Things gets a little highbrow on this episode of The Writer and the Critic, when your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond enthusiastically tackle Satin Island by Tom McCarthy [5:35] and Lament for the Afterlife by Lisa L. Hannett [59:45]. The words ‘semiotic’ and ‘taxonomy’ may appear with alarming regularity. Also, mosaic fiction, people. Let’s make it a thing.
During the course of the discussion, mention is made of the following articles, reviews and books:
- “The Death of Writing” by Tom McCarthy
- “Technology and the Novel” by Tom McCarthy
- Review of Satin Island by Marc Mewshaw in The Atlantic
- Review of Lament for the Afterlife in Publishers Weekly
- The United Stories of America by Rolf Lunden
- Clade by James Bradley
- Things We Didn’t See Coming by Steven Amsterdam
If you’ve skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:47:45 for final remarks.
The next episode will air in February 2016 and will mark the shift to a more curatorial phase of the podcast. The books up for discussion will be Slade House by David Mitchell along with House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill. Read ahead and join in the spoilerific fun!