This week Gary and Jonathan are back in the Gershwin Room, killing time and talking about Jonathan’s new anthology Meeting Infinity, which we discuss in some detail. It leads on to a conversation about our perceptions of ‘the alien’ and ‘the other’ in science fiction (and how that has changed over time), and quite a lot more in what is a classic Coode Street ramble.
As always, we hope you enjoy the episode. More next week!
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This week Gary returns from the wilds of Virginia or Washington DC or somewhere or other on the US Eastern seaboard. We discuss his experience writing and performing a series of lectures on science fiction; the strengths and weaknesses of Ridley Scott’s The Martian; compiling Gary’s Library of America volumes, and whether or not we kid ourselves on whether a work really is canonical.
All of that and a little bit more. As always, we hope you enjoy the episode. We should be back next week with a new episode, as we begin our run down to World Fantasy and the end of the year.
This week we welcome distinguished historical novelist Cecelia Holland back to the podcast to discuss her new fantasy novel Dragon Heart
, her classic SF novel Floating Worlds
, the relationships between SF, fantasy, and historical fiction, and historical and political themes in the work of writers like Kim Stanley Robinson and George R.R. Martin.
As always, our thanks to Cecelia for making time to be on the podcast. We hope you enjoy the episode.
This week we are joined by multiple award winning writer and editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch who discusses her long and diverse career in science fiction, as a writer, as editor at Pulphouse then at F&SF, and her more recent experiences as a writer working in both mainstream and independent publishing. We also discuss her ‘Retrieval Artist’ saga, including the eight novel ‘Anniversary Day’ series.
We spend most time, though, discussing Kris’s work editing a new anthology of science fiction by women, Women of Futures Past
, which will be published by Baen Books in 2016, and her new Women in Science Fiction
As always, we’d like to thank Kris for making the time to talk to us, and hope you enjoy the episode!
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Every three months Locus publishes a long list of forthcoming science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that are being published in the US and the UK. As we have been doing all year, whenever one of these ‘Forthcoming Books’ issues hits the newsstands and your email inboxes, we invite Locus Editor-in-Chief Liza Trombi to join us to discuss some of the books we’re excited about reading.
This episode is a little different, though. After more than forty years, Locus
is moving premises, leaving the home of founder Charles N. Brown in the Oakland hills and moving to bright new digs in San Leandro. Before getting into our discussion of new books, we chat about the herculean task of packing and moving one of the best collections of science fiction books and art in the world, the incredible kindness of Alan Beatts and the Borderlands Books
team, and hopes for the future.
As always, our sincere thanks to Liza for taking the time to chat to us. We hope you enjoy the episode and will be back next week with more!