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2008

 
11/03/08–11/09/08 Agony Column Website Re-Launch : Trashotron.com, Bookotron.com and AgonyColumn.com : A Break in the Agony. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer Pilot 'Fast Ships, Black Sails' : Masters of Their Own Fate ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Barry N. Malzberg Interviewed at SF in SF : Weddings and Divorces. Charles de Lint Unravels 'The Mystery of Grace' : Hot Rod Dreams ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Kim Stanley Robinson Interviewed at SF in SF : Comedy and Eco-Tragedy. For Simon R. Green, It's 'Just Another Judgement Day' : John Taylor Rides Again ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Cecilia Holland Interviewed at SF in SF : Fantasy & History. A 2008 Interview with Danny Goldberg : 'Bumping Into Geniuses'.
10/27/08–11/02/08 Stewart O'Nan Sings 'Songs of the Missing' : You Are Different Without Her ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Kim Stanley Robinson Reads at SF in SF : 'Sixty Days and Counting'. A 2008 Interview with Amity Shlaes : 'The Forgotten Man : A New History of the Great Depression'. Gavin Smith's Haunting 'Dogfellow's Ghost' : "The Master does not know." ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Cecilia Holland Reads at SF in SF : Varanger. Barry N. Malzberg has Breakfast at the Ruins' : Agony Column Podcast News Report : Barry N. Malzberg Reads at SF in SF : Exercise for Students. A 2008 Interview With Alan Cheuse : "...the big books from the old days..."
10/20/08–10/26/08 NPR First Books : Two Episodes Sunday, October 26: Nathaniel Rich and Andrew Davidson. Neal Asher Visits 'The Gabble' : Shorter Than You Think : Agony Column Podcast News Report : SF in SF / LitQuake Event ; Rudy Rucker Reads from 'The Hollow Earth. Leopoldo Gout Tunes In to 'Ghost Radio' : Bad Times Are Here To Stay ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : SF in SF / LitQuake Event : Joe R. Lansdale Reads from 'Flaming London'. Robson and Pratt Keep the Series Alive : 'Going Under' and 'Dead Reign' ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Agony Column Podcast News Report : SF IN SF / Litquake Steampunk Event : Joe R. Lansdale Interviewed. Jeff VanderMeer and Brian Evenson Are Dark Horses : Media Fiction From Experimental Writers ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : SF IN SF / Litquake Steampunk Event : Richard Bottoms Interviewed. A 2008 Interview With Billy Collins : "The dog that runs away when you call its name".
10/13/08–10/19/08 Kirsten Menger-Anderson Examines 'Doctor Olaf Van Schuler's Brain' : Quacks Like a Doctor ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : LitQuake / SF in SF Kage Baker Brings on the Brass : Sub-Mariners. Mario Guslandi Reviews Ed Gorman's 'Cage of Night' : Ticket to Ride ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : LitQuake / SF in SF Richard Bottoms Speaks to the power of Steampunk : A Positive Vision. Jeffrey Ford's Well-Built City Trilogy : Golden Gryphon Trade Paperback Physiognomy; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Kage Baker, Terry Bisson, Richard Bottoms, Joe R. Lansdale and Rudy Rucker on Steampunk : The Future Past. A 2008 Interview with Charlie Huston : From 'Every Last Drop' to Everyone's Last Gasp. A 2008 Interview with Naomi Klein Explores 'The Shock Doctrine' : "One of the really dangerous parts of an economic shock like this is just the complexity of it" ; Agony Column Broadcast Radio Pledge Drive : Support Your Agony.
10/06/08–10/12/08 Dustin Kenall Reviews 'The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' : "Who Nobody Wants to Be" ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : The Agony Column Digest Radio Broadcast: September 28, 2008 : Mark Richardson, 'The Necklace' and Robert Scheer Redux. Chris Cleave's 'Little Bee' : Humor, Horror and Survival ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Agony Column Original Radio Broadcast : Laurie R. King and Karen Joy Fowler on Politics and Literature. A 2008 Interview with Mark Richardson : 'Zen and Now' 'Getting to Know You' by David Marusek : Out of Your Mind With Short Stories ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Kathryn Petruccelli Interviews William Gilly and Susan Shillinglaw : More Than Four Levels of Steinbeck and Ricketts. Agony Column Podcast Feature Interview : Writing 101, Lesson 1: Laurie R. King on Revising a Novel.
