Archive for February 2015

Coming up on Coode Street

Coming up this weekend in episode 222 of the Coode Street Podcast, Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan, and Scott Westerfeld join us to talk about their exciting new project, Zeroes, collaborating, superheroes and why Australia doesn't make a good setting for genre fiction.

This one's already in the can, so look for it here on Sunday and on Tor.com the following Tuesday!

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Is there a difference to writing for younger readers? Do they want or need different kinds of stories? Do they have different expectations from older readers? How do you structure a series? What makes for a rewarding reading experience and how do genre expectations relate to that? 

With new young adult novels published recently, Joe Abercrombie (whose Half the World, second volume in the Shattered Sea series, is just out) and Sean Williams (whose second Twinmaker novel, Crash, came out late last year) sit down with Jonathan to discuss this and more during a fascinating conversation recorded during the Perth Writer's Festival.
As always, our thanks to Joe and Sean, and we hope you enjoy the podcast. More next week!
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New episode coming!

After a short hiatus due to scheduling issues, the Coode Street Podcast returns this weekend with a fascinating discussion with Joe Abercrombie and Sean Williams about writing, young adult fiction, and their new novels Crash and Half the World.

This episode was recorded during the Perth Writer's Festival. Gary was safely asleep in Chicago, so Jonathan did a rare solo episode. Next week will be a return to normal programming as Gary and Jonathan are joined by Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan, and Scott Westerfeld. 

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Welcome to The Coode Street Podcast, an informal weekly discussion about science fiction and fantasy featuring award-winning critics and editors Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe.  The Coode Street Podcast debuted in 2010 and has been nominated for the Hugo, British Science Fiction, and Aurealis awards.

This week Jonathan and Gary talk to old friend  Eileen Gunn, along with  Chris Brown,  and very special guest  William Gibson , in a discussion that ranges from William’s recent novel The Peripheral to the influences of writers as diverse as Mervyn Peake, Philip K. Dick, Alfred Bester, and Avram Davidson and the question of what it means to write in and out of genre. We hope you find it as interesting as we all did recording it. 

Coode Street, Episode 220 (1hr 17mins)

The Coode Street Podcast is published by The Coode Street Press and Gary K. Wolfe, and is syndicated by Tor.com.
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Top 10 Code Street Episodes

  1. Episode 207 Kameron Hurley 3959
  2. Episode 189 Joe Abercrombie 3900
  3. Episode 209 2987
  4. Episode 162 Rachel Swirsky 2910
  5. Episode 147 M John Harrison 2801
  6. Episode 180 Kelly Eskridge & Nicola Griffith 2756
  7. Episode 191 Jeff VanderMeer 2643
  8. Episode 192 Ann Leckie 2615
  9. Episode 190 James Bradley 2597
  10. Episode 205 Ken Liu on Chinese SF 2347

Because of how the podcast is distributed, these are not total stats. We also only have statistics going back 24mths, so older episodes aren't fully accounted.

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Jonathan returns and our heroes spend some time discussing the history and nature of short story collections in science fiction and fantasy. Warning: Contains some facts and a lot of wild speculation.

Next week: William Gibson!
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