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 17 April, 2013 Coode Street on hiatus 8 February, 2015 Episode 220: William Gibson, Eileen Gunn, and Chris Brown 11 December, 2012 Episode 126: In which rambling continues… 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 And yes :) Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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 This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.