An exciting week at Coode Street asÂ New York TimesÂ bestselling authorÂ Jeff VanderMeerÂ joins us in the Gershwin Room to discuss his new “Southern Reach” trilogy, the Hugo nominatedÂ WonderbookÂ and much, much more.
As always, our thanks to Jeff for joining us, and we hope you enjoy the podcast. See you next week!
Today is the 215th anniversary of the birth of theÂ great British paleontologist Mary Anning, whose contribution to science was so great that the Royal Society named her as one of the ten British women who have most influenced the history of science.
Anning’s contribution to science was based on the fossils she collected in and around Lyme Regis and wasÂ eitherÂ overlooked during her lifetime or acknowledgement for her discoveries were simply stolen by others. Â She should be much more famous than she is.
Recently Karen Joy Fowler wrote a wonderful piece about Anning , “The Science of Herself“, which I recommend strongly.
This week we are joined by Joe Abercrombie, internationally best-selling author of the ‘First Law’ novels. His latest book Half-a-King, his first for young adults is due in-store in July. We discuss the novel, epic fantasy, how seriously epic fantasy is taken in the genre, and much more.
As always, we’d like to thank Joe for taking the time to be part of the podcast. We’d also like to thank Stefan’s Books for their assistance with this podcast. We hope you enjoy the episode
With debut novel The Memory Garden just days from release, and a major new novella “The Mothers of Voorhisville” out at Tor.com, Mary Rickert joins our intrepid podcasters to discuss her novel, writing, mid-West Gothic, and many, many more interesting things.
As always, we’d like to thank Mary for joining us and hope you enjoy the podcast!