Category Archives: Podcasts

Episode 187: On the perception of SF today and some rambling

It’s been a while since our two intrepid podcasters journeyed together to the Gershwin Room high above the Coode Street Motel Six to ramble over an early morning cup of coffee and late evening glass of wine, but with little else to discuss that is just what they did.

In a rambling discussing they touched on how science fiction is perceived today, whether the views of an author should impact on how you read their written work, awards (of course), and what they mean by ‘of this parish’.

As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast.  We’re still setting the schedule for the next few weeks, but expect to hear from Joe Abercrombie, Anne Leckie, Jeff VanderMeer, and others.

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Episode 186: Hugo Awards 2014 with John DeNardo and Tansy Rayner Roberts repost

Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the nominees for the 2014 Hugo and Campbell Awards. As is our practice, this week we have a special episode of the podcast devoted to discussing the awards and all of the wonderful nominees.  We are very grateful to John De Nardo (of SF Signal)  and Tansy Rayner Roberts (Galactic Suburbia and Verity) for joining us for what we think is an interesting conversation.

We would also like to thank all of our listeners for nominating Coode Street for our third consecutive Best Fancast Hugo Award. We could not be happier, or more grateful.

As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast and we’ll be back next week with more!
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Episode 184: Nnedi Okorafor and Lagoon

Lagood, Nnedi Okorafor
Lagood, Nnedi Okorafor

On the eve of the publication of her new adult science fiction novel, Lagoon, the wonderful Nnedi Okorafor joins our intrepid podcasts to discuss the evolution of the book, what she’s been working on since  we last spoke in April 2012, Nigerian literature, and much more.

As always, our thanks to Nnedi and we hope you all enjoy the podcast.

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NB: This post was retitled from Nnedi Okorafor, Lagoon and Nigerian Fiction to more correctly reflect the content of the podcast.

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Episode 183: On nominating for the Hugos and Lucius Shepard

As always, we get everything the wrong way round. Having just returned from the glades of Florida, a land of mocktails and alligators, Gary joins Jonathan to discuss the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, nominating for the Hugo Awards, and the career of the late Lucius Shepard (which they should have started with, as you’ll discover if your patience holds out).

As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!
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