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||Episode 290: David Levine and Fran Wilde||This week, from the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio, Gary is joined by Hugo-winning David Levine (Arabella of Mars) and Andre Norton-winning Fran Wilde (Updraft, Cloudbound) to discuss various matters from Regency interplanetary adventures to bone cities to where SF titles come from,and balances between SF, fantasy, pulp traditions, and YA elements in SF’s emerging new eclecticism. As […]||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 286: Eugene Fischer and Jo Walton||In the final of our conversations recorded during MidAmericon 2, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, in Kansas City, we sit down with Hugo and Nebula winner Jo Walton and Tiptree Award winner Eugene Fischer for a wide-ranging and insightful discussion that touches not only upon their own fiction, but of the kind of reading that helped shape it, […]||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 285: Connie Willis and Crosstalk||This week we are joined by Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Connie Willis to discuss her new novel, Crosstalk, which is just out in the UK from Gollancz and will be out in the US early next month. The publisher describes Crosstalk like this: Briddey is about to get exactly what she thinks she wants… Briddey […]||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 284: Alastair Reynolds, Revenger and the Far, Far Future||This week we are joined by the estimable Alastair Reynolds, celebrating the publication of his new space-pirate adventure tale Revenger and his collaboration with Stephen Baxter, The Medusa Chronicles. We also discuss the attraction many SF readers and writers have for maritime adventures, the influence and heritage of Arthur C. Clarke (as well as Asimov and Heinlein), the […]||9/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 283: Kelly Robson and the Waters of Versailles||When Gary and I were in Kansas City for MidAmericon 2, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention last month, we were fortunate enough to sit down with a handful of really interesting people. One of the highlights was getting to chat with the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Sturgeon award nomination author of “Waters of Versailles”, Kelly […]||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Coode Street Roundtable 7: Lavie Tidhar’s Central Station||Welcome to the seventh episode of The Coode Street Roundtable. The Roundtable is a monthly podcast from Coode Street Productions where panelists James Bradley, Ian Mond, and Jonathan Strahan, joined by occasional special guests, discuss a new or recently released science fiction or fantasy novel. With James busy with housemoving and such, we’re joined by […]||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Coode Street Roundtable 5: Guy Gavriel Kay’s Children of Earth and Sky||Welcome to the fifth episode of The Coode Street Roundtable. The Roundtable is a monthly podcast from Coode Street Productions where panelists James Bradley, Ian Mond, and Jonathan Strahan, joined by occasional special guests, discuss a new or recently released science fiction or fantasy novel. Guy Gavriel Kay’s Children of Earth and Sky This month we discuss […]||6/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 275: Jack Dann and PS Australia||This week writer, editor and now publisher Jack Dann, a long-time friend of the podcast, joins Jonathan and Gary to discuss his role in launching new small press publishing imprint PS Australia and his forthcoming anthology, Dreaming in the Dark. In a wide-ranging discussion, we touch on the plans for the new imprint, the state of the market […]||5/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Coode Street Roundtable 4: Paul McAuley’s Into Everywhere||Welcome to the fourth episode of The Coode Street Roundtable. The Roundtable is a monthly podcast from Coode Street Productions where panelists James Bradley, Ian Mond, and Jonathan Strahan, joined by occasional special guests, discuss a new or recently released science fiction or fantasy novel. Paul McAuley’s Into Everywhere This month Coode Street co-host Gary Wolfe joins […]||5/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Coode Street Roundtable 1: Adam Roberts’ The Thing Itself||Welcome to the first episode of The Coode Street Roundtable. The Roundtable is a new monthly podcast from Coode Street Productions where panelists James Bradley, Ian Mond, and Jonathan Strahan, joined by occasional special guests, discuss a new or recently released science fiction or fantasy novel. Adam Roberts’ The Thing Itself This month James, Ian, and Jonathan discuss The […]||1/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 264: Glen Cook and Steven Erikson||Continuing the series of podcasts we recorded in Saratoga Springs at the World Fantasy Convention, we sat down with distinguished fantasy writers Glen Cook and Steven Erikson, discussing the genesis of Cook’s influential Black Company and Dread Empire series and other novels, and Erikson’s hugely popular Malazan Book of the Fallen. In addition to their […]||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 263: Elizabeth Bear and Scott Lynch||Two of the powerhouse writers of their generation, bestselling fantasy novelist Scott Lynch and award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Elizabeth Bear, sat down with us in a noisy hotel room in Saratoga Springs, New York to discuss their mutual love affair with the genre, their shared awareness of the history of the field and […]||1/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 260: The Best of the Year with Charlie Jane Anders and Nisi Shawl||Welcome to the final episode of the Coode Street Podcast to be recorded for 2015. This week Gary and Jonathan are joined by award-winning writers and critics Charlie Jane Anders and Nisi Shawl in the Gershwin Room to discuss more of the best science fiction and fantasy books of the year. As with last week, […]||12/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 254: Meeting Infinity and Losing the Alien||This week Gary and Jonathan are back in the Gershwin Room, killing time and talking about Jonathan’s new anthology Meeting Infinity, which we discuss in some detail. It leads on to a conversation about our perceptions of ‘the alien’ and ‘the other’ in science fiction (and how that has changed over time), and quite a lot […]||10/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 251: Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Women in Science Fiction||This week we are joined by multiple award winning writer and editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch who discusses her long and diverse career in science fiction, as a writer, as editor at Pulphouse then at F&SF, and her more recent experiences as a writer working in both mainstream and independent publishing. We also discuss her ‘Retrieval Artist’ saga, including the […]||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 248: Spokane, Hugo Awards and the Future||With Gary only just returned from Spokane and