Author, 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!
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!
And we do it again! Our fourth ramble, this time touching on all sorts of things, many of which we’ve touched on before!
The third episode in our new (but still continuing!) series of conversations is now live. There are still a few audio hitches that I’m trying to iron out, but all in all it’s ok. I did the stereo thing again – it seems to be a default setting – so I’ll work harder on getting you a good old fashioned mono recording next weekend. This time we discuss reviewing, books, and all sorts of other stuff. I did promise to mention any specific titles, but today’s chat is pretty general so there’s nothing specific to mention. Except, oops, The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, we do discuss that a bit. More next week!