David and Perry return to their love of crime, and discuss both newly released titles in the genre and some old classics. The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan (10:08) The Survivors by Jane Harper (08:40) A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre (08:28) The Searcher by Tana French (15:05) Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith (04:39) Rules for Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (05:38) Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic (01:55) Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (02:16) Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (07:23) Windup (02:57) Click here for more info and links Image from PXhere.com
Perry and David discuss their recent reading, ranging over a wide range of genres. Coronavirus state of play (02:53) Internet Archive looking for donations (01:43) World Fantasy Awards (02:04) Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender (00:57) Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh (00:23) Read After Burning by Maria Dahvana Headley (00:33) Crime Writers Association Awards (03:02) Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham (02:38) Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (18:00) Interview with Susanna Clarke in The Guardian (00:13) Interview with Susanna Clarke in the Hindustani Times (02:24) Heatwave in Berlin by Dymphna Cusack (06:38) The Silence by Susan Allott (08:36) A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinkster (07:36) The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall (04:22) Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James (06:11) How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang (07:25) Wind-up (01:36) Click here for more information and links. Photo from PxHere
David and Perry visit the Eastern Block and discuss novels by Stanisław Lem and the Strugatsky brothers, and the films based on two of their books. Ebooks or paper books? (05:02) Going East (00:30) Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (20:00) Solaris (movie) directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (12:20) Solaris (movie) directed by Steven Soderberg (14:15) Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (11:48) Stalker (movie) directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (26:11) Windup (00:43) Click here for more info and links. Image: still from Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. Used here for purposes of review, fair use copyright exemption.
Perry and David have fun talking about BIG objects in science fiction, from flying cities to spheres totally enclosing stars. Megastructures (06:36) Cities in Flight by James Blish (06:05) Feersum Endjinn by Ian M. Banks (04:32) Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke (00:39) Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (00:23) The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield (03:28) Eon by Greg Bear (06:14) Marrow by Robert Reed (09:17) Pellucidar Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs (07:10) Dyson Spheres (01:50) Tabby Boyajian's Star (01:14) Star Classifications (01:36) Orbitsville by Bob Shaw (05:47) Other big objects in SF (10:19) Riverworld Series by Phillip Jose Farmer (02:15) Bowl of Heaven by Larry Niven & Greg Benford (01:32) Fleet of Worlds by Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner (02:11) Culture Series by Ian M. Banks (04:10) Windup (01:21) Click here for more information and links. Photo by sergio souza from Pexels
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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