Cover to Cover #218: James Patrick Kelly

BurnOn the show this week James Patrick Kelly talks about his book Burn. This is a far-future story about an Amish-like civilization living on a planet in the midst of being terraformed. Check it out.

Also on the Show:

  • Michael and Evo thank a couple people that sent them gifts.
  • First is a box of tea and goodies sent in by the folks from Baycon.
  • Chris from Volcano Hawaii sent in 4 boxes of chocolate covered Macadamian Nuts.
  • If you get a chance, check out GalactiCast.
  • Lots-o-books arrived in the library this week.
  • And things finish up with a listener Voicemail.


Comments

  1. I put Burn on my list at the library. I actually loved reading Walden by Thoreau back in grammer school I believe. Sounds right up my alley. I remember all my friends thinking I was nuts for gettting into it when we were reading it.

  2. Oh yeah and You didn't put the link to Kelly's website on here.

  3. Vanamonde says:

    I'll just join the crowd and point out the wiki entry on Napoleon at:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_I_of_France

    So his life covered 18/19th centuries.

  4. Evo, you taking history pointers from a guy that can't pronounce Napoleon let alone spell it??? Heard of the 1812 Overture? I'm sure you have. Everyone loves the cannons in it. Wikipedia has a good article on it, but suffice to say, it is about Russia beating the crap out of Napoleon's army. The easy way to remember the time is to realize that he took control after the French Revolution.

  5. Yes, history (unless we go a few hundred years further back) must not be 'in your wheelhouse.' 🙂 Remember the Louisiana Purchase? 1803? Napoleon gives up about a 1/4 of America to Jefferson for a nickel or two?

  6. Hi, Dragons

    Really enjoyed your interview with James. I've read some of his shorts, and will definitely seek out Burn.

    I've only recently discovered podcasts (only got my first I-pod in April), and your show is my top listening. Been through a whole bunch of them so far and I just love listening.

    I've given you (and Escape Pod) a plug on by Blog, incidentally. Look forward to more good listening.

    John, Edinburgh, Scotland

  7. Hi, Dragons

    Really enjoyed your interview with James. I've read some of his shorts, and will definitely seek out Burn.

    I've only recently discovered podcasts (only got my first I-pod in April), and your show is my top listening. Been through a whole bunch of them so far and I just love listening.

    I've given you (and Escape Pod) a plug on by Blog, incidentally. Look forward to more good listening.

    John, Edinburgh, Scotland