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.
Posted on April 12, 2017
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:
Scott Holmes “Rad Adventures” – Eidetic Seeing “It’s Brick Out”