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DESTINIES - THE VOICE OF SCIENCE FICTION airs on Fridays at 11:30 PM on WUSB, 90.1 FM, the radio station of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Hundreds of writers, artists, editors, actors, producers, directors, and musicians have appeared on the program since its debut in April, 1983. Here are the Essential Destinies episodes from the last 26 years.

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February 1, 2002 Live telephone interview with author Kevin J. Anderson, who discusses and reads from his novel "Captain Nemo: The Fantastic History of a Dark Genius."



2002 Kevin J. Anderson interview
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April 30, 1993 10th anniversary Special featuring an encore of the original Destinies pilot from 4/27/83 (including Gary Halada's review of L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth, music by Synergy, and Mike Botwin's interview with Isaac Asimov), a retrospective of Destinies history by Gary Halada and Howard Margolin, NASA's The Space Story featuring John Glenn, Dennis Daniel and Steve Morrison's "Star Trek V: The Final Effrontery," "Starfleet Beat" and "Lament By A Maker."


Isaac Asimov painting by Rowena

Destinies 10th Anniversary Special
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December 19th, 1997 Destinies first interview with author T.A. Barron

1997 T.A. Barron Interview
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January 30th, 2004
Destinies presents the 2004 Challenger/Columbia memorial show with an interview of Hal Clement conducted by
Ralph Schiano originally aired 1/29 & 2/5,1985


Lunacon 1999 Image courtesy SFREVU

An Interview with Hal Clement
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May 31st, 2002 Destinies featured a Live telephone interview with Iron Man author Greg Cox, including an excerpt from his novel
"Star Trek:The Eugenics Wars Volume 2."



Greg Cox Interview
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September 20, 2002 "Graphic Detail" # 139 featuring a live, 85-minute interview with Peter David, who makes his 15th appearance to discuss and read from his novel "Sir Apropos of Nothing Book Two: The Woad to Wuin."


2002 Interview with Peter David
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12/13/02 Live telephone interview with author Keith R.A. DeCandido, who returns for his 12th appearance to discuss and read from his novel "Star Trek: The Brave and the Bold Book 2."



2002 Keith R.A. DeCandido Interview
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January 23, 2004 Tor Books Senior Editor Jim Frenkel returns for his fifth appearance to preview Tor Books' 2004 publishing schedule.


2004 interview with Jim Frenkel
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July 30th, 2004 Destinies presents a live 75-minute telephone interview with Justin Gustainis, including excerpt from "The Hades Project"




2004 Justin Gustainis Interview
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December 14, 2001 Destinies presents a live telephone interview with Derrick Hussey, editor of Hippocampus Press, the publisher of "The Annotated Supernatural Horror in Literature" and "The Shadow out of Time: Corrected Text Edition" by H.P. Lovecraft. You'll learn what makes these editions different from previous publications, and why the dawn of the 21st century is the time for the return of these and other classic works of science fiction. You'll also hear about other Hippocampus Press projects, such as "The Metal Monster" by Abraham Merritt.



2001 Interview with editor Derrick Hussey
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February 21, 2003 Live telephone interview with author Michael E. Kirshteyn, who discusses and reads an excerpt from his novel "The Neutrino Effect: The World Builders."



Michael E. Kirshteyn Interview
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February 8, 2002 Live, in-studio interview with Jim Knusch aka Professor Kinema, who makes his second Destinies appearance to discuss the history of genre cinema from the 1900's to the 1960's.



2002 interview with Jim Knusch
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February 20th, 2004 Interview with William Latham author of Powys Media's Space 1999 Resurrection



William Latham Interview
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February 27th, 2004




2004 DeFlip Side Vol.2, #31 Audiobook Sampler Barry Morse
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May 16, 2003 A live telephone interview with Mateo Latosa, publisher at POWYS media which publishes new Space 1999 and Prisoner novels


2003 Interview with publisher Mateo Latosa
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January 10, 2003 Christopher DeFilippis lists his choices for the best and worst books he read in 2002 in Volume 2, number 18 of "DeFlip Side." Fantasy author John Lee (The Unicorn Saga), who passed away on June 15, 2002, is remembered with an encore presentation of an interview conducted by Sharan Volin, which originally aired on Destinies' December 6, 1991 broadcast. Plus, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Dennis McCarthy's score for the fourth season premiere episode "Way of the Warrior."



