Episode 13: Live with Gary K. Wolfe!

When Gary and I signed off last week we agreed we’d plan this podcast to save all you good people from waffling.  Hmm. Well, that didn’t quite happen, so this is a second (shorter) waffly podcast). This week we waffle about Paolo Bacigalupi, awards, the fate of science fiction, and a new book you don’t need to read.  We hope you enjoy it as always and will see you next weekend!

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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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