Podcast – Sofanauts
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||David A Kirby||This week’s guest is David A Kirby, a lecturer in Science Communication Studies at The University of Manchester. He has a great new book out called Lab Coats In Hollywood, a fascinating look at the relationship between Hollywood and the scientists.||12/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Stefan Rudnicki||This week’s guest is undoubtedly one of the top narrators working today, Stefan Rudnicki. He has worked on such narrations as Orson Scott Card’s Enders Game and now has teamed up with the quite brilliant Lightspeed Magazine.||11/20/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Dee Cunniffe||This week my guest is my very fine friend Dee Cunniffe. Dee is someone who has helped in many ways keep StarShipSofa new and exciting for me. He is also one of the best art designers I know.||11/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lavie Tidhar||My guest this week is the fascinating and multi-talented genre writer Lavie Tidhar. His new book out is Osama.||11/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ann and Jeff VanderMeer||This week my guest are Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer. On 31st October they put out what is probably the most definitive collection of weird and strange tales in the stunning new anthology The Weird. Join me as I discover just how big a project this was to put together and Ann talks openly about leaving […]||10/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Larry Santoro||This week my guest is the amazing writer of all things dark Larry Santoro. Larry has a new short story collection out called Drink For The Thirst To Come.||10/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ditte Jensen||Ditte Jensen works for the Fantask, the oldest comic and science fiction book store in the world.||10/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Elizabeth Ann Hull||This week my guest is Elizabeth Ann Hull, an American academic, political activist and science fiction expert plus she’s also married to someone you might know.||10/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Paul Cornell||This week I interview a very talented writer. Paul Cornell has worked in many areas in the genre field, including some quite far removed from the zap guns and spaceships but one thing is certain – he’s a great writer.||10/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||John Jarrold||My guest this week is John Jarrold – a literary agent for more than forty genre authors. John Jarrold is at the heart of what makes a great SF, Fantasy or Horror writer.||9/25/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Another fine sofa.
The opening of the podcast had me smiling. Made me think I was sitting down for a generic spaceship ride at the fair -- half expected my recliner to begin trembling for takeoff, while a host on my monitor prepared me for a trip through the galaxy. As long as the diversity of the topics and of the people speaking -- authors, publishers, researchers, et cetera -- on the sofa persists, I will continue listening. I'm giving four stars instead of five, because I question the outro. Fits with the retro feel of the music, but is still slighly cheap. Maybe it will become funnier with each episode. Thanks for creating this podcast.
Tony is the jolly English nerd you been waiting for.