Online Chats
Updated 11 Sept 97
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Omni Visions



Omni Visions, a segment of Omni Prime Time, hosts SF professionals every Thursday night, from 10 p.m. to midnight, EDT. Hosts are Ed Bryant and Jim Freund. Each show is open halfway through to questions. (Transcripts of past sessions are available.)
  • Sept. 7th (Sunday special): Robert Silverberg, discussing Sorcerors of Majipoor
  • Sept. 11th: Michael Swanwick, discussing Jack Faust
  • Sept. 18th: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, discussing Writ in Blood
  • Sept. 25th: Lucius Shepard, discussing whatever he wants
  • Oct. 2nd: Melanie Tem, discussing Black River
  • Oct. 9th: James Morrow, discussing Blameless in Abaddon
  • Oct. 16th: Charles L. Grant, In the Mood and Gothic Ghosts
  • Oct. 23rd: Harvey Jacobs, American Goliath
  • Oct. 30th: Tim Lucas, Throat Sprockets, publisher of Video Watchdog
  • Nov. 6th: Terry Bisson, Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman (Walter M. Miller Jr.)
  • Nov. 13th: S. P. Somtow, Darker Angels
  • Nov. 20th: Patrick O'Leary, The Gift
  • Dec. 4th: Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog
  • Dec. 11th: Gary Braunbeck, Things Left Behind
  • Dec. 18th: Kathleen Ann Goonan, Mississippi Blues

Head Space, hosted by HotWired's (enter here), is a live science-fiction chat every Tuesday at 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EDT), hosted by Martha Soukup and Angus MacDonald. (Transcripts of past sessions are available.)

  • Sept. 9th: Mark Kelly, short fiction reviewer (and website producer) for Locus.
  • Sept. 16th: Greg Bear, discussing / [Slant].

Cybling, "a SF Science Fiction UFO Horror & Paranormal Chat area featuring interviews with the movers, shakers and up-and-comers in the genres". (Formerly known as Chicago Cybercon.) Weeknight chats, with special guests once a month. (Transcripts of past sessions are available.)

  • Sept. 8th: Lisa Snellings and Neil Gaiman
  • Oct. 8th: Brian A. Hopkins, author of Something Haunts Us All
  • Dec. 3rd: Keith Ferrell, former editor of Omni and co-editor, with Orson Scott Card, of Black Mist and Other Japanese Futures (DAW, Dec. 1997).