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!
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction releases table of contents
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
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?
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