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!
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.
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!