the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, we sit down to discuss the success of Sasquan, the successful site selection for Helsinki in 2017, congratulate our friends at Galactic Suburbia for their big win, and touch on some of the many and varied issues surrounding the 2015 Hugo Awards. […]||8/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 247: Talking about inclusion and fandom||Two weeks ago we were fortunate enough to have Nina Allan and Renay as guests on the Coode Street Podcast (Episode 244: Renay, Nina Allan & the Weight of Fannish History). We discussed barriers to entry to fandom, inclusiveness and other issues This week Gary and Jonathan continue that discussion in a fairly typical Coode […]||8/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 246: Aliette de Bodard and The House of Shattered Wings||This week saw the release of Nebula Award winning author Aliette de Bodard’s powerful and engaging fourth novel, The House of Shattered Wings. Aliette was in Spokane, Washington for Sasquan: the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention when she made to time to sit down and discuss the novel, using the real world in world […]||8/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 245: Ian McDonald and Luna||In a recent interview with Locus, Hugo and Campbell Award-winning author Ian McDonald discussed his new hard SF novel, Luna: First Moon: ‘My next books are Luna parts one and two, a duology set on a moon base – Game of Domes. In the Luna books, I’m still writing about developing economies, it’s just that […]||8/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 244: Renay, Nina Allan & the Weight of Fannish History||This week we are joined by reviewer, critic, podcaster and one half of the Ladybusiness team, Renay, and British Science Fiction Award winning author of The Race, Nina Allan, to discuss the implications of Renay’s recent essay on Strange Horizons, ‘Communities: Weight of History’. In an engaging discussing we touch on what it is that makes […]||8/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 243: Michael Swanwick and his two rogues||This week we welcome very special guest Michael Swanwick, discussing his new ‘Darger and Surplus’ novel Chasing the Phoenix, the origins of the Darger and Surplus stories, his long-ago discussions with Fritz Leiber about whether the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories were actually horror stories, collaborating with Eilieen Gunn, William Gibson, and others, and […]||7/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 242: Time runs out for the Hugos and more||As time slowly runs out to vote for the most controversial Hugo Awards in recent times, our intrepid commentators sit down to discuss the joy of attending a great convention like Archipelacon, some minor issues surrounding Sad Puppydom, discussion of Stories for Chip, tribute anthologies and much more. Pig entrails are mentioned, so you have […]||7/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 241: Samuel R. Delany||This week we have a very special episode of the Coode Street Podcast indeed. During his recent appearance as Guest of Honor at Readercon 26 in Burlington, Massachusetts, Gary Wolfe sat down for a wide-ranging informal conversation with SF Hall of Fame inductee and SFWA Grand Master Samuel R. Delany to discuss his work, a recent collection […]||7/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 240: Karin Tidbeck, Cheryl Morgan and Archipelacon||Over the weekend of June 25-28 Gary travelled to distant and beautiful Mariehamn in the land of the midnight sun where he was to appear as a guest of honor at Archipelacon: The Nordic SF & Fantasy Convention. In amongst time spent appearing on panels, making speeches and marveling that the sun was still up […]||7/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 239: Archipelacon, World Fantasy and more||This week, with Gary returned from Archipelacon in Finland, we touch once again upon the problems of translation, the Finnish Weird, the international SF community, and such timely matters as the 50th anniversary of Frank Herbert’s Dune, the announcement of World Fantasy Life Achievement winners Ramsey Campbell and Sheri S. Tepper, new critical books in the series from University of […]||7/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 238: Kim Stanley Robinson and Aurora||This week we are joined by Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Kim Stanley Robinson to discuss generation starships, how we might live in space, how space opera is becoming a subset of fantasy and his exciting new novel Aurora (due July 7). We are delighted to be able to present what is one of the first […]||6/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 236: On books to look for||Posted by jonathanstrahan on June 1, 2015 Every year there are thousands of books published and any one of them could appeal to you. To help you find great new books, Locus publishes a list of forthcoming titles every three months. And to help you navigate through that, each quarter we invite Locus Editor-in-Chief Liza Groen Trombi […]||6/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 235: Elizabeth Hand and Building the Mystery||This week we pay a return visit to World Fantasy Award winning author Elizabeth Hand, discussing her new short novel Wylding Hall, the British folk revival of the 1970s which provides the novel’s background, the use of multiple narrators (and the advantages of audio-books in differentiating them), and such diverse matters as the legacy of […]||5/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 230: K J Parker and the history of a writer||This week’s very special episode is a conversation with the superb and formerly mysterious K.J. Parker, whose newest work The Two of Swords begins serialization this week from Orbit, and whose Savages is due later this summer from Subterranean Press. We discuss the influence of writers as diverse as E.F. Benson, P.G. Wodehouse, Mercedes Lackey, and C.J. Cherryh, the […]||4/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 228: John Scalzi and Alisa Krasnostein||With Swancon 40, the 2015 Australian National Science Fiction Convention, in full swing Jonathan sat down with convention guest of honour John Scalzi and Twelfth Planet Press editor/publisher Alisa Krasnostein to discuss science fiction, community, Robert Heinlein, having just finished new novel The End of All Things and more! As always, we’d like to thank John and Alisa […]||4/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I have attended many author talks at signings and conventions. The conversations in the last 5 or so episodes have been like being a fly on the wall with artists talking about their craft.
Much more interesting than it has a right to be!
Fascinating conversations ranging across a variety of science fiction and fantasy topics. The more I listen the more compelling these conversations become.
One of the best science fiction podcasts
Hosted by two of the most knowledgeable guys in the business, the show always addresses contemporary issues of interest to hardcore F & SF readers.
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