Bookbabble Episode 42: Online Author Fanaticism

Aug 15, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 42: Online Author Fanaticism

Recorded 10 Aug 2009
Babblers: Gem, Renee, Marcel, Donny

Synopsis:  
The babblers talk about the enthusiasm that surrounds some authors online, based upon the article “Why do Pynchon, Ballard and Wallace provoke such online loyalty?” from Times Online. 

 

Show Length: 1:33:18 mins

 

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RIP, JG Ballard

Apr 20, 2009 by

Various sources around the internet reported on the death of JG Ballard, author of books such as Empire of the Sun and Crash.

Such was his influence that the adjective ‘Ballardian’ has made it to the Collins English Dictionary:

defined as “resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in J. G. Ballard’s novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments”

Read it from BBC here.

Update: Boingboing has a host of links related to Ballard’s death.  Go here.

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Bookbabble Episode 25: Unconventional Storytelling

Dec 28, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 25: Unconventional Storytelling
Recorded 14 Dec 2008
Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Donny with guest Renee Wallace aka Irene Wilde

Synopsis:

The babblers list books that tell their story in unconventional ways.  Books that either have interesting structures, telling the story out of sequence, using stories within a story, or just simply seem weird, a lot of books got mentioned here.  Are they a crutch, a means to an end, or an integral part of the whole experience?  Irene Wilde joins us again for this show as we weigh in the piles of books.

 

Books mentioned (some of them, anyway):

 

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