Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Reading Envy 021: Amoebic Borders

Jenny and writer/editor/designer Darin Bradley sit down on a cold afternoon in the Reading Envy pub to discuss reading from a variety of perspectives. Get ready to add some books to your to-read lists!

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Darin is the author of three novels—Noise (2010), Chimpanzee (2014), and Totem (2016)—as well as co-editor of the literary fringe journal Bahamut and editor-in-chief of the experimental ezine Farrago's Wainscot. With a Ph.D. in Literature and Theory, he works as an acquisitions and production editor at Resurrection House, having previously spent a number of years teaching writing and literature at several universities. He has also worked as the principal video game writer at id Software and has served in various editorial and design capacities for a number of independent presses and journals. He lives in Texas with his wife, where he dreams of empty places.

Credits: Darin Bradley (bio), Erin Rambo (photo)

This episode is not sponsored by Microsoft. We swear!

Books and authors mentioned:
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Light Years by James Salter
Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
The Names by Don DeLillo
Afterparty by Daryl Gregory
Kelly Link
Jeffrey Ford
Jonathan Lethem
China Mieville 
Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel
Trampoline: An Anthology edited by Kelly Link
Alfred Bester
Underworld by Don DeLillo
Falling Man by Don DeLillo
Totem by Darin Bradley (forthcoming)
Archangel by Marguerite Reed (forthcoming)
King of Shards by by Matthew Kressel (forthcoming)
We Dream of Water by Srdjan Smajic (forthcoming)
Chimpanzee by Darin Bradley - the audio play
Ready Player One by Ernst Cline
Word Made Flesh by Jack O'Connell
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

Other mentions:
Farrago's Wainscot - a quarterly journal of the literary weird in fiction and poetry
Bahamut Journal -  a biannual journal of the progressive fringe in transnational literature
University of North Texas English Department - Special Events (includes information on Darin's reading)
Texas Book Festival

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Darin Bradley 
Jenny at GoodReads
Jenny on Twitter

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