The Writer and the Critic: Episode 16

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Here are the show notes:

On this episode of The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond proffer a correction from Cheryl Morgan in regards to Hugo Awards eligibility before entangling themselves in more culturally appropriative knots sparked off by some very interesting feedback from Karen Lord. They also announce a list of giveaway novels in order to bribe listeners into recommending original, self-published eBooks for their newly named eBook Extravaganza … so follow them on Twitter and start recommending!

During discussion of The Silver Wind by Nina Allan (beginning at 35:30), Ian mentions this review by Martin Lewis while Kirstyn quotes from this piece by Sofia  Samatar.  The conversation then turns to The Courier’s New Bicycle by Kim Westwood at 59:45 wherein this review by Cheryl Morgan is mentioned.

The Silver Wind and The Courier's New Bicycle

Tune back in around the 01:43:00 point for final remarks.

Next month, Ian and Kirstyn invite UK author Robert Shearman onto the podcast. (You may remember a discussion of Rob’s most excellent story collection, Everyone’s Just So So Special, on Episode 12. If you don’t remember, go back and listen to it right now!)  Rob has recommended Perfume by Patrick Süskind for everyone to read, while Ian Mond has picked Queenpin by Megan Abbott and Kirstyn has chosen Houses Without Doors by Peter Straub. Read ahead and join in the fun!