Today’s show: Zombies, gamers and franchises
September 17, 2010
— Resonance FM broadcast
Today on Resonance FM…
Clear Spot: Zombies, gamers and franchises – genre entertainment for young adult readers
In this hour long show, Alex Fitch looks at current trends in young adult literature which show an influence from horror films, science fiction and video game culture. Alex interviews comedian and writer Charlie Higson – who found fame as a novelist with his ‘Young Bond’ series of books – about his pair of zombie novels for teenagers, The Enemy and The Dead, plus in a Q and A recorded in Clerkenwell Tales‘ ecclesiastical annex (The Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer) on Exmouth Market, English PEN campaigns manager Robert Sharp talks to Cory Doctorow and China Miéville about their latest novels, For the win and Kraken.
8pm, 17/09/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com
Links: Wikipedia pages on Charlie Higson, China Miéville, Cory Doctorow and English PEN
English PEN website
Cory Doctorow’s websites: www.boingboing.net
and www.craphound.com, where you can read For the win online
China Miéville’s page at www.panmacmillan.com
Charlie Higson’s website / The Enemy website
Robert Sharp’s website
Info about the original event and Clerkenwell Tales bookshop
Listen to Alex Fitch’s Autumn 2009 interview with Cory Doctorow, featuring a reading by Jessica Fostekew of his short story Printcrime
Listen to China Miéville accept and talk about his 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award for The City and the City
Charlie Higson signing
Charlie Higson is doing an exclusive one off London signing of his new novel The Dead at Foyles on Charing Cross Road, where he will be dicing with dismemberment by retrieving a copy of the book from a live Piranha tank!
Saturday 18 September 2pm, Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Rd, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0EB
Robert Rankin signings
ROBERT RANKIN will be signing The Japanese Devil Fish Girl at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 18th September 1:00pm – 2:00pm and The Book of FICTS at The MAGPIE and CROWN public house, Brentford from 7pm
The pickled Martian’s tentacles are fraying at the ends and Professor Coffin’s Most Meritorious Unnatural Attraction is no longer drawing the crowds. It’s 1895; nearly a decade since Mars invaded Earth, chronicled by H.G. Wells’ THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.
Saturday 18 September 13:00 – 14:00, Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
THEN…come on over to the MAGPIE & CROWN public house for 7pm to celebrate the launch of “The Bumper Book of FICTS”, and buy copies of this 96 page, hardbacked, illustrated wonder… Robert and co-author Neil Gardner will be signing them personally and you’ll even get a limited edition exclusive book plate to commemorate the event.
Saturday 18 September 19:00- 23:00, The Magpie and Crown, 128 High Street, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8EW