Karen Burnham and Graham Sleight in Conversation
At ICFA, I was lucky enough to be on the same continent as regular Locus Roundtable contributor, Graham Sleight. We took advantage of the opportunity to sit down and record a podcast without worrying about time zone coordination. We talk about: the classic sf space futures that never were, how the field has changed and evolved, space travel and global warming, and storyable futures. Below are some links from the discussion:
- West Wing speech on space
- Judith Berman’s NYRSF piece, “Science Fiction Without the Future,” for which she won the SFRA Pioneer Award.
- Expanded Horizons magazine (see also the banner ad on the blog right now).
- Icarus: The Magazine of Gay Speculative Fiction. Also available as an eBook at Wizard’s Tower Press.
- The journal Foundation
- The Unsilent Library, edited by Simon Bradshaw, Graham Sleight, and Tony Keen.
- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, 3rd edition.
3 thoughts on “Karen Burnham and Graham Sleight in Conversation”
You know, when I was editing this I thought of the ‘alternate history’ of Golden Age sf futures that never came true, and I wondered–will the Golden Age become the next Steampunk?
I think that is a fascinating question. What sort of future would we “actually” need to have for that to become an attractive option? Hmmmm. . . .
NYRSF, as I recall, has very little online. I wanted to get a copy of Darrell Schweitzer’s interview with D. G. Compton last year at Readercon and was told that most everything was still in paper back-issue form. Not sure if that has changed in the last several months.
John – I could see that the article *used* to be online, but the links have broken. Graham used the magic of the wayback machine to get a link to an old copy — thanks Graham!
But you’re right, most NYRSF content is sadly locked in dead-tree pages.