A note to subscribers. Due to high traffic I’ve had to move the podcast to a new host. This seemed to go smoothly last week, but has caused problems this week. While downloading from here should continue to work seamlessly (heh), you can download it from jonathanstrahan.podbean.com. If you use iTunes you might want to search for and subscribe to The Coode Street Hour. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience to people who’ve tried and failed to download the podcast and my thanks for persevering.
It was a bright and sunny morning – the annual excoriation of the masses here in Perth, and a particularly vicious one – so Gary and I fired up Skype and had a long chat about the Nebula Awards, how e-readers are impacting on the management of the reviewing cycle, the work of Peter S. Beagle and some other stuff. As always, we hope you enjoy it!
Edited to correct link to audio file for second time. Apologies. You can also try this direct link.
And it’s another weekend. This morning Garth Nix, bestselling author of the ‘Keys to the Kingdom’ and ‘Old Kingdom’ series, among many wonderful novels, joined Gary and I in the pod to discuss what ‘young adult’ means, the current troubles with bookselling and book publishing, ebooks, his forthcoming novels Troubletwisters (with Sean Williams) and A Confusion of Princes and lots more stuff in a special ‘Pink Drinks’ edition of The Coode Street Podcast. Enjoy!
It’s a podcasting Sunday morning. I’ve been awake for a little while, and shortly I’ll do the breakfast thing before firing up Skype and connecting with Gary and today’s special guest. I think we’ll be talking about the state of book publishing/book selling, entry books for science fiction readers, and some other cool things, but I don’t really know. Gary and I determinedly keep it casual, so mostly we’ll likely just chat.
Today will very much be a work day. If the timing’s right I’ll go swimming with the girls, but then I need to get on with taxes, editing and other stuff. I have a story ms. that popped through my mail to read, proposals to turn around, and general prep. Busy, busy. We did have a lovely visit from Robin and Toula last night, and that gave the weekend some shine. Much better than sitting around watching TV.
I should likely report in on what I’ve been reading, but that continues to be all over the place. I’m going back and forth between Garth Nix & Sean Williams’ Troubletwisters and Michael Swanwick’s Dancing with Bears, two very different novels that I’m enjoying for very different reasons, while alternately being engaged and annoyed by a bunch of anthologies. Busy times!
That’s better! Technical difficulties behind us, Gary and a slightly hungover I jumped into the pod to discuss Carol Emshwiller, the right time to publish a book, optimistic SF, the death of SF and all sorts of other stuff. We hope you enjoy it, as always!