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BRIAN ALDISS radio interview, part 3!

BRIAN ALDISS radio interview, part 3!

The final ATOMIC BARK! Radio Show is TONIGHT 27/3/13 at 9pm (GMT). An interview with cult SF author BRIAN ALDISS, part 3 (look out for a few one-off specials, until Atomic Bark! returns in the Autumn)

Amazing Adventures and Amusing Artefacts of Aldiss

Wednesday 27th March, 9-10pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4 FM in London and streamed live, online, at http://www.resonancefm.com

James DC interviews the legendary Science Fiction author Brian Aldiss, in the third part of an extensive interview. Brian talks about his revelatory experiences in Burma in the Second World War, his ideas on consciousness, Artificial Intelligence and his belief in oblivion after death. Plus, how he writes a novel – focusing on some of his masterpieces like Report on Probability A – and various concepts and themes of science fiction, as well as much more.

Repeated Friday 29th March, 11am-12pm (GMT), with podcasts to follow soon after – look out for news soon on : http://www.facebook.com/groups/atomicbark

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March 27, 2013 · 4:59 pm

Brian Aldiss radio interview, part 2!

Brian Aldiss radio interview, part 2!

New ATOMIC BARK! Radio Show TONIGHT 20/3/13 at 9pm (GMT) Interview with cult SF author Brian Aldiss

Amazing Adventures and Amusing Artefacts of Aldiss

Wednesday 20th March, 9-10pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4 FM in London and streamed live, online, at http://www.resonancefm.com

In part two of a comprehensive interview with the legendary Science Fiction author, James DC talks with Brian Aldiss about his troubled years at public school, his early writing career, the successes and pitfalls of the creative process, and the inspirations behind many of his classic science fiction novels, plus much else, focusing on all aspects of Brian’s life and writing career.

Repeated Friday 22nd March, 11am-12pm (GMT), with podcasts to follow soon after – look out for news soon on this blog or at http://www.facebook.com/groups/atomicbark

(part 3 will air on 27/3/13 at 9pm, GMT)

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March 20, 2013 · 4:47 pm

BRIAN ALDISS RADIO INTERVIEW!

BRIAN ALDISS RADIO INTERVIEW!

New ATOMIC BARK! Radio Show TONIGHT at 9pm (GMT).James DC interviews Brian Aldiss

Wednesday 13th March, 9-10pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4 FM in London and streamed live, online, at http://www.resonancefm.com

James DC interviews the legendary Science Fiction author Brian Aldiss, in the first part of a 3-hour interview, over the next few weeks. Brian talks about his troubled childhood in Norfolk in the 1930’s, his ribald experiences in the Army in World War Two, ghostly apparitions and moments of revelation, religion, creativity, the various concepts and themes of science fiction, plus much more, in this first part of an extensive interview focusing on all aspects of Brian’s life and writing career.

9-10pm (GMT) Wednesday 13th March on 104.4 FM in London and live, to hear online simultaneously, at: http://www.resonancefm.com

Repeated Friday 15th March, 11am-12pm (GMT), with podcasts to follow soon after on this blog – look out for news on here or @ http://www.facebook.com/groups/atomicbark

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March 13, 2013 · 4:45 pm

50 Cult SF Books up for auction!

50 Cult SF Books up for auction!

Science fiction books auction for Resonance FM fundraiser

This is a list of the 50 cult Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror paperback books, available as a job-lot, for auction through eBay, as a fundraiser for the radio station Resonance FM, a registered charity, and also host of my radio show Atomic Bark! The minimum asking price is £100. They are all second-hand but nearly all of them are in ‘as-new’ condition. Each title has a cover image link below it.

The eBay link for this auction will be posted up on this blog by Thursday 21st Feb – check back here for more info then or just go to the http://www.resonancefm.com auction link on Thursday 21st :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/resonance1044fm/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

Alternatively you can email James DC at jimbolt232@yahoo.co.uk and pledge your price for the books.

