Richard Kadrey

Episode 416 – Wendung

Virtual Memories Show 416: Wendung “At 50, everyone has the face he deserves,” said George Orwell, but he died at 47, so what does he know? To celebrate turning 50, I use an obscure Woody Allen movie to talk about why I can’t take stock of my life. Then the good part: I ask nearly…

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Episode 412 – The Guest List

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2020 It’s time for our year-end Virtual Memories Show tradition: The Guest List! I reached out to 2020’s pod-guests and asked them about the favorite book(s) they read in the past year, as well as the books or authors they’re hoping to read in 2021! Thirty guests responded with…

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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 299 – The Guest List and Bill Kartalopoulos

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2018 and Bill Kartalopoulos Comics scholar (and curator, and editor, and educator) Bill Kartalopoulos joins the show to talk about his role as the series editor of Best American Comics (HMH)! We get into the process of winnowing down the year’s best, working with a new guest editor each…

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Episode 284 – Richard Kadrey

Virtual Memories Show 284: Richard Kadrey “The most creative people I know are the ones who figured it out for themselves.” On the eve of the publication of his 10th (!) Sandman Slim novel, Hollywood Dead, Richard Kadrey joins the show to talk about discovering himself as a series writer, converting the raw material of…

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