This week we’re at Worldcon! But before we left we had a chat with Ann Leckie, author of the Hugo and Nebula winning Imperial Radch series. We discuss the books in the series as well as Ann’s short fiction and her stint as editor of Giganotasaurus. We may have pressured her for details on her upcoming books as well as a few other, uh, ancillary topics.
Chris, Cath and George will be at MidAmeriCon II this week! Will you? Find us on Twitter if you’re around and want to say hi. We’re looking forward to connecting with friends and former guests! (And hey, if you want a bit part in our upcoming radio drama, that may be arranged. Mwahaha…)
In other news, we’ve added a couple of short blooper files to our Extras page. Hard to believe, but we do occasionally biff the show in comical fashion.
What else are we up to? Glad you asked. Dr. Cath will share her expertise on two panels at Worldcon this week. Chris just wrapped up DraculaFest with a summary mega-post. Chia’s spending the summer in Florida and has the pics to prove it (with a brief stint back in Boston to cover Forbidden Research). And George is held hostage by a feline overlord. Don’t send help.
Thanks for listening! New show coming soon.
Dutch author Thomas Olde Heuvelt‘s frightening novel Hex is out now in North America. He joined us during his recent tour of the U.S. to talk about the book and the process of updating the text for a foreign audience. We also find out about his other work–including the recent Hugo-winning story, The Day the World Turned Upside Down–and what’s in store for the future.
Emmy-winning visual effects supervisor turned MIT Media Lab grad student (and Unreliable Spouse) Dan Novy joins us for a wide-ranging discussion of storytelling and technology. Only UN can squeeze Pluto Nash, Cthulhu, homegrown food, Audrey Hepburn, Hatsune Miku, carnies, Blade Runner, Ursula LeGuin, Gorillaz and Pokémon Go into one show! Spoiler alert: the future is awesome.
Romance is more than just a genre. It can drive the narrative or exist as an element of a larger theme. We apply our limited expertise to a discussion of all things romantic in genre fiction. Hedgehogs and badgers and bears, oh my!