Episode 8: Live with Gary K. Wolfe and Jeremy Lassen

The Windup GirlEditor and publisher Jeremy Lassen of Night Shade Books joins Gary and I for a new podcast as our second ever guest. Jeremy and Gary were in Seattle at the Locus Awards/Science Fiction Hall of Fame weekend while I was still pottering around after breakfast while one kid was off at swimming lessons in Perth.

I once again showed mylack of technical skills in the audio arena, but we discussed:

  • the Locus Awards and being in Seattle;
  • Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl and understanding science fiction in  21st Century world;
  • how science fiction still isn’t dying;
  • rescheduling Eclipse Four; and
  • a little bit on gender and the SF Hall of Fame (more to come here!).

There’s probably some other stuff, but we recorded this this morning and I’m not going to re-listen to the whole thing. We hope you enjoy it as always and will see you next weekend!

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6 thoughts on “Episode 8: Live with Gary K. Wolfe and Jeremy Lassen”

  1. Hey guys – some good discussion as ever! Gary sounded awfully far from the microphone at times, but I coped valiantly. I very much enjoyed the parts about The Windup Girl and the 21st century fiction.

    Just a note about the Hall of Fame discussion, which we were talking about on Galactic Suburbia (http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/galactic-suburbia-episode-10-show-notes/) earlier this week. I think it is important in these discussions to mention the actual numbers, since talking generally about a lack of gender balance often leads people to think you’re overstating the problem. In this case, with this weekend’s induction of Octavia Butler, we’re talking about 9/61.

    Also, while it was interesting to hear you guys talk about which women you thought should be/assumed would be in the Hall of Fame, it wasn’t really clear from your podcast which ones were – Joanna Russ, for instance, like James Tiptree, is not.

    I look forward to hearing more about how the Hall of Fame works in future Coode St podcasts!

  2. Hey Tansy – We were struggling with having two people share one connection. Hopefully if we do it again we’ll do a better job of handling the technical issues. I think the podcasts are reasonably interesting, but I don’t want them to become a chore to listen too. On the Hall of Fame – in truth I’d only glanced at the figures. These things are always very much off the cuff as you know, but I’ll do what we can to bring more research to bear. I do hope to know more next week on the Hall of Fame works. I only know the very little that appears on their website, so more knowledge would be useful.

  3. Sorry to chip in about this only now, but due to the expense of my data package I simply can’t listen to all these discussions. But I’d like to know to when Eclipse 4 has been rescheduled?

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