Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick

Richard talks about why he enjoyed Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick, a scifi novel from the author of “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?” in which the world is travelling backwards through time in episode 12 of Tome Talk (which is also available to download as an audio podcast, Tome Talk Reading Recommendations, on iTunes, Stitcher, Blubrry, and direct from our website).… Read More

The Shadow Over Innsmouth by HP Lovecraft

Why are the inhabitants of nearby towns so distrustful of the inhabitants of Innsmouth? What causes outsiders to feel a wave of revulsion when encountering its people? Indeed, what is the mysterious shadow over Innsmouth? Matthew and Richard discuss the scifi horror novella by H.P. Lovecraft “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”, the only of his stories to be printed as a book in his lifetime, which has inspired and influenced a wide range of games, books, films, and dramatisations.… Read More

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Richard talks about why he enjoyed Hyperion by Dan Simmons, a science fiction novel about a group of pilgrims who travel to a distant world to meet a terrifying being called the Shrike who will grant 1 of those pilgrims a wish, and slaughter the rest.… Read More

Aztec Century by Christopher Evans

How might history have been different if Hernán (or Hernando) Cortés had allied with the Aztecs? Matt and Richard discuss Aztec Century, a novel by Welsh writer Christopher Evans, in which the Aztec Empire is a global superpower, and what that means for occupied Britain.… Read More

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Richard talks about why he enjoyed Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, a dystopian book in which all books are burned.… Read More

Magician (Book 1 of the Riftwar) by Raymond E. Feist


Matt discusses Magician by Raymond E. Feist, first novel of the Riftwar saga, an epic fantasy tale with science fiction elements. … Read More

Space Ranger by Isaac Asimov


Richard and Matt discuss the scifi novel Space Ranger by Isaac Asimov. … Read More

The Eye Of The World by Robert Jordan

Matt and Richard discuss the fantasy novel The Eye Of The World by Robert Jordan, first book of The Wheel Of Time and soon to be a major TV series from Sony.… Read More

Marrow by Robert Reed

In this episode of Tome Talk, Richard recommends the science fiction novel Marrow by Robert Reed.
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The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell


Matt and Richard discuss The Last Kingdom, the first novel in Bernard Cornwell’s series of the same name, now adapted for television by the BBC (starring Alexander Dreymon).… Read More