March 26, 2011
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!
March 18, 2011
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!
March 11, 2011
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!
March 5, 2011
Amongst audio chaos and another mumble about the weather, Gary and I jumped into the Pod to discuss the recently released Clarke and Stoker ballots, Shaun Tan's Oscar win, community and other bits and pieces. We hope you enjoy this rather rambling instalment...
March 4, 2011
On 21 August 2010 Gary and I recorded and published Episode 16 of the podcast. There have been historic problems with the upload and so, in attempt to fix this, I'm republishing it here at the new host. I do apologise for any duplication people might experience by my doing so. We will be recording the new podcast shortly and it will be up in the next day or so. Here is what what we said of Episode 16 all those months ago:
"Although we’re having a Federal election here in Australia, and I had to get out and fulfil my democratic obligations, I still found time to jump on to Skype and call Gary to talk about things science-fictional. We covered reviewing, the end of “books you don’t need to read’, The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, our awesome technical skills as podcasters, the Coode Street Feminist Advisory Committee (we may need t-shirts), and all sorts of other things in another longish podcast. We have also accepted we could talk forever – I think we chatted for more than an hour that we didn’t record. We hope you enjoy it!"