The Thought That Counts By K.J. Parker

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The Thought That Counts By K.J. Parker by XavierRoy from huffduffer.com
The day before the money finally ran out, I did come across a tantalising possibility which, one of these days, I really must get around to following up, since it might just be the missing ingredient that would make all the difference; but of course I was in no position to do anything about it at that time, so I sold the glassware for even less than I paid for it and wandered into the centre of town, trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life.
 

Fantastica, with George R.R. Martin and Kim Stanley Robinson

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.

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

Neil Gaiman on Rudyard Kipling’s The Gardener

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.

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