Tue, 24 November 2015
Topics: how public libraries are transitioning from quiet rooms filled with books to embrace all forms of media and information, including the vastness of the Internet. Also: similarities between the current rise of ebooks and the rise of paperbacks in the 1960's and 1970's; the trend toward shrinking book lengths; the worlds-largest shared universe; and a back door method for breaking into becoming a writer for Baen Books, a back door which is still open and available to the entire online world.
Toni Weisskopf is an award-winning editor and the head of Baen Books, one of the largest publishers of SF&F in America.
Davey Beauchamp is an author, anthologist, voice actor, and professional librarian.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the November 25, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 25 minutes] These interviews were recorded at the science fiction and fantasy conventions LibertyCon in Chatanooga TN and ConCarolinas in Charlotte NC.
Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, and award-winning podcaster. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. For the last nine years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.