Art of the Short Story

Ep 34: The Art of the Short Story

There are the celebrated authors: Checkov, Joyce, Mansfield, Munro. There are the big questions: “what makes a truly great short story?”. “Where does the form originate?” “What can short stories do that other forms of literature can’t?” But before any of this, there’s a question that’s not that easy to read more…

Steampunk - Words To That Effect Ep30

Ep 30: Steampunk, Pt 1 (Fetch Me My Fighting Trousers)

Note: This episode is Part 1 of a double episode on steampunk. There are cultures, and subcultures, and sub, sub, sub cultures. There’s science fiction, there’s alternative history, there’s steampunk. There’s hip hop and there’s chaphop There’s an anachronistic Victorian gentleman wearing a pith helmet with an orangutan butler, dissing read more…