Steph McGovern sets out to explain the role of Salt in our history. She hears how it has taken root in our language, visits a chemistry class to find out about how it is produced and its importance to our physical well being. She talks to history professor Peter Wallenstein about the unexpected importance of salt in military strategy right up until the 20th Century.
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LQ Podcast 31: China Miéville
China Miéville speaks with LQ editor Aidan Flax-Clark about craft, genre fiction, and the power of the supernatural over his books.
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Out of this World: Why science fiction speaks to us all
We have always allowed our imaginations to create other worlds as expressions of our wildest dreams, hopes and fears. The story and present state of our speculations are explored by Erik Davis, China Miéville, Adam Roberts and Tricia Sullivan. Chair, Sam Leith.
China Miéville Unleashes Linguistic Apocalypse in Episode 43 of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy
China Miéville, author of Perdido Street Station and The City & The City, joins us to discuss Dungeons
Ursula Le Guin at 80
Writer China Mieville talks to American science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin.
Le Guin was a trailblazer - writing in the 1960s, her series of books about the adventures of a boy wizard, Ged, included characters of every race and colour. Her fiction has been acutely concerned with politics, portraying worlds destroyed by environmental catastrophe that prefigured modern concerns about global warming, and societies without gender just as modern-day feminism began to take off.
Featuring contributions and tributes from Iain Banks and Margaret Atwood.
The CIRC report, Paris-Nice and Milan-San Remo
Phazecast Ten: Alistair Reynolds interview
Covers the books Revelation Space, Redemption Ark and Absolution Gap.
George RR Martin (2104 Event) | Media | Edinburgh International Book Festival
It’s not too often that an author will so happily embrace the film or TV show adapted from his or her own fiction, but George R R Martin se
Guardian book club: Iain M Banks on Use of Weapons
As the latest novel in the Culture series hits the bookshops, we look at the third of Iain M Banks's best-selling SF novels, The Use of Weapons. Known for writing in two separate strands – science fiction and literary novels – Banks explains how the two inspired each other, with the Culture emerging from his work on the first draft of his debut novel, The Wasp Factory.
He also explains the role that a misunderstanding of structuralism played in the construction of his fictional multiverse, and reveals that the dual chronology he uses in the novel was not in fact his idea at all …
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