09/29/08–10/05/08 "It's all just a little bit of history repeating" KUSP 88.9 FM / kusp.org/live 10-05-08 6-7 PM PDT : James D. Houston, Karen Joy Fowler and Laurie R. King Discuss Politics and Literature Live on The Agony Column KUSP Broadcast ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : The Agony Column Digest Radio Broadcast: September 14, 2008 : Robert Scheer and Julie Rose. Dustin Kenall Reviews 'Brasyl' by Ian McDonald : "There are many sights to see in Brasyl." ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : The Agony Column Digest Radio Broadcast: September 14, 2008 : Stella Rimington and Ping Pong Release Party. Mario Guslandi Reviews 'Poe's Children' : Avoiding the Obvious ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : The Agony Column Radio Show Digest : September 6, 2008 ; Thomas Frank and Dorothy Hearst. Richard Morgan Knows 'The Steel Remains' : Rough-Cut Fantasy ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Robert Scheer on the Economic Bailout of Wall Street Investment Banks : Pornography Redux. Bill Tancer's 'Click: What Millions of People Are Doing Online and Why It Matters' : Live GeekSpeak Interview With Bill Tancer.
09/22/08–09/28/08 'The Necklace' by Cheryl Jarvis : "What we get back when we put it on someone else's neck, that's what's meaningful to us". For Jeffrey J. Mariotte the 'River Runs Red' : From The Slab to the Cave ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : SF in SF, Featuring Nick Mamatas, David Levine and Terry Bisson (3) : Panel Discussion. Finding Flannery ; Everything That Rises Must Converge ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : SF in SF, Featuring Nick Mamatas, David Levine and Terry Bisson : David Levine Reads. Your Next Graphic Novel, 'The Twilight Zone' : The Power of Story ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : SF in SF, Featuring Nick Mamatas, David Levine and Terry Bisson: Nick Mamatas Reads A 2008 Interview With Beatrice Basso : "It's like the soul of America is in the artists, and why not share that?"
09/15/08–09/21/08 Jeremy Lassen on Zombies and 'The Living Dead' : "A liberal nightmare". Kathryn Petruccelli Reviews 'Fidelity' by Grace Paley : All Our Grandmothers ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Kathryn Petruccelli Reviews 'Fidelity' by Grace Paley Audio. A Review of Peter F. Hamilton's 'Pandora's Star' : Travelling in Space ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With Victoria Blake : From Dark Horse to Underland. John Shirley Looks Through 'Black Glass' : "We're slipping into a lower-common denominator state of mind". Terry Brooks on Geekspeak: "You can play around with what that means"
09/08/08–09/14/08 Ann & Jeff VanderMeer Pick 'Best American Fantasy 2008' : VandeRotation ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Kathryn Petruccelli at Ping Pong Release Party : Magnus Toren Sings for His Supper. Steven Lee Beeber is 'Awake!' : Insomnia Rulez OK ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Seana Graham Reports on Ping Pong and Speculative Literature : Book Store Writers. A Review of 'The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule' by Thomas Frank : Polemic on the Potomac ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Kathryn Petruccelli at Ping Pong Release Party : Christine Hamm and Children Ho Have Trouble With Meat. Terry D'Auray Reviews 'The 19th Wife' : Diary of an Excommunicated Housewife : Agony Column Podcast News Report : Gayle Shanks, President of the ABA and Bookseller for Changing Hands : "Amazon is killing us". A 2008 Interview With Kathleen Ann Goonan : "...just before Hiroshima..."
09/01/08–09/07/08 Billy Collins Goes 'Ballistics' : Bullet-Proof Pop Poet ; Kathryn Petruccelli Reports from the Ping Pong Literary Magazine Party : Interview With Ping Pong Fiction Editor Jessica Breheny: Speculative Fiction. Victor Pelevin Unearths 'The Sacred Book of the Werewolf' : MS Found on a Hard Disk ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Kathryn Petruccelli Reports from the Ping Pong Literary Magazine Party : Interview With Ping Pong Poetry Editor James Maughn. A Review of 'The Gargoyle' by Andrew Davidson : Literate Imagination ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Kathryn Petruccelli Reports from the Ping Pong Literary Magazine Party : Interview With Editor-in-chief Maria Garcia Teusch. A 2008 Interview With Clive Barker Part 1: "It was a bit like a dam breaking". A 2008 Interview with Clive Barker, Part 2: "You can't do things by halves".
