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Tony Ballantyne is the author of Dream London, the Penrose series and the Recursion series. He has also written many short stories. Recursion, his first novel, was published by Tor UK in 2004. He has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. He now lives in Oldham with his wife and two children. His hobbies are playing the piano, accordion and cornet. He also enjoys walking and cycling. He is the author of Dream Paris, the follow up to Dream London, and is working on series of stories set in the Recursion universe. You can learn more about Tony by visiting http://www.mykitaab.in/tonyB
Coming up… Main Fiction: “The Region of Jennifer” by Tony Ballantyne The region of Jennifer extended to about thirty kilometres. Out there, amongst thedecaying factory belt, daffodils pushed their heads through the tired earth of the canal banks. The Steam Barons may have lost their power, but the world still bore their scars. Even so, Jennifer was at work to make things beautiful. Tony Ballantyne is the author of Dream London, the Penrose series and the Recursion series. He has also written many Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Far Fetched Fables No 9 Jeffrey Ford, Tony Ballantyne, and Laurel Winter
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First Story: “A Night in the Tropics” by Jeffrey Ford The first bar I ever went to was The Tropics. It was and still is situated between the grocery store and the bank along Higbee Lane in West Islip. I was around five or six, and my old man would take me with him when he went there to watch the Giant games on Sunday afternoon. While the men were all at the bar, drinking, talking, giving Y.A. Tittle a piece of their minds, I’d roll the balls on the pool table or sit in one of the booths in the back and color. The juke box always seemed to be playing “Somewhere, Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin while I searched for figures, the way people do with clouds, in the swirling cigar and cigarette smoke. Jeffrey Ford is an American writer in the fantastic genre tradition, although his works have spanned genres including fantasy, science fiction and mystery. His work is characterized by a sweeping imaginative power, humour, literary allusion, and a fascination with tales... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.