Posted on September 13, 2017
Matt talks about a book that he first read as a kid, Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Weiss and Hickman, the first book of the Dragonlance Chronicles. Watch this on YouTube, check out the links at the bottom. We’ve also started a new series on YouTube, “The Quest Report Final Verdict”, a heavily edited version of The Quest Report in which we give our views on a game in 5 minutes or less! Check out the full description for links.
Posted on August 30, 2017
Richard talks about the scifi novel Gateway by Frederik Pohl, in which mankind finds a fleet of faster than light (FTL) ships with mysterious preprogrammed destinations in their computers, and brave adventurers have to find out where those coordinates lead.
Posted on August 16, 2017
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).
Posted on August 2, 2017
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).
Posted on July 19, 2017
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.
Posted on July 5, 2017
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.
Posted on June 21, 2017
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.