Alternative Stories and Fake Realities

SciFi Writers : Chris Beckett

April 09, 2021 Season 4 Episode 8
Alternative Stories and Fake Realities
SciFi Writers : Chris Beckett
Show Notes

 Chris Beckett is one of the UK’s leading science fiction writers.  His novel Dark Eden won the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award for the best UK published science fiction novel of the year in 2012 and his latest novel Two Tribes was published to considerable critical acclaim in 2020.  In this podcast we have an interview with Chris and extracts from his novels.  Listeners are advised that there is some explicit language in this podcast.

Thank you to Chris Beckett for taking the time to record this interview with us.  The excerpts you heard were from the following novels

The presenter of this podcast is Tiffany Clare
The interviewer is Chris Gregory
Sound design and production were also by Chris Gregory

 America City (published in 2017) The reader was Marie-Claire Wood 

Beneath the World, A Sea (published in 2019) – excerpts were read by Harri Rees Jones 

Tomorrow (due to be published in July 2021) – excerpts were read by Charlie Richards and Tiffany Clare

You also heard excerpts from our audio drama adaptation of Two Tribes with the voices of Verity Blyth, Rosa Samuels, Sadie Pepperrell and Charlie Richards

 Chris’s novels and short story collections are published in the UK by Corvus Books which is an imprint of Atlantic Books.  We’d like to thank Kate Straker from Corvus / Atlantic for her help in the making of this podcast and for allowing us to use these excerpts.   

 You can purchase Chris Beckett’s novels via Hive here

And via Amazon here

Visit Chris’ website here

You can visit Corvus’ Website here

 Follow Chris on twitter here

And Corvus here

Chris’s reading recommendations in the podcast were 

 Sunken Land Begins To Rise Again by M John Harrison

 Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo

 Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

 Next week on the podcast, in the second part of our short series in which we talk to science fiction authors we’ll feature Emily Inkpen.  Listeners may recall Emily’s audio drama The Bomb which we published last summer.  Coming soon we’ll have Emily’s latest drama The Hunt and in the interview Emily talks about the process of writing drama, how The Hunt fits into her wider literary universe and how the process of writing her novel series The Dex Legacy is going.  

 Follow us on twitter for more details and follow Emily Inkpen on twitter to find out more about her writing.

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 If you are interested in writing audio drama you can join our forthcoming introductory workshop in which we’ll work with extracts from Alt Stories dramas via the link below

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