As the bleak winter pummels us with ice and illness, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson muster the strength and lucidity to write February off as a loss and trudge forward in search of the mythical Springtime.
First, they discuss the death of Leonard Nimoy, and his impact on SF and Fandom.
Then they turn to the subject of Thomas M. Disch, whose works broke genre conventions on an almost industrial scale. The gentlemen recall their introductions to the author’s work (including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry), and his legacy in SF.
There follows a litany of culture consumed, and some talk about whooshing doors, online shrieking, and myopic definitions of “fan.”
Total run time: 1 hour 42 minutes.
- 334 by Thomas M. Disch
- THE DREAMS OUR STUFF IS MADE OF by Thomas M. Disch
- CAMP CONCENTRATION by Thomas M. Disch
- THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu
- FINDING MY ELEGY by Ursula K. Le Guin
- THERE & BACK AGAIN: BY MAX MERRIWELL by Pat Murphy
- THE INHERITANCE AND OTHER STORIES by Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm
- CONVERSATIONS WITH WILLIAM GIBSON by Patrick A. Smith
- OMEGA EXILE by Stephen Arseneault
- Fred’s 2015: The Year in Books–17!
- Fred’s 2015: The Year in Shorts–172 out of 365!
- John’s SF Signal column on Disch’s ON WINGS OF SONG
- Scott Edelman’s 1984 interview with Thomas M. Disch
- Samuel R. Delany: The American Shore-Meditations on a Tale of Science Fiction by Thomas M. Disch-“Angouleme”
- Black Mirror
- Red Sonja Vol. 1: Queen of Plagues by Gail Simone & Walter Geovani
- Ivar, Timewalker by Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry
- The Ghost Fleet by Donny Cates & Daniel Warren Johnson
- Fables: The Wolf Among Us
- Schlock Mercenary
- * The Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance
- * Resident Mad Scientist
- * Emperor Pius Dei
- * The Sharp End of the Stick
- * The Body Politic
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