Category: Arts:Books

Conversations centered around Asian fantasy genres, featuring content creators and experts of all varieties. Hosted by Jeremy Bai, known by the online name Deathblade, a writer and translator who specializes in Chinese fantasy genres such as xianxia, xuanhuan, and wuxia. Logo art by Xiaofanchuanart.

June 17, 2021

John Zhu: Host of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Water Margin podcasts

John and I talk about Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin, podcasting, and other things.

 

John's Links:

Website: http://chineselore.com/ 

 

Jeremy's Links:

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

June 10, 2021

AvenueX: YouTuber specializing in Chinese TV dramas and cultural content

AvenueX and I talk about life in Chongqing, costuming in Untamed and Hong Kong Shaw Brothers movies, and other topics.

 

AvenueX's links:

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAJa5VlzzRq7Ebr-IQbXqyA 

Website: https://avenuex.ca/ 

 

Jeremy's links:

The Nine Heavens and Ten Earths: http://mybook.to/9h10eTHP 

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

June 3, 2021

Travis Baldree: Audiobook narrator of titles like Cradle and A Thousand Li

Travis and I talk about the ins and outs of audiobook narration, especially for cultivation, litRPG, progression fantasy, etc. You might be surprised at how many similarities we find between audiobook narration and fiction translation work!

 

Travis' links:

Website: https://travisbaldree.com/ 

 

Jeremy's links:

The Nine Heavens and Ten Earths: http://mybook.to/9h10eTHP 

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

May 27, 2021

Blaise Corvin: Author of Delvers LLC and a forthcoming xianxia-inspired novel

Blaise and I talk about I Shall Seal the Heavens, his upcoming xianxia-inspired novel, and writing philosophy and practice.

 

Blaise's links:

Website: https://blaise-corvin.com/ 

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/BlaiseCorvinWriter  

Blaise's ISSTH fan fiction: https://blaise-corvin.com/i-shall-seal-the-heavens-fan-fiction-story-old/ 

 

Jeremy's links:

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

The Nine Heavens and Ten Earths: http://mybook.to/9h10eTHP 

 

May 20, 2021

Tao Wong: Author of A Thousand Li and other titles

Tao Wong and I talk about life in the Yukon, his series A Thousand Li, wuxia movies, and the craft of writing.

 

Tao Wong's links

Website - https://www.mylifemytao.com/ 

 

Jeremy's links

The Nine Heavens and Ten Earths - http://mybook.to/9h10eTHP 

Website - https://jeremybai.com 

May 13, 2021

Mary Soon Lee: Poet and Author of The Sign of the Dragon and Elemental Haiku

Mary and I talk about language, poetry, prose, and especially her epic fantasy novel told in poem format, The Sign of the Dragon.

 

Mary's links:

Website: https://marysoonlee.com/ 

The Sign of the Dragon: https://amzn.to/3vWUNwp 

Elemental Haiku: https://amzn.to/3xZDiNy 

 

Jeremy's links:

The Nine Heavens and Ten Earths book 1: http://mybook.to/9h10eTHP 

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

May 6, 2021

Rex: Chinese translator of Renegade Immortal and Immortal Soaring Blade

Rex was born in Hangzhou China and came to the U.S. at age 9. It wasn't until he was in college that he ended up becoming a fulltime translator. We talk about his story, his projects, and some things he finds challenging in Chinese-to-English translation. 

 

Rex's links:

Immortal Soaring Blade: https://www.wuxiaworld.com/novel/immortal-soaring-blade

 

Jeremy's links:

The Nine Heavens and Ten Earths: http://mybook.to/9h10eTHP 

Website: https://jeremybai.com/ 

April 29, 2021

Xiao: Shanghai-born illustrator, concept artist, and creator of Chroniclers webtoon

In this episode we get an artist's perspective on illustrating wuxia and xianxia content. Incidentally, in the episode itself, I forgot to mention that the podcast image itself was done by Xiao!

 

Xiao's links:

Chroniclers webtoon - https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/chroniclers/list?title_no=317954&page=1 

Xiao's Artstation - https://www.artstation.com/xiaofanchuanart 

Xiao's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/xiaofanchuanart/?hl=en 

Xiao's YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC5M82XQ2sD1QGN7LmvafYw 

 

Jeremy's links:

The Nine Heavens and Ten Earths - Book 1 - http://mybook.to/9h10eTHP 

Website - http://jeremybai.com 

April 22, 2021

JC Kang: Author of Legends of Tivara and Quantum Cultivation and other titles

JC Kang and I talk about his fantasy series Legends of Tivara and upcoming novel Quantum Cultivation, as well as other topics like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wing Chun, and the Ip Man movies. 

 

JC Kang's links:

Author page - https://www.amazon.com/JC-Kang/e/B0195EMIY2/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1 

Legends of Tivara - Dragon Songs Saga - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BH3K778/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i3 

Legends of Tivara - Scions of the Black Lotus - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0863YXRTT/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2 

Quantum Cultivation - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088KMMFMC/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i4

 

Jeremy's links:

The Nine Heavens and Ten Earths - Book 1 - http://mybook.to/9h10eTHP 

Website - https://jeremybai.com/ 

April 15, 2021

Miraclerifle: Korean translator of Tomb Raider King and other titles

Rifle and I talk about "translator dad" life, Korean language and culture, and a host of other topics.

 

Rifle's links:

Tomb Raider King - https://www.wuxiaworld.com/novel/tomb-raider-king 

Jeremy's links:

The Nine Heavens and Ten Earths - Book 1 - http://mybook.to/9h10eTHP 

Website - https://jeremybai.com/