After some technical hitches and interruptions, which lead to a classic (no, really, classic) Lost Podcast, Gary and I fire up Skype and talk about old farts, anthologies, Hugos and stuff.
As the weather turned towards the late fall in Chicago and the excoriating heat of early summer in Perth, we jumped back into the pod to discuss 2010, recommended lists and what they mean, ebooks, and all sorts of other stuff. As always, enjoy! We’ll be back next weekend.
And we found him! Gary returned from the wilds of Louisiana where he seems to have suffered through awesome parties, excellent musical performances, and wonderful meals to join me in the Pod to discuss his adventures in New Orleans, Neil Gaiman, a science fiction sense of community, ending the year in SF, whether Lois McMaster Bujold writes hard science fiction, and why we don’t know who the nominees were for the 1956 Hugo Awards.
Well, Gary is off in the wilds of New Orleans for matters celebratory, enjoying good food and better company while I was at home in Perth slaving over a hot anthology. In the interests of podcasty goodness, I called up Tany Rayner Robers from the Coode Street Feminist Advisory Committee and we discussed the year in short fiction. Was it a good year, a bad year, or something else?
And we’re back. Gary’s safely at home in Chicago, I’m back in Perth (facing insane and disappointing deadlines), and we’re podcasting the way we were meant to – long distance! We discuss the World Fantasy Awards and other such things. Enjoy!
Edit: Podcast edited to remove final 3 mins not intended for release.