Episode 13: Live with Gary K. Wolfe!

When Gary and I signed off last week we agreed we’d plan this podcast to save all you good people from waffling.  Hmm. Well, that didn’t quite happen, so this is a second (shorter) waffly podcast). This week we waffle about Paolo Bacigalupi, awards, the fate of science fiction, and a new book you don’t need to read.  We hope you enjoy it as always and will see you next weekend!

9 thoughts on “Episode 13: Live with Gary K. Wolfe!”

  1. Your “Book you don’t need to read” really made me laugh this week. Even though I *am* a student of the field and I *have* been reading all this pre-WWII sf and fantasy, even I decided to skip “Skylark of Space.” I read one Lensmen novel (on Charles’ recommendation) and decided that I’d had enough Doc Smith for one lifetime, thanks very much.

  2. with regard to how the current iPad generation’s jadedness may be an issue for SF – I’m honesrtly not seeing that. To me I’m seeing sci fi based close to home, whic has the benefist of making it more believable.

    A quick example, which admitadly isn’t a book but is a prime example, is the film Sunshine. There is not a single aspect of that film which I think anyone could point at and flatly sat they do not think that is possible.

  3. Hey Jonathan. You and Gary are some of the most intelligent wafflers I’ve listened to in a long while. Any plans to aid me in my lazy lifestyle and put up an RSS feed? It will aid in your low key plans for podcast world domination!

    I’ve got no clue myself how to do it myself, but maybe Galactic Suburbia could give you a hand…

  4. I sure it was just a slip on Gary’s part, but the nuclear incident that coincided with the (1979) release of The China Syndrome was Three Mile Island, not Chernobyl.

  5. As a YA I loved EE ‘Doc’ Smith’s books, I read the Lensmen series a number of times and loved the “Family D’Alembert” series (although most of that was written by Stephen Goldin based on Smith’s novella). Yes, they do have a lot of issues if read in C21, but, for their time, the Lensmen books were groundbreaking.

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