It’s hard to believe that Chronscast has been going for a year now – it seems only a few days ago that Christopher and I started a recording session with Stephen Palmer to talk about Northern Lights, when in actual fact it was November 2021. I’m very proud and grateful that our team – Bean, Brian Sexton and TheContinue reading “Chronscast 2022 Review”
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Chronscast Episode 12 – A Ghost Story For Christmas, with Alison Littlewood
As the nights draw in and we approach the midwinter, what better way to celebrate the season than dipping into that most macabre of festive traditions, the Christmas ghost story? While we’re all familiar with Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, more modern traditions include the BBC’s A Ghost Story For Christmas, adaptations of typically M.R JamesContinue reading “Chronscast Episode 12 – A Ghost Story For Christmas, with Alison Littlewood”
Chronscast Episode 6 – House of Leaves with Ed Wilson
This episode Christopher and I finally open that door of the Chronscast household we’d not dared to open before and plunge into the abyssal labyrinth that is Mark Danielewski’s maddeningly epic debut novel, House Of Leaves. A book that defies conventional categorisation, it’s been described as a horror, a literary piece, a puzzle, and even a love story.Continue reading “Chronscast Episode 6 – House of Leaves with Ed Wilson”
Chronscast Episode 5 – WATCHMEN with Tade Thompson
On this episode of Chronscast we’re joined by award-winning SF author Tade Thompson to talk about WATCHMEN, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s comic-book masterpiece that skewers the superhero genre using its own architecture. Tade is the author of numerous novels, including the critically acclaimed sci-fi novel Rosewater, the first in his award winning WORMWOOD TRILOGY, Making Wolf, andContinue reading “Chronscast Episode 5 – WATCHMEN with Tade Thompson”
Aiming High Part 2: Failure = New Information
Last week I worked through the idea of trying to capture one’s aspirations with as much detail as you can bear. The justification being that specific objectives enable one to create a useful plan or map of how to reach those objectives. The alternative is a sort of fuzzy goal that may or may notContinue reading “Aiming High Part 2: Failure = New Information”
Aiming High Part 1: Write For The Stars
I made the conscious decision to make a serious go at writing around about ten years ago, during a holiday with my wife (then fiancée), and set about pulling together an epic fantasy that was pretty much 100% ideation, and 0% planning. I had no idea how I was going to approach the task, soContinue reading “Aiming High Part 1: Write For The Stars”
Chronscast Episode 4 – Swords & Deviltry!
Today we’re joined by Stephen Cox, the author of the science-fiction drama Our Child Of The Stars, and the newly-published sequel, Our Child Of Two Worlds, both published by Jo Fletcher Books. Stephen’s with us to take a dive into Fritz Leiber’s swords-and-sorcery classic, Swords And Deviltry, which introduces two of fantasy’s greatest heroes, theContinue reading “Chronscast Episode 4 – Swords & Deviltry!”
Chronscast Season 1 Episode 3 – An American Werewolf In London!
The latest episode of Chronscast is live! For this episode Chris and I were joined by Richard Sheppard, host of The Constant Reader Podcast, which takes a deep dive into all things Stephen King, from his numerous novels to the equally numerous movie and TV adaptations of his work.
You know it’s funny, January always seems to drag its feet, taking forever and a day to haul us past that post-Christmas and New Year hump, and yet it’s been and gone in nothing flat.
Chronscast Goes Live!
At long last Chronscast goes live today, with episodes 0 and 1 released! Episode 0 serves as an hors d’oeuvre to the main podcast, telling listeners what we’re about and introducing Chris and myself. We also talk about our rationale for starting Chronscast, and how it links back to SFF Chronicles, and what listeners canContinue reading “Chronscast Goes Live!”