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 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
Episode 331: On missing Gardner Dozois
Episode 330: Books, reading and wolves...
Episode 329: Sam Miller and the Art of Living in the World
Episode 328: Re-reading, reprinting and the classics
Episode 327: Awards, climate fiction and more
Episode 326: After ICFA
Episode 325: World Fantasy Awards, Kate Wilhelm and more
Episode 324: Carmen Maria Machado
Episode 323: Awards season begins...Hugo time!
Episode 322: Theodora Goss, John Kessel and Monstrous Stories
Myths and Legends
LitReading - Classic Short Stories
The New Yorker: Fiction
Scary Stories Told in the Dark: A Horror Anthology Series
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