Hey, folks — I think I haven’t been good about telling you about weekly podcast drops! Let me catch you up on the last few weeks:
Ep. 19: “Ellen and Delia, Pt. 1″ is out now!” Mary Anne and Ben catch up with old friends Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner. In the first half of the episode, the hosts of MRAH speak to Delia about her balladic influences, formula fiction, and the process of writing Freedom Maze. In the last half of the episode, Ellen switches with Delia to talk about her book Swordspoint, the intricacies of collaborative writing, and more.”SLF link:
Ep. 18: In movies, shows, and books, the aliens often invade the biggest, most iconic cities in our world. But what if the aliens chose to inhabit a place like the US Virgin Islands? In this episode, Mary Anne and Ben interview Cadwell Turnbull on his sci-fi book, The Lesson, and what its representations of aliens, violence, language, and culture says about our own troubled history with colonialism.
Ep 17: Join Mary Anne as she interviews Nalo Hopkinson about the exceptional use of language and vernacular in her work.
Ep 16: Stranded in the Swiss Alps, Benjamin reminisces with Mary Anne about their early writing in what is essentially a sequel to the “Gamifying the Rejection” episode. The two also discuss the importance of magazines in their lives, and how starting Strange Horizons impacted budding and established writers alike in the field.
There you go — some happy listening for your week.