Since the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast went on hiatus, we've received a fair number of messages from people who like the show. Here's a sample:
Antihippy: "I'm really sad to hear that it doesn't sound like you're doing this podcast any more. I really enjoyed it. You guys put me onto all kinds of cool stuff -- I've been punting that trailer for Pumzi round all my mates. And I bought The Windup Girl and Hack the Planet almost exclusively because of the chats with the authors. I thought there was a ton of potential in the show as well. So I am giving you the sad face. :("
Farris wheel: "I've bought and read The Anubis Gates, Wild Seed, The Windup Girl, and Boneshaker because of the podcast. So thank you."
Sandikal: "I got hooked on Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series. I also pulled the Wastelands anthology off my to-read shelf and devoured it in a couple of days after the episode about apocalypses. The terrific reading list in that book led me to other good post-apocalyptic fiction, like Eternity Road by Jack McDevitt."
Mike: "I'm a huge fan of the show, and am sad to hear there may be no more. I'm one of those guys who actually knew about every single video game reference you guys made! Wish there were a mention of Deus Ex, though -- was close in theme to a number of the books discussed in the podcast. ;) Good luck on all future endeavors."
Michael321: "I just discovered the Geek's Guide podcast last week, and it has quickly become one of my favorites. You guys conduct great interviews, and you've turned me on to a whole ton of cool stuff I didn't know existed. The banter between David and John is also very engaging; if you have trouble booking guests, I would be happy to listen to a podcast with just the two of you shooting the breeze. Count me as another one who is hoping the Geek's Guide makes a comeback."
Ed: "I am a guy who has listened to every episode of your podcast since the beginning. I have enjoyed every single episode (except number 16, that one just didn't do it for me). I have noticed the story podcast hosted by Ms. Lafferty has been canceled, and my precious Geek's Guide has not been released on its usual schedule. I am filled with disquiet as a result of these circumstances and wonder if it is my fault somehow. Please pass on the following sentence to your corporate overlords. It may help. Ahem, 'I have been in the unusual position that every time I hear a new episode of Geek's Guide to The Galaxy, I am inclined, nay compelled, to purchase thousands of dollars of merchandise from Tor. My psychiatrist says this condition is incurable.' There, hope that helps."
Pete S: "I note that the Geek's Guide is 'missing'. I hope it will return soon. I appreciate all of Tor's efforts in podcasting stories as well as the Geek's Guide, but when my time is limited, as it so often is, I find I look first for the Geek's Guide each week. I'm 60+ and a reader of science fiction since I was 9 or 10, and a (continuing) purchaser soon after (if that is of any benefit to your marketing department). I do hope to hear from Dave and John again."
Siznax: "I've really enjoyed GGG episodes so far, and I hope you're able to continue producing more. I find your interviews fascinating and entertaining. I've been amazed by your thoughtful observations and random knowledge, and you guys just really crack me up. Also, you've expanded my reading list, gotten me excited about new books and authors, and led me to read a lot of awesome stories. I find myself replaying your post-interview talks while waiting for the next episode, and it just never gets old. I was wondering how in the world you guys can be readers, authors, editors, anthologists, and produce a podcast, so I'm not surprised to hear how difficult it is. I was really hoping for GGG#999, but in the meantime I'll continue enjoying everything else you guys produce, and all the great fiction you lead us to."
Fortunately for fans of the show, things are currently looking pretty promising for a Geek's Guide relaunch in the near future. More news to come.