Salon Futura
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Cheryl Morgan interviews Graham Sleight about the new third edition of the famous Encyclopedia of Science Fiction which is due to be launched any day now. Graham is the business manager for the enterprise. The encyclopedia is being written primarily by John Clute, David Langford and Peter Nicholls, with a large number of guest specialist contributors.

The official website of the new encyclopedia is here. There is also a working website here with sample entries and the contact form by which the editors can be contacted.

The encyclopedia blog, which Graham mentions in the interview, can be found here.

The new encyclopedia is part of the Gollancz SF Gateway project, which is online here.

Direct download: sfe3.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:16am PST

Eurocon 2011 Gender in SF&F Panel

This is a recording of a panel from the 2011 Eurocon, held in Stockholm in June. It featues a panel titled "Men, Women and Neuters in SF and Fantasy". The panel members were Kari Sperring (moderator), Ian McDonald, Elizabeth Bear, Johan Jönsson, Kristina Knaving and Cheryl Morgan. The recording also features audience contributions from Charlie Stross and (briefly) Amanda Downum. Our thanks to the Eurocon committee for providing the raw audio.

Direct download: GenderPanel.mp3
Category:Convention panels -- posted at: 10:44am PST

Out of This World: The Launch of the British Library Exhibition

This podcast contains interviews that Cheryl Morgan conducted at the launch party for the British Library's science fiction exhibition. For more details see the show notes at Cheryl's blog.

Direct download: BritishLibrary.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:15am PST

Hugo Award Questions: Episode 2

Following the recent release of the 2011 Hugo Award nominees, Cheryl Morgan and Kevin Standlee, ably assisted by John DeNardo of SF Signal, boldly dive into the dark underbelly of the Hugo Award rules in search of enlightenment. How notes for this podcast will be available at the Science Fiction Awards Watch website.

Direct download: hugosquestions2.mp3
Category:SF Awards Watch -- posted at: 7:38am PST

The Salon: Making a Book Cover

This month on The Salon Cheryl Morgan and her guests discuss how book covers are designed. With Cheryl in The Salon are artist, John Picacio, art director Irene Gallo, and former Barnes & Noble buyer, Joe Monti.

For more information about the matters discussed in this podcast see the Salon Futura website.

Direct download: TheSalon009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50am PST

The Salon: YA Science Fiction

This month on The Salon Cheryl Morgan and her guests discuss science fiction for younger readers. With Cheryl in The Salon are David D. Levine, Imogen Russell Williams and Ben Jeapes.

For more information about the matters discussed in this podcast see the Salon Futura website.

Direct download: TheSalon008.mp3
Category:The Salon -- posted at: 4:40am PST

The Salon: It's A Crime

This month on The Salon Cheryl Morgan and her guests discuss writing science fiction, fantasy and horror novels that are also crime novels. With Cheryl in The Salon are Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Aliette de Bodard and Mike Carey.

For more information about the matters discussed in this podcast see the Salon Futura website.

Direct download: TheSalon007.mp3
Category:The Salon -- posted at: 4:22pm PST

Interview: Ann VanderMeer

Cheryl Morgan talks to editor, Ann VanderMeer, about <a href="http://www.weirdtalesmagazine.com"><em>Weird Tales</em></a> and some of the projects she is working on with her husband, Jeff.

For more information about the matters discussed in this podcast see the Salon Futura website.

Direct download: AnnVandermeer.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:47am PST

The Salon: Running A Small Press

This month on The Salon we welcome three people who run their own science fiction and fantasy publishing businesses. To find out just what it takes to do this sort of thing, and what the various changes affected the publishing business will mean for a small press, listen to L. Timmel Duchamp (Aqueduct Press), Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press) and Sean Wallace (Prime Books).

For more information about the matters discussed in this podcast see the Salon Futura website

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Direct download: TheSalon006.mp3
Category:The Salon -- posted at: 2:43am PST

How the Hugos Work

This is a podcast from Salon Futura's siste web site, Science Fiction Awards Watch. In it Cheryl Morgan and Kevin Standlee answer questions about the Hugo Awards from their invited guests: .

 

If you have any follow-up questions you can ask them at: http://www.sfawardswatch.com/?p=3925.

Direct download: hugoquestions.mp3
Category:SF Awards Watch -- posted at: 12:05pm PST