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 8 April, 2012 Hugos! 2 October, 2015 Episode 252: Cecelia Holland and Dragon Heart 22 March, 2014 Episode 182: Steven Erikson and Ian McDonald 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Pingback: Cheryl's Mewsings » Blog Archive » Honouring Dead Authors Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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 This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.