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The BBC2 Interview

Thanks to a fellow denizen of New Babbage, young master Loki Elliot, the Beowulf segment of this past Saturday's The Culture Show (BBC2) is now up on YouTube. Not bad, all in all. But this is twice now I've been called a "cult author," and I have to admit there's something peculiarly damning in that appellation. But I'm happy with how my bit of this came out, and watching it, my thought was, gods, I've become the stuff of science fiction. And I do love that the RL photo shown of "me" before the Second Life portion begins is a photo of me as Nar'eth. Also, I rather like what Tom Paulin has to say.

I will admit that Ray Winstone comes off rather poorly, what with all the rambling on about "the first superhero" (I always fancied that would be Gilgamesh) and admitting he's never actually read Beowulf, which he refers to as "the books" (making me wonder if he thinks J.R.R. Tolkien is somehow in back of this whole thing).

Anyway, without further ado, the clip:

Comments

reverendcrofoot
Nov. 21st, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
Not going to lie, never read Beowulf or a bunch of other classics. I tried, trust me I tried but I have a 10 page limit. If you haven't drawn me in the first ten, most likely I will put your book down, most likely never to pick it up again. There are a few exceptions to this rule. Silk was one of them (And it is one of my favorites as is Liquor.)

But I really came to go off topic but this being the only writing website I read really. I recommend Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis. I am not given to Hyperbole very often but this was the best book I have read this year and the best debut novel I have read in years.