In the week leading up to the Nebula Weekend, I had the opportunity to interview Brad R. Torgersen, whose story “Ray of Light” is a Hugo and Nebula nominee. It was a lot of fun and we talked a lot of shop. You can head over to SF Signal to read the interview.
Over at SF Signal, I’ve participated in the most recent MIND MELD in which Paul Weimer asks the question: Whatever happened to interstellar travel in science fiction? Some fascinating answers by Elizabeth Bear, Fred Kiesche, Rene Sears, Kevin J. Anderson, Karen Burnham, Kay Kenyon, Daniel Abraham, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Kristine Rusch, Fabio Fernandes, Mike, Resnick, Karl Schroeder, Michael Flynn, and yours truly. Some good reading about the direction of the genre.
Looking for recommendations on some of the best SF/F in 2011? Check out today’s Mind Meld at SF Signal: Our favorite SF/F media consumed during 2011. In addition to me there are recommendations by Jessica Strider, Charles Tan, Patrick Hester, Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson, Andrew Liptak, Larry Ketchersid, Karen Burnham, and Jay Garmon.
In this week’s column, I describe how one day, I might write a column on the convoluted topic of “recursive” science fiction, or science fiction about science fiction. I describe in detail what I might discuss, if I were ever to write such a column. Head on over to SF Signal and get yourself meta.
I took part in the most recent installment of SF Signal’s podcast, hosted by Patrick Hester. This week, Paul Weimer, John Stevens, Jeff Patterson and I all discussed our favorite visions of the future with Patrick. You can listen to the podcast over at SF Signal. This one was a lot of fun.
In this week’s column, I provide “A Few Words on a Thousand Pictures,” a discussion of art in science fiction and in particular the art and artists who provide the wonderful covers to books and magazines. Go check it out, if you are so inclined, and join in the discussion.
Last week I was part of a panel discussion that included:
We talked about novellas and you can listen in on our discussion and find out what’s so special about novellas, what to read, and where you can find these little gems.
With the World Science Fiction convention a little more than a week away, at which the winners of the 2011 Hugo Awards will be announced, this week’s column discusses the value of awards in science fiction and fantasy. Go check it out and add your thoughts to the discussion.
Last week I was among several folks who participated in the most recent SF Signal podcast. The topic was a kind of recap of Readercon from those who had attended. Several of the SF Signal “irregulars”–myself included–were at Readercon and give our thoughts on the convention. Others in the podcast include:
I am part of the group of panelists for the latest episode of the SF Signal Podcast, talking about our experiences at science fiction and fantasy conventions. It is a well-timed podcast. We recorded it the day before Readercon and it is now available, the day after Readercon. In this one, I tell the story of the first convention I ever attended, and how I got to meet Robert J. Sawyer there. It’s a great discussion and there’s some good advice for folks attending conventions. Other panelists include:
In this week’s column, “Conversations with Dead Science Fiction Writers“, I list some of those writers I never got to meet, and what I would like to talk with them about today, if I could. Head over to SF Signal and check it out.
In SF Signal‘s podcast #59, a number of panelists, including me, are asked the question: “What science fiction series deserves the HBO 10-episode-per-book treatment?” There are so many interesting answers that I am going to have to listen to the podcast, despite having been in it myself. There wasn’t time for me to jot down all of the interesting books to read. Other participants include:
- Lisa Paitz Spindler
- Paul Weimer
- Jeff Patterson
- Fred Kiesche
- Jessica Strider
- Andrew Liptak
- Patrick Hester
One day, I think Patrick should put together a podcast made entirely of outtakes from the various episodes. 🙂