08/25/08–08/31/08 'American Widow' by Alissa Torres, Art by Sungyoon Choi : Aftermath ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Talking About Space Opera With Lou Anders : To Trek or Not to Trek? Brian Greene Soars With 'Icarus at the Edge of Time' Reviewed by Rick Kleffel : Cutting-Edge Physics Leave Emotional Wounds ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Kathryn Petruccelli Interviews Patrice Vecchione : "Poems are My Enemy". Joe R. Lansdale's 'Leather Maiden' : Speaking In Voices ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : SF in SF Panel Discussion With Michael Blumlein, Michael Shea and Terry Bisson : Novella. Holly Phillips Births 'The Engine's Child' : Proof in the Prose ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Michael Blumlein Interviewed at SF in SF : Doctor in the House. A 2008 Interview With Joe R. Lansdale : East Texas Westerns.
08/18/08–08/24/08 John Scalzi's 'Agent to the Stars' : Sci-Fi Disguise ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : NPR Report for Day to Day High-Quality MP3 of Two Stories of Santa Cruz : One Year of Podcasting. Michael Moorcock Sends 'Elric : To Rescue Tanelorn' : Origins and Illustrations ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Michael Shea Interviewed at SF in SF : Speaking of Demiurges. Shannon Burke Swats 'Black Flies' : "Moments of offhand cruelty are common." ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Michael Shea Reads at SF IN SF : The Demiurge : God Wakes Up. Martin Millar Looks Back in Brevity : 'Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me' ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Michael Blumlein Reads at SF in SF : Drama in Three Voices A 2008 Interview With Thomas Frank : "I've got some bad news for you".
08/11/08–08/17/08 Janet Chui and Jason Erik Lundberg Offer 'A Field Guide to Surreal Botany' ; Surely Beautiful and Buyable ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with Lou Anders : Post Denvention Hugo Chat. 'The Darker Mask', Edited by Gary Phillips and Christopher Chambers + 'The Ghost Quartet' Edited by Marvin Kaye : All-Original Duet ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : An Interview With "Mysty W. Moonfree" : Five Authors of a Second Novel. Update: Literature of Place on Day to Day : Karen Joy Fowler, James D. Houston, Tom Killion and a House in Santa Cruz. Terry D'Auray Reviews 'In the Woods' : "Something untoward" ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with Andrea Avantaggio of Maria's Bookshop : "How to celebrate the best of what our community has to offer". A 2008 Interview With Andrew Davidson, Part Two : "Here's how I'm going to personalize my query letter to this agent.." A 2008 Interview With Andrew Davidson, Part One : "How could I write a story that starts with a burn?"
08/04/08–08/10/08 David Lebedoff Looks at 'The Same Man' : 'George Orwell & Evelyn Waugh in Love & War' ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With Mitchell Kaplan of Books and Books: From Bookseller to Movie Producer. Joe R. Lansdale Meets a 'Leather Maiden' : Texas-Fried Mystery ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with Translator Julie Rose : Unpacking 'Les Miserables'. Taking 'Flight' With 'Out of Picture' : Beyond the Underwear Perverts Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with Bookseller Mark V. Ziesing : Signing; Agony Column Podcast News Report : David Weber vs Geekspeak : 'By Schism Rent Asunder'. A 2008 Interview with Charles Bamforth : Grape vs Grain
07/28/08–08/03/08 Agony Column Podcast News Report : Barbara Ehrenreich Knows 'This Land is Their Land' : Reports From a Divided Nation ; Amazon Interview With Jeff VanderMeer : NPR Correspondent Rick Kleffel on Books, Insomnia, and The Agony Column. Agony Column Podcast News Report : Charles Stross Vs Geekspeak : 'Saturn's (Sexless) Children'. A 2008 Interview with Nathaniel Rich, Part 2 : Reality Frayed at the Edges. A 2008 Interview with Nathaniel Rich,Part 1 : San Francisco Noirs. Update: Charles Stross Interviewed Live In-Studio on KUSP : Call-In or Email Your Questions Agony Column Podcast News Report : Jeremy Lassen at Comicon 2008 : Fifteen Years.
07/21/08–07/27/08 Michael Brooks Looks at '13 Things That Don't Make Sense' : "The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time" ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Patrick Nielsen Hayden at Comicon : Tor Books Sets Up Shop. Thomas Frank Brings on 'The Wrecking Crew' : Political Horrors ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With Nancy Rutland of BookWorks in Albuquerque, New Mexico : Handselling Books. David Deans' 'The Defenestration of Bob T. Hash III' : Windows of the Mind ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Jay Lake and Susan Palwick Moderated by Terry Bisson at SF in SF, July 12, 2008 : SF Confessional. Bentley Little Enrolls in 'The Academy' : Library Zombies ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Jay Lake Reads at SF in SF, July 12, 2008 : The Goat Cutter. A 2008 Interview With Stella Rimington : "There's much, much more technology around now, but still, the best intelligence comes from people".