Signed Brian Aldiss SF books auction link :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-Books-Signed-by-author-Brian-Aldiss-/281067859480?

LIST OF 50 BOOKS PACKAGE

(remember, the minimum asking price for 50 very collectable amazing and good condition cult books, is just £100 – or more!)

JG BALLARD :

The Kindness of Women (Harper Collins, 1991) :

Crash (Vintage, 1995) :

WILL SELF :

The Book of Dave, (Penguin, 2007)

VICTOR MILAN :

The Cybernetic Samurai (New English Library, 1987)

ROBERT HOLDSTOCK :

Ancient Echoes (Voyager, 1996)

IAIN M BANKS :

Consider Phlebas (Orbit, 2008)

The Player of Games (Orbit, 1995)

RONALD WRIGHT : A Scientific Romance

ORSON SCOTT CARD :

Hart’s Hope (Orb, 1983)

Ender’s Game (Orbit, 2009)

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON :

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Weir of Hermiston (Oxford University Press, 1987)

CLIVE BARKER :

Everville (Harper Collins, 1995)

The Great and Secret Show (Harper Collins, 1993)

Cabal (Harper Collins, 1994)

PETER F HAMILTON :

The Nano Flower (Pan, 1995)

GENE WOLF :

The Fifth Head of Cerberus (Quartet, 1975)

The Book of the New Sun (Arrow, 1987) :

Vol 1 : The Shadow of the Torturer

Vol 2 : The Claw of the Conciliator

Vol 3 : The Sword of the Lictor

NEAL STEPHENSON :

The Diamond Age (Bantam Spectra, 1996)

Zodiac (Penguin, 1997)

WILLIAM GIBSON/BRUCE STERLING :

The Difference Engine (Gollancz, 2003)

BRUCE STERLING :

The Artificial Kid (Penguin, 1992)

KURT VONNEGUT :

Slapstick or Lonesome No More (Panther Granada, 1978)

CLIFFORD D. SIMAK :

Out of Their Minds (Methuen, 1987)

FRANK HERBERT :

Children of Dune (New English Library, 1978)

PHILIP JOSE FARMER :

The Magic Labyrinth (Berkley, 1981)

ROGER ZELAZNY :

Sign of the Unicorn (Avon, 1976)

Nine Princes in Amber (Avon, 1972)

LARRY NIVEN :

Ringworld (Ballantine, 1976)

Ringworld Engineers (Ballantine, 1984)

LARRY NIVEN/JERRY POURNELLE :

The Mote in God’s Eye (Pocket Books, 1975)

Oath of Fealty (Futura, 1986)

WILLIAM MORRIS :

The Well at the World’s End, Vol 1 (Ballantine, 1970)

The Well at the World’s End, Vol 2 (Ballantine, 1972)

STEPHEN DONALDSON :

The Illearth War (Fontana, 1982)

The Wounded Land (Fontana, 1980)

White Gold Wielder (Fontana, 1990)

BRAM STOKER :

Dracula (Penguin, 1979)

ANNE McCAFFREY :

Dragonflight (Corgi, 1982)

KATE WILHELM :

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang (Arrow, 1977)

ARTHUR C. CLARKE :

2001, A Space Odyssey (Arrow, 1976)

A.E. VAN VOGT & E. MAYNE HULL :

The Winged Man (Sphere, 1970)

ISAAC ASIMOV :

Foundation (Voyager, 1995)

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OCTAVIA E. BUTLER :

Mind of my Mind (Warner, 1994)

ROBERT SILVERBERG :

Hot Sky at Midnight (Harper Collins, 1994)

BOB SHAW :

The Ragged Astronauts (Orbit, 1991)

The Palace of Eternity (Pan, 1972)

Terminal Velocity (VGSF, 1992)

ALDOUS HUXLEY :

Brave New World (Grafton, 1987)

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February 20, 2013 · 7:47 pm

The Top 10 Science Fiction Films of All Time – Resonance FM Fundraising Special!

