Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tulkinghorn's Omnium Gatherum

A couple of things of interest that I'm too preoccupied to write about at length:

BBC Radio is beginning a science fiction festival (or 'season' in English) across the three channels that broadcast radio drama. All will be available using the 'Listen Again' facility for about a week after initial broadcast. Much of interest, but I'm particularly intrigued by the dramatization of Iain M. Banks's 'State of the Art' on March 5, and a probably disappointing laff riot called 'Bring Me the Head of Philip K. Dick', on March 8 ("The android head of Philip K. Dick is on the loose and wreaking havoc.")

In a follow-up to his Serie Noir post the blogger who writes Caustic Cover Critic looks up English language editions of some of the books featured and has a shock (although Marek Krajewski looks interesting):
... the last of Roman Slocom's books I could find is a collection of photos of badly injured Japanese women taken in trauma centres and hospitals, with suggestions that they suffered these injuries during violent sexual encounters. If that doesn't give you the raging heebie-jeebies, well, I guess we'll just have to go our separate ways.


Generic said...

If I'm remembering correctly Marek Krajewski endeared himself to crime fiction fans by editing a series of British omnibus volumes that before Black Lizard were the only form in which classic Goodis, Thompson et al were available. Have to wait til I get home to check.

I've already one-clicked on "Death in Breslau."

Tulkinghorn said...

A comic masterpiece. Searching out Romaine Slocombe -- who is basically a French poseur avant garde bandes dessines artist -- I came across a picture of him on a website seemingly devoted exclusively to photographs of French jerks and phonies. Collect them all.