We've experienced some difficulties with episode 61, so we're republishing it. Our apologies for the problem.

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In 1975 Peter Nichols, John Clute and Brian Stableford launched a project that would ultimately last for more than thirty six years, exceed four million words of careful scholarship, occupy at least three publishers, win many awards, and be recognised as the most important reference work in the science fiction: The Science Fiction Encyclopedia.

This week encyclopedist, writer, editor, and critic John Clute joined Gary and I to discuss the coming September launch of the third edition of the SFE, the history of the project, and the exciting SF Gateway project which is being launched by Gollancz at around the same time.

As always, we'd like to thank John for joining us, and hope you enjoy the podcast!

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As the weather in Perth turns cooler, and presumably as Spring prepares to give way to Summer in Chicago, Gary Wolfe and I once again take the chance to ramble on all subjects SFnal. This morning Gary was just home from a local convention and we discussed Marion Zimmer Bradley, art vs. craft, Robert Silverberg, and gender in genre.  A pretty typical day on Coode St. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast.

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After a long week, and a flight home from Seattle for Gary we were back in the pod this morning where we discussed what people feel awards are for and how we react to them, how the year in science fiction and fantasy is going so far, Osama by Lavie Tidhar, and The Essential Lucy Sussex. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!

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Roving reporter Gary K. Wolfe checked in live from Seattle, where he and many of SF's glitterati are gathered for the annual Locus Awards and the SF Hall of Fame, to discuss the Hall of Fame, the death of the paperback market and how it affected the SF field, first novelists and new writers, and a little more. We were joined by Greg Bear (who sadly had to leave half way through) and Terry Bisson.  As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast.

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This week Gary's on the road again, traveling to the East Coast to attend the HWA's Stoker Awards weekend. He persuaded Ellen Datlow and Peter Straub to join us on the podcast to discuss horror, genre boundaries and related topics.

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With Gary home from his ICFA board meeting in Florida and Wiscon, we sat down to discuss cyberpunk, the 'movement and radical hard SF, Steampunk!, first novels and a few other things. No awards were mentioned in the recording of this podcast.

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Last weekend Gary traveled to Madison, Wisconsin - home of Wiscon - where in amongst fine dinners and even finer conversation he managed to find time to ask Eileen Gunn, Ellen Klages and Geoff Ryman to join us on the podcast to discuss the 20th anniversary of the Tiptree Awards, Wiscon, the value of short fiction, and other things. Many, many thanks to Eileen, Ellen and Geoff for joining us. We hope you enjoy it, as always, and will see you next week!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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It's our birthday!!  This is the real, official birthday podcast from Coode Street. There's laughter, some silliness, and much rambling. Enjoy!

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I'm back from Swancon, Gary's grading papers in Chicago, and it's a typical Friday evening/Saturday morning at Coode Street.  This weekend we talk (for a long time!!!) about the sad news that Joanna Russ has died, Swancon, and lots and lots about awards (all sorts of awards). As always, we hope you enjoy it!

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With Swancon upon us, Gary and I pre-recorded (!) a chat about epic fantasy and such. Enjoy!

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Fighting the flu, and with Swancon just around the corner, I got Gary on the line to discuss small presses, Geoff Ryman and The Child Garden, new Joan Aiken, Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch, and some other things.  Rambling conversation ensued...

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In last week's episode Gary and I discussed the work of the late Diana Wynne Jones.  Our discussion raised comments from several people that we'd not done justice to Jones, and so we invited Farah Mendlesohn (author of Diana Wynne Jones: Children's Literature and the Fantastic Tradition) and author and critic Tansy Rayner Roberts to join us to discuss Jones' work, legacy and place in the science fiction and fantasy field. We'd like to thank both of them for joining us in the pod.

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Well, the world turned upside down. For scheduling reasons we recorded at a new time, so it was morning in Chicago and late in the evening in Perth. We barely knew what to do, but we did discuss Diana Wynne Jones, Shaun Tan, cover art, framing questions, and other stuff. We'll return to normal next week, but hope this works (Apologies for a brief glitch at the 9min mark or so).

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And we're back to normal. Gary returned to Chicago from ICFA to dine with China Mieville and write his column, while Jonathan was struck down by an unpleasant bug. Nontheless, climbing from his sick bed, he called Gary to discuss awards, book collecting, using genre as a lens, and some other stuff. As always, they hope you enjoy this podcast!

Oh,  and thank you! The Coode Street Podcast has been nominated for a 2011 Ditmar Award. Thank you to every one who nominated and congratulations to our fellow nominees from Galactic Suburbia, Bad Film Diaries, and The Writer and the Critic!

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Convention season is upon us and, on the eve of his birthday, Gary K. Wolfe has ventured out into aligator-infested Florida in search of conversation, con-buddies and, above all else, boat drinks!  In the first of what might just be a series of one podcasts, Gary invited Locus Publications editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi, editor and critic Karen Burnham, and award winning author Jeffrey Ford (visiting from the wilds of New Jersey) to sit down and join us in a fairly impromptu and rambling podcast.

Starting without an agenda (or in truth and kind of plan at all) we discuss science fiction criticism and the search for the modern essay, the digital age, Locus online, awards seasons, Reza Negarestani's Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials, The Secret Life of Laird Barron, and the forthcoming Key West Literary Seminar (it's about the literature of the future this time out).

As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!

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With the Galactic Suburbanites celebrating their birthday just a couple of days ago, Gary and I once again jumped into the pod to record episode 42 (well, 45 if you include the non-series eps) where we discuss George R.R. Martin's Dance, the Kindle, the iPad, thrillers vs. science fiction, self-publishing, ICFA, and throw in a bit of digital waffle.  This is the last podcast before Gary heads off for his 65th birthday (!), so we hope you enjoy it. We'll see you next week!

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