Tansy, Alisa and Alex welcome Jonathan Strahan as our special guest for this episode. Jonathan is the Locus Reviews Editor and blogs & podcasts at http://www.jonathanstrahan.com.au/wp. 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.
News Nebula Awards winners: www.sfwa.org http://www.sfawardswatch.com/?p=3274
Asimov's and Analong Reader Poll Results http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2010/05/winners-2010-analogs-and-asimovs-reader-poll-awards/
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction releases table of contents: http://www.upne.com/TOC/TOC_0819569547.html
Also there was controversy & discussion on the web recently about the table of contents of Before They Were Giants. http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/giants-and-superstars/ http://girliejones.livejournal.com/1590125.html
Aurealis Awards lives again: http://www.aurealis.com.au/
Will Online Magazines End the Eternal Slugfest Between Genre and Literary Fiction? -- Jason Sanford @ Sf Signal (http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2010/05/will-online-fiction-end-the-eternal-slugfest-between-genre-and-literary-fiction/)
Angry Robot announces new podcast series hosted by Mur Lafferty and featuring our own Kaaron Warren in August: http://angryrobotbooks.com/?p=4192
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 (http://fablecroft.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=616997)
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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