Friday, February 14, 2020
Invaders From Planet 3 - Ep 36 - Walter Jon Williams
We also talk about the universe of science fiction publishing, and the change from the days of limited selection to today's huge output of stories, and the challenges of maintaining a sense of what the community is talking about. We discuss Walter's time in the spotlight in the 1980s when his cyberpunk novel Hardwired garnered love and hate. And he shares the story of his involvement in the Wild Cards mosaic superhero novels, including his coining of "toaster" as a derogatory term for androids.
And Walter shares some details from his two newest novels, Quillifer the Knight (published in late 2019), and the latest, as-yet-untitled Praxis novel, due later this year.
Our conversation took place in the impromptu studio of bloginhood in the Dublin convention centre last summer at Worldcon 2019.
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Let the Invasion begin!