May 21st, 2014


Links I found interesting for 21-05-2014


The Memory Box, by Jonathan Morris

This is the pilot episode for a new (well, new-ish now) Big Finish range featuring Chase Masterson as interstellar bounty-hunter Vienna Salvatore, who ruthlessly kills anyone who discovers her name and previously featured in the last story of the Drashani trilogy. It's rather good. Masterson takes her character and turns her into a classic BF performance; the story has the brilliant concept of memories that can be locked in a "memory box" and released if the correct passphrase is invoked, which leads to a brilliantly complex plot with overtones of Phil Dick paranoia. I have a huge backlog of BF audios at the moment but I shall get onto the other Vienna stories at some point, with enthusiasm.

Wednesday reading

Het Verdriet van België, by Hugo Claus
The Road To Middle-Earth, by Tom Shippey
The Eleventh Hour, ed. Andrew O'Day

Last books finished
[Doctor Who] The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who, by Paul Cornell
Goodbye to Berlin, by Christopher Isherwood
Out Of The Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis
Carson of Venus, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Cyberabad Days, by Ian McDonald
[Doctor Who] Anachrophobia, by Jonathan Morris
The Sword In The Stone, by T.H. White
Dotter of Her Father's Eyes, by Mary and Bryan Talbot

Last week's audios
Charlotte Pollard Series 1, by Jonathan Barnes and Matt Fitton

Next books
Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
Green Living for Dummies, by Michael Grosvenor
Flora Segunda, by Ysabeau S. Wilce

Books acquired in last week
The Girl who Loved Doctor Who, by Paul Cornell
(and for Anne's birthday:)
The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri
When I Was a Child I Read Books, by Marilynne Robinson
The Road to Middlemarch, by Rebecca Mead
Selected Prose, by Charles Lamb