Episode 136: On Benchmarks, Budrys and awards

In amongst life’s many demands, the intrepid Coode Street team, madly humming the theme to the Muppet Show, once again ascended to the Waldorf Room to take in the view and to discuss science fiction’s many pleasures. This time they touch on a new collection of Algis Budrys reviews, Benchmarks Continued, recently published by Ansible Publications, criticism generally, and the newly released Nebula Awards ballot. As always, they hope you enjoy the podcast!

Eclipse Online: “On the Arrival of the Paddle-Steamer on the Docks of V” by Peter M. Ball

On the Arrival of the Paddle-Steamer on the Docks of V
(c) 2013 by Kathleen Jennings

The second Eclipse Online story for February 2013, “On the Arrival of the Paddle-Steamer on the Docks of V” by Peter M. Ball, has just been published. A powerful fantasy novelette, I think it’s possibly the best story I’ve read from Ball. As always, Kathleen Jennings provides us with another wonderful illustration.