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 https://tinyurl.com/3kk8f6w4
And via Amazon here https://tinyurl.com/4ebs6whj
Visit Chris’ website here http://www.chris-beckett.com/
You can visit Corvus’ Website here https://atlantic-books.co.uk/corvus/
Follow Chris on twitter here https://twitter.com/chriszbeckett
And Corvus here https://twitter.com/CorvusBooks
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.
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