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75: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell Show Notes Intro 00:07 (anniversaries of sorts) // Synopsis 05:06 // Themes 19:02 // Motives // Tools 24:14 (language, media, propaganda, surveillance, revisionism, war) // Other Reading 38:52 // George Floyd // Dystopia as aesthetic // confusing Dystopia and Post-Apocalypse // Dystopocalypse Other book references: The Citadel of the Autarch…Read more 75: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

47 MIN1 w ago
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75: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

74: Days by James Lovegrove

Intro 00:07 // Synopsis 02:50 // Commentary 15:20 // The Outside (what kind of a world has gigastores?) 15:28 // Manufactured cultures (zaibatsus and phyles) 16:26 // Grant Morrison (intelligent cities and corporations as planetary contagion) 16:48 // City as organism 17:20 // (autocracy) 18:36 // (microcosm) 19:01 // (visitors) 19:41 // (spaces) 24:26 //…Read more 74: Days by James Lovegrove

45 MINMAY 19
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74: Days by James Lovegrove

73: The Squares of the City by John Brunner

The Squares Of The City by John Brunner Show Notes Intro 00:07 // Synopsis 04:16 // Commentary 15:05 // Further Reading 21:35 Links The City Shaped and The City Assembled by Spiro Kostov City by P.D. Smith The City Accelerated, a city building tool by Ralph Lovegrove Music Credits Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com…Read more 73: The Squares of the City by John Brunner

25 MINAPR 8
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73: The Squares of the City by John Brunner

72: The City & The City by China Mieville

The City & The City by China Mieville Show Notes Intro 00:07 // Synopsis 01:47 // Commentary 12:02 // Breach 12:26 // Politics 18:14 // Conspiricies 19:24 // Precursor Age 25:01 // Tololgangers 28:19 // Further Reading 32:50 Links What happened at the prom by Elizabeth Lovegrove Music Credits Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com…Read more 72: The City & The City by China Mieville

35 MINMAR 9
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72: The City & The City by China Mieville

Episode 71: Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip (fantasy cities pt. 3)

Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip Show Notes Intro 00:07 // Synopsis 02:21 // Commentary 12:39 // Modelling the shadow city 13:00 // Crossing between worlds 14:55 // Mapping 22:53 // Further Reading 30:50 Links Corpathium (lastgaspgrimoire.com) Other fiction mentioned in the episode Neverwhere and Sandman: World’s End by Neil Gaiman The City and…Read more Episode 71: Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip (fantasy cities pt. 3)

44 MINFEB 8
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Episode 71: Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip (fantasy cities pt. 3)

Episdode 70: Rats and Gargoyles by Mary Gentle (cities pt. 2)

Rats and Gargoyles by Mary Gentle Rats and Gargoyles by Mary Gentle Show Notes Intro 00:07 // Synopsis 05:30 // Commentary 36:05 // Bleed 36:05 // Magic 39:09 // Magicians, Runequest and Mage: The Ascension 41:01 // Dialect 47:14 // Resources 53:45 (Yates, Agrippa, Authentic Thaumaturgy) Music Credits Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com //…Read more Episdode 70: Rats and Gargoyles by Mary Gentle (cities pt. 2)

66 MINJAN 17
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Episdode 70: Rats and Gargoyles by Mary Gentle (cities pt. 2)

Episode 69: Viriconium by M. John Harrison (cities series pt 1)

Viriconium by M. John Harrison Show Notes Synopsis 03:47 // Act 1 (Viriconium Knights, The Pastel City, Lords of Misrule) 04:13 // Act 2 (Strange Great Sins, A Storm Of Wings, The Dancer and the Dance, The Luck in the Head, The Lamia and Lord Cromis) 09:47 // Act 3 (In Viriconium, A Young Man’s…Read more Episode 69: Viriconium by M. John Harrison (cities series pt 1)

61 MIN2019 DEC 25
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Episode 69: Viriconium by M. John Harrison (cities series pt 1)

Episode 68: Mythago Wood and Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock

Mythago Wood and Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock Show Notes Synopsis 01:10 // Mythago Wood 01:15 (plot dump 02:46) // Lavondyss 08:27 (Blavatsky 08:30) // Themes 20:07 // “British rural fantasy” 20:07 (Robin of Sherwood, Children of the Stones, Century Falls) // The “rural fantasy formula” 22:37 // Landscape 26:09 (Wizardry and Wild Romance, M John…Read more Episode 68: Mythago Wood and Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock

41 MIN2019 OCT 23
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Episode 68: Mythago Wood and Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock

Episode 67: Cyberpunk further reading

Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis Wild Palms Vurt by Jeff Noon Burning Chrome by William Gibson Show Notes Stand on Zanzibar 00:30 // Transmetropolitan 01:55 // Wild Palms 09:50 // Vurt 14:15 // Burning Chrome (and others) 22:00 Music Credits Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com // bandcamp // free…Read more Episode 67: Cyberpunk further reading

26 MIN2019 SEP 8
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Episode 67: Cyberpunk further reading

Episode 66: The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman

The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman Show Notes Plot and Setting 01:18 (viral learning, accelerated childhood, photosynthesis, viral augmented reality, living history, communism, living history, viral empaths) // Themes 15:04 (utopia and distopia, invading thoughts in the gestalt, J G Ballard, Anne Leckie, the bigger picture, Big Questions, Cyberpunk cheats death, constrained by time, death…Read more Episode 66: The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman

35 MIN2019 AUG 16
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Episode 66: The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman

