Small Blue Planet Update

Yesterday Karen Burnham and I recorded episode 2 of Small Blue Planet, with special guests Ken Liu and Chen Qiufan. It will be a week or two before it goes online because there is a substantial time lag on Skype calls to Beijing and Karen needs to clean up the recording to get rid of all the silent pauses. It was, however, great fun to do,and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did when it finally airs. Ken had some really interesting things to say about translating from Chinese, and we discussed lots of interesting Chinese writers.

In the meantime, of course, episode 1, on Finland, is available from the Locus Roundtable blog. I’ve had quite a bit of feedback from listeners in the Nordic countries, but nothing much from elsewhere. This is a country bidding for a Worldcon, folks. You should be finding out about them.

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2 Responses to Small Blue Planet Update

  1. I really enjoyed the first episode, Cheryl! It made for a rich and entertaining introduction to a country I know so little about – and of course the first thing I want to know about ANY country is… what is their publishing industry/fandom/science fiction about?

    Brilliant idea for a podcast and I will definitely be listening to future episodes – I found this one very invigorating. Hope the Finnish Worldcon goes ahead.

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