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!
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!
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!