07/14/08–07/20/08 Michael Jasper Opens 'A Gathering of Doorways' : What is Classic Eighties Horror? ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Susan Palwick Reads at SF in SF on July 12, 2008 : Sorrel's Heart. Michael Harvey Steps Up to 'The Fifth Floor' : Historical Reach Swamps Hysterical Spouse ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Jay Lake Interviewed at SF in SF : 5,000 Words A Day. Harry Turtledove Declares 'The Valley-Westside War' : Crosstime Traffic Worth Stopping For ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Susan Palwick Interviewed at SF in SF : Outlawing Compassion. Terry D'Auray Reviews 'The Evil That Men Do' by Dave White : Satisfying Noir ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Jay Lake Live on GeekSpeak : Promise of the E-Book A 2008 Interview with Dorothy Hearst : 'Promise of the Wolves'.
07/07/08–07/13/08 Jay Lake Live In-Studio for Call-In GeekSpeak on KUSP : Behind the Clockwork ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Jim Malusa Races to the Bottom : 'Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents'. 'Les Miserables' Redux : New Translation ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Cindy Dach, Changing Hands Bookstore : Chain / Library / Independent. Warning : Traffic and Action : Brave Yellow Books ; Interview With Charles Tan : Bibliophile Stalker ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with Douglas Abrams : Don Juan Loves to Publish. Charles Stross and 'Saturn's Children' : Heinlein and Honeys ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Panel Discussion from SF in SF June 21, 2008 : Carol Emshwiller, Pat Murphy and Terry Bisson. A 2008 Interview with Benjamin Wallace : 'The Billionaire's Vinegar'.
06/30/08–07/06/08 Earthling Independent Press : Free Memories ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Carol Emshwiller Reads at SF in SF June 21, 2008 : 'Whoever'. Jeff VanderMeer Reveals 'Secret Lives' : "My life is an open book" ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Pat Murphy Reads (and throws cards) at SF in SF : Fantasy in SF. Neal Asher Casts 'Shadow of the Scorpion' : A Matter of Scale ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : NPR Report on Paolo Bacigalupi : Green Sci-Fi from Bacigalupi's Pump Six. A 2008 Interview With Robert Scheer, Part 2 : "An imperial government is incompatible with democracy". A 2008 Interview with Robert Scheer, Part 1 : "This is a scam of unbelievable proportions
06/23/08–06/30/08 NPR First Book Report: Paolo Bacigalupi, Michelle Nijhuis, Jeremy Lassen and 'Pump Six' : Echoes of Eco-Fiction ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Carol Emshwiller Interviewed at SF in SF : "That stuff doesn't interest me" Ramsey Campbell Laughs with 'The Grin of the Dark' : "It's Imminent" : Agony Column Podcast News Report : Pat Murphy at SF in SF : "It really trains you to see amazing things in the everyday world". Alan Cheuse Looks 'To Catch the Lightning' : Parallels ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Geekspeak Interview and SF Discussion with Kathleen Ann Goonan : In All Times. Salman Rushdie Interview at Rio Theater, Part 1: Advertising Days. Salman Rushdie Interview at Rio Theater, Part 2: Enchanting Q&A.
06/16/08–06/23/08 Daniel Wilson, Anna C. Long and Daniel Heard Want to Induct You Into 'The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame' : Luthor Versus Lysenko ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Bookseller Interview With Praveen Madan : The Booksmith. Three Juvies : Adolescent Science Fiction Worthy of Adult Consideration ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Three Juvies Audio. Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett 'Havemercy' : Mechanical Dragons and an Active Voice ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Jeremy Lassen on Local Literary Events and Genre Fiction Readers : Pros and Con-Ventions. A 2008 Interview With Whitley Strieber, Part 2 : "There were two people standing at the foot of the bed" A 2008 Interview With Whitley Strieber, Part 1 : "I have a tendency to get into trouble" ; Salman Rushdie Live Interview on Stage Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz California, June 17, 2008 : 'The Enchantress of Florence'.
06/09/08–06/16/08 'The Autopsy and Other Tales' by Michael Shea from Centipede Press : Insectile Delight ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Chuck Palahniuk Reads "Loser" at the Sundance Kabuki Theater on May 22, 2008 : "Maybe it's the Hello Kitty." Mario Guslandi Reviews 'The Land at the End of the Working Day' by Peter Crowther : The Well-Told Tale from the Well ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Chuck Palahniuk Interviewed Live at the Sundance Kabuki Theater, May 22, 2008 : The Origins of 'Fight Club'. Robert Scheer Examines 'The Pornography of Power' : Obscene Authority ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : William Gibson Phone-In Interview on KUSP : Dialing In the Future. A 2008 Interview with Chuck Palahniuk : "It's shameful and dirty and disgusting" ; William Gibson Phone-In Interview Live on KUSP Tuesday, June 10, 10-11 AM PDT (TODAY!) : Dial Direct Into Cyberspace A 2008 Conversation with Karen Joy Fowler : "I wanted a book about survivors" ; William Gibson Phone-In Interview Live on KUSP Tuesday, June 10, 10-11 AM PDT: Dial Direct Into Cyberspace.
