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!
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!
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.
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!