Aldus Baker Update



Interviews with authors of heroic fantasy that give readers a heads-up on great new books and updates on Aldus Baker's writing.


  • Episode 55 - What's Up

    20/04/2017 Duración: 06min

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  • 54 Still Alive

    04/11/2016 Duración: 04min

    A quick update from Aldus Baker explaining what the heck happened and why he's been out of touch. Don't forget to check out the official website -

  • 53 William Culbertson - King's Exile

    07/03/2016 Duración: 52min

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  • 52 CS Night - The Eighth Born

    01/02/2016 Duración: 38min

    Having demonstrated little ability, Rhyen is offered mediocre choices. He’ll have to make the best of it. One unexpected recommendation stated he might have the potential to be a sorcerer. But nobody has that level of ability. There are almost no sorcerers left in the world. It’s not as if one would appear and offer Rhyen an apprenticeship. Visit the full show page:   Thanks! Aldus

  • 51 Elise Kova - Air Awakens

    21/12/2015 Duración: 59min

    Vhalla Yarl had a safe life. Her greatest fear was being caught reading when she should be working. But Vhalla did something much worse when she unknowingly forged a magical bond. Powerful sorcerers now have plans for her. She must choose. Can she go back or reach for the unthinkable? The decision is hers, but the dangerous, unforeseen, and tempting consequences stretch far beyond her present life.   Visit the complete show page with links to everything we talked about and more at

  • 50 Sever Bronny - Arcane

    07/12/2015 Duración: 51min

    War took the only person that treated Augum like more than gutterborn trash.Augum barely escapes, but is forced to flee into a terrible storm without shelter or supplies.On the verge of death, he collapses and later awakens in strange surroundings where he is tended by an elderly woman who offers him a choice. She will help him reach the nearest town, or – if he proves worthy – he could stay and become her apprentice.   Check out the full show page with links to things mentioned in the podcast at

  • 49 Amy Patrick - Hidden Deep

    23/11/2015 Duración: 01h01min

    Well sure he’s gorgeous. But he’s some kind of homeschooled trespasser. 16 year old Ryann has too much on her mind already. It’s not like she has time for a mysterious curly-haired stranger with vivid green eyes. Her mom’s kind of a wreck after her father's affair and the financial disaster he left behind. Ryann and her mother had to move in with Grandma. That thing when Ryann was 6 – that was a hallucination. She was freezing to death. She just imagined the boy who saved her. It’s not as if the intriguing guy that just appeared in the same woods were she got lost on a cold January night 10 years earlier could really be him. Learn more about Amy Patrick and her book, Hidden Deep. See the full show page with links to everything mentioned in the podcast at:

  • 48 Did He Say What I Think He Said?

    16/11/2015 Duración: 02min

    I've talked about it. I've warned people. I certainly hope this comes as no surprise.   Episode 48 - Complete Show Page at   All the Best, Aldus

  • 47 Leeland Artra - Thread Slivers

    09/11/2015 Duración: 01h05min

    Tica risks her life to live her dream and find glory as a Dagger. Lebuin is forced to journey beyond the confines of his beloved mages guild. Separately they are powerful and dangerous. Thrown together by fate or perhaps the gods themselves, they could be the oil and flame that ignite the world or the lamp helping light the way forward. You are invited to explore the rich and complex world of Thread Slivers and the Golden Threads Trilogy in this interview with Leeland Artra, author, world builder, and story teller extraordinaire. Remember to stop by and check out the show page for more information and links to everything mentioned in this episode. Aldus Heroic Starts Here

  • 46 Don't Hold the Mayo

    02/11/2015 Duración: 06min

    I’d like to say that my family’s recent trip to Minnesota was just for fun, but there was more to it. This week’s update also includes musings on being held hostage by my own creativity and the rundown on my authorly pursuits. Let me hijack your attention for a few minutes. I promise to return it safe and sound or at least in a slightly more entertained and informed version of its original condition. I’m an author, not a miracle worker. Get the complete show page and links at

  • 45 Ken Lozito - Road to Shandara

    26/10/2015 Duración: 45min

    Pursued by a sinister being of darkness, Aaron struggles to confront the hidden legacy of his family and to protect those he loves. When it is clear that no one is safe, Aaron is determined to leave and draw the danger away with him. He will face the demon that hunts him and return to the world his grandfather and mother fled. There he might find answers, or at least extract retribution before he dies as another casualty in a war his grandfather never spoke of and his mother could not remember.   See the complete show notes at

  • 44 We Can Talk About It

    19/10/2015 Duración: 08min

    Stand up for your right to listen. Click that play button with your head held high and find out what I've been up to recently. We can talk about it. Well, I talk and you listen. Or, if you are an author, maybe you can talk too.   Get the show notes and more at

