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Cascade with Zilla Novikov

This month CM Lowry is talking to author Zilla Novikov, about Cascade by Rachel A Rosen in ‘This Book I Read…’ Topics covered include: The premise of the book, which is that people are trying to affect change and fight against an impending crisis from within the existing power structures and, unaspiringly, this doesn’t go …

number9dream with CJ Eggett

This month CM Lowry is talking to CJ Eggett, writer and game designer, about number9dream by David Mitchell in ‘This Book I Read…’ Topics covered include: The common confusion between David Mitchell the author and David Mitchell the comedian of Peep Show fame! Mitchell’s use of modern magical realism to sort of lull the reader …

House of Leaves with Allen Stroud

This episode CM Lowry is talking with author Allen Stroud about House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski in ‘This Book I Read…’ Topics covered include: Holiday reads: getting through more challenging material. Control of print format and process, colours, typefaces and orientation. Fictional videotape commentary of recordings that don’t even exist! Breaking the rules in writing, …

The Gormenghast Trilogy with Adrian Tchaikovsky

This episode CM Lowry is talking with author Adrian Tchaikovsky about The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake, in the second episode of our Beyond Cataclysm podcast – ‘This Book I Read…’ Why this classic 1950s fantasy trilogy absolutely deserves a read. A discussion of the role of ruin in narrative. Tolkien vs Peake Anti-heroes; when …