Once again Gary and Jonathan ascend to the Waldorf Room high above the Coode St Motel Six, to find there's not all that much happening in SF right now (where IS that World Fantasy Awards ballot?), and so they discuss books to give to people who are interesting in reading SF for the first time and a possible Coode St Award.

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After a final July hiatus we're back! This weekend Gary and I headed to the Waldorf Room to discuss thoughts on Kim Stanley Robinson's 2312 and SF set within our Solar System, World Fantasy Award Lifetime Achievement recipients Alan Garner and George R.R. Martin, and recent issues at Readercon. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!

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After a short break, we're back! Gary travelled to Massachusetts to attend Readercon 23 and managed to persuade convention guests of honor Caitlin R. Kiernan and Peter Straub to join us to discussCaitlin's most recent novel The Drowning Girl,  writing, Readercon and much, much more. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!

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Scheduling

Even high atop the Coode Street Motel 6 we're aware of the pressures of time passing. Deadlines pile up, rather less attractively than fresh falls of snow early in the Winter, and July looks set to be a month when things Must Be Done: stories edited, books delivered and so on.

And time is limited. So, with some reluctant, we're amending our usual regular schedule of a new Coode Street Podcast every darned week. Instead, and for the month of July only, we will be recording every second week. This means the new schedule for the Waldorf Room is:

7-8 July:    No podcast 14-15 July: Gary goes to Readercon. Podcast! 21-22 July: No podcast 28-29 July:    Podcast!

We'll then return to our schedule of a new podcast every darned week in August. We're yet to decide what we're doing through August, though I do know we have some interesting guests lined up and that we hope to record a whole batch of podcasts during Chicon 7 at the end of the month. We've not planned those yet, but we need a sufficient backlog to see us through the World Fantasy Convention Hiatus, when we will all be travelling and things will be discombobulated.

We do appreciate your understanding and patience during July and will see you back in the Waldorf Room, or wherever your listen to the podcast, in two weeks.

At the risk of repeating ourselves, we invited new Perth resident and fabulous writer Amelia Beamer, our very first guest, to join us to chat about taking time away from the field, reading science fiction and much else of tinterest. As always we hope you enjoy the podcast!

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After much re-scheduling, this weekend authors, editors, and Small Beer supremos Gavin Grant and Kelly Link join Gary and I  in the Waldorf Room to discuss publishing, science fiction and, well, stuff. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!

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With the Locus Awards weekend in full swing in Seattle, Kij Johnson joined Gary in the official Coode St Suite and Jonathan in his office at home via the magic of Skype to discuss her amazing new Small Beer short story collection, At the Mouth of the River of Bees, transgressive fiction, gender, life and other stuff.

The conversation was intriguing and engaging, and one we intend to revisit in coming weeks. A small warning: the Gods of Skype were not on our side and there are some audio difficulties with the recording, though things do improve. Our apologies for the problems, but we feel the conversation was interesting enough to justify releasing as is.

As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!

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Episode 105, in which Jonathan joins Gary in achieving ConventionFail by failing to record a single podcast at Continuum 8 (the Australian National Science Fiction Convention), but instead gets to discuss the convention, the Writer & the Critic podcast, the Tiptree awards and Jonathan possibly having said too much elsewhere, and the recent death of Ray Bradbury.  All in all, an episode we hope you enjoy. We will be back this weekend with #106, where we hope to have Kij Johnson join us as a guest.

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Mobile test

This is a small test to see if the mobile gear is working. Our apologies for tsking up your bandwidth with this hopefully tiny file, but with a little luck it will confirm that everything is working and some podcasting can happen this weekend from Continuum 8.

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And with the Waldorf Room closed, Gary and I retired to the wine bar high atop the Coode Street Motel 6 to chat about stuff. These notes might be more clear, were I not rushing for a plane, but I can guarantee it contains waffling and is definitely 100% Coode!

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The Coode Street Productions Multinational World Domination Unit sent Gary to Madison, Wisconsin with the idea that, perhaps, we might do a Wiscon-related podcast. Time and circumstance meant that instead we spent far too long discussing the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. What is it they say: "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men. . Gang aft agley". Still, as always we hope you enjoy the podcast. We'll try to sneak another episode in before I, Jonathan, head East and into the rising damp of Melbourne and Natcon!

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With the sun slowly setting over the Coode Street Motel 6, Gary and I headed for the Waldorf Room to record episode 102 of the podcast. For the first time in two years we had show notes, we had plans, and we had news: surely nothing could go wrong!  Surely!

We had much to discuss:

  • the Nebula Awards winners, which had just been announced;
  • feedback from Cheryl Morgan on Episode 101 and whether women write rigorous SF;
  • gender and whether the gender of the author affects how we perceive the genre of their work;
  • and more! Really.

For those seeking show notes, we did discuss all of the above, along with mention of the Tiptree Centenary (time to start planning!), Gary's upcoming attendance at Wiscon and Readercon, and other stuff.

However, this is the Coode St Podcast. It soon became clear Gary had not *read* the show notes, that we couldn't fit in everything we'd planned and...well, we did the best we could. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast. Next week, Wiscon!

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From high atop the Coode Street Motel Six, deep in the Waldorf Room,  Gary and I fired up the podcasting equipment to bring you episode 101 where, finally, we come to an appreciation of which convention we correspond to, while discussing the recently released Campbell Memorial Award ballot, the SF Hall of Fame, and other things.  As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast.

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In response to a modest Twitter proposal, some v.quick audio work, with apologies....this one goes out to Gary K. Wolfe.

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It's our 100th episode and our 2nd Anniversary! Bereft of even so much as a good champagne-cork-popping sound effect we discuss the podcast, the recently announced Locus Awards ballot, consensus in science fiction and who is the new Dean of Science Fiction, and touch on what we've been reading lately.

We had all sorts of grandiose plans for the 100th episode, but in the end it's just the two of us, rambling. We do want to thank all of our listeners, guests, commentators and friends - anyone who's said anything nice about the podcast at all - for your enthusiasm and support. That's what will get us through the next 100 episodes!

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On the cusp of our 100th episode Gary and I fire up Skype to talk about year's bests, awards, genre and other stuff. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!

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After taking time off last week, Gary and I are back with Nnedi Okorafor,  award winning author of Who Fears Death, Akata Witch and many other wonderful books  and stories to discuss African science fiction, Nigeria, the World Fantasy Award and much, much more.  As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast and will see you next week when we resume our normal weekly schedule!

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Chicon 7, the 70th Annual World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the nominees for the 2012 Hugo Awards (see list here). This morning, just hours after the ballot was announced, Gary and I were joined by Locus Executive Editor Liza Groen Trombi to chat about the ballot and all things Hugo. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!

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With Gary now safely home from Florida and all of that ICFA craziness, we sat down to discuss recent events. Most prominent on our minds was Christopher Priest's passionate but somewhat controversial discussion of the Arthur C. Clarke Award nominees. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!

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In the second of two podcasts recorded at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Gary and I are joined by Ellen Klages, Karen Lord, and Nalo Hopkinson for a discussion on writing, cover art and many other things. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!

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