New Voices in your Head

A new episode of Voices In Your Head is up! This one is with SF writer Eileen Gunn. I had seen her around and about in various SF fora for the last decade and had read the online SF magazine she edits, Infinite Matrix but I don’t remember reading that much of her fiction until preparing for this interview. Wow, it knocked me on my ass! I highly highly recommend her short story collection Stable Strategies and Others. Let me know what you think of the interview as well. I’m all ears for feedback on these things.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

8 thoughts on “New Voices in your Head”

  1. mike dunn says:

    k- feedback…

    just listened to this on the train in this morning…

    the fact that you mentioned things via your questions or observations that she either was glad you noticed, amazed that you got it or exposed to something she hadn’t really considered in her work thus thoughtful is the beauty of both the format and your guidance during the interview process…

    i found her highly engaging and will now read her stuff…

    i’ve said it before – your good at it, well worth listening to and kudos to doug for giving you the mechanism 🙂

    so when will you be getting “bill” gibson on viyh – he’s both a blogger and writer isn’t he 😉

  2. I agree with Mike: go for Gibson 8)

  3. James says:

    I was actually coming in here to mention the same thing that Mike said. The only thing I would add is that for those who aren’t familiar with the Reality Break show, that happens often when Dave interviews. I can’t recall specifics but I remember other writers saying “Hey, you are right, my stories do tend towards ___________. I hadn’t noticed that.” Which is very cool. You can’t slip a multiple entendre by Dave very often. Haven’t you already interviewed Gibson for Reality Break?

  4. mike dunn says:

    ahhh, right you are james – i haven’t heard reality break 😉

    so dave, do you have select reality break shows that you can make available via podcast – parts of or full, or are there rights issues to deal w/?

    also, assuming your still looking for recommendations for future guests – avoiding the obvious choices then, how about china mieville, haruki murakami, nick sagan or melissa scott?

  5. Dave says:

    There is a plan in place that might get some of those old archived shows back out there. It’s falling down because of me at the moment. I’m not familiar with the middle two, but China was on the original wishlist and Melissa Scott was on my wishlist back in the RB days but it just never happened. Good suggestions, keep them coming!

  6. Anonymous says:

    No? You should! It’s good! Infinite Matrix is little treasure trove of funny, smart nuggets of the sort that made Daffy Duck exclaim, “I’m rich! I’m rich! I’m positively well off! Go read it, and, if, like Daffy, you want to say Mine! MINE! All…

  7. Susan says:

    This interview just downloaded on my ipodder. I’ve learned a lot in the past week about podcasting from EG Chronicles and itconversations. I appreciated the pointer to an author off my beaten path, encouraged by the short description’s of Gunn’s stories, e.g. the Nixon one hooked me. It’s great to see a few more women interviewees scattered throughout ITConversations.

  8. Dave says:

    Susan, the book is superb. Every story is at least good, and most are excellent to fanstastic. Thanks for listening and enjoying, and for leaving the feedback.

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