Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee – A Slice of Pie at Worldcon 75

Join us for a second special episode of Time for Cherry Pie & Coffee as we share “A Slice of Pie” with authors Chris Butler and Neil Williamson at Worldcon 75. We discuss how they feel about Twin Peaks coming back after so long, how new and old characters are being handled, and the unusual pacing and plot structure of the show.  Thanks for joining us, Chris and Neil!

Contains big spoilers for Parts 1-13 and the Twin Peaks canon.

Follow Chris on Twitter @cbutlerwrites and Neil at @neilwilliamson. Chris is the author of The Flight of the Ravens and Any Time Now, and you can find out more about his fiction on his website. Neil Williamson is the author of The Moon King, Secret Language and The Memoirist, and you can find out more about him and his work at his website.

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Direct download: A Slice of Pie

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Episode 15 – a long chat about short fiction

We’ve just returned from Eastercon 2017 where we caught up with author Chris Butler to talk about all aspects of writing, editing and publishing short fiction in the science fiction and fantasy genre. With so much SF&F out there, short stories, anthologies and novellas are a great way to get a flavour of genre fiction. As the convention is home to the British Science Fiction Awards, we also gave our thoughts on the stories nominated for the BSFA Short Fiction award:

  • Malcolm Devlin – The End of Hope Street (Interzone #266, TTA Press)
  • Jaine Fenn – Liberty Bird (Now We Are Ten, NewCon Press)
  • Una McCormack – Taking Flight (Crises and Conflicts, NewCon Press)
  • Helen Oyeyemi – Presence (What is Not Yours is Not Yours, Picador)
  • Tade Thompson – The Apologists (Interzone #266, TTA Press)
  • Aliya Whiteley – The Arrival of Missives (Unsung Stories)

Direct download: Episode 15

Chris has published numerous short stories in magazines (e.g. Interzone, Asimov’s) and anthologies, (e.g. The Best British Fantasy 2014) as well as the novel Any Time Now and the novella The Flight of the Ravens. He recently edited the anthology The World and the Stars. Find out more about Chris and his work, by visiting his website here.