After a long week, and a flight home from Seattle for Gary we were back in the pod this morning where we discussed what people feel awards are for and how we react to them, how the year in science fiction and fantasy is going so far, Osama by Lavie Tidhar, and The Essential Lucy Sussex. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!
Roving reporter Gary K. Wolfe checked in live from Seattle, where he and many of SF’s glitterati are gathered for the annual Locus Awards and the SF Hall of Fame, to discuss the Hall of Fame, the death of the paperback market and how it affected the SF field, first novelists and new writers, and a little more. We were joined by Greg Bear (who sadly had to leave half way through) and Terry Bisson.Â As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast.
This week Gary’s on the road again, traveling to the East Coast to attend the HWA’s Stoker Awards weekend. He persuaded Ellen Datlow and Peter Straub to join us on the podcast to discuss horror, genre boundaries and related topics.
With Gary home from his ICFA board meeting in Florida and Wiscon, we sat down to discuss cyberpunk, the ‘movement and radical hard SF, Gavin Grant & Kelly Link’sÂ Steampunk!, first novels and a few other things. No awards were mentioned in the recording of this podcast.
Last weekend Gary traveled to Madison, Wisconsin – home of Wiscon – where in amongst fine dinners and even finer conversation he managed to find time to ask Eileen Gunn, Ellen Klages and Geoff Ryman to join us on the podcast to discuss the 20th anniversary of the Tiptree Awards, Wiscon, the value of short fiction, and other things. Many, many thanks to Eileen, Ellen and Geoff for joining us. We hope you enjoy it, as always, and will see you next week!