06/02/08–06/08/08 Richard Liebmann-Smith Rides With 'The James Boys' : Wild West Versus Wild East ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Betsy Burton of King's English : Local Area Networking. The Franchise That Time Never Forgot : NECROPSCOPE! ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Lou Anders on SF Video : Battle Beyond the Stardust. Salman Rushdie Explores with 'Haroun and the Sea of Stories' : Literally Fantasy Literature ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : NPR Story on Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang : Welcome to Your Brain. Terry D'Auray Greets 'The Dawn Patrol' : Surf Noir Rides Again ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Lyn Roberts of Square Books : Three Stores Are Better Than One. A 2008 Interview With Cory Doctorow : Big Changes and Little Brother
05/26/08–06/01/08 Tanya Huff Embarks down 'Valor's Trial': Confederation 4 ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : SF in SF Panel Discussion 05-17-08 : John Shirley, Daniel Marcus and Terry Bisson Mix It Up NPR: Nine First Books for Summer : Starting Right in All Senses of the Word ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : John Shirley Reads at SF in SF : "You Blundering Idiot, You Fucking Failed to Kill Me Again". NPR: "Welcome to Your Brain" on All things Considered : "Head Bonk is Bad" Ekaterina Sedia Reveals 'The Alchemy of Stone' : Steampunk Politics ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : John Shirley Interviewed at SF in SF : From the "Podcast" to the "Web-O-Net". Thomas M. Disch Hands Down 'The Word of God' : An American Deity ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Daniel Marcus Reads 'Binding Energy' at SF in SF : The Teller View. A 2008 Interview with Jeffrey Alford : Twenty Years of Culture and Cuisine in the Unseen China.
05/19/08–05/25/08 Chuck Palahniuk Tour in SF : May 28, Sundance Kabuki Theater, 7:30 PM ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Daniel Marcus at SF in SF : Binding Energies. Slipstreaming Away With Small Beer Press : Kessel and Rosenbaum ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Johnny Strike at SF in SF : A Loud Humming Noise. Jeffrey E. Barlough Drops 'Anchorwick' : The Sun Rises Again on the Western Lights ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With Jerad Walters of Centipede Press : Bringing Back the Best. Nicholas Pekearo's 'The Wolfman' : Rough & Ready First Novel ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : NPR First Books Series, Isamu Fukui : Truancy. A 2008 Interview with James D. Houston and Tom Killion : 'Where Light Takes Its Color From the Sea'.
05/12/08–05/18/08 Isamu Fukui NPR Link : Email This Story. Kate Elliot Steps Through the 'Shadow Gate' : Upping the Ante ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with Seana Graham : Script Frenzy. First Books for NPR : Isamu Fukui. Daryl Gregory Unleashes Pandemonium : Monsters of the Id ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with Bookseller Arsen Kashkashian : Boulder Book Store. Justin Peacock Finds 'A Cure for Night' : Agony Column Podcast News Report : Legally Informed, A 2008 Interview With Justin Peacock. Brian James Scores With 'Zombie Blondes' : Pretty, Popular & Dead ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A 2008 Interview With René Hicks : "I'm Just One Blade of Grass" A 2008 Interview with Eleanor Coppola : "It's a struggle - but the struggle enriches both aspects"
05/05/08–05/11/08 Nam Le Voyages Aboard 'The Boat' : The Symmetry of Home ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Phone Interview with Marga Gomez : Comedy Vs. Tragedy. Mario Guslandi Reviews 'The New Weird' ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With Jeremy Lassen A Review of 'Pretty Is What Changes' : Following Science, Leading Society ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : An Interview With Bookseller Steve Bercu : Book People. Time for a Roundup : A Glimpse at the Present and the Future ; A 2008 Interview With Jessica Queller, Part 2 : "I took the test a second time". A 2008 Interview with Jessica Queller : 'Pretty Is What Changes' (Part 1).
