Worldcon 76 in San Jose, California this past August was a busy time. Thousands of science fiction and fantasy writers, readers, artists, publishers, and fans of every stripe travelled across the country and, in some cases, around the world to celebrate the best in SF.
We (Gary and Jonathan) had a wonderful time while we were there and managed to record four special episodes. Our final conversation is one of our favourites. Alec Nevala-Lee's Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction is a fascinating and probably definitive examination of Astounding, John W. Campbell and the writers who made up that time. Andy Duncan, a long-time friend of the podcast, also just published "New Frontiers of the Mind", his first story for Analog (successor to Astounding) which examines the connection between Campbell and Rhine. Both Alec and Andy sat down with us in San Jose to discuss Campbell, Astounding, and their own work.
As always, we'd like to thank Alec and Andy for making time to talk to us and we hope you enjoy the conversation!
Episode 349: Sarah Pinsker on the road
Episode 348: Nebulas, Hugos, ereading and more
Episode 347: Charlie Jane Anders and The City in the Middle of the Night
Episode 346: Neil Clarke and the State of Short Fiction in 2018
Episode 345: Liza Trombi, Locus, and the Year in Review
Episode 344: Time, Cities and Moving to the Poles
Episode 343: Grand Masters and other Awards...
Episode 342: The Books of 2019
Episode 341: 2018 Year in Review
Episode 340: Andy Duncan and the Road to Utopia
REPOST - Episode 339 - The Road to Baltimore
Episode 339: The Road to Baltimore
Episode 337: Rich Larson and the Future of Science Fiction (sort of)
Episode 336: 2018 Novels to Read...
REISSUE - Episode 335: Karen Joy Fowler, James Patrick Kelly, and the Workshop Experience
Episode 335: Karen Joy Fowler, James Patrick Kelly, and the Workshop Experience
Episode 334: After San Jose
Episode 333: Jo Walton Goes to the Hugos
Episode 332: Frankly, this one's a grab bag
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