Category Archives: Salon Futura

Tade Thompson Interview

As promised last week, I have dug out the interview with Tade Thompson that I did for Ujima and made the whole thing available on Salon Futura. We had a whole pile of issues with the Skype recording on this … Continue reading

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Foz Meadows in The Salon

Last week I did an interview with Foz Meadows about her recently published novel, An Accident of Stars. As might be expected when you get two ranty feminists with a strong interest in gender together, we had a lot to … Continue reading

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Cat Valente at Finncon, Two Interviews

The latest podcast to go up on Salon Futura is the full version of my interview with Cat Valente from Finncon. As you may recall, I broadcast part of it on Women’s Outlook a while back, but the whole thing … Continue reading

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Mike Carey at Waterstones

As promised, I have uploaded the other Mike Carey interview to Salon Futura. This is the one that we did at Waterstones in the evening. It is almost an hour long, so we have a lot more time to talk … Continue reading

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Mike Carey in the Salon – Part I

Today on Salon Futura I posted the audio from my interview with Mike Carey on Ujima Women’s Outlook back in May. We were mainly discussing his latest novel, Fellside, but conversation also strayed onto The Girl with All the Gifts … Continue reading

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Cavan Scott in The Salon

I have been working on processing some of the interview material that I did for Ujima and has now vanished from the Listen Again service. This week will be mainly about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who, with a bit of … Continue reading

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Leah Moore Interview

I have just uploaded the full version of the interview with Leah Moore than I made while I was in Liverpool. In addition to the material that we broadcast on Ujima Radio, this version contains a discussion of the Electricomics … Continue reading

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Fringe Special at Word of Mouth

Once a year the BristolCon crowd takes over Word of Mouth, a monthly reading series run by Tangent Books and hosted by the Thunderbolt pub. Normally we’d put these readings on the BristolCon Fringe podcast stream, but that has limited … Continue reading

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Åcon 7 – The Post-Colonial SF Panel

Here is the first of my podcasts from Åcon 7. It is a panel about post-colonial SF. The panelists are: Karen Lord, Sari Polvinen, Juha Tupasela & me. I noted while editing it that I totally derailed Sari’s question about … Continue reading

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Today On Ujima: Bristol & Slavery, plus Talking Books

Today’s show began with good and bad news. The good stuff included Nalo Hopkinson winning the Andre Norton Award for Best YA Novel of 2013 at last weekend’s Nebula Awards ceremony. It also included the really good news that Ahad … Continue reading

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ISF #1 Is Coming

The next issue of Roberto Mendes’ magazine, International Speculative Fiction, will be released tomorrow (there was an issue #0 in June). I’ve just been flicking through an advance copy and it looks very impressive. There are stories by Joyce Chng … Continue reading

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Requests for Publicity

I have been meaning for some time to post a proper review policy on this blog (which would basically say, “No, I will not review your book, don’t waste your time asking.”). The main reason I haven’t done so is … Continue reading

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Salon Futura #9

Well, that’s the last one for a while. I shall continue looking for ways to fund the magazine but, as I said in the editorial, I’m absolutely committed to getting people paid for good writing, and good art. If people … Continue reading

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Travel: Slows the Mind

Yeah, I know, travel is supposed to be good for the mind, but I’m getting old. So I had a great time in London last night with China and various other friends, and a very productive meeting at 8:00am this … Continue reading

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Things May Happen

Or they may not. It is one of those times when I spend hours in meetings and writing emails and at some point something might get the status of Sekrit Projekt, or I might shrug and put the thinking cap … Continue reading

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More on the SF Threat

There have been a few follow-ups on that Guardian article I linked to yesterday, the best of which is by Nick Harkaway who is thoroughly unimpressed by the al-Qaida = The Foundation argument. Indeed he argues that it is more … Continue reading

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Ben Speaks

If you have been reading Salon Futura #8 you will have noticed that we are publishing two books by Ben Jeapes very shortly. Ben talks about the books here. He is altogether too kind about me, but he’s right about … Continue reading

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Salon Futura #8

We have a new issue online (probably the penultimate one, unless some sort of miracle like a lottery win happens, because of this). It is, of course, full of good stuff. Gary Westfahl celebrates a major anniversary in the history … Continue reading

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Life Happens

Those of you who follow me on Twitter might have noticed that I was less than happy with life last week. Part of that was family stuff that I can’t talk about publicly, but the rest of it is very … Continue reading

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Introducing Ibis Reader

One thing that is abundantly clear from yesterday’s discussion of ebooks is that many people are still very unclear about the technology. To start with I would like to make a few things clear. When you buy an ebook from … Continue reading

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