Episode 8: Fantastica, with George R.R. Martin and Kim Stanley Robinson from huffduffer.com

An interesting discussion by two of my favourite authors on writing and how to tell stories.

Science fiction and fantasy have gone from the sidelines to the mainstream. We bring you a live conversation between two of the field’s living legends, George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire,” adapted for television as Game of Thrones, the Wild Card series) and Kim Stanley Robinson (New York 2140, the Mars trilogy), discussing their careers, the history of fantastic literature, and how it shapes our imagination. They came to the Clarke Center in support of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop (clarion.ucsd.edu), the premiere training and proving ground for emerging writers, which the Clarke Center organizes each summer with the Clarion Foundation.

Neil Gaiman on Rudyard Kipling's The Gardener – short story podcast by Claire Armitstead from the Guardian
Presented by Claire Armitstead and Neil Gaiman. Read by Marion Bailey
Neil Gaiman introduces Rudyard Kipling’s The Gardener, a melancholy tale from 1925, as part of our seasonal series of short stories selected by leading novelists. Then, the story is read for you by an actor who is familiar from the films and theatre of Mike Leigh – Marion Bailey.