May 26 2011
Last weekend Crawford Award-winning novelist Karen Lord joined Gary and I live from an undisclosed location in the Caribbean (well, when we say 'undisclosed' a LOT of frogs and just a few motorcycles seemed to know just where Karen was at the time) to discuss the impact of cultural perceptions on fantasy, her novel Redemption in Indigo, and a handful of other things. We experienced a few recording dropouts (for which we apologise), but Skype struggled to link Perth, Chicago and the Caribbean and did its very best. We hope you enjoy the podcast as much as we enjoyed recording it.
As to this coming weekend, well Gary's at Wiscon so we have some plans for coming weeks that we think should be a lot of fun. See you then!
May 21 2011
This morning (Perth time) the Science Fiction Writers of America gathered in Washington DC to present the Nebula Awards. The ceremony was videocast (see it here) and the winners were announced to festive celebration (results are here).
In the immediate aftermath Gary and I asked Locus editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi to join us in the pod to discuss the Nebulas, the winners, what happened to the Grand Master award, and other fun stuff. We hope you enjoy it, as always!
I should also report that this was one of two podcasts we recorded this weekend. In the other one, likely published next weekend, we chatted with the wonderful Karen Lord about all sorts of interesting stuff. See you then!
May 14 2011
With birthday celebrations now receding into the past (no baked goods were harmed in the recording of this podcast), Gary and I turn our attention once more to matters at hand. The Locus Awards nominees have been announced, so we discuss the usefulness of awards, how 2010 looks in retrospect, and how 2011 looks from here (with specific mention of China Mieville's Embassytown, Greg Egan's Clockwork Rocket, Michael Swanwick's Dancing with Bears, Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch, and Jo Walton's Among Others), and I set Gary a reviewing challenge. We hope you enjoy it, as always!
May 7 2011
It's our birthday!! This is the real, official birthday podcast from Coode Street. There's laughter, some silliness, and much rambling. Enjoy!