Coode Street podcast #65 with Tor.com blogger Jo Walton

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Notes From Coode StreetThe accented SF author and blogger Jo Walton was the guest on Notes From Coode Street podcast #65.  She talked about her new half fantasy/half autobiographical novel Among Others.  She went on to discuss her Revisiting the Hugos series at Tor.  She covers Hugos in the years 1953-2000.

Somehow this led me to obsessively clicking through each year, looking for good books that stood the test of time.  I was surprised that she hated Neuromancer (didn’t like the characters, look for bluejo in the comments), and hated The Sparrow (don’t know why).  She also has lots of separate blog posts about rereads of different novels she loved, covering plenty of C.J. Cherryh, Samuel R. Delany, and Lois McMaster Bujold.  I didn’t find a nice index, but here’s a listing of all of ‘bluejo’s’ (Jo Walton’s) Tor.com posts.  I’m looking forward to her series on Hugo-winning novellas.

|MP3| of the podcast episode.

(Note: we’re recording a Neuromancer discussion on November 12th.)

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Hour of the Wolf Shows

January 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Hour of the Wolf, a radio program on WBAI 99.5, has a couple of speculative fiction interviews with authors like Lucius Shepard, Chris Barzak, and Richard Bowes that you can stream. Sorry, no mp3 downloads. You can check out their listing here.

On the side that you can download, they had a 9-hour special last December 1, 2007. Here’s the breakdown of the show:

“The Star Pit” written and read by Samuel Delaney.  |MP3|

New York Review of Science Fiction Reading event at the South St. Seaport featuring Samuel Delaney. |MP3|

A recreation of two scenes from the original “The Star Pit” radio drama that includes Jim Freund and Lois Kagan Mingus. |MP3|

An interview with Ursula K. le Guin. |MP3|

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Zombie Astronaut collects BBCR4′s Chillers – Four Tales Of Terror

June 20, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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MP3 webzine - Zombie AstronautIn early 2002 a limited run series of chilling Science Fiction tales aired on BBC Radio 4. The series was entitled Chillers (or Chillers – Four Tales of Terror). The scripts were by Gold Sony award winning dramatist Mike Walker, the original stories were by top SF authors. Before today I’d recommended to everyone who’d listen, the first of these, Who Goes There?. It is the finest half-hour of Science Fiction Audio Drama I’ve ever experienced. But now the entire four episode series is available in the Zombie Astronaut‘s latest issue. I’m going to be savoring the rest thanks to ZA!

Chillers Four Tales Of TerrorChillers – Four Tales of Terror
Dramatized by Mike Walker; Performed by full casts
4 x 30 Minute Programs – Approx. 2 Hours [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 4
Broadcast: Jan. – Feb. 2002

“Who Goes There?”
Based on story by John W. Campbell; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – Approx. 28 Minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
Penned under the name Don A. Stuart, the novelette that this play was based on was first published in the August 1938 issue of Astounding Stories.
An alien being is found frozen in the ice of Antarctica. When it is thawed, it awakens, to become a threat to the small base camp. In fact, it’s a threat to all life on earth, as it can change shape and absorb the life and bodies of every living thing it comes in contact with.

“I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream”
Based on story by Harlan Ellison; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – Approx. 28 Minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
The Hugo Award winning short story this play was based on first appeared in the March 1968 issue of Worlds Of If.
This is a tale of five people kept alive by AM, a computer that came alive, waged war and won against mankind. It’s hatred of mankind is so profound, that it kept these five alive only to torture them.

“Delta Sly Honey”
Based on story by Lucius Shepard; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – Approx. 28 Minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
First appeared in a 1987 anthology entitled In the Field of Fire, which was a collection of SF and Fantasy stories dealing with Vietnam.
Taking place in the Vietnam War era, this is the story of a Southern country boy who exorcises his demons making late night broadcasts to phantom military units. Then, one answers.

“Corona”
Based on story by Samuel R. Delaney; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – Approx. 28 Minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
First published in Fantasy And Science Fiction Magazine‘s October, 1967 issue.
This is the story of an injured man and a girl who seeks death to free her from the pain that comes from her telepathic ability. Their common bond is a pop musician who offers peace to both.