In the brief hiatus between Christmas and New Year, a final episode for 2018. Jonathan and Gary take a moment to sit down in the Gershwin Room and discuss the books they’re looking forward to in 2018, a range of novels, novellas, collections, and anthologies that should interest any genre reader. Of course, to find out what they recommend you’ll need to listen to the episode!
Normal service will resume in the second week of January, but until then sincere thanks to everyone who has appeared on the Coode Street Podcast, contributed to it in any way, and special thanks to everyone who has listened in, either live in Helsinki or to any of our regular episodes. May the rest of the holidays treat you well, and may 2018 be a safe, happy, and healthy year for you and yours.
After our longest break ever, the Coode Street Podcast returns to regular programming with a discussion of the year in review. Gary and Jonathan discuss their favourite novels, collections, anthologies, novellas, and nonfiction books of 2017, and end up sounding pretty optimistic about the year.
As always, we hope you enjoy today’s episode. We’ll see you next week!
This week we are joined by Chesley and World Fantasy Award-winning designer, art director, editor and publisher Irene Gallo to discuss how she came to join Tor Books back in the 1990s, her career as an art director, her role in helping to establish Tor.com, and her work as Associate Publisher at Tor.com Publishing.
As always, we’d like to thank Irene for taking the time to talk to us and hope you enjoy the episode. See you in while!
October completely got away from us and we’re about to move into our extended hiatus period, so we thought we’d update you on what you can expect from the Coode Street Podcast for the remainder of 2017.
At the moment our plan is to record a new episode this coming weekend with the fabulous Irene Gallo of Tor.com Publishing. If that happens as planned, the next episode of Coode Street will be with you by 29 October. The following weekend is World Fantasy Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Gary will be attending and may record some episodes. If he does, those will come out during November.
Jonathan has a book to complete and deliver on 15 December. Assuming that happens on time, there should be a final 2017 episode during the week of 18 December. We’ll then be on hiatus until mid-January. As to 2018, we don’t quite know yet. There’ll be episodes. There may be a schedule. There may even be a Patreon. Who knows. More soon.
This week we’re joined by the fabulous Nnedi Okorafor, whose Akata Warrior (sequel to Akata Witch) will be published next week, and whose Binti: The Night Masquerade (concluding her award-winning Binti trilogy of novellas) is due in January. We discuss not only these books, but the ongoing excitement about the possible TV adaptation of Who Fears Death?, the forthcoming novel Remote Control, the growing awareness of African and Naijamerican SF and fantasy, her work in comics and graphic novels, her Star Wars short story, and the problems of juggling academic work with writing. Nnedi is one of the busiest writers in the field these days, and her insights, as always, are fascinating.