Off the Shelf Interview with Michael A Stackpole (show notes)

On this episode of Off the Shelf, Kghia and Simeon interview science fiction and fantasy author Michael A. Stackpole. Mike is the author of eight New York Times best selling books, including I, Jedi from the Star Wars universe. During the interview, we talk about his career, his concept of heroes, and his views on e-publishing.

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Show Notes

Author Website:
Author Twitter: @MikeStackpole
Second Life Office Location: slurl
This week’s music: Shoelace by Space Agency (

  • Dragon Magazine
  • FASA Publishing
  • Once a Hero
  • Bantam Books
  • United States of America’s Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients: And Their Official Citations
  • Joseph Campbell, Hero of a Thousand Faces
  • JRR Tolkien
  • The Secrets: Newsletter for writers
  • Harry Potter
  • XWing computer game
  • Bard’s Tale III
  • Wasteland (game)
  • Neuromancer (game)
  • Star Wars
  • Military Science Fiction
  • LucasFilms
  • Lou Aronica
  • Timothy Zahn
  • Stephen King, The Green Mile
  • The Phantom Menace
  • Talion: Revenant
  • Trick Malloy
  • Shadowrun: Wolf and Raven
  • Rex Stout, Nero Wolf
  • Dashiell Hammett
  • Robert Vardeman (Off the Shelf interview with Vardeman)
  • Conan novelization
  • Our Choice, Al Gore
  • The Thousand and One Night, Sir Richard Burton
  • The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
  • The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
  • In Hero Years…I’m Dead
  • At the Queen’s Command