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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 354: 97% Eclipse of the Heart

Guests: Jim Sowell of the Georgia Tech ObservatoryLisa Yaszek of Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication, and Morris Cohen of Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

First broadcast August 18 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/08/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-august-18th-97-eclipse-of-the-heart-episode-354/

“Where did the 3% go?”

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Supercontext: China Miéville’s Kraken

China Miéville’s novel Kraken is a meandering fantasy comedy full of political themes and a love for weird monsters. How does this author manage to weave together so many themes and genre into one book? And why does he think J.R.R. Tolkien is a “wen on the arse of fantasy”?
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Supercontext: Laird Barron’s Swift To Chase

One of the best horror writers of our time is experimenting with genre and structure in his new “mosaic novel” collection of stories. How does Laird Barron bring together Alaska, dogs, cosmic horror and inevitable death to make a new kind of literature?

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