AISFP 115 – Ferrett Steinmetz

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Ferrett Steinmetz, up for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer, chats about what it takes to write a great short story (the guy should know, he’s s slush editor for Apex Magazine), Clarion, blogging, and overcoming challenges.

AISFP 100 – Kij Johnson

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Kij Johnson 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.

AISFP 98 – Paolo Bacigalupi

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Like the true champion he is, recent Hugo-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi fights through respiratory issues to chat with us about the Campbell Conference, his collaboration with Tobias Buckell on the audible.com novella The Alchemist and The Executioness, and his YA novel Ship Breaker.

AISFP 92 – James Gunn

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Science Fiction legend James Gunn joins us to discuss The Center for the Study of Science Fiction, Theodore Sturgeon, short stories, the craft of writing, the Campbell Awards, and more.