Sockdolager Podcast Episode 1: Catchup, Readercon, and a couple of great books

Thanks to the generous reader support of our Patreon, we'll be recording at least one podcast for every issue of the magazine!

In this first episode, we discuss all of the stories in the first two issues, recount our weekend at Readercon 26, and describe a couple of books we're currently feeling enthused about. 

A few related links of interest:

Spring 2015 Issue
Summer 2015 Issue

Readercon 26 -- panel descriptions and lists of participants

Authors on the discouragement panel:
Susan Jane Bigelow
Michael J. Daley
Scott Edelman
Barbara Krasnoff
Shariann Lewitt

We couldn't find videos for the panels we talked about, but if you're interested in learning more about Ken Liu's thoughts on translation, he's written some great essays on the subject, including:
The "Heroic Translators" Who Reinvented Classic Science Fiction In China
Gathered in Translation

Paul's Book Pick: The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo
Alison's Book Pick: Cold Magic, by Kate Elliot

Apologies for the distortion that pops up in a couple of places. We've edited out as much as we could, and now that we know it's a possibility we'll be on the lookout for it the next time we record.