In this episode of Rocket Talk, Justin brings on Karen Lord and Tobias Buckell to discuss their most recent works, what they mean when they talk about Caribbean Science Fiction, and the challenge of reading western literature from a different point of view. Justin also manages to squeeze in some talk about how the two see series fiction.
Karen Lord has been a physics teacher, a diplomat, a part-time soldier, and an academic at various times and in various countries. Her debut novel, Redemption in Indigo, won the Frank Collymore Literary Award, the William L. Crawford Award, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, and was nominated for the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. Her latest novel, The Best of All Possible Worlds is a stunning science fiction epic available from Quercus Books. Follow her on Twitter.
Science Fiction author Tobias Buckell was born in the Caribbean and grew up on a boat. His novels and over 50 short stories have been translated into 17 languages, and he has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author. His latest novel, Hurricane Fever, is a technothriller available from Tor Books. Follow him on Twitter.
Rocket Talk, Episode 27 (1:00:23):
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