On this episode of The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, open with a short discussion of the Hugo Awards and other matters. Inevitably, there are puppies. Sorry. The discussion centres around the following websites and online articles:
- "Some comments on the Hugos and other SF awards" by Eric Flint
- Chaos Horizon by Brandon Kempner
- "Blogging For Rockets" and others posts on Not A Blog by George R. R. Martin
- File 770 by Mike Glyer
If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers (or puppies), it's safe to tune back in at 1:46:40 for final remarks.
In June, The Writer and the Critic will be recorded live at Continuum 11: Southern Skies -- the Melbourne speculative fiction and pop culture convention. As has become traditional, the special guests for the podcast will be the convention's Guests of Honour, Tansy Rayner Roberts and R.J. (Rebecca) Anderson, who will each be recommending a favourite book to talk about. Tansy has picked Growing Rich by Fay Weldon while Rebecca has chosen The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner.
Read ahead and join in the spoilerific fun! And if you'll be at Continuum 11, we'd love to see you in the audience!