04/28/08–05/04/08 Laurie Gough Travels to 'Kiss the Sunset Pig' : Agony Column Podcast News Report : A 2008 Interview With Laurie Gough at Capitola Book Café ; And Now for this Public Service Announcement : Uncharacteristic Blog Link. Patrick McGrath Endures 'Trauma' : A Family Madness ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Patricia A. McKillip Interviewed at SF in SF, April 20, 2008 : A Good Take. Eleanor Coppola Takes 'Notes on a Life' : Bumpy Roads ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : David Lunde, Patricia A. McKillip and Terry Bisson at SF in SF, April 20, 2008 : "Seems like we have a theme here". Millipede Press and Tom Tryon 'The Other' : The Twins at 50 ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : David Lunde Reads at SF in SF, April 20, 2008 ; Instead. Pico Iyer Takes to 'The Open Road' : A 2008 Interview with Pico Iyer.
04/21/08–04/27/08 Nathaniel Rich Speaks 'The Mayor's Tongue' : A Conscience for Svevo ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston at Capitola Book Café : The Hip Pocket. James D. Houston Lives 'Where Light Takes Its Color From the Sea' : Agony Column Podcast News Report from Capitola Book Café : James D. Houston and Tom Killion Toast Santa Cruz. Terry D'Auray Reviews Lee Child's 'Nothing to Lose' : Arresting Novel ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Patricia A. McKillip Reads at SF in SF : 'The Bell at Sealey Head'. David Louis Edelman Gets MultiReal : One Second Jump for Mankind ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with David Lunde at SF in SF on April 23, 2008 : SF Poetry. A 2008 Interview With Peter F. Hamilton : "There is no specific, set way to write".
04/14/08–04/20/08 Orson Scott Card is 'Keeper of Dreams' : Exceptions to the Rule ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Joseph Ribeiro Knows 'The Importance of Being Earnest' : Cabrillo College Spring Theater Art Production. Tim Palmer Scales 'Luminous Mountains' : Agony Column Podcast News Report : A 2008 Interview with Tim Palmer : Passing of the Stanislaus. Chuck Palahniuk's 'Snuff' is Enough : For Some, the Gag Reflex ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : An Interview with Susan Chang Tor YA Editor: "The first time I'd ever seen anything like that" . Terry D'Auray Reviews 'Bone Song' by John Meaney : "A one-stop-shop for readers of genre fiction" ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A 2008 Interview with Matt Bialer, Agent for Isamu Fukui : "A real, searing vision". A 2008 Interview with Isamu Fukui : "Nothing really directly addressed the worst parts of school".
04/07/08–04/13/08 : Margaret Lucke Puts a 'House of Whispers' in Escrow : The Supernatural Realtor ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : NPR, Company Sued for Potentially Ending the World : Wagner, Rucker, Dimopoulos and CERN. Steven Greenhouse Puts You in 'The Big Squeeze' : Tough Times (and Luck) for the American Worker ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Rudy Rucker and the LHC Lawsuit : Science Fiction Tips the Universe on Its Side. Mario Guslandi Reviews 'Other Voices' by Andrew Humphrey : Reasons to Be Cheerful (or Torrentially Depressed) ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A 2008 Interview With Savas Dimopoulos : Other Universes. Anton Strout 'Dead to Me' : Americana Paranormal ; Agony Column Podcast News Report: Walter Wagner of LHCDefense.org : "Almost a religious zeal on the part of physicists". A 2008 Interview with Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D. and Sam Wang, Ph.D. : 'Welcome to Your Brain' : Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive'
03/31/08–04/06/08 : Update: Rudy Rucker and the LHC Lawsuit on NPR : Tipping the Universe. Nicholson Baker's WWII : The Maximum Minimalism of 'Human Smoke' ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : NPR First Books Toby Barlow : 'Sharp Teeth' Gives Werewolves an Epic Treatment. Gateway Drug Books : Hooking the Unwary on Science Fiction ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : NPR All Things Considered Report : "Machiavelli, Not Such a Bad Guy?" Isamu Fukui Calls for 'Truancy' ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Oxford English Dictionary Etymologist Dr. Katrin Thier A 2008 Interview with Peter Constantine : "The slangy, with-it expression at the time for somebody who is evil." A 2008 Interview with Albert Russell Ascoli : "Machiavelli himself wasn't Machiavellian".
