All posts by Jonathan Strahan

Episode 378: Ten Minutes with Garth Nix

Ten minutes with… is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through this strange time.

Today Jonathan spends Ten Minutes with Garth Nix, who talked about Hilary Mantel, Oliver Cromwell, and more. Garth’s Angel Mage is out now and The Left-Handed Booksellers of London is due soon (though not soon enough for one unnamed Coode Streeter).

Books mentioned include:

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Episode 377: Books in the Time of Coronavirus

This week, Jonathan and Gary are back together (with no guests) for the first time in several weeks, and we discuss the inevitable: the current pandemic, and the various ways in which it was and was not anticipated by past science fiction narratives—not only of worldwide plagues but of alien invasion stories and tales of isolation.

We find time to touch upon the reading we’ve both been up to, including Gene Wolfe’s final novel, Lavie Tidhar’s reinvention of the Arthurian tales By Force Alone and some recent titles edited by Jonathan himself, including Zen Cho’s The Order of the Full Moon Reflected in Water and Alex Irvine’s Anthropocene Rag. We also encourage listeners to check out our newly launched series of short “Ten Minutes With . . .” podcasts, and to support not only their local bookstores, but independent publishers, including our beloved Locus magazine, who like so many people are facing unprecedented stresses in the current economic environment.

Episode 376: Ten Minutes with Naomi Kritzer

Little Free Library by Naomi Kritzer Today Gary spends Ten Minutes with Naomi Kritzer, whose wonderful YA novel Catfishing on CatNet is a finalist for this year’s Andre Norton, Edgar, and Minnesota Book Awards, and whose story “Little Free Library” is available on April 8.

Books mentioned include:

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Episode 375: Ten Minutes with Jeffrey Ford

And we’re doing it! One episode every day, without apology (almost)  Today Jonathan spends ten minutes with the incredible Jeffrey Ford who, despite somewhat terrible audio at his end, is wonderful company as he talks about what he’s reading to get through the apocalypse and what you might.

  What are you reading right now (and what do you think of it:

What would you recommend people read if they’re shut in (and why)

What do you have out in the world right now or coming soon you’d like to mention (optional)

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Episode 374: Ten Minutes with Tochi Onyebuchi

Today Jonathan spends ten minutes talking to the fabulous Tochi Onyebuchi about reading for pleasure, writing in a time of crisis, what he’s been reading, what he’d recommend, and what he’s been writing.  As always, our sincere thanks to Tochi for being part of this crazy project.

Books mentioned include:

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