Hour 25: Harlan Ellison interviews Robert Silverberg

August 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Hour 25, hosted by Harlan Ellison, October 24, 1986 – guest Robert Silverberg.

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Coast To Coast AM: Interviews with Paul Di Filippo, Joe Haldeman, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Larry Niven

June 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Coast To Coast AM, a long running overnight U.S. based conspiracy show has aired a nearly three hour long episode featuring interviewing with Paul Di Filippo, Joe Haldeman, Lois McMaster Bujold, Larry Niven.

Niven explains the basic premises behind Ringworld, Protector, The Soft Weapon, The Long Arm Of Gil Hamilton, The Draco Tavern, Lucifer’s Hammer – as well as 1984, The Marching Morons, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. Early on Technovelgy.com gets a shout out too.

Here’s the official description:

Saturday June 22, 2013

John B. Wells welcomed four highly respected science fiction authors: Larry Niven, Joe Haldeman, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Paul Di Filippo. They discussed their respective works, and how sci-fi can help us predict the future.
Host: John B. Wells

[Thanks Eric!]

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Hour 25: A 1974 ten minute interview with Terry Carr

April 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Hour 25A 1974 ten minute interview with Terry Carr (of Ace Science Fiction Specials fame) |MP3|

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Surprisingly Free: interview with Jason Mazzone about Copyfraud

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Surprisingly FreeJason Mazzone, author of Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law, was interviewed by Jerry Brito for the Suprisingly Free podcast last March.

|MP3|

This makes for a good primer on why copyfraud, the false claiming ownership over public domain, is so awful.

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Junot Díaz featured in two podcasts

October 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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With the recent release of This is How You Lose her, Junot Díaz has been on my mind!  Two of my favorite podcasts recently featured interviews with him, from very different perspectives.

KCRW Bookworm

KCRW Bookworm
9/17/12 episode: Junot Díaz: This is How You Lose Her
Interview by Michael Silverblatt

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Junot discusses the success in his career, how being a reader impacted his writing, and then they discuss specific moments from the stories.  Look for great moments of insight about internal resistance, honesty, and self-censorship in writing.

I went back and listened to the bits about how important it is to be a reader several times.

“My career as a writer … began far earlier with my career as a reader. I think I’ve learned everything I needed to know from my reading. … My reading backs me up in ways my writing doesn’t.”

Geeks Guide to the Galaxy

Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy
Episode 70: Junot Díaz
Interview by David Barr Kirtley

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This episode discusses more of the author’s connection to the world of science fiction than the short stories themselves.  Included is a discussion of whether or not the recent New Yorker Science Fiction issue will change the world, why science fiction is more relevant to Dominicans than any other form of literature, and his own history in trying to write post-apocalyptic literature.  I was ecstatic to hear that his next novel will be post-apocalyptic!

He also discusses Caribbean science fiction and fantasy authors, mentioning Tobias Buckell and Nalo Hopkinson in particular.  He also recommends N.K. Jemisin as another “diaspora” writer worthy of reading.

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Wired For Books: Interview with Judy Oppenheimer (Shirley Jackson biographer)

October 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Online Audio - Wired For BooksWired For Books is a terrific online resource. Recorded by Don Swaim as material for a long running CBS radio segment, these lengthy interviews are a treasure brought to us by Ohio University.

Take this 1988 interview, with Judy Oppenheimer, who talks to Swaim about her research into the life of Shirley Jackson.

Fascinating stuff |MP3|.

Posted by Jesse Willis

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