  • 43 R.B. Harkess - Aphrodite's Dawn

    12/10/2015 Duración: 50min

    With little time left before Garret is compelled to follow in his father’s footsteps, he longs for a way to escape his fate. He’s already roamed every centimeter of the six floors that are his world. He knows there is nowhere to go and nothing left to discover. Nothing except the reason an unexpected voice in his head keeps repeating the same cryptic message.Listen to the interview and encounter the world of R.B. Harkess. Explore his science fiction adventure Aphrodite's Dawn.   Get the complete show notes at  

  • 42 Monster Bloodmoon Worldcon

    05/10/2015 Duración: 11min

    This week, between author interviews, I give you a rundown on what first got me interested in science fiction, what’s happening lately and some future plans. Relax and hang out with me for a few minutes. It ain’t nothin’ but somethin’ to do. Who knows, this episode might be the answer to life, the universe and everything. Check out the Episode 42 Show Page at

  • 41 Rachel Aaron - Nice Dragons Finish Last

    28/09/2015 Duración: 50min

    To his mother, he’s a disappointment. To his siblings – the few that take any notice of him – he’s the object of ridicule and scorn. Being the youngest child in a large family can be tough, but for a dragon like Julius it’s literally a matter of life and death.Now that he’s been kicked out of his home, sealed in human form and dumped in a strange and dangerous city, Julius has one chance to prove he can be a real dragon, the heartless, scheming, self-centered, power obsessed son that makes his mother proud.There’s just one problem. Julius is the worst, most unthinkable thing, a dragon could be. Julius is nice.   See the complete show notes and links at

  • 40 Slow Down to Get More Done

    21/09/2015 Duración: 09min

    I've put some major time into this relationship and I think the podcast has been going well. But, there need to be some adjustments. Listen to the podcast and find out what's up.   Check out the full show page at

  • 39 Chris Hollaway - Apprentice Swordceror

    14/09/2015 Duración: 36min

    Nothing happens in the quite mountain village of Laston until the day a wounded stranger dies as apprentice mage Kevon watches, helpless to prevent it. Almost immediately Kevon must leave the valley that sheltered him his entire life. His task seems simple until he is faced with his own inexperience and the harsh truth that much of what he believed and trusted in was a lie. Listen to the interview of Chris Hollaway and learn more about him, his writing and the adventures of Kevon, the Apprentice Swordceror, the first book in the Blademage series. Check out the complete show notes at

  • 38 CR Fladmark - The Gatekeeper's Son

    07/09/2015 Duración: 53min

    On his 16th birthday, James (Junya) Thompson is knocked over in the street by an earthquake no one else feels, his grandfather declares Junya his sole heir, and Junya is drawn into the mystery surrounding his American and Japanese heritage. It all begins when he sees a Japanese school girl sitting on a bench across the street from his grandfather’s San Francisco mansion. But, who is the mysterious girl and who is behind a sudden attempt to destroy the company Junya is set to inherit? Trying to answer those questions leaves Junya fighting for his life and wondering who he can trust as he uncovers secrets that lead him to a Japan few people even know exists. See more at

  • 37 Steve Turnbull - Harry Takes Off

    31/08/2015 Duración: 43min

    Harriet (Harry) Edgbaston is a proper Victorian young lady who happens to go flitting about East Africa in an ornothopter with her sister Khuwelsa (Sellie). Harry loves piloting the Iron Pegasus, while Sellie shovels coal into the boiler and handles the pesky engineering details. When a trip to visit Lieutenant Schmidt of the German Army embroils Harry and Sellie in the start of a war, they must find a way to escape and reach Zanzibar to warn their father. But if they do escape, what proof do they have? Who will take the word of two teenage girls and what will their father really be able to do if they do make it to him in time? Listen to the interview of Steve Turnbull and learn more about him, his writing and the interesting characters and world of Harry Takes Off, the first book in the Iron Pegasus series.

  • 36 Lindsay Buroker - Warrior Mage

    24/08/2015 Duración: 31min

    The White Fox family honor had a hole ripped in it big enough to sail through when Yanko’s mother, a powerful and respected warrior mage, abandoned the family to become a pirate. Now Yanko’s father expects him to fix everything by becoming exactly what his mother once was, a powerful and respected warrior mage. When Yanko fails to fulfill his father’s vision he is left disheartened and disgraced without any way to restore his family’s name until a secret mission holds out the tantalizing possibility of success.  Provided he survives the search for a treasure hidden from the entire world, a treasure so great that it would not only restore his family’s honor, but possibly save the entire Nurian nation, and as long as his few and questionable allies don’t subvert the hunt for their own ends, what could possibly go wrong? Listen to the interview of Lindsay Buroker and learn more about her, her writing and the interesting characters and world of Warrior Mage, the first book in the Chains of Honor series. Visit the

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