Salon Futura
Gareth L. Powell Interview

This is an interview with Gareth L. Powell that I did on Ujima Radio on December 18th, 2013, shortly after the launch of Gareth's novel, Hive Monkey. The first book in that series, Ack-Ack Macaque, has just become joint-winner of the 2014 British Science Fiction Association Award.

The podcast of material from Hive Monkey is available here.

Direct download: Gareth-final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:33am PST

Nalo Hopkinson Interview

This is a podcast of the interview with Nalo Hopkinson broadcast on Ujima Radio's Women's Outlook Show on February 5th. It covers most of Nalo's novels, especially the latest, Sister Mine. We also discuss the state of LGBT rights in the Caribbean.

My apologies for the poor sound quality on my voice during the interview.

Direct download: Nalo_final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:33am PST

Karen Joy Fowler Interview

This interview was originally recorded for a Ujima Radio show to be broadcast on March 19th. However, as Ujima is off air at the moment, I am podcasting it here instead. The interview is mainly about Karen's latest book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, which has just launched in the UK. Karen will be at Foyles in Bristol on the evening of the 19th.

Direct download: KJFowler_final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:04am PST

Afrofuturism on Ujima

This is an edit of a show about Afrofuturism that I did in November 2013. The studio guest is Tade Thompson and there are pre-recorded interviews with Bill Campbell, Tobias Buckell and Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, which were done at World Fantasy. For copyright reasons the music that I played during the show cannot be included in this podcast.

 

Direct download: Ujima_-_AfroFuturism_-_salon.mp3
Category:Talking Books -- posted at: 5:05am PST

Nene Ormes on Ujima

This is a podcast of an interview that Cheryl did with Stephanie Saulter as part of the Women's Outlook show on Ujima Radio. Nene is a Swedish writer whose work is not yet available in English. Topics addressed include:

  • Getting published in English
  • Urban fantasy in Sweden
  • Swedish crime novels
  • Marriage equality in Sweden
  • Vikings
  • Egyptology (Nene is an archaeologist by training)
  • The World SF Travel Grant
  • Working in a bookstore
  • Wedding tattoos

Nene asked me to add that after the show she remembered that Swedes do call some Danish pastries Viennese.

The interview was originally broadcast on July 24th.

Direct download: Ujima_-_Nene_Ormes.mp3
Category:Talking Books -- posted at: 12:35pm PST

Stephanie Saulter on Ujima

This is a podcast of an interview that Cheryl did with Stephanie Saulter as part of the Women's Outlook show on Ujima Radio. Topics addressed include:

  • Why non-white people might want to write science fiction (because Stephanie gets asked that);
  • Diversity in SF&F (with mentions for the Writers of Color twitter account, Nikesh Shukla and Hal Duncan);
  • The Nine Worlds convention (with a mention for Rochita Loenen-Ruiz);
  • Stephanie's life and remarkable family; and
  • The Scriptopus website

The interview was originally broadcast on August 14th.

Direct download: Ujima_-_Stephanie_Saulter.mp3
Category:Talking Books -- posted at: 3:13pm PST

SF in SF: June 2013 Discussion

This is a podcast of the Q&A session from the June 2013 Science Fiction in San Francisco event. It is moderated by Terry Bission and features Cliff Winnig, Heather McDougal and Cassie Alexander.

SF in  SF is a monthly reading series sponsored by Tachyon Publications and run in aid of the Variety Children's Charity of California. Wizard's Tower is delighted to provide podcast space to allow this excellent event to be enjoyed worldwide.

Direct download: 6-22-13_SF_in_SF_Part_4.final.mp3
Category:SF in SF -- posted at: 7:14am PST

SF in SF: June 2013, Cassie Alexander

This is a podcast of the third reading from the June 2013 Science Fiction in San Francisco event. The reader is Cassie Alexander, who entertained us with an extract from her novel, Shapeshifted.

SF in  SF is a monthly reading series sponsored by Tachyon Publications and run in aid of the Variety Children's Charity of California. Wizard's Tower is delighted to provide podcast space to allow this excellent event to be enjoyed worldwide.

Direct download: 6-22-13_SF_in_SF_Part_3.final.mp3
Category:SF in SF -- posted at: 3:24pm PST

SF in SF: June 2013, Heather McDougal

This is a podcast of the second reading from the June 2013 Science Fiction in San Francisco event. The reader is Heather McDougal, who entertained us with an extract from her novel, Songs for a Machine Age.

SF in  SF is a monthly reading series sponsored by Tachyon Publications and run in aid of the Variety Children's Charity of California. Wizard's Tower is delighted to provide podcast space to allow this excellent event to be enjoyed worldwide.

Direct download: 6-22-13_SF_in_SF_Part_2.final.mp3
Category:SF in SF -- posted at: 4:52am PST

SF in SF: June 2013, Cliff Winnig

This is a podcast of one of the readings from the June 2013 Science Fiction in San Francisco event. The reader is Cliff Winnig.

SF in  SF is a monthly reading series sponsored by Tachyon Publications and run in aid of the Variety Children's Charity of California. Wizard's Tower is delighted to provide podcast space to allow this excellent event to be enjoyed worldwide.

Direct download: 6-22-13_SF_in_SF_Part_1.final.mp3
Category:SF in SF -- posted at: 12:59pm PST