Podcasts Episode 80: Live with Gary K. Wolfe! 18 December, 2011 4 Comments This week Gary and I discuss, among a handful of select boutique subjects influence, copyright, and the current discussion over the World Fantasy Awards. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast. See you next week! Previous Post Next Post You may also like 27 January, 2013 Episode 132: On context, books, and awards 21 April, 2015 Episode 230: K J Parker and the history of a writer 11 September, 2011 Episode 66: Live with Gary K. Wolfe! 4 Comments If you do a podcast about Lovecraft’s racism try to include S J Joshi. Hey guys, Sort of in medias res to the conversation–one way I find books these days is from other people. Authors and reviewers talking about their work. I’ve discovered plenty of authors and books this year I might never have even considered, otherwise… But that is not ideal, either. Ideas are not copyrightable. Otherwise there would only be seven stories. There should be some protection from plagiarism, but it shouldn’t be so restrictive that other writers are unable to riff on existing ideas & tropes. A local example is Tarzan Presley, which features a protagonist who is Tarzan & Elvis as the same person, and who grew up in the New Zealand bush. It attracted the ire of the estate of ERB the upshot of which it was never reprinted until the title was changed, hence Jungle Rock Blues. A shame really, because it deserved a much larger audience. Another enjoyable podcast as usual. P.S. Merry Christmas! Pingback: Cheryl's Mewsings » Blog Archive » Honouring Dead Authors Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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.