The Gernsback Machine

An Amazing Podcast

Discussion of the world of speculative fiction and beyond by three people who oughta know better.

listen on Google Podcasts listen on Apple Podcasts

Interview with author Julie Novakova


An interview with speculative fiction author Julie Novakova

More   Download

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 30.53MB - Duration: 33:21 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

Episode Nine: The Feisty Episode


Controversy! Arguments! The Littlest Hobo! Finally, the episode of The Gernsback Machine that people have been clamoring for!

More   Download

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 34MB - Duration: 37:08 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

Interview With Joe Mahoney


An interview with Joe Mahoney, author of the novel A Time and a Place

More   Download

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 30.83MB - Duration: 33:41 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

Episode Eight: Do Androids Dream of Retro Photography?


Books to read before you die, retro photography, and has the X-Files made us more receptive to conspiracy theories?

More   Download

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 40.34MB - Duration: 44:03 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

Go to episodes archive

IRA NAYMAN is a science fiction writer of humorous aspect. His sixth novel, Good Intentions, was recently published by Elsewhen Press. He has just published his eleventh collection of Alternate Reality News Service articles, Idiotocracy for Dummies. He is also the very serious editor of Amazing Stories magazine.


GISELA McKAY is a sneaky creature who generally tries to disguise discussions of philosophy as pop culture. One day she may even finish that book, From Here to Trek.


A two-time Aurora Award loser, Hugh has written for On Spec, Interzone and Descant magazines as well as Shoestring Radio Theater on NPR’s Satellite Network. His books include Extreme Dentistry (2014) and Why I Hunt Flying Saucers and Other Fantasticals (2106). Hugh co-curated the National Library of Canada’s SF exhibition and was the cultural consultant for Allarcom Pay-TV’s application to the Canadian Radio and Television Commission for a specialty science fiction television channel (which they lost). Last year Hugh’s paper “Social Justice from the Twilight Zone: Rod Serling as Activist” was published in Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy which he thinks is really cool and cannot be considered any kind of a loss.

The opinions expressed on this podcast are the sole responsibility of the people involved, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Experimenter Publishing or Amazing Stories magazine.