Welcome to Martian Central, please take a ticket, the sheep ray will be with you shortly. Highway to Mars was created by Author Stefan Sawynok as an excuse to ramble his way through Science Fiction that he liked and to shine a light on things such as books that don’t get covered all that often in fandom. Mostly covers British and American sci-fi but occasionally steps out to cover pieces from around the world. There is so much Sci-fi out there and so little time. 🙂
Stefan is the creator of The Martians are Here and works for himself as a researcher in fisheries and as an SF Author. He has formed his own publishing company and launched another podcast called the Heroine cast. Stefan loves all forms of Science Fiction from around the world. Like James T Kirk he is boldly going where no martian has gone before. Which at times leads to embarrassment.
Stefan’s co-host, Kiarra is 13, practices three martial arts is a national champion at karate and going through the usual stuff that comes with puberty which means she shouts a lot. Kiarra has a passion for Dr Who and Zombieland and while she has only just started exploring the universe of science fiction she is a quick study and calls a spade a… well spade.
I am French, just started on my 4th decade and I am a teacher married to a British guy.
I love my job even though I do complain about it regularly (who doesn’t?). Why do I love my job? I think it is because I like working with kids, I like seeing their face when they realise they understand something new, I like the way I have to keep myself “updated” on all new stuff so I can keep up with them and even keep slightly ahead of them, be it with technology, music, films etc. I started teaching when I was 25 and I think I stopped growing old a couple of years later… well… I am getting older physically (obviously ) but in my mind I am still 27 ish…
Apart from teaching I do a lot of role playing games with a great group of friends. I love watching films and TV shows old and new.
I became a big fan of Firefly, discovering in the process the world of fandom and am currently involved in doing a podcast related to this fantastic tv show. Find more about it at sendingawave.wordpress.com
I have “met” Stefan a little more than a year ago now and was invited to take part in Highway to Mars a few times now… I guess Stefan liked what I had to say as he has now entrusted me with taking over a few episodes for him… I hope you will like them too!
Talking of podcast, I am also doing a school podcast with a few of my students, guiding them, teaching them to use different programs etc.
I love travelling and would do a lot more of it if we could afford it.
Born The year of Star Wars and close encounters
Occupation: Podcaster, Let’s play host, podcast co-host, failed writer
Years active: 2010-onwards
If you look at me then you’ll think “how did I end up here”.
Good question I have had an lot of luck that’s lead me here an quick snap shot of which
can be found on my 1st appearance on Highway to Mars on the War of the Worlds
Outside HWTM I host an podcast all about Aspergers Syndrome and how I cope with it.
Do let’s play videos on YouTube and try my hand at many things.
Where you can find me.
Podcast – garethsworld.podbean.com (also on iTunes and sticher)
Video – YouTube.com/ukgareth316 & YouTube.com/gareth316
Twitter – gareth316
Wordpress blog – http://gareth316.wordpress.com/
Steam – ukgareth316