The Grandmaster of Science Fiction. Not just prolific but absurdly talented, Brian Aldiss is a Great British Author in every sense of the word. Rob and Clive celebrate the man and his work: not just as writer, but editor, artist and advocate for SF in all its forms.
If his work is good enough for Kubrick and Spielberg, it’s good enough for us!
Here’s a look at the film version of his deeply odd conjoined-twin punk opera, Brothers Of The Head. A strange and very English piece of work.
More short story action from Rob, Clive and that thrice-damn’d CycloMedia. This episode, they look at Samuel R. Delaney’s “Aye, And Gomorrah…”, a bracing antidote to the macho American view of what space explorers should be like.
Are we not men? Interesting question…
Dangerous Visions, the anthology in which “Aye, and Gomorrah…” appears, is back in print for the first time in decades. It’s one of the most important collections in SF, and and any selfrespecting fan-being should own a copy.
This time, Rob and Clive look at a classic bit of SF from one of the masters, Robert A. Heinlein. If you’re expecting macho space battles and right-wing posturing, think again. ‘–All You Zombies–’ is a time travel tale with one hell of a familial twist…
How complicated is it? Well, why don’t we let Ray Stevens try to explain…
As anticipated, Cyclomedia wouldn’t let it lie. We’re back with more on the legendary Isaac Asimov, including a spin round the epic Foundation Saga, and a general muse about what it is that has made the author just such an enduring favourite.
I mean, even here in the 27th Century the guy’s a big deal.
Just the two of us this month, as Clive and Rob talk about writing. We cast an eye over the fast-changing world of self-publishing, look at some short fiction mags and answer that all important question: just what does Nanowrimo stand for?
(as I mention at the top of the ‘cast, Script Frenzy has now become open-remit challenge Camp Nanowrimo. It’s well worth a look, especially if you like the idea of a more collaborative environment. Check out www.campnanowrimo.org for more info, and to sign up for some writing fun in April!)
There are an awful lot of books out there that claim to have the formula for screenwriting success. I've read more than a couple. And I've found that there's a gaping hole in the middle of that formula.