Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip
Intro 00:07 // Synopsis 02:21 // Commentary 12:39 // Modelling the shadow city 13:00 // Crossing between worlds 14:55 // Mapping 22:53 // Further Reading 30:50
Other fiction mentioned in the episode
Neverwhere and Sandman: World’s End by Neil Gaiman The City and The City by China Mieville Wanted by Mark Millar The Invisibles (and Marvel Boy) by Grant Morrison The films Night Watch and Day Watch
Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com // bandcamp // free music archive
Samples: “Is that you or are you you?” from Reappear // “Cylinder Nine” from Cylinders // “Take off and shoot a Zero” from Stunt Island // “I don’t know where I’d be without it” and “Another version of you” from Thoughtless
2 thoughts on “Episode 71: Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip (fantasy cities pt. 3)”
The cost to family bonds is exactly what happens in Delta Green, another dual world in the same place game.
Have you heard Undone? The first five episodes are on iPlayer at the moment. It’s a bit like Neverwhere, but funnier. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dzp17/episodes/player. The first episode is available for 9 days.
Cheers for that — I’ve never played Delta Green (shock!) but now you mention it, that sounds familiar from what I absorbed secondhand
Cheers for the recommendation of Undone! Sounds right up my street