May 08

A Bite of Stars, a Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 7

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Ken Hollings joins Mark Sinker and Elisha Sessions to talk about “The Tactful Saboteur”, a tale of civil servants and their multi-phase sexual life cycles. Written by Frank Herbert in 1964, it’s read by Elisha at the front of the programme. Music this week is “Funiculaire” by Readymade.

Produced by Elisha Sessions

Next – “Build Up Logically” by Howard Schoenfeld


  1. 1
    Pete on 15 May 2008 #

    Not heard this ep yet, (waiting on mp3 player for nice long bus ride) but I wonder if this io9 article on when good books become rubbish ongoing series has much relevance. It discussed Herbert Syndrome…

  2. 2
    Pete on 15 May 2008 #

    The first third of the story take up 32 minutes! Find some shorter stories – the stories are great but I tune in for the discussions.

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    Tracer Hand on 16 May 2008 #

    I actually started trying to cut it, but the problem is that Herbert himself leaves so much out, you pull on one thread and the whole ball of twine comes undone.

    Speaking to someone last night, she tunes in just for the stories! So, six of one, etc.

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    Blue Tyson on 16 Oct 2008 #

    Count my vote for the whole thing.

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