Galactic Suburbia Episode 7 Show Notes

Galactic Suburbia Episode 7 is now live! (that is, you can play it on the website and it’s up on iTunes, the download should be available by tonight our time) In this episode we welcome our first special guest to the show, editor and anthologist Jonathan Strahan. Jonathan is the Locus Reviews Editor. He is a three time Hugo Award nominee and Locus, Aurealis, Ditmar, Peter McNamara, and William J Atheling Jr award winning editor of nearly fifty books. His most recent books include Legends of Australian Fantasy and Swords and Dark Magic. Coming up are Godlike Machines and Engineering Infinity.

Check out our show notes below!


Nebula Awards winners

Asimov’s and Analong Reader Poll Results

The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction releases table of contents

Also there was controversy & discussion on the web recently about the table of contents of Before They Were Giants:
Tansy’s post
Alisa’s post

Aurealis Awards live again, much to everyone’s relief.

Will Online Magazines End the Eternal Slugfest Between Genre and Literary Fiction? — Jason Sanford @ Sf Signal

Angry Robot announces new podcast series hosted by Mur Lafferty and featuring our own Kaaron Warren in August

What have we been reading/listening to?

Alex: Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett; The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1, from 2003 (my picks: Geoff Ryman’s “Birth Days;” Carol Emshwiller’s “Boys”, Ursula le Guin on “Genre,” Ruth Nestvold’s “Looking through lace”); David Eddings, Pawn of Prophecy…

Jonathan: Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay; Kraken, China Mieville, Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi

Alisa: Liar, Buffy Vols 1 -4

Tansy: The White Cat, Holly Black; A Book of Endings, Deborah Biancotti, Girl Genius Vol 9; listening to Fablecroft reviewing podcast

Pet Subject – Anthologies!

*everyone says anthologies don’t sell but they’re still on the shelves, if in smaller numbers than the olden days. What makes an anthology marketable in 2010?
*What makes us pick up an anthology to read, or choose one from the stack?
*What is the purpose of the Best Of? Is there a competitiveness between the different Best Of editors/books?
*What’s your dream anthology?

Feedback etc:

2 replies on “Galactic Suburbia Episode 7 Show Notes”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Charles Tan, Tansy Rayner Roberts. Tansy Rayner Roberts said: Galactic Suburbia Episode 7 is up though the mp3 download isn't available yet, should be there by tonight […]

  2. […] those of others) to what we’d been reading and thinking about over the last few weeks (see the show notes here for information on what we discussed).  It was enormous fun to do, but I staggered out a weary man […]

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