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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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The Verb: Ira Lightman: Radio 3: Scifi Special

Radio Ain’t Dead.. Yet.

Ira Lightman tells us: “Just wanted to draw your attention to The Verb, on Radio 3 a few days ago. It was a sci-fi special, and it had my short play The Coming of the Wopoli on it, as well as work and chat from Gwyneth Jones and Francis Spufford.

It’s on Listen Again for 5 days at The Verb On Radio 3.”

I have to be honest, radio is not something I am in touch with except when I’m driving, and I missed this. So catch it while you can!

Thanks Ira.

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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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