Salon Futura
Guy Gavriel Kay Interview

The is the full version of the interview that Guy and Cheryl did for Ujima Radio. The broadcast version was cut down by about 50%. The discussion is primarily about Guy's latest novel, Children of Earth and Sky, but touches on aspects of his other work as well.

Direct download: GuyKay-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am PDT

Pete Newman Interview

This interview was first recorded in May 2015 as part of the Women's Outlook show on Ujima Radio. With The Vagrant being published in paperback this month, and the sequel, The Malice, out in hardcover, it seemed like a good time to run with the full version.

A few bits of the discussion are slightly dated -- in particular Pete & Emma did not win a Hugo for Tea and Jeopardy -- but the discussion of the book is still very relevant.

Direct download: Pete_Newman_-_final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:07am PDT

Stephanie Saulter Interview

This interview was first recorded in September 2015. A cut-down version was broadcast on the Women's Outlook show on Ujima Radio. With Regeneration being published in the USA this month it seemed like a good time to run with the full version.

The only place where the interview has dated is where Cheryl and Stephanie discuss Marlon James' chances in the Booker Prize.

Direct download: StephanieSaulter_final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:57am PDT

Tobias S. Buckell Interview

This is the extended cut of an interview that originally ran on the Women's Outlook show on Ujima radio. Tobias is originally from Grenada but now lives in the USA. The interview explains how he came tomake that move, and how it ties in to one of the themes of his latest novel, Hurricane Fever. Tobias also talks about the inspiration behind his secret agent hero, Prudence Jones, and about how he managed to become a successful author despite a life-long struggle with dyslexia. As usual the interviewer is Cheryl Morgan.

Direct download: Tobias-final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:40am PDT

Rhonda Garcia Interview

This is the extended cut of an interview that originally ran on the Women's Outlook show on Ujima radio. Rhonda is a writer from Trinidad, and her debut novel, Lex Talionis, is available from Dragonwell Publishing and the usual retail outlets. The interview covers the book, Rhonda's journey to becoming published, and a little bit about life in Trinidad. As usual the interviewer is Cheryl Morgan.

Direct download: Rhonda_-_final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:46am PDT

Kathryn Allan - Accessing the Future

This is an interview with Kathryn Allan, the current recipient of the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship. Cheryl talks to her mainly about the crowdfunded anthology project, Accessing the Future, which she is co-editing with Djibril al-Ayad of The Future Fire. The anthology will focus on themes of disability in science fiction.

Direct download: KathrynAllan-final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:32am PDT

Nick Harkaway Interview

This is an interview with Nick Harkaway that original ran on the Ujima Radio Women's Outlook show. It was recorded prior to an event at Mr. B's Emporium of Reading Delights.

Cheryl talks to Nick about his latest novel, Tigerman; about fatherhood, his love for comics, and why writers never grow up.

Direct download: NickHarkaway-final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:29am PDT

Leah Moore Interview

This is the extended edition of Cheryl's interview with Leah Moore, exceprts of which were first broadcast on Ujima Radio.

In the interview Leah talks about following in the footsteps of a famous father, about motherhood, and about the Electricomics venture that she has started with (amongst others) her father and her husband, John Reppion, with the support of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.

For more information about Electricomics see their website, or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is a £7 million fund from Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Nesta to support collaboration between arts projects, technology providers and researchers to explore the potential of increasing audience engagement or find new business models. Separate Digital R&D Fund for the Arts are being run in Wales and in Scotland.

 

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Direct download: LeahMoore-final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:44am PDT

Word of Mouth, June 2014 - Part 2

This is the second part of the readings from the June 2014 Word of Mouth event. Joanne Hall reads from a currently unsold novel, The Summer Goddess. Pete Sutton reads a story from a collection he is writing in which each story is inspired by the counting magpies folk song. Scott Lewis reads the rest of the story that he started in Part 1.

Direct download: WoM14-2-final.mp3
Category:BristolCon Fringe -- posted at: 3:28am PDT

Word of Mouth, June 2014 - Part I

Once a year the BristolCon crowd takes over Word of Mouth, a monthly reading series run by Tangent Books and hosted by the Thunderbolt pub. Normally we'd put these readings on the BristolCon Fringe podcast stream, but that has limited capacity and these readings turned out to be quite long, so they are being hosted by Salon Futura instead.

The three readers are Pete Sutton, Joanne Hall and Scott Lewis. Pete's story in this section is a rare (for him) science fiction piece. Jo reads from her latest novel, The Art of Forgetting: Nomad. And Scott reads the first part of a steampunk horror story that will conclude in Part 2.

Direct download: WoM14-1-final.mp3
Category:BristolCon Fringe -- posted at: 3:21am PDT