Winner of the 2019 Aurora Award for Best Fan Related Work and a finalist for Best Fan Related Work in 2020, 2022, and 2023
Named to Feedspot’s list of “Top 60 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020“
Welcome to the home of The Worldshapers, a podcast featuring interviews with science fiction and fantasy authors about their creative process, hosted by award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Edward Willett, and winner of the 2019 Aurora Award for Best Fan Related Work.
Releasing January 23, 2024: Shapers of Worlds Volume IV, an anthology featuring stories by fourth-year guests of The Worldshapers
The fourth anthology featuring science fiction and fantasy by authors who were guests of The Worldshapers podcast features new stories by David Boop, Michaelbrent Collings, Roy M. Griffis, Sarah A. Hoyt, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Noah Lemelson, Edward M. Lerner, David Liss, Gail Z. Martin, Joshua Palmatier, Richard Paolinelli, Jean-Louis Trudel, James van Pelt, Garon Whited, and Edward Willett, plus previously published stories by James Kennedy, Mark Leslie, R.S. Mellette, and Lavie Tidhar. Each story features an illustration by Wendi Nordell.
Now available: Shapers of Worlds Volume III, an anthology featuring stories by third-year guests of The Worldshapers
The third anthology featuring science fiction and fantasy by authors who were guests of The Worldshapers podcast, this outstanding collection will include new fiction from Griffin Barber, Gerald Brandt, Miles Cameron, Sebastien de Castell, Kristi Charish, David Ebenbach, Mark Everglade and Joseph Hurtgen, Frank J. Fleming, Violette Malan, Anna Mocikat, James Morrow, Jess E. Owen, Cat Rambo, K.M. Rice, and Edward Willett and new poetry by Jane Yolen, plus stories by Cory Doctorow, K. Eason, Walter Jon Williams, and F. Paul Wilson.
Available now: Shapers of Worlds Volume II, an anthology featuring stories by second-year guests of The Worldshapers
Shapers of Worlds Volume II, a new anthology featuring writers who were guests during the second year of The Worldshapers, has been published by Shadowpaw Press and is now available in ebook, trade paperback, and hardcover.
Shapers of Worlds Volume II features new fiction from Kelley Armstrong, Marie Brennan, Helen Dale, Candas Jane Dorsey, Lisa Foiles, Susan Forest, James Alan Gardner, Matthew Hughes, Heli Kennedy, Lisa Kessler, Adria Laycraft, Ira Nayman, Garth Nix, Tim Pratt, Edward Savio, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Jeremy Szal, and Edward Willett, plus stories by Jeffrey A. Carver, Barbara Hambly, Nancy Kress, David D. Levine, S.M. Stirling, and Carrie Vaughn. Among those authors are winners and nominees for every major science fiction and fantasy literary award, plus several international bestsellers. It is, of course, a follow-up volume to…
Shapers of Worlds, an anthology featuring stories by first-year guests of The Worldshapers
Shapers of Worlds, an anthology of short stories from some of the authors who were guests on The Worldshapers podcast in its first year, was successfully Kickstarted in 2020 and is now available from these links (and many other places) in both ebook and trade paperback.
The commercial version of the trade paperback was produced with the generous support of Creative Saskatchewan.
The anthology features new fiction from Seanan McGuire, Tanya Huff, David Weber, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., D.J. Butler, Christopher Ruocchio, John C. Wright, Shelley Adina, and yours truly; plus reprints from John Scalzi, Joe Haldeman, Julie Czerneda, Fonda Lee, Gareth L. Powell, Derek Kunsken, Dr. Charles E. Gannon, and Thoraiya Dyer. In all, there are more than 350 pages of science fiction/fantasy goodness!
“One of the most wide-ranging volumes I’ve encountered in terms of sub-genre. It’s rather like a speculative fiction buffet, offering steampunk, fantasy, military fiction, magic, space opera, post-apocalyptic, hard science fiction, and others . . . Inventive and varied, the collection has a lot to offer for those seeking an interesting, entertaining, and thought-provoking read.” – Lisa Timpf, The Future Fire