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Something Wicked This Way Comes pt. 2

“The trouble with Jim was he looked at the world and could not look away. And when you never look away all your life, by the time you are thirteen you have done twenty years taking in the laundry of the world.”
Chapter 9, page 40, Something Wicked This Way Comes, this selection is from ISBN 0-380-97727-3. Avon Books, Hardcover, June 1999. copyright (c) 1962, 1997 by Ray Bradbury. This episode of Two Old Farts Talk Sci-Fi is part two of our “Something Wicked This Way Comes” episode. Something Wicked This Way Comes is a novel by Ray Bradbury, one of the great writers of speculative fiction of the 20th century. Bradbury was (and is) an influence on a generation of writers, including Stephen King. The story idea began in Bradbury’s head, and found its way out via a short story, a comic, a screenplay, a novel, and a movie. Troy Harkin and David Clink continue to look at the pivotal novel, in all its iterations. We will also do our Dream Casting, and our Outside-The-Box Casting, which David has referred to as “Scream Casting,” but, going forward, may be called “Schrödinger’s Cast.” Our special guest continues to be Sandra Kasturi. She was our special guest for pt. 1 (Episode 13). See author photo (a different one, this time) and a bio (same one from episode 13) below.

Sandra Kasturi
Sandra Kasturi is an award-winning poet, writer, and editor, with work appearing in many places including ON SPEC, several Tesseracts anthologies, and 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin. Her two poetry collections are: The Animal Bridegroom (with an introduction by Neil Gaiman) and Come Late to the Love of Birds (both from Tightrope Books). Sandra recently won second prize in The New Quarterly’s Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest. She is also the winner of the Sunburst Award for her story “The Beautiful Gears of Dying” and ARC Magazine‘s Poem of the Year Award for “Old Men, Smoking.”

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