, and Mur Lafferty

Left to Right: Alyssa Wong, Ursula Vernon, and Mur Lafferty