Have hot antipasto with Andy Duncan as we celebrate the publication of his new collection An Agent of Utopia and discuss why it took a quarter of a century to bring the book's lead story from title idea to completion, how he was influenced by the research regimen of the great Frederik Pohl, the way a short story is like an exploded toolshed, why he deliberately wrote a deal with the devil story after hearing he shouldn't write deal with the devil stories, the embarrassing marketing blurb he can't stop telling people about in bars, what caused a last-minute change to the title of one of the collection's new stories, how he feels about going viral after his recent J. R. R. Tolkien comments, what he learned about himself from completing this project and what it means for the future of his writing, what it is about his most reprinted story which made it so, and much more.
The 2018 World Fantasy Convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland over the first weekend of November. People from all over the globe gathered, including Gary and Jonathan, to engage in discussion, appreciate art, and generally share their love of the fantasy genre. Somewhere in there, Gary and Jonathan found time to sit down with Andy Duncan to discuss his brand new short story collection, Agent of Utopia. The book is a fine one and the conversation was wonderful. As always, we'd like to thank Andy for making the time to talk to the podcast, and we'd like to thank you for listening.
Episode 338: Alec Nevala-Lee, Andy Duncan, and the Astounding Legacy
The Coode Street Podcast
Worldcon 76 in San Jose, California this past August was a busy time. Thousands of science fiction and fantasy writers, readers, artists, publishers, and fans of every stripe travelled across the country and, in some cases, around the world to celebrate the best in SF. We (Gary and Jonathan) had a wonderful time while we were there and managed to record four special episodes. Our final conversation is one of our favourites. Alec Nevala-Lee's Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction is a fascinating and probably definitive examination of Astounding, John W. Campbell and the writers who made up that time. Andy Duncan, a long-time friend of the podcast, also just published "New Frontiers of the Mind", his first story for Analog (successor to Astounding) which examines the connection between Campbell and Rhine. Both Alec and Andy sat down with us in San Jose to discuss Campbell, Astounding, and their own work. As always, we'd like to thank Alec and Andy for making time to talk to us and we hope you enjoy the conversation!
The Liars Club Oddcast # 079 | Andy Duncan, Nebula Award Winning Short Story Author
The Liars Club Oddcast
This week on the Oddcast, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning short science-fiction-and-fantasy fiction author Andy Duncan joins cohosts Greg Frost, Jon McGoran, Merry Jones, Kelly Simmons, and Keith Strunk for a conversation filled with engaging stories and writing inspiration. His short stories are currently available in two collections, Beluthahatchie, and The Pottawatomie Giant, to be joined by a third, An Agent of Utopia, this fall.
MISES UK Conference 2018 – Multi Media: Leftism versus Humanity, Andy Duncan
We are, I believe, at a turning point in history. I see a glimmer, the tiniest wee glimmer, of the ‘End of Socialism’. So what is socialism? At its core, it’s a religion of theft. And its God is ‘The State’. So what’s ‘The State’? Well, the state is a murderous organised criminal gang, aided and abetted by its intellectual bodyguards who get their cut by masking this criminality... The post MISES UK Conference 2018 – Multi Media: Leftism versus Humanity, Andy Duncan appeared first on Free Life.
Andy Duncan joins me in the Truman booth at Frostburg's Princess Restaurant, where we discuss the profound influence of Richard Pryor on his writing, why he loves playing with real-world historical characters and events in his stories, what it was like to collaborate with Ellen Klages on their award-winning novella "Wakulla Springs," what, if anything, writing teachers can teach, and much more.