Podcasts Episode 50: Live with Gary K. Wolfe! Birthday! 7 May, 2011 2 Comments It’s our birthday!! This is the real, official birthday podcast from Coode Street. There’s laughter, some silliness, and much rambling. Enjoy! Podcast Powered By Podbean Previous Post Next Post You may also like 27 August, 2015 Limekiller by Avram Davidson 18 September, 2010 Episode 18: Live with Gary K. Wolfe! 12 June, 2016 Episode 278: Life achievement and such 2 Comments Happy birthday, Coode St! Good discussion for your 50th episode. I can’t help but thinking, though…when you were talking about how perhaps some of the value of fantasy books lies in their immersive powers? You weren’t deliberately avoiding the word “escapism” there, were you? :D As for having “gotten what an author is trying to say” and then moving on, well. That puts the pressure on us to express our recurring themes as perfectly as possible the first time around, doesn’t it? That or get new themes! Thoraiya Hi Thoraiya – Thank you for the birthday wishes. No. Really. I honestly meant the aspect of epic fantasy that involves getting lost in the text. “Escapism” is so often used as a derogatory term about both book and reader that I think it’s largely become devalued. And yes :) Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.