This edition of the New Yorker Out Loud podcast features all four of the fiction writers from the science-fiction double issue.
Jonathan Lethem discusses the slippery nature of the science-fiction classification. “The name’s always been a mistake,” he says. “I’d say that it’s all gray. The categories themselves are as gray as the area between them.” He talks about liking science fiction as a child, before he knew that “science fiction” existed.
Jonathan Lethem's science fiction/noir Gun With Occasional Music has been optioned by the producers of the surprisingly good Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans. Can they do justice to this Philip K. Dick-meets-Raymond Chandler... Read Post
Motherless Brooklyn author Jonathan Lethem started his career channeling Philip K. Dick, and now Lethem is returning to Dick's orbit. Lethem is editing a collection of four Dick novels, and says his new novel is his most Dickian in ... Read Post