June 7 (my 40th birthday coincidentally) marked the end of an era. No. It had nothing to do with me or any odd behavior on my part because I’ve reached mid-life. Yet, it was the end of a period for Adventures in Scifi Publishing.
Shaun Farrell, the show’s creator, stepped down after seven years of podcasting magic. Now, the show will carry on (and continue to be well-produced I might add) under the caring leadership of new Executive Producer Timothy C. Ward.
But I do want to thank … need to thank … Shaun for the show he created. See, before I got involved as co-host and interviewer, I was a HUGE fan. Shaun was (still is) a tremendous interviewer who opened up the world of speculative fiction and its culture to me and countless other listeners.
I’ve told Shaun this a number of times but if it weren’t for him, it would have taken me a decade to not just find Viable Paradise … but to find it accessible. That’s what Shaun did: He not only shared his passion for genre, but also made it so you knew he was still learning about it, too.