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Lucy Porter Explains And Builds A Time Machine

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Lucy Porter Explains And Builds A Time Machine

Mad scientist and secret physicist, Lucy Porter (also a comedienne), explains the theory of time travel, builds a time machine and experiences the intricacies of time paradoxes.

Lucy Porter On StageI have never seen her ‘live’, and I’ve been to quite a few comedy clubs, but based on her videos, she is an engaging and fun performer. (I was going to add petite, but wasn’t sure that’s quite politically correct nowerdays).

So watch the video, and let Dr. Porter show you her time travel exploits. Check out her official site for her tour dates.

Thanks to the National Carrot Association for this bit of information, and the BBC and That Mitchell And Webb for the images.

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Mariella Frostrup : Open Book : Building Scifi Worlds

mariella frostrup photo image bbc radio 4 open book coverMariella Discusses Building Scifi Worlds From Scratch With Graham Sleight and Justina Roberts

World Building in Science Fiction

Earlier this year on Open Book, historical novelist Tracy Chevalier admitted that she was in awe of science fiction writers who have to create a new world from scratch. Mariella Frostrup is joined by one such writer, Justina Robson and one of the judges of this year’s Arthur C Clarke Awards Graham Sleight to discuss approaches to inventing a whole new universe.

Selling Out: Quantum Gravity Book Two – Justina Robson
Publisher: Gollancz (17 May 2007)

Keeping It Real – Justina Robson
Publisher: Gollancz

Natural History – Justina Robson
Publisher: Pan

Mappa Mundi - Justina Robson
Publisher: Tor

Living Next-Door to the God of Love
Publisher: Tor

Once again, Radio 4, through Open Book, give us some interesting listening in the form of a discussion/interview.

Mariella Frostrup on Open Book this week interviewed Justina Robson. It is still on the listen again page at

Unfortunately, it appears that the BBC don’t archive their tranmissions forever, and that the ‘listen again’ page only holds items for around seven days. C’mon BBC! Sort yourself out!

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Brian Aldiss Interview : Desert Island Discs : Radio 4

Brian Aldiss Does The Desert Island Discs Interview

Desert Island Discs is one of BBC Radio 4’s longest running programmes.

Today, Sunday January 28th, author Brian Aldiss was Kirsty Young’s victim and duly chose the eight records to take to the desert island whilst talking about his life.

It certainly sounds interesting, and from someone who missed most of it and just caught the last few minutes, it is worth a listen.

Unfortunately, you can’t download it from the BBC Radio 4 website, but it will be repeated on Feb 2 at 9 am.

So maybe it will be available after that.

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