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Small Blue Planet — Ep. 06, Philippines

This month we talk to two notables from the Philippines. Charles A. Tan and Dean Francis Alfar give us a tour of the speculative fiction authors working in their country right now. Dean Francis Alfar is a Filipino playwright, novelist and writer of speculative fiction. His plays have been performed in venues across the country, while his articles and […]

Jay Lake and Austin Sirkin in Conversation

A podcast recorded live at ICFA this past March, this conversation focuses on steampunk. With author Jay Lake and scholar Austin Sirkin, we discuss the international steampunk scene, the history and amorphous definition of the genre, amazing scientific heroes of the past, and nerfpunk, among others.

Small Blue Planet — Ep 05, Israel

In this episode of Small Blue Planet we visit Israel with translators Gili Bar Hillel and Didi Chanoch. Among the interesting bits mentioned: Conventions: Icon, Utopia, Olamot, Meorot, Bydion Magazines: Once Upon a Future Publishers: Graff Publishing Current writers: Lavie Tidhar, Yir Naniv, Guy Hasson, Vered Tochterman, Gail Hareven, Etgar Keret, Assaf Gavron, Asaf Ashery […]

ICFA 34 – Adapting Shakespeare

This is one of the panels I recorded at the most recent ICFA conference. The participants (in order of appearance) were Jim Casey, Sharon Emmerichs, Kevin Crawford, Neil Gaiman, and Conor McCreery. How do you adapt Shakespeare? Is there any such thing as a single true, definitive “Shakespeare”? How do the plays adapt into different […]

Small Blue Planet – Ep 04, France

Our guests this month: Mélanie Fazi is a long-time fan of fantasy, horror and SF as well as a writer and translator. Although her published books include two novels and two collections of stories, she’s mostly a writer of short fiction. Some of her stories were translated in English and appeared notably in The Magazine […]

Chris Barzak, Jedediah Berry, and Genevieve Valentine In Conversation

At ICFA this past March we were lucky enough to have three recent Crawford award winners attending the conference: Chris Barzak, Jed Berry, and Genevieve Valentine. (Acutally, there were five winners at the conference that weekend, one of whom was one of our guests of honor, Kij Johnson.) I was lucky enough to catch the […]

Small Blue Planet – Ep 03, Brazil

In this episode from Brazil, our guests are: Fábio Fernandes is an SFF writer and translator living in São Paulo, Brazil. He’s got several stories published in online venues in the US, the UK, New Zealand, Portugal, Romenia, and Brazil. He also contributed to Steampunk Reloaded, Southern Weirdo: Reconstruction, and The Apex Book of World […]

Small Blue Planet — Ep 02, China

In this episode, centered on China, our guests are: Ken Liu, an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. His fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. He has won a Nebula, a Hugo, a […]

Small Blue Planet — Ep 01, Finland

Welcome to a new podcast series here on the Locus Roundtable: Small Blue Planet! Hosted by the inimitable and organized Cheryl Morgan, this podcast focuses on international speculative fiction and translations. Cheryl has a good introduction that covers our hopes for the series on her blog. On to our first episode! Our first guests are: […]

Tony Keen and Graham Sleight in Conversation

On the occasion of Graham Sleight’s latest book, The Doctor’s Monsters: The Meaning of the Monstrous in Doctor Who, we talk with Graham and scholar Tony Keen about Doctor Who. We discuss scholarship of the long-running TV show, why it has lasted so long, and who its audience is. I imagine you’ll find some interesting […]

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