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Comment on KAMN Show #48: Earthsea by Summer

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:10:40 +0000

Believe it or not, Patreon is on my list of things to do! I was going to set up a page so people could support KAMN, Slice of SciFi, and the new site/show I'm putting together to talk with authors in various media, not just novelists (and not strictly scifi & fantasy, either). Then they got hacked... so I'm waiting until the dust settles :) I'm also working on an update for the KAMN website...

Comment on KAMN Show #48: Earthsea by Michael

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:55:38 +0000

I've noticed that some folks have done well using Patreon, so perhaps KAMN could benefit from this. Patreon donations could be optional, with benefits for different contribution levels; Q & A with the Ninjas, voting for future topics, etc. Perhaps being considered as a potential Nnja should require a minimum donation level as well to establish commitment.

Comment on Great Things Come to Those Who Wait by Cover to Cover #348A: Matthew Stover — The Dragon Page

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 03:48:11 +0000

[…] Caine series with a little overview of the world in Heroes Die (which is now eligible for a little Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas treatment), in which the main character is a bad guy in the truest entertainment sense of the word. […]

Comment on KAMN Show #48: Earthsea by Summer

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:10:31 +0000

Yes and no. I still want to revive KAMN, get new shows out, but I can only do so much on my own. There are several handfuls of people who are ready to get to work on reading and studying up to dive into those stories, but making time that's convenient for all for recording, me having time to edit and produce those recordings, all while trying to maintain enough freelance work to keep things going... that's the current trick. Never say never :)

Comment on KAMN Show #48: Earthsea by Michael

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:09:41 +0000

Hoping against hope, I figured I'd drop by to see if KAMN was still around. The website is still here, but no activity for quite some time. 'Tis a shame, I always liked KAMN. Sad to see it fade ...away...

Comment on KAMN Show #17: The Demolished Man by Babylon Podcast #279: Feedbackapalooza Finale — The Babylon Podcast

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 04:24:49 +0000

[…] Neil relates a conversation with Connie Willis, and how a series she’s now working on deals with telepathy (and for those who want to hear more about “The Demolished Man” by Alfred Bester, go check out the Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas episode discussion on it) […]

Comment on KAMN Show #1: Hyperion by Review: Ilium by Dan Simmons — The Dragon Page

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 02:06:32 +0000

[...] Episode 1 of the Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas podcast featured Dan Simmons's Hyperion, and that lively discussion prompted me to track down another Simmons book that had been recommended to me multiple times: Ilium, which recently became available in paperback and now has a sequel on the stands, Olympos. [...]

Comment on KAMN Show #2: Stranger In A Strange Land by Review: Counting Heads by David Marusek — The Dragon Page

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 01:02:53 +0000

[...] which are ubiquitous now but were unheard of when he coined the concept in 1945. Or, as we noted on episode 2 of Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas, witness Robert Heinlein's invention of the [...]

Comment on Roger Zelazny Collections from NESFA Press by Summer

Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:21:47 +0000

I'm not affiliated with NESFA Press, so I'd receommend checking their website to see if they actually published it yet, and call them? Something similar happened with my order for the Clark Ashton Smith complete collections from Night Shade Books. I'd placed the original order years ago, before Volume 1 even came out, and I got the first 4 Volumes like clockwork, then nothing for about 2-3 years. I guess something happened on their end because I never received Volume 5, and just happened to see that they were preparing to send Volume 6 out. I sent them an email, gave them my order number, and sure enough they'd switched inventory and billing systems, and they still had my order in their records, but somehow it got lost in transition to the fulfillment database or something. But I got the books no problem, so happy camper am I!

Comment on Roger Zelazny Collections from NESFA Press by Mary Hahn

Tue, 21 May 2013 02:27:36 +0000

Hey, Summer! I ordered all six books, order #1114, paid for six books and got five. Where's my sixth books: Amber? Know I should say something great about ole Roger, but what can I say besides, great, great, great stuff? And since Roger's writing ranks with Shakespeare or somebody of equal wonder, glory and skill, I MUST, MUST, MUST have my sixth book!

