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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 094): Panel Discussion of International Authors

In episode 92 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to weigh in on: International Authors!

Based on a recent Mind Meld post on Being a U.S. based blog (and podcast) we tend to focus on things American and/or British (basically – English language stuff). But there’s a whole wide world of SF out there that we don’t normally cover.

Who are your favorite International Authors and why?

This week’s panel:

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5 Comments on The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 094): Panel Discussion of International Authors

  1. I can’t believe that I didn’t invoke Murakami! D’oh!

    There is so much out there in the way of great fiction from outside the Anglocentric Sphere of Literature! I could have talked a lot longer about it. . . and also my heretical notion that Gabriel Garcia Marquez has influenced some fantastika writers!

  2. I especially regret not mentioning exiled Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o. “Wizard of the Crow” is just about the best novel that I read in the last five years.


    And let me second John Stevens’ mention of Haruki Murakami above. I found “Hardboiled Wonderland at the End of the World” to be fascinating.

  3. Karen:

    Me too! How could I forget Thiongo’o!

  4. I am shamefully underread as regards International authors. A bit of Australian, Britsh, and Lavie just doesn’t cut it…

  5. Ack, should have waited until the end of the podcast. I loved Dictionary of the Khazars, John, and that counts…

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