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Topic: Short Fiction Podcasts

From: Brian G
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Date: 02/11/2007

Hi Greg:

I've read and enjoyed many of your novels and have a stack of your novels waiting to be read when I finally complete my Masters. I looked through many of the topics you've responded to in the last few months, but didn't spot the topic I'm interested in asking you about.

Have you had a chance to listen to any of the amazingly good short fiction stories (i.e. Escape Pod, Variant Frequencies, etc...) or longer novel-length stories (such as Scott Sigler's Earthcore or J.C. Hutchinson's Seventh Son) that have surfaced with the rise of podcasting in resent years? If so, what are your thoughts on how the genera has adapted to this new medium and would you ever be interested in podcasting a short story of your own?

Thanks,
Brian

Re: Short Fiction Podcasts

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/12/2007

I'm a little behind on podcasting, but there's tremendous potential. My wife is listening to Syne Mitchell's podcasts now--but not on science fiction... Syne produces podcasts on fiber arts--and they're quite popular.

Re: Short Fiction Podcasts

From: Brian G
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Date: 02/14/2007

Well, if you ever get a chance check out J.C. Hutchins's 7th Son trilogy (he's nearly complete with book two). I think you'd really enjoy it. These authors are carving out a whole new niche in the genera and I believe people such as J.C., Scott Sigler (author of Earthcore and Ancestor), and Steven Eley (who runs a short fiction podcast called Escape Pod) will one day (way down the road) have a place in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame way up there in Seattle. I'm not affiliated with these guys in any way...just a huge fan.

Take Care,
Brian

Re: Short Fiction Podcasts

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/14/2007

Publishing and story-telling definitely need more innovators and pioneers--and this is a perfect market niche to get a toehold in.

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