2003 Interview with John Lee
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May 13th, 2005 Live telephone interview with author Russel Like, including an excerpt from his novel "A Bowl of Fruit, A Whale in the Woods;"
syndicated interview with composer John Williams, recorded 4/9/99, discussing his music for the Star Wars films; part 11 of "Nitpicker's Fun and Games for Next Generation Trekkers," read by Dwight Schultz and Robert O'Reilly.

Russel Like and John Williams Interview
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August 16th, 2002 Live telephone interview with author Richard Matheson.



Richard Matheson Interview
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July 25, 2003 A live telephone interview with Joseth Moore, author of "Lunar Legends." Continuing its series of interviews with first-time novelists, the Voice of Science Fiction introduces you to this new talent, who developed his story over a six year period before it finally saw print. Following in the tradition of "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Lunar Legends" begins on the surface of the Moon, when 21st century colonists discover a settlement that is already there, and takes the human race on a voyage of discovery to the moons of Jupiter. What will they find there? What happens in between? And why is the name of our planet spelled "Erth?" Find out when Joseth Moore makes his Destinies debut in this 112-minute extravaganza.


2003 Interview with author Joseth Moore
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November 2nd, 2001 Destinies presents an hour-long telephone interview with John K. Muir, author of "Terror Television"



2001 Interview with John K. Muir
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April 18, 2003 A live, hour-long telephone interview with author John Kenneth Muir, in which he discusses and reads an excerpt from his Space: 1999 novel, The Forsaken.


Eagle image Peter Barnosky

2003 John Kenneth Muir Interview
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July 16th, 2004
Live, 2-hour telephone interview with John Kenneth Muir, regarding "The Encyclopedia of Super-Heroes on Film and Television."


John Muir and a very nervous television set

John Muir 2 hour interview
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April 16, 1985
Historic broadcast: Gary Halada introduces the program as "Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction" for the first time. John Madonia previews books, film, and television shows in "Things To Come." Howard Margolin speaks with author Larry Niven at I-Con IV. Ralph Schiano welcomes actor Mark Lenard to the WUSB studio during I-Con IV for part one of a two-part interview.
Plus, part three of the radio drama series "Mission of Gravity,"
produced by Mike Sargent.



Destinies Historic April 16th, 1985 Broadcast
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March 15, 2002 Host Howard Margolin celebrates his 18th anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction by presenting an interview with controversial author John Norman, originally recorded in 1992. In this full-length conversation, the author of the 26-book "Gor" series discusses his disdain for "political correctness," his work in radio and the movie industry, his views on critics, his "day job" as a professor of philosophy, and his latest works, the Telnarian Histories



Destinies John Norman Interview
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August 9, 1991 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Jerry Goldsmith's score for "Star Trek-The Motion Picture." Learn about weather on other planets in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." John Cornetto interviews author Nick Pollotta. Plus, the final episode of David Ossman's "How Time Flys" on the Destinies Radio Theater.

Interview with author Nick Pollotta
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October 2nd, 1998 Destinies presents a live telephone interview with Maureen Russell, author of "Highlander: The Complete Watcher's Guide"


Highlander Down Under - Brisbane, Australia April 2000
Photo courtesy of Paul Edmonds

Maureen Russell Interview
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January 27, 1989 Part one of the Destinies Radio Theater serialization of "Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Book One," preceded by an interview with the audiobook's producer, Mike Sargent, and the project's music producer, Russ Barker.


Mike Sargent and Russ Barker interview!
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November 24th, 2006 Interview with Brandon Sigrist, winner of the 2006 Writers of the Future contest and author of Life on the Voodoo Driving Range


              Picture Writers of the Future                     Illustration by
Katherine Hallberg          
Brandon Sigrist Interview
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March 21st, 1997 Destinies interviews J. Michael Straczynski at I-Con XIII



1997 J. Michael Straczynski interview
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June 24th, 2005 1940 radio interview with H. G. Wells and Orson Welles and a visit to the I-Con 24 Cabaret featuring Sudden Death



1940 Wells and Welles interview
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October 20th, 2006 Interview with author Timothy Zahn and Vol. 2, # 62 of Christopher DeFilippis' "DeFlip Side" on the subject of a haunted Long Island.


Author Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn interview
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