Episode 275: Jack Dann and PS Australia

Episode 275: Jack Dann and PS Australia

This week writer, editor and now publisher Jack Dann, a long-time friend of the podcast, joins Jonathan and Gary to discuss his role in launching new small press publishing imprint PS Australia and his forthcoming anthology, Dreaming in the Dark. In a wide-ranging discussion, we touch on the plans for the new imprint, the state of the market for short fiction, the state of the Australian genre marketplace, and the historical role of the ‘Dreaming’ series of anthologies. As always, we’d like to…

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Novelette

Novelette

And now my nominees for Best Novelette. There were some other terrific novelettes, but these ended up on my ballot. Looking at them, they’re all from anthologies, which is unusual for me, and there’s a real gender issue. That tended to balance over my ballot, but not here. Although there were a lot of great novelettes published in 2015, I don’t think you’d regret reading any of these. “Another Word for World,” Ann Leckie (Future Visions) “Capitalism in the 22nd…

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And novellas

And novellas

If 2015 was a good year for novels, it was an even better for year for novellas. With Tor, Subterranean, PS Publishing and a whole range of other publishers committing to novellas, there’s more interesting long SF/F being published than in a long, long time. There were a number of long stories, like Kai Ashante Wilson’s Sorcerer of the Wildeeps and Elizabeth Hand’s Wylding Hall which sit on the cusp of being novels, but belong on any list of the year’s…

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Some Hugo nominations. This time, novel!

Some Hugo nominations. This time, novel!

The Hugo nominations came out last week.  As is always the case, they are the tabulated nominations from a wide variety of people. And is often the case, they don’t quite fit with the views of an individual voter.  Given that, and given the various parties involved these days, I thought I might list some of what went on my own ballot, if only because it might be of some interest to people as a reading list. Best Novel Aurora Kim…

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Coode Street Roundtable 4: Paul McAuley’s Into Everywhere

Coode Street Roundtable 4: Paul McAuley’s Into Everywhere

Welcome to the fourth episode of The Coode Street Roundtable. The Roundtable is a monthly podcast from Coode Street Productions where panelists James Bradley, Ian Mond, and Jonathan Strahan, joined by occasional special guests, discuss a new or recently released science fiction or fantasy novel. Paul McAuley’s Into Everywhere This month Coode Street co-host Gary Wolfe joins us to discuss Into Everwhere, the latest novel from Paul McAuley. It’s smart, engaging hard SF adventure described by its publisher as follows: The Jackaroo, those…

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