Simon Ings

Season 4 Episode 4


Writer of both science fact and science fiction, Simon Ings joins Josie and Robin this week to talk about his new book ‘Stalin and the Scientists‘, out now. They also dive into everyone’s favourite science fiction authors including Phillip K Dick, JG Ballard, Frank Herbert and a whole lot more.

Make sure you listen right to the end of this week’s episode, as we’ve got five copies of Simon’s new book to give away to our listeners.



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Reading List

Simon recommends:

The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe

The work of M. John Harrison

Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard

Crash by JG Ballard

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Game of Thrones series by George RR Martin

The work of William Gibson

Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

The work of Kim Stanley Robinson

The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book About A Vast Memory by Alexander Luria

The writings of BF Skinner

Robin recommends:

The Eye: A Natural History by Simon Ings

Meal One by Ivor Cutler

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Extreme Metaphors by JG Ballard

The work of Thomas Hardy

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick

Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse

High Rise by JG Ballard

100 Artists’ Manifestos selected by Alex Danchev

Hot Head by Simon Ings

Steve Aylett: A Critical Anthology edited by Bill Ectric & D. Harlan Wilson & Rachel Kendall

The Future Shocks series

The Alice B Toklas Cookbook by Alice Toklas

Stalin and the Scientists by Simon Ings

City of the Iron Fish by Simon Ings

On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks by Oliver Sacks

Josie recommends:

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Surrealist Manifesto by André Breston

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