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Harry Harrison Podcast (Part 6 – Audience Questions)

10 August, 2009

The final part of the interview recorded at the Octcober 2001 Octocon SF convention includes a discussion of Harry Harrison’s more recent projects, such as the West of Eden and Stars and Stripes trilogies, as well as questions from the audience.

This is the largest part of the five, running for just over 16 minutes, and coming in at a 15.2Mb download.

06 – Up to Date & Audience Questions

A transcript of the whole interview is included on the Harry Harrison website: the direct link to the page is: 

Octocon is the national Irish science fiction convention, held annually in October. Harry Harrison will be a guest at the 2009 convention, which is being held over the weekend of the 10th and 11th October. Full details can be found on the Octocon website.

Harry Harrison Podcast (Part 5 – Soylent Green)

8 August, 2009

The fifth part of the interview, recorded at the 2001 Octocon SF convention, has Harry Harrison speaking about the Charlton Heston movie which was based on the novel Make Room! Make Room!

This is the penultimate part of the interview, it runs for around 9 minutes and is an 8.7Mb download.

05 – Soylent Green

Harry Harrison Podcast (Part 4 – Bill the Galactic Hero)

6 August, 2009

Part four of the Harry Harrison interview, which was recorded ‘live’ at the Octocon Irish national SF convention in October 2001.

Continuing the more or less chronological survey of Harry’s first fifty years as a SF writer, this part focuses on his first major ‘non-Campbell’ novel, Bill, the Galactic Hero.

This runs for just over 7 minutes and is a 6.8Mb download.

04 – Bill the Galactic Hero

Harry Harrison Podcast (Part 3 – John W. Campbell)

4 August, 2009

Here is the third part of the interview recorded at Octocon in 2001. This part begins a sort of chronological sprint through Harry’s first 50 years as a writer, focusing on his working relationship with legendary Analog / Astounding editor John W. Campbell.

This runs for a fraction over 12 minutes, and so is a bigger download (approx. 11Mb) than the previous parts, so you may have to be patient if you’re on a slow connection.

03 – John W Campbell

Harry Harrison Podcast (Part 1 – Sex in SF)

30 July, 2009

As an experiment, I’m going to post some audio files – these are from a recording of an interview I conducted with Harry Harrison ‘on stage’ at Octocon in 2001. I’ve split the interview into a number of sections, ranging in length from 5 to 15 minutes or so: I split the file wherever there was a natural subject change.

The convention panel was originally titled ‘Harry Harrison at 50’ and was intended to be a celebration of the fact that Harry had been a professional SF writer for 50 years at that point.

As this was a live recording, the sound quality isn’t brilliant, but it is – I hope – audible.

If you have any difficulty accessing it or hearing it, let me know. The file is approx. 4.5Mb.

Thanks to Harry for allowing this recording to be posted to the blog.

After a brief intro from me, this first part goes straight into a discussion of Sex in Science Fiction, which Harry had written about in the book Great Balls of Fire.

01 – Intro & Sex in SF

Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas Podcast

27 February, 2009


The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninja’s show #42, dated 27th December 2008, was devoted to a discussion of Harry Harrison’s Adventures of the Stainless Steel Rat. Have a listen to their podcast.

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