18.06: An Interview With Howard Tayler

Your Hosts: Mary Robinette Kowal, DongWon Song, Erin Roberts, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler

In this episode we interview Howard Tayler, one of the founding members of the podcast, and the creator of Schlock Mercenary. The first question: how did this twenty-year ride change you? And a later question: what comes next?

Liner Notes: We’ll eventually do a deep dive on the final three books of the Schlock Mercenary saga. You can read for free starting here.

Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson


Take an index card for each key beat in a scene you’ve written. Illustrate each beat with stick figures and smiley/frowny/angry faces.

Schlock Mercenary: Mandatory Failure, Function of Firepower, and Sergeant in Motion (the three final books available online), by Howard Tayler, colored by Travis Walton

2 thoughts on “18.06: An Interview With Howard Tayler”

  1. This week, Howard Tayler had his feet in the fire. Mary Robinette, DongWon, Erin, and Dan kept him hopping, too! From changes over the 20 years of Schlock Mercenary, to handling big ideas, and on into the future. With zombie unicorns and the mantra, “Low bar, but I cleared it.” Go ahead, read all about it in the transcript available now in the archives.

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