03/24/08–03/29/08 : : Jamil Nasir Explores 'The Houses of Time' : Dream House Conspiracy ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Terry Bisson, Jeffrey Ford and Tim Pratt : Panel Discussion at SF in SF, March 16, 2008. Philip K. Dick's 'Ubik: The Screenplay' : Reality TV ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Jeffrey Ford Reads at SF in SF : 'The Drowned Life'. Jeffrey Ford Lives Through 'The Shadow Year' : Autobiographical Fantasy ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Brief Interview With Jeffrey Ford : SF in SF, March 16, 2008. Tom Corwin and Craig Frazier Send 'Mr. Fooster Traveling on a Whim : Hey Babe, Take a Walk on the Whimsical Side ; Agony Column Podcast News Report: A 2008 Interview with HarperCollins Editor Jennifer Barth : Return to Sender. A 2008 Interview with Toby Barlow: 'Sharp Teeth'
03/17/08–03/22/08 : NPR First Book Series, Toby Barlow : Presumably to Air ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With Nancy Bass Wyden of Strand Books, NY : 23 Miles of Books. Black Static Three and Andrew Humphrey's 'Alison' : Back to the Best of the 80's With Third Alternative Press ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Tim Pratt at SF in SF, March 16, 2008 : Briefly Interviewed. Mary Doria Russell Awakens 'Dreamers of the Day' : Yesterday's Vacation, Today's World ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Tim Pratt Reads 'Artifice and Intelligence' at SF in SF on March 16, 2008 : Taking Cues. Tim Pratt Transforms in T. A. Pratt : No Rest for 'Poison Sleep' : Agony Column Podcast News Report : SF in SF March 16, 2008 : Tim Pratt Reads The River Boy. A 2008 Interview with Paolo Bacigalupi and Jeremy Lassen: "Crossovers and Melding Points".
03/10/08–03/16/08 : NPR First Books Series: Toby Barlow : Werewolf Epic in Free Verse on NPR Weekend Edition NEXT Sunday. A Review of Paul Melko's 'Singularity's : Ring' by Richard Gingell : "Something Unknowable" ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With Stephen Youll : Portrait of the Artist as Pixels. Remembrances of Things Present : Book Geek Gift ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With Thomas McNamee : Alice Waters and Chez Panisse. Makes You Think : Book-Tech, RAM and Why Kindle Will Not Ignite Readers (but may prove useful to writers). Agony Column Podcast News : A 2006 Interview with Dr. Bruce Ames : "Fear is easy to sell" A 2008 Interview With Alan Drew : 'Gardens of Water.' A 2008 Interview with Alan Katz : Oops!
03/03/08–03/09/08 : Agony Column Podcast News Report : Toby Barlow's 'Sharp Teeth' Audio Book Review : Let's Sing. A Review of 'Sharp Teeth' by Toby Barlow : Sharp Writing ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with Seana Graham : Report from the Writing Life. Christopher Conlon Marks 'Midnight on Mourn Street' : Secrets and Revelations ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Paolo Bacigalupi Reads 'The People of Sand and Slag' at SF in SF : Table-Turning the Upside-Down Classics. Alan Campbell Wishes for an 'Iron Angel' : Deepgate Codex II ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Brief Conversation With Paolo Bacigalupi At SF in SF : "A Bit Like A Homecoming". SF in SF Panel Discussion from February 23, 2008 : "Science fiction is for real".
02/25/08–03/02/08 : Mike Dawson Rhapsodizes 'Freddie & Me' : Coming of Age With Queen ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With Bookseller Joyce Meskis : Tattered Cover. Terry D'Auray Reviews 'The Blonde' by Duane Swierczynski : Sarcasm and Bloody Mayhem ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Carter Scholz at SF in SF : "The Flight to San Francisco". Lauren Groff Exhumes 'The Monsters of Templeton' : What Lies Within ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Terry Bisson at SF in SF : Novels are hard. Walter Jon Williams Explores 'Implied Spaces' : Sword and Singularity ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Carter Scholz Reads at SF in SF : 'Radiance'. A 2008 Capitola Book Café Interview with Debra Klein : 'Yoruba Bata Goes Global'.
02/18/08–02/24/08 : John Varley Unleashes 'Rolling Thunder' : Poddy Sings ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With Publisher Jack Estes : Pleasure Boat Studio. Melinda Snodgrass Goes to 'The Edge of Reason' : Cops vs Gods ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Charles Bock First Book for NPR : 'Beautiful Children'. Iain M. Banks 'Matter' Reviewed by Richard Gringell : Return to the Culture ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Catching Up With Erika Mailman : The HWA and the Stokers. Agony Column Podcast News Report: 'Mysterious California' : A Criminal Environment. A 2008 Interview with John Burnham Schwartz : 'The Commoner'.