The Top 10 Science Fiction Films of All Time – Resonance FM Fundraising Special!

New ATOMIC BARK! Radio Show TONIGHT

9-10pm (GMT) Wednesday 20th February on 104.4 FM in London and live, to hear online simultaneously, at : http://www.resonancefm.com

James DC is joined by film-maker Ben Slotover and artist Morganic PA to discuss our Top 10 Science Fiction films of all time, as part of the fundraising bid for the radio station Resonance FM, which is a registered charity. As well as the Top 10 SF Films debate, we will be auctioning off a select amount of ultra-cool stuff for you to bid for in the Resonance FM online auction, including a job-lot of 50 classic, cult and collectable Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror books, chosen by James DC, as well as a package of 7 brilliant novels by the legendary author Brian Aldiss, all signed by the great man himself :

Brian Aldiss books eBay auction : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-Books-Signed-by-author-Brian-Aldiss-/281067859480?

Resonance FM eBay auction list : http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/resonance1044fm/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

Repeated Friday 22nd February, 11am-12pm (GMT), with podcasts to follow on this site.

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February 20, 2013 · 5:57 pm

New ATOMIC BARK! Radio Show TONIGHT

 New ATOMIC BARK! Radio Show TONIGHT

The Surreal and Scary Japes of Spring-heeled Jack – with Steve Ash and Jack Bowman.

9-10pm (GMT) Wednesday 9th January on 104.4 FM in London and live, to hear online simultaneously, at : http://www.resonancefm.com

James DC is joined by Fortean philosopher Steve Ash and writer-actor Jack Bowman to discuss the legend and mythology of the bizarre and terrifying Victorian character Spring-heeled Jack – fact, fiction, or just a case of mass hysteria? Ever since the first sightings, in 1837 in Barnes near London, of a demonic, black-caped, terrifying figure, which belched blue fire into it’s victims faces and ripped at their flesh with sharp talons, this weird phenomena has captivated the imagination. Countless encounters followed, and later plays, Penny Dreadfuls and other cultural manifestations followed. But what on earth was it? A massive hoax, a collective hallucination, or an actual supernatural anomaly? We will disinter the corpse of this nefarious beast and try to ascertain what it actualy was!

Repeated Friday 11th January, 11am-12pm (GMT), with a podcast to follow.

More info and previous shows available at :
https://atomicbark.wordpress.com/show-archive/

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January 9, 2013 · 4:37 pm

New Radio Show Tonight : Werewolves!

New ATOMIC BARK! Radio Show TONIGHT :

9-10pm (GMT) Wednesday, 28th November, 2012 on 104.4 FM in London and live, to hear online simultaneously, at : http://www.resonancefm.com

Wonderful Werewolves and Wicked Witches

James DC is joined by writer/broadcaster Deborah Hyde, on the day of the full moon, to talk about the mythology of werewolves, throughout history, culture and psychology. Deborah will reveal some of the historical precedents of werewolves in ancient times, as well as the medieval era’s witch hunts which spawned many of the modern legends about lycanthropy. We will also look at the use of the werewolf myth in cinema, literature and pop culture in general.

Repeated tomorrow, Thursday, 29th November, 11am-12pm (GMT), with podcasts to follow.

Previous shows are in the ‘Podcast’ section, above…..

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ATOMIC BARK!

Thursday 31st March, 7 – 8pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM (www.resonancefm.com)

Hard Versus Soft

An analysis of the two types of science fiction literature – ‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’. Hard is preoccupied with, and determined by, hard science and technological developments, and Soft is closer to the psychological/sociological concepts of ‘Inner Space’. What are the origins of these two mini-genres and which form of literature is more pertinent to our contemporary concerns?

Hosted by James DC, with guests Howard Aggregate, Ben Slotover

Look out on here for repeats and podcasts later…

Clip : Ikarie XB-1 (Jindrich Polak, 1963)

 

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