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Lit... and lit... and lit!

I'm doing double duty on this week's episode of StarShipSofa. I narrate M. Bennardo's haunting story "Water Finds Its Level," and I also kick off a three-part series (recognizing the 125th anniversary of the Autumn of Terror) that explores the ways in which science fiction has wrestled with the mystery of Jack the Ripper. If you listen, I hope you enjoy!

Looking Back on Genre History logo for StarShipSofa

Tonight I'm off to attend a special reception with Jon "Pulitzer Prize" Meacham before seeing him give a public talk at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Should be terrific!


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Sep. 12th, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
So if you're introduced to him, do you say, "Glad to Meacham."

Not really related to the above post, but I've come across an interesting title for your dystopia list, assuming you include non-print media. It's called Psycho-Pass, and one way to describe it is if you crossed Ghost in the Shell with Minority Report.
Sep. 18th, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
So if you're introduced to him, do you say, "Glad to Meacham."

ROFLOL! I came this close to doing it...

Oooh, thank you for the information re: Psycho-Pass! My students are always looking for non-print media "texts" - great stuff.
Sep. 13th, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
What a great title for a story!
Sep. 18th, 2013 05:01 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great? It's a wrenching story, too.
Sep. 16th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
Haven't had a chance to listen to your story narration yet, but I loved part 1 of your Autumn of Terror series. What a way to commemorate 125 years of JackMania!
Sep. 18th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm thrilled you liked it! *bounces up and down* Thank you so much.

You can be assured that the series ends with a hearty recommendation of Tales of Jack the Ripper! :)
Sep. 18th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
Also finished listening to your latest Sofa narration yesterday. All I can say is that you are the queen of heartbreak SF audio . . . that final few minutes was both moving & chilling.
Sep. 21st, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
Aw, I appreciate this so much! I do love me some heartbreak. ;) All the credit goes to M. Bennardo for writing such a visceral, moving story. It was a privilege to get to narrate it.

Thanks for your kind words, my friend!
Sep. 17th, 2013 11:05 am (UTC)
Yet another stunning Genre History segment! Thank you! I think your assurances that Jack the Ripper does, in fact, have something to do with SF are completely unnecessary! I would listen to you discuss the history of the telephone book if you did one for StarShipSofa (or anywhere else)! And here are a few more exclamation points for good measure!!!!!
Sep. 18th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
Awww! You have absolutely made my day, Diane. Thanks so much for this!!!! :D
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