Episode 12: Live with Gary K. Wolfe

Well, Gary Wolfe and I got on Skype this morning with no real idea about what we might discuss, other than a passing desire not to retread old grown. After a bit of waffling, we got down to serious waffling and spent some time discussing:

  • William Gibson’s Zero History and what makes a book that isn’t SF feel like SF. This follows-on from comments by Alex, Alisa and Tansy on the most recent Galactic Suburbia podcast
  • why SF loves novellas
  • the influence of Charles N. Brown on science fiction, us and the podcast;
  • our second official “Book You Don’t Need to Read”; and
  • sundry other stuff.

In amongst it all I spend some time recommending Galactic Suburbia (go listen!) and we sort of natter for a good while. We hope you enjoy it as always and will see you next weekend!

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Episode 11: Live with Gary K. Wolfe

Gary Wolfe and I are back by ourselves, guest-less, recording the podcast live from Chicago and Perth on a sunny Sunday morning. We spend some time discussing:

This is our longest ever podcast, so our apologies for going on a bit.  We hope you enjoy it as always and will see you next weekend!

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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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