Annalee Newitz, who writes on the cultural impact of science and technology for Ars Technica and who founded and edited io9.com, delivers her debut novel Autonomous this month.
Annalee joined Gary and Jonathan in Helsinki, Finland where they were all attending WorldCon 75, to discuss Autonomous, science fiction, and the power of being able to tell stories about how science influences the world.
As always, Gary and Jonathan would like to thank Annalee for joining us and hope you enjoy the podcast.
This week Gary and Jonathan are joined by long-time friend of the podcast, Jeffrey Ford. Jeff is the winner of the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson awards and has published eight novels, six short story collections and more than 130 short stories. His most recent book is Shirley Jackon Award winner A Natural History of Hell. Just out is new short novel, The Twilight Pariah. He joins us to discuss his writing, genre and his first new novel in ten years, Ahab’s Return, or The Last Voyage.
As always we’d like to thank Jeff for making the time to join us. We’d also like to apologise, this time out, for some technical issues which affect the sound quality of this episode, especially in the first half. We think it’s worth persevering with, though. Next week: Annalee Newitz discusses Autonomous.
After a long and mostly unplanned hiatus, we’re back! We travelled to Helsinki, Finland to attend WorldCon75, and then spent time travelling and not thinking about podcasting very much at all. Still, all holidays must come to an end, and so we headed back up to the Gershwin Room one more time to discuss WorldCon, the Hugo Awards, and the merits of developing a list of books for a Fantasy 101 type course (inspired by a question from Theodora Goss).
As you can imagine, we talk, we disagree, there’s rambling and Coode St is pretty much as it always is. We hope you enjoy the episode. See you next week!
And now for something special! During the recent WorldCon, held in Helsinki, Finland, Gary and Jonathan took to the stage to talk to WorldCon guest of honor Walter Jon Williams and Campbell Award nominee Kelly Robson to discuss Walter’s career and his new novel, Quillifer.
During recording we were fortunate enough to be able to give away copies of Quillifer to lucky convention attendees thanks to the generosity of Saga Press. We were a little limited by time (panels lasted exactly 45 minutes in Helsinki) but the conversation flowed and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Our special thanks to Walter Jon, to Kelly, and to the tech team at WorldCon 75 for making this possible.
When can you expect to hear The Coode Street Podcast during the second half of 2017? Well, that’s complicated. We typically record episodes of the podcast when we both are at home, or when one of us is at convention and we can use hotel wi-fi to connect and record. We also try to keep the podcast current, so we don’t have episodes stockpiled.
Given that Gary will be attending Readercon 28 (13-17 July) and we both will be attending WorldCon 75 (9-13 August) and traveling in Europe, there will be some breaks. At the moment we intend to have new episodes:
July 16 (depending on wi-fi etc)
We will then be on a hiatus from July 23 till August 3.
Normal weekly scheduling should resume and run through till November 19. We will then be on hiatus from November 20 until January 26. This long break is due to me working on my year’s best anthology and our shared commitment to working for Locus. Oh, and Christmas.
We plan to record some additional episodes during WorldCon that will be released during our hiatus.