Loz is back with me at Derry and Tom’s as we dive into Straasha’s ocean depths to prize open the mysteries below and discuss (most of) Book Two of Elric of Melniboné. Elric is full of pith and vinegar for a change and we get a good look at him from a different perspective.
After a degree of arm-twisting and one false start, Hussein finally gets his head into a sci-fi/fantasy book and agrees to tell the tale!
We cover the first Phase of The Final Programme, the introduction of Jerry Cornelius into the world of Michael Moorcock.
Hussein pops a couple of cherries, appearing on his first podcast AND reading his first ever scifi/fantasy novel! He also gets to marvel at the wonders of psychedelic 70s scifi covers. Meanwhile I keep mixing up my Perssons with my Brunners.
Massive thanks to new patrons Matt and Tom, as well of course as existing Chaos Engineers Norman, Fred, Malpertius and David. I’m ruminating on what I can do in terms of patron exclusives. Watch this space.
Another fab shelfie here from Twitter compadre @jedwardscott1. Despite being very fond of some of the newer editions and omnibuses I just feel so much closer to those 60s, 70s and 80s paperbacks and there’s a lovely blend of Mayflower, Grafton/Granada and Quintet editions in here. In particular though I’m intrigued by The Warhound and the World’s Pain on there… That’s one I’m not familiar with.
Thanks for sharing!
Make sure you check out J Edward’s art, comics and RPG related goodies on his site too.