HTP Episode 084 – Peter David

Photo courtesy of Luigi Novi

Peter David is an extremely talented author, writing for many great franchises such as Star Trek, X-Men, Superman, Babylon 5, and many other worlds he created.  Peter is also a long-time fan of science fiction, and has a great perspective on how fandom changed from the early days of conventions though today.  In this episode, he and I have a great talk that includes the transition between Star Trek: TOS and Star Trek: TNG, and how the Vietnam War made for a different perspective between the two shows.  We also reflect on rivalries between fandoms, how it’s often an illusion, but also ways in which those rivalries can be very real.

You may have started to get hungry during our discussion of ribs and rib parties… if so, the Atlanta-based rib place we were discussing is Fat Matt’s Rib Shack . Fried chicken can be found at The Colonnade.

If you’d like to check out some of his books, consider starting with Q-Squared, Imzadi, or Pulling Up Stakes.  You’d also do well to check out his independently-published books at Crazy 8 Press, a writing consortium.

You can follow Peter at his official website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.  For some extra content, you can back his Patreon account.

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HTP Episode 072 – Lanie Labens Returns… As Halston Blake!




Lanie Labens (first seen in Episode 36) has returned to Hungry Trilobyte to talk about her new book, The Bear Moon, as well as her writing persona of Halston Blake. This is a fantastic chat, full of insights into writing genre fiction in the 21st century, motivating yourself as an author (especially an unpublished author) and the value of writing something you’re passionate about!

Not only do we pick apart how genre fiction can cross over into more mainstream types of fiction, we also share our other mutual interests: Animal Crossing, and getting back to conventions sooner rather than later!

You can buy The Bear Moon digitally from Amazon as well as on paperback.  You can buy books directly from the author herself on the official author’s website, .

You can follow Lanie’s non-literary adventures on her on Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.


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HTP Episode 036 – Lanie Labens


Lanie Labens in the maven in charge of “I Don’t Do Subtle” Management, a talent agency connecting some amazing guests to the best conventions out there. Lanie also writes, has aspirations of being an author, and operates a YouTube channel… including a doll workout video. In this episode, Lanie and I discuss what we love about conventions, and what it’s like growing up not having a lot in common with others… eventually finding that commonality in the con scene.

You can follow her on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and her official website is

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