Kij Johnson (and a special guest) joins us from the Campbell Conference to discuss the possible evolution of the short story, her own recent award-winning Spar — 2009 Nebula Award Winner, 2010 Hugo Award Nominee, and 2010 Locus Award Finalist — and this Midwest gem called the Center for the Study of Science Fiction.
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Kij recounts how the Campbell Conference not only ushered her into a life as a writer, but also how she has grown because of the opportunities afforded to her by the Center’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel Writers Workshop .
Show Notes: The 2010 Campbell Conference was dedicated to “Theodore Sturgeon and the Science-Fiction Short Story.” The final volume of Sturgeon’s complete works, “Volume XIII: Case and the Dreamer” was recently released.
PICTURES! Sorry I forgot to post them. First, the view from Sam’s room, and then the two promised shots of Samazon.