Month: February 2020

Episode 363 – Cassandra Khaw

Virtual Memories Show 363: Cassandra Khaw “In novels, you’re trusting the reader to follow you along the whole way. In video games, you’re working with the idea that people’s attention spans are scattered, they’re going to approach it at different times, and maybe just walk off and explore for a while.” In a murder hotel…

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Episode 362 – Richard Kadrey

Virtual Memories Show 362: Richard Kadrey “I try to tell young writers, ‘Do not fetishize your world-building.’ I’ve seen writers think they have to be Tolkien, they have to invent Elvish, before they can start the first page of their book.” With his new novel, The Grand Dark (Harper Voyager), Richard Kadrey takes an artistic…

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Episode 361 – Dmitry Samarov

Virtual Memories Show 361: Dmitry Samarov “I’ve been very fortunate to have an undying inner need to keep expressing myself, in the face of fairly universal indifference. It just doesn’t discourage me; it might be some sort of insanity.” With his new memoir, Soviet Stamps, artist & writer Dmitry Samarov explores his experience of emigrating…

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Episode 360 – Otto Penzler

Virtual Memories Show 360: Otto Penzler “Writing is hard. I’d rather do yard work than write. But this memoir was the least onerous writing I’ve done.” The great publisher, editor, anthologizer, retailer and collector of crime fiction, Otto Penzler, joins the show to talk about his wonderful new book, Mysterious Obsession: Memoirs of a Compulsive…

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