Comment on Joe Murphy Tribute by Sara

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 04:53:09 +0000

I attended ISU with Joe in the early to mid 1990's. What a delight to hear his voice in this podcast. Thank you for still having it accessible.

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by Rebecca

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 03:08:31 +0000

Did you end up finding some ninjas? I would be interested if you are still looking. I am a bachelor of media and communications, love fantasy and I think something like this would be useful to my future career.

Comment on KAMN Show #48: Earthsea by Isaac

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:51:01 +0000

I'm human. I had a longer comment, but it got wiped when I had to click the back button. Anyway, I wish you guys luck on returning to semi-regular production. KAMN is a good show idea. -- Furry cows moo and decompress.

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by Joseph T. Kiluk

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 03:15:13 +0000

I do hereby nominate myself for consideration as a contributor.

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by Mark Denu

Sun, 16 Sep 2012 01:38:36 +0000

Me! Me! Me! ### I just started to re-listen to the Chronicles of Amber (thanks Audible). After this I'm thinking of revisiting the Elric series. If that doesn't quality I don't know what does.

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by Summer

Sun, 09 Sep 2012 18:00:37 +0000

Not officially, not yet... a list will appear soon, and those who have expressed interest will be part of it, and we'll discuss further.

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by tvindy

Sun, 09 Sep 2012 03:54:30 +0000

So is there a Ninja application form to fill out?

Comment on Classic Review: Robin of Sherwood by lina montoya

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:55:56 +0000

i need this serie please ............................ :)

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by tvindy

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:55:42 +0000

Thank God you're making a comeback! KAMN was imho easily among the top 10 greatest podcasts ever created. I would be honored if I could enter the ninja pool. I meet most of the criteria laid out above. I've also read, watched, or otherwise consumed nearly everything covered by KAMN, as well as making some suggestions for future topics in the old forums. And I've met Brian Brown at Dragon*Con.

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by Kasey

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:00:25 +0000

I've got a fantasy movie podcast and would love to be among the pool of viewers. I've been podcasting for a couple years so I think I have the general hang of it. I have pretty broad geek knowledge of sci fi, fantasy, and anime. I haven't read a whole lot of science fiction, but I'm not adverse to doing so.

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by Michael

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 05:45:34 +0000

I'm an old sci-fi and fantasy geek. I've enjoyed the KAMN podcast and I'd love to participate if you'd have me.

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by Summer

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:54:27 +0000

People who have a curiosity about or fascination with scifi and fantasy! Anyone with a broad knowledge of scifi and fantasy, especially the classics and some of the more obscure authors as well as the award-winners, would be a qualification. Someone who knows, or who wants to know a little about how the writing, publishing and consumption of such stories has changed over the past 100 years; someone who's curious about the history of the story, and how the state of the world at the time might have been the key piece in helping someone understand that story better. People who can point out the gems in a story as well as the flaws, and maybe do both well enough to convince someone who wasn't even born when that story was published to be interested enough to go check it out anyway. My plan is to focus more on the books and older movies, but I'm not sure yet what to do with the TV shows. Most of the ones I'd want to cover are the older series, and I'm not sure how easy those are to find or rent, although I'd guess that some of them are easier to find now than they were 5 years ago. And who says I want or need the "best" candidates? If everyone was a PhD in Literature, that wouldn't be as much fun! I want people who want to read and talk about these stories, to agree and disagree with the rest of us but also clearly back up those opinions so the listeners and the other Ninjas know where that's coming from. We might not all agree, but we'd get it :) If you love scifi and fantasy, enjoy history and most importantly, love story, and you also enjoy a good geeky argument now and then, well, you too can be a Ninja. So go ahead and throw your hat in the ring, too!

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by Lejon from Chandler

Sun, 05 Aug 2012 23:47:08 +0000

Not that I'd be the best candidate for this, but what are you looking for in a ninja?

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by Summer

Sun, 05 Aug 2012 21:58:00 +0000

Brian, Brad, you'd both be welcome! I'll put your names in the hat for when I get the Ninjas mailing list started.

Comment on The Search for New Ninjas Begins by Brad Bowyer

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:41:44 +0000

Just saw this Summer, always willing to lend a hand (or voice) if you need one. KAMN has always been kinda special to me.