Archive for October 2019

Perry and David talk about:

  • Follow-up
  • Listening to our own episodes
  • Getting our facts wrong
  • Perry's views on diversity in the SF field
  • Do the awards truly indicate quality?
  • Other awards in the field
  • Interview with Lucy Sussex
    • Discovering Mary Fortune
    • Ellen Davitt
    • 'Force and Fraud' - Australia's first murder mystery
    • Mary Fortune's reputation
    • Anticipates the police procedural
    • Police looked down on
    • French writer Émile Gaboriau
    • Australian interest in true crime
    • Wilkie Collins and 'The Moonstone'
    • Fascination with Australian settings
    • Mary Braddon
    • Ellen Wood
    • Marcus Clarke and 'His Natural Life'
    • 'The Mystery of a Hansom Cab'
    • 'Blockbuster'
    • Fergus Hume
    • Melbourne the centre of theatre
    • Nailed colonial Victoria
    • Unusual structure of the novel
    • Victoria's Chinese detective
    • Concept of The Great Detective
    • Crime novels as commentary on society
    • Marvellous Melbourne - only for some
    • 'Blockbuster' story of a publishing phenomenon
    • Frederick Trischler
    • Print run of 5,000
    • Hume sells copyright for £50
    • Kicks off interest in crime fiction
    • Interest in Australia
    • Pirated in the United States
    • Literature a dicey business
    • Theatrical versions
    • Hume goes to England
    • Was Hume gay?
    • Oscar Wilde
    • Blackmail?
    • Theosophy
    • Spiritualism - Doyle, Houdini
    • Hume's connections in England
    • Haddon Chambers
    • Lucy's further research
    • Anne Perry
    • Further research
  • Windup

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Episode 13: Blasts to the Past

David and Perry discuss:

  • Recent reading
  • Fire and Blood by George R. R. Martin
  • Ian Tregillis
    • The Milkweed Triptych by Ian Tregillis
    • The Alchemy Wars by Ian Tregillis
    • Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis
  • Binge reading
  • The Hugo Time Machine 1956
    • Double Star by Robert Heinlein
    • Heinlein's sexual attitudes
    • Other nominees
    • Three to Conquer by Eric Frank Russell
    • End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
    • The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett
    • First woman to be nominated
    • Exploration Team by Murray Leinster
    • The Star by Arthur C. Clarke
    • End As A World by F.L. Wallace
    • Game of Rat and Dragon by Cordwainer Smith
    • Astounding SF Magazine
  • John W. Campbell Jnr
  • Controversy over Award Naming
    • Criticism by Jeanette Ng
    • JWC Memorial Award
    • World Fantasy Award
    • James Tiptree Jnr Award
    • Arthur C. Clarke Award
    • Hugo Gernsback
    • Perils of naming awards after people
    • The Oscars
  • 2019 Hugos
    • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
    • For All Mankind
    • Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
    • If At First You Don't Succeed by Zen Cho
    • A Witch's Guide to Escape by Alix E. Harrow
    • Wayfarers Series by Becky Chambers
    • Archive of Our Own
    • Into the Spider-Verse
    • The Good Place
    • Hugo Awards Website
  • Windup

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