After a long delay due to technical issues with our hosting service, Podbean, we are now able to bring you the latest episode of The Coode Street Podcast. Episode 126 was recorded on Sunday, 9 December by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, who rambled about various subjects to do with science fiction and fantasy. The recording was done so long ago, though, that neither podcaster quite remembers what they discussed or is willing to listen to the podcast to find out what. If you do listen to the podcast, please consider describing this episode in the comments. “General rambling”, commenters are reminded, is a category and not a description. Although we don’t remember the podcast, we still hope you enjoy it. We’ll be back next weekend, technology permitting, with a new episode!
In October of this year Night Shade Books launched a new fiction magazine, Eclipse Online. It was the obvious next step for the critically acclaimed Eclipse series of anthologies, that I’d been fortunate enough to edit for the previous four years, and has given me the opportunity to broaden and develop Eclipse in a new environment.
So far we’ve been fortunate enough to be able to feature five wonderful stories (see below for a list) that span a lot of the spectrum that Eclipse hopes to cover in coming years. There’s still a lot more to do: new kinds of stories to find, new authors to publish, and new boundaries to push. I’m excited about that, and grateful for the chance to do it. I’m also grateful to Kathleen Jennings for letting us feature her beautiful art, and to each of the authors for their stories.
- October 8: “The Contrary Gardener“, Christopher Rowe
- October 22: “One Little Room An Everywhere“, K.J. Parker
- November 12: “Holmes Sherlock: A Hwarhath Mystery“, Eleanor Arnason
- November 26: “Firebugs“, Nina Kiriki Hoffmann
With the holiday season upon us, there are two things I’d ask you to consider doing if you’ve enjoyed any of our stories. Head over to the Night Shade Books site and leave a comment letting our authors know how much you’ve enjoyed their stories, and consider ordering a book from our publisher. Their support keeps Eclipse going and they do have all of the Eclipse anthologies available!
The latest Eclipse story, “Invisible Men” by Christopher Barzak just gone been published, along with an absolutely perfect illustration by Kathleen Jennings!. It’s a terrific story and one I’m very proud to have been able to publish as part of Eclipse Online.