Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis
Vurt by Jeff Noon
Burning Chrome by William Gibson
Stand on Zanzibar 00:30 // Transmetropolitan 01:55 // Wild Palms 09:50 // Vurt 14:15 // Burning Chrome (and others) 22:00
Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com // bandcamp // free music archive
Samples: “Is that you or are you you?” from Reappear // “Another version of you” from Thoughtless
3 thoughts on “Episode 67: Cyberpunk further reading”
Mythago wood is one of those rare books that I’ve read multiple times – mostly back in the time closer to it’s publication. Bits of this book occasionally flash in my memory like the WW1 Mythago, for me there is/was something about Holdstock’s writing, his Campbell influences, and recursive mythic characters — it totally hooked me. I hold the book in high regard and I’m a bit nervous to go back and read it again for fear that it hasn’t aged well or doesn’t live up to my younger self’s enthusiasm.
BTW – I found your podcast series searching for “Mythago Wood”, and I wanted to say how much I’ve liked your Advent series, “Beyond the Wall” episode, and description of the Campbell / Dan Harmon cycle (?).
Darn – I’ve posted this in the wrong bucket – I was aiming for episode 68.
Many thanks for the positive words 🙂
I came to Mythago Wood as an older reader, and I really think it’s exceptional for many reasons — the protagonist’s gradual exploration, the introduction of other characters touched by magical weirdness, the inferrence of magical characters, and time travel. I’ve only read the first two novels. At some point I’ll pick up the others but I have a lot of other books to read 🙂