This week Hugo Award winning author of the God’s War Trilogy, Kameron Hurley, joins Gary and Jonathan to discuss her new novel The Mirror Empire, winning the Hugo Award, social media, and writing SF/F in the 21st Century.
On Saturday Miss 12 and I head off to Europe, leaving Marianne and Miss 14 to manage the home front. This is a huge trip. We’re heading to Normandy to celebrate Ellen Klages’s birthday, before spending a few days in Paris and then London for WorldCon and tourism. It should be amazing. It feels like we’ve been talking about it for years. Â While I’ve been terrible at this, we’re going to try to record some of the details of the trip here. There will be planes, food, sights, food, shows, food, convention, food, and so on. It should be cool.
Warning: This Podcast Contains Incoherent Rambling. Â Freshly returned from the 2013 World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, England, our intrepid podcasters peer through a veil of jetlag to discuss the World Fantasy Awards and the happenings of what was a wholly memorable trip.
While our intrepid podcasters brave the wilds of London, a new episode for you (hopefully)! With no specific topic in mind, and having sent a greeting to Sleepless in Wagga, Gary and Jonathan answer questions:
- from Guy in Toronto about single malt whisky;
- from Fred in New Jersey on:
- Clifford Simak. Cordwainer Smith. Fritz Leiber. Are they forgotten?;
- Agents of SHIELD; and
- making a pitch for a Greg Egan retrospective short story collection; and
- from Michael about how crowd-funding has changed the anthology market.
In which the Coode Street team philosophize about the nature of science fiction, what the future means, whether it is inevitable or knowable, and what that means for science fiction.
Other matters are also discussed. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast.