Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Reality Check: The Arthur C. Clarke Awards 2010

May 26, 2010 3 Comments

Reality Check:
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The Arthur C. Clarke Awards 2010

Three of the Clarke Award nominees: Spirit by Gwyneth Jones, Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts and The City and The City by China Mieville

Three of the Clarke Award nominees: Spirit by Gwyneth Jones, Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts and The City and The City by China Mieville

In the first of this year’s podcasts recorded at the most recent Sci-Fi London Festival, Graham Sleight and Alex Fitch talk to nominees for this year’s Arthur C. Clarke awards for SF literature and Graham also discusses this year’s short list with critic Niall Harrison. Authors discussing their work include China Miéville, Gwyneth Jones and Adam Roberts…

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other episodes you can download, please visit the home of this episode at www.sci-fi-london.com

Links: Clarke Awards website
Graham Sleight’s website
Niall Harrison‘s magazine Vector
Adam Roberts’ website
Gwyneth Jones’ website
China Miéville’s author’s page at Pan / MacMillan
2009 / 2008 Clarke Awards podcasts
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Reality Check: The Arthur C. Clarke awards 2009

May 14, 2009 6 Comments

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The Arthur C. Clarke awards 2009

Arthur C. Clarke awards 2009 longlist

Arthur C. Clarke awards 2009 longlist

Tom Hunter presents the Arthur C. Clarke awards

Tom Hunter presents the Arthur C. Clarke awards

In the first of our podcasts recorded at this year’s Sci-Fi London Festival, guest presenter Graham Sleight talks to a nominee and two former judges of the Arthur C. Clarke awards. In case you don’t know who won, why not listen to the podcast and hear the opening of the envelope and the winner’s reaction! Authors interviewed include Niall Harrison, Tanya Brown and Ian R. Macleod, with the award ceremony presented by Dr. Marek Kukula (Royal Greenwich Observatory) and Tom Hunter. Edited and recorded by Alex Fitch.

For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at Sci-Fi London

Links: For more info about the Clarke Awards, please visit www.clarkeaward.com
For more info on Dr. Kukula, please visit www.nmm.ac.uk
Ian R Macleod’s website
Graham Sleight’s website
Info on Tanya Brown and Niall Harrison‘s contibutions to Vector

Comics / sci-fi news:
Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…

Reality Check: Terrance Dicks’ 40 years of Doctor Who part 2

July 17, 2008 3 Comments

Reality CheckReality Check logo: Terrance Dicks’ 40 years of Doctor Who part 2

The second half of a two part ‘feature length’ podcast in which former Doctor Who producer and script editor Terrance Dicks talks about his career in conversation with Tim Phipps (Strange Horizons) at a meeting of The British Science Fiction Association. The podcast picks up with Tim and Terrance talking about the latter’s Doctor Who books in the 1990s and includes questions asked by Paul Cornell, Graham Sleight and Alex Fitch.
Edited by Alex Fitch.
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Reality Check: 2008 Arthur C. Clarke awards

May 7, 2008 6 Comments

Reality CheckReality Check logo: 2008 Arthur C. Clarke awards

In the first of our podcasts recorded at this year’s Sci-Fi London Film Festival, guest presenter Graham Sleight talks to two nominees and the winner of this year’s Arthur C. Clarke awards. In case you don’t know who won, why not listen to the podcast and hear the opening of the envelope and the winner’s reaction! Authors interviewed include Stephen Baxter, Ken MacLeod and Richard Morgan, with commentary by web critic Paul Raven and one of last year’s nominees, Adam Roberts. An extract from the presentation ceremony is introduced by Tom Hunter from the Clarke Awards and features a cameo by David (SFX) Bradley opening the auspicious envelope!
Edited and recorded by Alex Fitch.
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Reality Check: Eastercon ’08, part two

April 7, 2008 4 Comments

Reality CheckReality Check logo: Eastercon ’08, part two

The second of two shows looking at this year’s Sci-Fi literary convention Orbital ’08 which was held last month in Heathrow. Alex Fitch is talking to Graham Sleight about the BSFA, Jetse de Vries & Aliette de Bodard about Interzone, John Coxon about ZZ9 – the Douglas Adams appreciation society and author Neil Gaiman about why he loves conventions (with a brief cameo by Paul Cornell)…
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Podcast: 15 years of Professor Bernice Summerfield part 1

October 28, 2007 1 Comment

As the hour long version of this show may not be something listeners want to download in one go (and to alleviate the strain on the server), Wednesday’s Clear Spot is available to download – this is part 1 of 2
(mp3 format, 28.8mb)

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com

Listen to part 2

Podcast: Fifteen years of Professor Bernice Summerfield

October 24, 2007 2 Comments

Last night’s Clear Spot is now ready to download
Please Note: THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
(mp3 format, 60mins, 57.2mb)

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com

Tonight’s show: 15 years of Professor Bernice Summerfield

October 23, 2007 2 Comments

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4FM in an hour long Clear Spot, Alex Fitch investigates the best science fiction heroine most people have never heard (of) – Professor Bernice Summerfield, Benny to her friends.
Starting off as a Doctor Who companion in the novels published by Virgin books after the original TV series was cancelled in 1989, Benny has since appeared in over a hundred books, over 60 without the Doctor and 40 full cast ‘radio’ plays released on CD in specialist shops. Alex talks to the actress who plays Benny – Lisa Bowerman – the actor who plays her fictional husband – Stephen Fewell – and outgoing producer of the series, Simon Guerrier. Simon in turn interviews actress Sophie Aldred who appeared alongside Lisa in a few of the dramas and Gareth Roberts (Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code) who has written Benny adventures. Finally, Sci-Fi critic and writer Graham Sleight interviews the character’s creator Paul Cornell plus there’s even a preview of Benny’s next adventure and a competition as well…

Links: Wikipedia entry on Bernice Summerfield
Read the Doctor Who novels: Human Nature and The Dying Days which feature Benny
Buy Benny books and audio CDs from Big Finish
Simon’s blog
Graham’s website
Paul’s blog

Podcast: Paul Cornell – ‘Human nature’ and the BSFA

June 1, 2007 1 Comment

Last night’s show is now available to download… (mp3 format, 28.0mb)

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com

Tonight’s show: Paul Cornell – ‘Human nature’ and the BSFA

May 31, 2007

There’re 2 interviews with Paul Cornell on Resonance FM tonight in “I’m ready for my close-up” – the first conducted by Graham Sleight at the British Science Fiction Association meeting in January about Paul’s history as a writer, the 1990s Doctor Who novels and Marvel comics… The second (by me) recorded yesterday concerns Paul adaptaing Human Nature for the small screen and also writing for the second series of ITV’s Primaeval… Plus an interview with Hugo award winning critic and writer Farah Mendlesohn about the work of the BSFA…

10.30pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Links: Download / read the original novel online
Paul’s blog
Graham’s website
Farah’s blog
Wikipedia pages on Paul Cornell, the novel Human Nature and the BSFA
The BSFA’s website
The BBC’s Doctor Who website
Pre-order Paul’s graphic novel Wisdom from Forbidden Planet international
Download the trailer for / buy Paul’s most recent Doctor Who audio CD – Circular Time
Buy the Elgar music heard in this show