Category Archives: Science fiction

Giveway! Ten copies of The Book of Dragons to win in the USA!!!

Well, this is pretty cool. The wonderful people at HarperVoyager are making ten (10) copies of The Book of Dragons available as giveaways to Coode Street readers, listeners, and to dragon lovers all across the United States.

If you’re in the USA, are over eighteen and sign up by following  this link and sign up  you could be one of ten people drawn randomly and  have a free copy of The Book of Dragons on its way to you very soon!

To celebrate, we’ll be featuring a number of Book of Dragons contributors on Ten Minutes with… and will be including links to audio samples from their stories.

Over  the coming two weeks we’ll have new podcasts with:

  • Daniel Abraham
  • Brooke Bolander
  • Amal El-Mohtar
  • Sarah Gailey
  • R. F. Kuang

and others!  We also have already talked to a whole bunch of the Book of Dragons team. Check out the interviews below!

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After the hacking

Jonathan Strahan
Jonathan Strahan

Well, as is clear from the previous post and my social media, this blog was hacked by some nice people who used a bot of some sort to crack an old FTP password, delete everything and inject cruft into the database.

These things happen and it’s taken a bit of time to get the whole thing going again. It’ll take a good while for me to go through and clean up the fifteen or so years worth of posts here so I have to decide if that’s worth the time, so my apologies for odd characters in older posts.  I’m also going to give some thought to what place, if any, a blog has in the modern world. It probably should be some kind of personal sales thing, but that doesn’t sound a lot of fun, really.

Episode 474: Ten Minutes with Jane Yolen

Ten minutes with… is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through these difficult times.

Legendary Grand Master Jane Yolen shares with Gary some delightful personal news, as well as her advice to aspiring authors on how the lockdown can be seen as a gift to writers, the pleasures of “munchie” writing like Cat Valente or Gregory Maguire, the short stories of Theodora Goss, and Linda Barnes’s Carlotta Carlyle mysteries.

Books mentioned include:

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Episode 394: Ten Minutes with Sofia Samatar

Ten minutes with… is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through these difficult times.

Today Gary chats with World Fantasy Award-winning Sofia Samatar about the great German writer W.G. Sebald, returning to formative books in times of stress, the literary prehistory of robots as explored in her wonderful story “Fairy Tales for Robots”, and her upcoming story “The New Book of the Dead” in Philosophy Through Science Fiction Stories.

Books mentioned include:

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