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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 075): Panel Discussion of Novellas

In episode 75 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our panelists to chat about Novellas: Do you read novellas? What are some examples of novellas you have enjoyed and why? What makes a good novella in your mind? Where do you find novellas (bookstores, websites, magazines, podcasts)?

This week’s panel:

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4 Comments on The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 075): Panel Discussion of Novellas

  1. I was sorry that I missed getting in on this podcast.

    Golden Reflections, by Saberhagen, was a recent collection of a short novel and a bunch of novellas set in the “Mask of the Sun” universe.

    In some ways, the Novella is the perfect length of a story to “Stay up to 3 am to finish”


  2. It’s nice to hear Mur on a panel.  I feel like she gets lonely on ISBW.


  3. Janice in GA // September 8, 2011 at 11:35 am //

    Mur said (in reference to The God Engines): “did anybody else catch that the companion/prostitute/whatever on the ship never has a gendered pronoun? He left that out purposely.  I don’t know if you could carry that for a book….”

    Sarah Caudwell wrote a series of four mystery novels featuring a character named Hilary Tamar.  Throughout all four books, we never find out if Hilary Tamar is male or female.  No gendered pronouns EVER.  So it’s definitely possible to do that, though I wouldn’t expect it to be easy. 🙂

  4. Scott pohlenz // September 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm //

    I’d add that Lucius Shepard has been writing some of the best novellas in the field for the last 20 years.

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