Episode 34: Live with Gary K. Wolfe!

Another busy Saturday morning, Friday evening, and time for another missive sent out to the interwebs. Gary and I jumped (well strolled) into the pod without any set plans on what to discuss and ended up talking about L. Ron Hubbard, movies, Fringe, the evils (or inconveniences) of PDFs, and lots of other stuff.

On a serious note, we also discussed Tehani Wessely’s After the Flood Queensland Flood ebook. Please do support it, and the Queensland flood victims, by donating $A10.00 and getting a copy of the ebook. Also, if you like the book give some thought to going back to Fablecroft’s site in April and buying the physical book too.

Hugo Awards eligibility

It has been suggested to me that I should provide a detailed listing of the things I worked on that were published during 2010 for the purposes of Hugo eligibility (esp. for individual short stories). With that in mind, the list below details my own eligibility for Best Editor, Short Form and the breakdown for all of the original short fiction I edited during 2010 that is eligible for the awards.

I’d also mention The Coode Street Podcast for Best Fanzine. It is very much an unpaid labour of love by Gary Wolfe and I, and we think sits well in the fanzine tradition. You can hear all thirty episodes here.


The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 4 (Night Shade)
Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle (Subterranean)
Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories (ed with Charles N. Brown) (Night Shade)
The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories, Walter Jon Williams (Night Shade)
Subterranean Online, Spring Issue
Hard Luck Diggings: The Early Jack Vance (ed. with Terry Dowling) (Subterranean)
Legends of Australian Fantasy (ed. with Jack Dann) (HarperCollins)
Wings of Fire (ed. with Marianne S. Jablon) (Night Shade)
Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (ed. with Lou Anders) (Harper Eos)
The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson (Night Shade)
Godlike Machines (The Science Fiction Book Club)
The Best of Larry Niven (Subterranean Press)
Locus: The Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Field, Reviews Editor (Jan #588 – Dec #599)


Locus: The Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Field,  Liza Groen Trombi (Jan #588 – Dec #599) (NB: I worked as Reviews Editor on these issues.)


The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe


“Return to Titan”, Stephen Baxter (Godlike Machines)
“Return: An Innkeeper’s World Story”, Peter S. Beagle (Subterranean, Spring)
“The Enchanted: A Tale of Erith”, Cecelia Dart-Thornton, (Legends of Australian Fantasy)
“There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow/Now is the Best Time of Your Life”, Cory Doctorow (Godlike Machines)
“The Magic Word”, Jennifer Fallon, (Legends of Australian Fantasy)
“Tribute to Hell: A Tale of the Tainted Realm”, Ian Irvine, (Legends of Australian Fantasy)
“Twixt Twilight and Water: A Tale of Sevenwaters”, Juliet Marillier, (Legends of Australian Fantasy)
“Alone”, Robert Reed (Godlike Machines)
“Troika”, Alastair Reynolds (Godlike Machines)
“Crown of Rowan: A Tale of Thrysland”, Kim Wilkins, (Legends of Australian Fantasy)
“A Glimpse of the Marvellous Structure (And the Threat it Entails)”, Sean Williams (Godlike Machines)
“The Spark (A Romance in Four Acts): A Tale of the Change”, Sean Williams, (Legends of Australian Fantasy)


“The Fool Jobs”, Joe Abercrombie, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“Under the Moons of Venus”, Damien Broderick (Subterranean, Spring)
“The Mad Apprentice: A Black Magician Story”, Trudi Canavan, (Legends of Australian Fantasy)
“The Dark Road: An Obernewtyn Story”, Isobelle Carmody, (Legends of Australian Fantasy)
“A Wizard of Wiscezan”, C.J. Cherryh, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“The Corsers’ Hinge: A Lamplighter Tale”, D.M. Cornish, (Legends of Australian Fantasy)
“Goats of Glory”, Steven Erikson, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“What We Take When We Take What We Need”, Daryl Gregory (Subterranean, Spring)
“Brownian Emotion”, Tom Holt (Subterranean, Spring)
“The Undefiled”, Greg Keyes, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“The Sea Troll’s Daughter”, Caitlin R Kiernan, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“The Deification of Dal Bamore”, Tim Lebbon, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“Two Lions, A Witch, and the War-Robe”, Tanith Lee, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“In the Stacks”, Scott Lynch, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“The Naturalist”, Maureen McHugh (Subterranean, Spring)
“Red Pearls: An Elric Story”, Michael Moorcock, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“To Hold the Bridge, Garth Nix”, Garth Nix, (Legends of Australian Fantasy)
“A Rich Full Week”, K. J. Parker, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“The Bodhisattvas”, Gord Sellar (Subterranean, Spring)
“Dapple Hew the Tint Master”, Michael Shea, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“Dark Times at the Midnight Market”, Robert Silverberg, (Swords and Dark Magic)


“Sobek”, Holly Black (Wings of Fire)
“Tides Elba: A Tale of the Black Company”, Glen Cook, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“The Singing Spear”, James Enge, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“The Miracle Aquilina”, Margo Lanagan (Wings of Fire)
“A Suitable Present for a Sorcerous Puppet”, Garth Nix, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“Elegy for a Young Elk”, Hannu Rajaniemi (Subterranean, Spring)
“The Timpanist of the Berlin Philharmonic, 1942”, Kim Stanley Robinson (The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson)
“Thieves of Daring”, Bill Willingham, (Swords and Dark Magic)
“Bloodsport”, Gene Wolfe, (Swords and Dark Magic)

Renovation, this year’s WorldCon, has put the 2011 Hugo Nominating Ballot online. You are eligible to nominate if you were a member of Aussiecon or are a member of Renovation. No matter what you’ve read, or what you choose to nominate, please do nominate. The awards are only as good as the nominations received so your views are important!

6 Jan: Edited to correct error on title of Garth Nix’s novelette.

Well, I didn’t post for a couple days there, and I meant to so here’s a few notes on my week. Wednesday and Thursday were mostly stay-at-home days for me. I work early and immediately sat down and spent the morning writing my year-in-review essay for Locus. Once that was done I could spend time working on other stuff, reducing my “to do” list basically to finishing Eclipse 4. Also did some podcast planning.

New Year’s Eve was busy. Woke at 1.30am, and didn’t get back to sleep. We were up and out early buying all of the party stuff and getting ready. Run, run, run all morning, and then a frankly not fun time out at Mirrabooka staying out of the house for a bit before getting home for a pre-party nap. The NYE party was lots of fun with good friends, good chat, and more than one drink. Made it to bed at 2.30am.

New Year’s Day was sloooow. Didn’t wake till 10am, and then was, um, somewhat hung over.  Sophie had a friend over, and Jess visited her nan. I read the digital edition of Locus, and was generally unproductive. Watched more Fringe in the evening.

And then there’s today, the 2nd. I turn 47 today. I woke at 5.00am, got up and made myself a coffee. Jessica was already up playing with Barbies. I surfed the net, did some stuff, was delighted to see the Hugo noms are open, and Jess sort of clicked, realised the day and wished me Happy Birthday.  Today there’s a family lunch and we’re going to the movies in the early evening. No work today, I think. Maybe.