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 382: Ten Minutes with Alex Irvine 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 this strange time. Today Jonathan spends ten minutes with Alex Irvine, award-winning author of A Scattering of Jades, One King, One Soldier, The Narrows, and Buyout and they ...
    • Episode 381: Ten Minutes with Tamsyn Muir 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 this strange time. Jonathan spends time with Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson Award nominee Tamsyn Muir to discuss the comfort of reading mystery ...
    • Episode 380: Ten Minutes with Andy Duncan 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 this strange time. Today Gary spends ten minutes with multiple award winner Andy Duncan, touching upon vintage stand-up comedy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, classic UFO ...
    • Episode 379: Ten Minutes with Ellen Klages 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 this strange time. This time around Gary spends ten minutes with World Fantasy and Nebula Award-winning author Ellen Klages, who most recently added the New York Historical ...
    • Episode 378: Ten Minutes with Garth Nix 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 this strange time. Today Jonathan spends Ten Minutes with Garth Nix, who talked about Hilary Mantel, Oliver Cromwell, and more. Garth’s Angel Mage is ...
    • Episode 377: Books in the Time of Coronavirus This week, Jonathan and Gary are back together (with no guests) for the first time in several weeks, and we discuss the inevitable: the current pandemic, and the various ways in which it was and was not anticipated by past science fiction narratives—not only of worldwide plagues but of alien invasion stories and tales of ...
    • Episode 376: Ten Minutes with Naomi Kritzer Today Gary spends Ten Minutes with Naomi Kritzer, whose wonderful YA novel Catfishing on CatNet is a finalist for this year’s Andre Norton, Edgar, and Minnesota Book Awards, and whose Tor.com story “Little Free Library” is available on April 8. Books mentioned include: The Years that Matter Most How College Makes or Breaks Us by Paul Tough The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen World of the Five ...
    • Episode 375: Ten Minutes with Jeffrey Ford And we’re doing it! One episode every day, without apology (almost)  Today Jonathan spends ten minutes with the incredible Jeffrey Ford who, despite somewhat terrible audio at his end, is wonderful company as he talks about what he’s reading to get through the apocalypse and what you might.   What are you reading right now (and ...
    • Episode 374: Ten Minutes with Tochi Onyebuchi Today Jonathan spends ten minutes talking to the fabulous Tochi Onyebuchi about reading for pleasure, writing in a time of crisis, what he’s been reading, what he’d recommend, and what he’s been writing.  As always, our sincere thanks to Tochi for being part of this crazy project. Books mentioned include: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu How to ...
    • Episode 373: Ten Minutes with Alix E. Harrow Last year saw the publication of The Ten Thousand Doors of January, the enchanting debut novel from Alix E. Harrow.  Today, in our continuing “Ten Minutes with…” series of short podcasts, Jonathan sits down with Alix to talk about the inordinate good fortune of being a writer asked to blurb the most awesome of books, what ...
    • Episode 372: Ten Minutes with James Bradley And now for something a little different. Jonathan spends ten minutes with James Bradley, author of the fabulous new novel Ghost Species to discuss Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series of crime novels which starts with The Cold, Cold Ground; Lily King’s Writers & Lovers, and much more. Books mentioned in this episode include: The Sean Duffy series by Adrian ...
    • Episode 371: Ten Minutes with Nisi Shawl Today Gary Wolfe spends ten minutes with Nisi Shawl, who is currently preparing her introduction to the Library of America edition of Octavia Butler’s work. They briefly touch upon Cory Doctorow as well as Nisi’s recent mini-collection from PM Press, Talk Like a Man, and the forthcoming sequel to her Nebula-nominated novel Everfair. Books mentioned in this episode ...
    • Episode 370: Ten Minutes with Ian Mond In the second of our all-new “Ten Minutes with…” series, Jonathan spends ten minutes (well, nearly twenty) with critic and reviewer Ian Mond talking about the book he’s reading right now and the books he recommends for those with a little time on their hands (some of which he’s reviewing for Locus). Books mentioned in this ...
    • Episode 369: Ten Minutes with Sarah Pinsker  And now for something a little different. With all of us staying indoors, the team at Coode Street thought it might be fun to get in touch with some of our favourite people – writers, artists, and just folk we like to hang out with – and ask them what they’re reading at the moment, ...
    • Episode 368: NK Jemisin and The City We Became This week Jonathan and Gary have a lively discussion with the wonderful N.K. Jemisin, mostly about her new novel The City We Became (you can read the short story that inspired the novel at Tor.com), but with fascinating side discussions about living in New York and trying to capture and celebrate it in fiction; the vices and ...
    • Episode 367: Ken Liu and the Power of Good Story This week Gary and Jonathan are joined by a long time friend of the podcast, Ken Liu, to discuss his new short story collection The Hidden Girl and Other Stories, approaching the end of his epic silkpunk fantasy series The Dandelion Dynasty, and how having good stories is more important to a society than having ...
    • Episode 366: Apocalypse, awards, and others As usual on this week’s Coode Street, Jonathan and Gary discuss what they’ve been reading lately, with a particular focus on how apocalyptic fiction has evolved over the decades, and how writers like Kim Stanley Robinson have found ways of finding some sort of hope even in the face of what increasingly seems inevitable. This being ...
    • 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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