All posts by Jonathan Strahan

Coming up for air…

I hope to start posting here a lot more regularly. I know most everyone has given up on the blog – readers are down to an understandably pitiful but deeply appreciated few – but I do have some plans that might make it a bit more interesting in coming months.

I hope to talk a bit more about projects that are in train, and about what I’m reading, even if just for my own record.  While I’m working on finishing Meeting Infinity, getting started on The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 10, and editing/acquiring some novellas for Tor.com, I’m also reading away and making plans for next year.

In the meantime, though, there’s a lot to read out there. My pal Tempest Bradford continues to recommend great stories on io9.com, James Bradley has an excellent new novel out  (someone in the US needs to buy this!), and my friend Joe just bought and exciting new novel by the astoundingly wonderful Frances Hardinge.  Not bad days at all.

Coming up on Coode Street

Coming up this weekend in episode 222 of the Coode Street Podcast, Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan, and Scott Westerfeld join us to talk about their exciting new project, Zeroes, collaborating, superheroes and why Australia doesn’t make a good setting for genre fiction.

This one’s already in the can, so look for it here on Sunday and on Tor.com the following Tuesday!

Episode 221: Joe Abercrombie and Sean Williams at the Perth Writers Festival

Is there a difference to writing for younger readers? Do they want or need different kinds of stories? Do they have different expectations from older readers? How do you structure a series? What makes for a rewarding reading experience and how do genre expectations relate to that?

With new young adult novels published recently, Joe Abercrombie (whose Half the World, second volume in the Shattered Sea series, is just out) and Sean Williams (whose second Twinmaker novel, Crash, came out late last year) sit down with Jonathan to discuss this and more during a fascinating conversation recorded during the Perth Writer’s Festival.

As always, our thanks to Joe and Sean, and we hope you enjoy the podcast. More next week!

New episode coming!

After a short hiatus due to scheduling issues, the Coode Street Podcast returns this weekend with a fascinating discussion with Joe Abercrombie and Sean Williams about writing, young adult fiction, and their new novels Crash and Half the World.

This episode was recorded during the Perth Writer’s Festival. Gary was safely asleep in Chicago, so Jonathan did a rare solo episode. Next week will be a return to normal programming as Gary and Jonathan are joined by Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan, and Scott Westerfeld. 

Episode 220: William Gibson, Eileen Gunn, and Chris Brown

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Welcome to The Coode Street Podcast, an informal weekly discussion about science fiction and fantasy featuring award-winning critics and editors Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe.  The Coode Street Podcast debuted in 2010 and has been nominated for the Hugo, British Science Fiction, and Aurealis awards.

This week Jonathan and Gary talk to old friend  Eileen Gunn, along with  Chris Brown,  and very special guest  William Gibson , in a discussion that ranges from William’s recent novel The Peripheral to the influences of writers as diverse as Mervyn Peake, Philip K. Dick, Alfred Bester, and Avram Davidson and the question of what it means to write in and out of genre. We hope you find it as interesting as we all did recording it. 

Coode Street, Episode 220 (1hr 17mins)

The Coode Street Podcast is published by The Coode Street Press and Gary K. Wolfe, and is syndicated by Tor.com.