This week Gary and I start off discussing aspects of compiling ‘best of the year’ anthology, touch on genre drift and blur, move on to a few recent stories we’ve greatly admired, and then invite Sophie back at the very end of the ‘cast for a quick chat about her recent reading. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast.
This week we’re delighted to welcome Cheryl Morgan back to the podcast after too long an absence to discuss the Hugo Awards, graphic stories, semiprozines, fancasts and all sorts of interesting eligibility questions, as well as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast, and will see you next week!
This week Elizabeth Hand joins us to discuss her two new novels, Available Dark and Radiant Days, as well as much more. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!
Not much consumed on Thursday or Friday this week. I did finish Grant Morrison’s Joe the Barbarian and the first issue of Brian Vaughan’s Y the Last Man. The Morrison comic is terrific stuff with wonderful art. I do want to re-read it before saying too much more, though. We also watched Brad Pitt in Moneyball, which I liked very much. Everything else for the last two days has been work, though.
For the first regular podcast of 2012 Gary and I answer listener “Cam from Canada’s” questions about Gene Wolfe (or try to), foreshadow some stuff for future episodes, briefly discuss Hugo nominations opening, chat about John Crowley’s work and some other stuff. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!