2020

New episodes of the Coode St Podcast are issued every week or so, with occasional breaks to preserve the sanity of your hosts. This is the list of 2020 episodes.

    • Episode 365: On talking about SF (or chatting under the influence) In the second (or maybe third) episode in our new bi-weekly schedule, Jonathan and Gary eventually get around to the question of what books to recommend to someone new to science fiction and fantasy or someone who’s been away from the field for years or even decades. The standard answer to this a generation ago—Heinlein, Bradbury, ...
    • Episode 364: On being a fan This week, after more or less inadvertently falling into a discussion of Simon Jimenez’s new novel The Vanished Birds (Del Rey) and whether it will successfully gain attention from both SF and mainstream literary readers, Jonathan and Gary mention a few other forthcoming books and eventually circle in on a discussion of fandom—what it means to be ...
    • Episode 363: Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2020 After last week’s episode where Jonathan and Gary discussed their favourite books from 2019, this time they talk about books they’re looking forward to in 2020 (a few of which, in fairness, they’ve already seen or in Jonathan’s case even edited). It’s a pretty varied list, and probably incomplete, so feel free to suggest more titles ...
    • Episode 362: The Year in Review 2019 It’s been a long time! Jonathan and Gary are together again for the first new episode of Coode Street since October! There’s a lot to catch up on, ranging from the current climate apocalypse in Australia—and the question of whether SF has done much to prepare us for this sort of thing—to major events of 2019, ...

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