#13: Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, the classic book that inspired John Carpenter’s The Thing

In this episode of Tome Talk Reading Recommendations, Matt talks about the classic sci-fi horror novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, the award winning novel that inspired John Carpenter’s The Thing, the classic The Thing From Another World, and 2011’s The Thing (a prequel to John Carpenter’s Film). 

#12: 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?” (adapted for the film “Blade Runner”) in which the world is travelling backwards through time in episode 12 of Tome Talk (which is also available to watch on YouTube). 

EPISODE 11: The Shadow Over Innsmouth, a scifi horror novella 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.

EPISODE 10: 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 terrifyingly powerful being called the Shrike who will grant 1 of those pilgrims a wish, and slaughter the rest. 

EPISODE 9: 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, an alternate history novel by Welsh writer Christopher Evans in which the Aztec Empire is a global superpower, and what that means for occupied Britain. 

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.

Magician (Riftwar book 1) 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.

Space Ranger, a novel by Isaac Asimov

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

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.

Marrow by Robert Reed

In this episode of Tome Talk, Richard recommends the science fiction novel Marrow by Robert Reed.
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This episode was hosted by Matt and Richard, and featured narration by Greyskarn The Black. It featured the following songs:
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