Sep 08

A Bite of Stars, A Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 10

FT + Slug of Time Podcast + The Brown Wedge3 comments • 1,087 views

“Track 12” by J.G. Ballard gets Slugged this week, with Richard Thomas joining Mark Sinker and Elisha Sessions to discuss it. Elisha reads this odd story of revenge via home recording in case you haven’t; music comes courtesy of John Foxx, Stereo Total and Iannis Xenakis, and there’s a miniature laboratory cyclone thrown in for good measure.

Produced by Elisha Sessions


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    ledge on 19 Sep 2008 #

    My favourite story! Awesome. I’m afraid I have little to add to your already eclectic discussion though.

    Iannis Xenakis crashed my PC.

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    Pete on 20 Sep 2008 #

    I took issue with Mark’s bold statement that everybody dreams!

    I was a bit interested to what extend this story is even science fiction. The science is almost invisible and certainly incidental (unless the mystery pioson was also called science). Well read though, and good discussion on whether or not Eli was going to try to record the kiss.

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    ckbarrus on 15 Oct 2008 #

    I couldn’t help but wonder if a young Kevin Shields had ran across this story at some point.

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