02/11/08–02/17/08 : Clive Barker is 'Mister B. Gone' : Changing the World One Word At a Time ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with Bob Eggleton. Agony Column Podcast News Report : Christopher Phillips Chats Up 'Socrates in Love: Philosophy for a Die-Hard Romantic' : Oddly On-Topic. Agony Column Podcast News Report Shannon McGinnis 'The 10 Minute Tidy' : Clear the Clutter. Terry D'Auray Reviews 'Pyres' by Derek Nikitas : Edgar Nominee, Best First Novel ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Chatting With Christopher Moore at Capitola Book Café. A 2008 Interview With Charles Bock : 'Beautiful Children' Review.
02/04/08–02/10/08 : John Meaney Sings 'Bone Song' : Fantasy Noir Genre ; Agony Column Podcast News Report With Jeremy Lassen : Nuts and Bolts of Book Distribution : "It's not a completely corrupt process". Steve Toltz Looks for 'A Fraction of the Whole' : The Great Australian Novel ; Agony Column Podcast News Report NPR First Book Series 5 Michael Harvey : The Deadline Effect. A Review of Phil Rickman's 'The Remains of an Altar' : Music in the Literary Landscape ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Laurie R. King Live at KUSP, January 25, 2008 : Your Questions, Answered. Terry D'Auray Reviews 'Blue Heaven' by C. J. Box : Rapture and Respect ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : SF in SF Panel: Terry Bisson, Peter S. Beagle, Mark Ferrari Discuss Fantasy A 2008 Interview With Beth Lisick : 'helping me help myself'.
01/28/08–02/03/08 Neil Shubin Unveils 'Your Inner Fish' : A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. Barth Anderson Shuffles 'The Magician and the Fool' : Tarot, Tarot on the Wall ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With Paul Kennedy, Bookseller : "It does not pay for a living". Peter S. Beagle Reads at SF in SF : An Essay on Author Robert Nathan. Mark J. Ferrari Reads from 'The Book of Joby' at SF in SF : Actual, Real Fantasy. A 2008 Interview with Laurie R. King : "A thousand years of established history". NPR First Book Series : Michael Harvey on Weekend Edition Sunday, January 27, 2008.
01/21/08–01/27/08 Jeff and Ann VanderMeer Meet 'The New Weird' : Not the Same As the Old Weird ; NPR First Book Series : Michael Harvey on Weekend Edition Sunday, January 27, 2008. Toby Barlow Has 'Sharp Teeth' : Blank Verse Werewolf Epic ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Peter S. Beagle Interviewed at SF in SF January 19, 2008 : "Fantasy occurs, really, in the corner of the eye". Laurie King Live Interview Tomorrow 10:07 AM to 11 AM PST at KUSP : Email Your Questions or Call In. S. M. Peters Worships 'Whitechapel Gods' : Steampunk Revolution ; Agony Column Podcast News Report: SF IN SF for January 19, 2008 : A Conversation With Mark J. Ferrari : Words and Pictures. Míceál Ledwith and Klaus Heinemann Unveil 'The Orb Project' : A Conversation With Míceál Ledwith at Gateways Books and Gifts. A 2008 Interview With Michael Pollan : "This a food that's left the realm of food".
01/14/08–01/20/08 Sylvia Sellers-Garcia Knows 'When the Ground Turns In Its Sleep' : "It's inevitable that we edit". Frigyes Karinthy Offers 'A Journey Round My Skull' : "Death Tempts Me" ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : Hugo Chat With Jeremy Lassen. Neil Smith Goes 'Bang Crunch' : Short Story Collection Shocker ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation With John Picacio : Cover Story. Eric Weiner Explores 'The Geography of Bliss' : Database of Happiness. A 2007 Interview with Vikram Chandra : "Deeply felt and loudly expressed".
01/07/08–01/13/08 'Charlatan' by Pope Brock : 'America's Most Dangerous Huckster, The Man Who Pursued Him and the Age of Flimflam' ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with Malcolm Bell of Bookfellows Books : Mystery, Imagination and Bookselling. Charlie Huston Spills 'Half the Blood of Brooklyn' : And He Swears A Lot As Well ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Conversation with Charlie Huston : "Let's get rid of those fuckin' dashes and put in some quotation marks". Mario Guslandi Reviews 'Strange Tales Volume II' Edited by Rosalie Parker : Pleasant Uneasiness ; Agony Column Podcast News Report : A Champagne Toast for 'Touchstone' : Email Your Questions for Laurie R. King. Jeff Long Goes 'Deeper' : Fresher Hells ; Agony Column Podcast: A Panel Discussion with Mollie Katzen, Michael Pollan and Ann Vileisis : The New American Meal, Part II. The New American Meal: Michael Pollan, Mollie Katzen and Ann Vileisis talk about food, history and the future of food.