Natasha is back with me as we continue our deep dive into the first Hawkmoon novel, The Jewel in the Skull.
Meliadus gets some downtime and we finally meet Hawkmoon.
MARVEL at Tash’s brutal takedown of mothers-in-law…
SIGH at the rambling non-sequiturs…
GASP at Tash’s salty sailor talk…
WONDER at the gradual breakdown of recording discipline…
WEEP at the continual intrusion of traffic, crisp packets and leather furniture…
Loz is back with me at Derry and Tom’s as we tackle the 1972 novel Elric of Melniboné.
We have a few drinks and muse upon Elric’s early pre-wanderer, Stormbringerless years on the Ruby Throne of Imrryr.
We also ponder the news of a possible Elric TV show and attempt to get comfortable on Lord Shark’s Ostentatious Couch (spoiler, we don’t).
Natasha and I discuss Book One of The Jewel in the Skull. It’s got it all!
Moorcock discussion? Check!
Moorcroft? Sure, why not!
Bagging small English towns? Check!
Dogs wagging tails? Check and check!
NOW IN THC SOUND!
Thanks are once again due to Neil for his ace moral and technical support.
Note: The bulk of this was recorded before Episode One, so we’re already entering into the true spirit of Moorcock by complicating our own internal chronology.
Thanks to a great sugestion from a fellow traveller (@walfseo, you know who you are), I’ll now be posting in good time to let you know what we’ll be covering next.
So, with that in mind, dust off your copy of The Jewel in the Skull and get reading.
In epsiode 02 Natasha and I will be discussing Book One of The Jewel in the Skull (pages 7 to 39) and having a few tugs of Angostura Rum and some delicious Trinidadian cuisine!
If you can get your thoughts to me by Sunday 28th October I’ll include them in the outro!