The RetroRockets Podcast

We explore the deep heritage of vintage and ”classic” science fiction and fantasy in all forms.

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RetroRockets With Marie Vibbert

Thursday May 09, 2024

Thursday May 09, 2024

Andrea Johnson speaks with SFF author Marie Vibbert about her experiences at the 2023 Worldcon in Chengdu, China, and about her approach to writing.

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

Andrea Johnson speaks with columnist and fan writer Chris Barkley, and SF author and columnist Jason Sanford, about their report on apparent censorship of Hugo nominees at the 2023 Worldcon in Chengdu, China.

RetroRockets With Tobias Buckell

Wednesday Dec 27, 2023

Wednesday Dec 27, 2023

Host Andrea Johnson speaks with Tobias Buckell, author of the SF novel A Stranger in the Citadel.

Sunday Dec 03, 2023

Andrea Johnson speaks with genre author and scientist Premee Mohamed about her work.

RetroRockets With Lesley Conner

Thursday Oct 12, 2023

Thursday Oct 12, 2023

Host Andrea Johnson speaks with Lesley Conner, the editor of Apex Magazine.

RetroRockets With Keith DeCandido

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

This time, host Andrea Johnson speaks with's Keith DeCandido about Star Trek, Jean-Luc Picard, and much, much more! Note that their conversation was recorded before Paramount's announcement that it was canceling Star Trek: Prodigy.

RetroRockets With Steve Tanner

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

Andrea Johnson speaks with Steve Tanner, the publisher of Time Bomb Comics in the U.K.

Friday Jul 07, 2023

Andrea Johnson's guest is Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp, chair of the Space History Department at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, and author of Space Craze: America's Enduring Fascination with Real and Imagined Spaceflight.

Thursday Jun 22, 2023

Andrea Johnson speaks with Bryan Thomas Schmidt, the editor of the new anthology Robots Through the Ages, along with contributing authors Ken Scholes and Martin L. Shoemaker. The book will be published on 25 July 2023.

Thursday Jun 08, 2023

Our guest this time is Nicole Kornher-Stace, author of Flight & Anchor, the sequel to novel Firebreak.



Welcome to RetroRockets, the podcast that explores the deep heritage of science Fiction and Fantasy.  Follow us on twitter @RetroRocketsPod


RetroRockets is hosted and produced by Andrea Johnson.  Audio editing and mixing is by Andy Robins. Our Special Consultant is John Wenger.  Our logo and custom artwork was created by the amazing Carolyn Baker (twitter @GraphicsCarolyn).  Our music is by Metre, and used with a Creative Commons License.

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