Latest Episodes

75: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell Show Notes Intro 00:07 (anniversaries of sorts) // Synopsis 05:06 // Themes 19:02 // Motives // Tools 24:14 (language, media, propaganda, surveillance, revisionism, war) // Other Reading 38:52 // George Floyd // Dystopia as aesthetic // confusing Dystopia and Post-Apocalypse // Dystopocalypse Other book references: The Citadel of the Autarch…Read more 75: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

47 MIN1 w ago
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75: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

74: Days by James Lovegrove

Intro 00:07 // Synopsis 02:50 // Commentary 15:20 // The Outside (what kind of a world has gigastores?) 15:28 // Manufactured cultures (zaibatsus and phyles) 16:26 // Grant Morrison (intelligent cities and corporations as planetary contagion) 16:48 // City as organism 17:20 // (autocracy) 18:36 // (microcosm) 19:01 // (visitors) 19:41 // (spaces) 24:26 //…Read more 74: Days by James Lovegrove

45 MINMAY 19
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74: Days by James Lovegrove

73: The Squares of the City by John Brunner

The Squares Of The City by John Brunner Show Notes Intro 00:07 // Synopsis 04:16 // Commentary 15:05 // Further Reading 21:35 Links The City Shaped and The City Assembled by Spiro Kostov City by P.D. Smith The City Accelerated, a city building tool by Ralph Lovegrove Music Credits Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com…Read more 73: The Squares of the City by John Brunner

25 MINAPR 8
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73: The Squares of the City by John Brunner

72: The City & The City by China Mieville

The City & The City by China Mieville Show Notes Intro 00:07 // Synopsis 01:47 // Commentary 12:02 // Breach 12:26 // Politics 18:14 // Conspiricies 19:24 // Precursor Age 25:01 // Tololgangers 28:19 // Further Reading 32:50 Links What happened at the prom by Elizabeth Lovegrove Music Credits Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com…Read more 72: The City & The City by China Mieville

35 MINMAR 9
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72: The City & The City by China Mieville

Episode 71: Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip (fantasy cities pt. 3)

Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip Show Notes Intro 00:07 // Synopsis 02:21 // Commentary 12:39 // Modelling the shadow city 13:00 // Crossing between worlds 14:55 // Mapping 22:53 // Further Reading 30:50 Links Corpathium (lastgaspgrimoire.com) Other fiction mentioned in the episode Neverwhere and Sandman: World’s End by Neil Gaiman The City and…Read more Episode 71: Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip (fantasy cities pt. 3)

44 MINFEB 8
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Episode 71: Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip (fantasy cities pt. 3)

Episdode 70: Rats and Gargoyles by Mary Gentle (cities pt. 2)

Rats and Gargoyles by Mary Gentle Rats and Gargoyles by Mary Gentle Show Notes Intro 00:07 // Synopsis 05:30 // Commentary 36:05 // Bleed 36:05 // Magic 39:09 // Magicians, Runequest and Mage: The Ascension 41:01 // Dialect 47:14 // Resources 53:45 (Yates, Agrippa, Authentic Thaumaturgy) Music Credits Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com //…Read more Episdode 70: Rats and Gargoyles by Mary Gentle (cities pt. 2)

66 MINJAN 17
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Episdode 70: Rats and Gargoyles by Mary Gentle (cities pt. 2)

Episode 69: Viriconium by M. John Harrison (cities series pt 1)

Viriconium by M. John Harrison Show Notes Synopsis 03:47 // Act 1 (Viriconium Knights, The Pastel City, Lords of Misrule) 04:13 // Act 2 (Strange Great Sins, A Storm Of Wings, The Dancer and the Dance, The Luck in the Head, The Lamia and Lord Cromis) 09:47 // Act 3 (In Viriconium, A Young Man’s…Read more Episode 69: Viriconium by M. John Harrison (cities series pt 1)

61 MIN2019 DEC 25
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Episode 69: Viriconium by M. John Harrison (cities series pt 1)

Episode 68: Mythago Wood and Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock

Mythago Wood and Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock Show Notes Synopsis 01:10 // Mythago Wood 01:15 (plot dump 02:46) // Lavondyss 08:27 (Blavatsky 08:30) // Themes 20:07 // “British rural fantasy” 20:07 (Robin of Sherwood, Children of the Stones, Century Falls) // The “rural fantasy formula” 22:37 // Landscape 26:09 (Wizardry and Wild Romance, M John…Read more Episode 68: Mythago Wood and Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock

41 MIN2019 OCT 23
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Episode 68: Mythago Wood and Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock

Episode 67: Cyberpunk further reading

Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis Wild Palms Vurt by Jeff Noon Burning Chrome by William Gibson Show Notes Stand on Zanzibar 00:30 // Transmetropolitan 01:55 // Wild Palms 09:50 // Vurt 14:15 // Burning Chrome (and others) 22:00 Music Credits Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com // bandcamp // free…Read more Episode 67: Cyberpunk further reading

26 MIN2019 SEP 8
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Episode 67: Cyberpunk further reading

Episode 66: The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman

The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman Show Notes Plot and Setting 01:18 (viral learning, accelerated childhood, photosynthesis, viral augmented reality, living history, communism, living history, viral empaths) // Themes 15:04 (utopia and distopia, invading thoughts in the gestalt, J G Ballard, Anne Leckie, the bigger picture, Big Questions, Cyberpunk cheats death, constrained by time, death…Read more Episode 66: The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman

35 MIN2019 AUG 16
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Episode 66: The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman
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