Episode 9: Live with Gary K. Wolfe

Gary Wolfe and I are back for a new podcast, and this time with no added guest magic.  This time we discuss:

  • how some awards work, including the World Fantasy Awards,
  • believing in science fiction and its futures,
  • and a lot of other stuff too.

There’s probably some other stuff, but we recorded this this morning and I’m not going to re-listen to the whole thing. We hope you enjoy it as always and will see you next weekend!

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Episode 8: Live with Gary K. Wolfe and Jeremy Lassen

The Windup GirlEditor and publisher Jeremy Lassen of Night Shade Books joins Gary and I for a new podcast as our second ever guest. Jeremy and Gary were in Seattle at the Locus Awards/Science Fiction Hall of Fame weekend while I was still pottering around after breakfast while one kid was off at swimming lessons in Perth.

I once again showed mylack of technical skills in the audio arena, but we discussed:

  • the Locus Awards and being in Seattle;
  • Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl and understanding science fiction in  21st Century world;
  • how science fiction still isn’t dying;
  • rescheduling Eclipse Four; and
  • a little bit on gender and the SF Hall of Fame (more to come here!).

There’s probably some other stuff, but we recorded this this morning and I’m not going to re-listen to the whole thing. We hope you enjoy it as always and will see you next weekend!

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Episode 7: Live with Gary K. Wolfe and Amelia Beamer

Amelia Beamer's first novel, The Loving DeadAuthor, critic, photographer, and Locus editor Amelia Beamer joins Gary and I for a new podcast as our first ever guest. Amelia was only just home from Locus HQ in Oakland,  Gary was taking some time out from reading for his column in Chicago, and I was still pottering around after breakfast while the kids are off at swimming lessons in Perth.

I once again showed mylack of technical skills in the audio arena, but we discussed:

  • being a first-time novelist, writing and The Loving Dead;
  • Kim Stanley Robinson’s astounding new short story; and
  • the SF Signal Mind Meld on short story collections you have to have and whether there’s a language we can use to discuss the history of the SF field that’s inclusive,

There’s probably some other stuff, but we recorded this this morning and I’m not going to re-listen to the whole thing. We hope you enjoy it as always and will see you next weekend!

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Episode 6: Live with Gary K. Wolfe

Every Saturday morning now Gary and I fire up Skype to record the latest in our series of chats. Gary’s usually not that long home from his office in Chicago, while I’m mostly still pottering around after breakfast while the kids are off at swimming lessons.

We did it again yesterday morning, and we once again reveal our collective lack of technical skills in the audio arena and briefly mention:

  • getting contributor’s copies,
  • re-editing classic books,
  • ebook design and the iPad,
  • books I’d like to see exist that don’t,
  • The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson and how humanists wrote short fiction,
  • entry-level SF novels and anthologies,
  • year’s bests,
  • the lack of SF for children, and
  • spend some time discussing Nnedi Okorafor and her novel Who Fears Death.

There’s probably some other stuff, but we recorded this yesterday and I’m not going to re-listen to the whole thing. We hope you enjoy it as always and will see you next weekend!

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