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Blackfive TV: Military Science Fiction Writers Series

Posted By Laughing_Wolf • [September 08, 2008]

Despite what some may think, we know that you like to read and that many of you enjoy science fiction. A particular favorite is military science fiction.

Blackfive has teamed with Baen Books to provide you with a series of interviews with the best military science fiction writers in the world. The first part of this series will be on Blackfive TV and posted both here and at the Baen Web Site. It focuses on authors Tom Kratman, Michael Z. Williamson, David Drake, Mark Van Name, David Weber, and Travis S. Taylor. Each of these authors has been kind enough to sit down and spend, on average, an hour or more discussing their works, their backgrounds, and other topics of interest.

You will get to see almost every second of that time. No editing for soundbites, no chopping for time, or to fit a format (or agenda). The interviews are being broken into reasonable lengths (about 10 minutes each), and will be posted M-F until the entire interview is done.

But wait, there's more! Part Two is already in work, and will include Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven, Dean Ing, John Ringo, and -- we hope -- Tim Zahn. Some or all of these may be written interviews, but if an additional sponsor is found, most or all of these could become video interviews as well.

The series will start tomorrow with Tom Kratman.

Another item of note is that Baen Books has agreed to partner with Blackfive on another project. Baen has been sending books to the troops for quite some time now. This effort will get a new twist, as they have agreed to work with Blackfive to send books to the units with which we embed.

We hope you will enjoy this series. If you do, please be sure to let Baen Books know via purchases and e-mailed thanks. Without their sponsorship and support, this wouldn't be possible.


UPDATE: I did forget to list that Michael Z "Mad Mike" Williamson is a part of the first series. That is now corrected.

Kratman Part 1
Kratman Part 2
Kratman Part 3
Kratman Part 4
Kratman Part 5

Williamson Part 1
Williamson Part 2
Williamson Part 3

Drake Part 1
Drake Part 2
Drake Part 3
Drake Part 4
Drake Part 5
Drake Part 6

Van Name
Mark L. Van Name Part 1
Mark L. Van Name Part 2
Mark L. Van Name Part 3
Mark L. Van Name Part 4

David Weber Part 1
David Weber Part 2
David Weber Part 3
David Weber Part 4
David Weber Part 5
David Weber Part 6
David Weber Part 7
David Weber Part 8
David Weber Part 9
David Weber Part 10
David Weber Part 11

Travis S. Taylor Part 1
Travis S. Taylor Part 2
Travis S. Taylor Part 3
Travis S. Taylor Part 4
Travis S. Taylor Part 5
Travis S. Taylor Part 6

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