Episode 88: Live with Gary K. Wolfe and Ellen Kushner!

This week we invited award-winning actor, broadcaster, editor and writer Ellen Kushner to join us to discuss the excellent audiobook adaptation of her novel Swordspoint, which was recently released by Audible, her thoughts on the rise of audiobooks, and her many other projects..

We would like to apologise for the audio quality of some of the podcast, which is a little below what we’d normally hope for.  Our primary recording of the ‘cast failed, but we were saved by our newly installed backup recording system.  We continue our hunt for improvements, but in the interim thank Ellen, and look forward to seeing you all next week.


  1. […] Notes from Coode Street features Jonathan Strahan, Gary K. Wolfe and Ellen Kushner. […]

  2. Peter Nel says:

    I don’t follow every podcast, so perhaps this has been mentioned, but perhaps prof. Wolfe could talk about his forthcoming Library of America project in a future podcast (the nine classic SF novels of the 1950s)?

  3. Jonathan says:

    I’m sure we’ll discuss it in some detail shortly.

  4. […] Episode 88 of The Coode Street Podcast, featuring Ellen Kushner, focuses largely on audio books, but also brought up a sub-genre I’d never hear of: Mannerpunk. It’s also known as Fantasy of Manners, which is more familiar sounding but less ear grabbing. Wikipedia has a more useful entry than The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. The first audio book they discuss, Kushner’s Swordpoint is an example of this genre. […]

  5. Tons of fun.

    I had no conscious idea but it makes a lot of sense that Riverside has a lot of DNA that it shares with Lankhmar…

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