Two Month Review #7.3: Radiant Terminus (Chapters 4-8)
This week, former TMR guest Rachel Cardasco returns to talk about speculative fiction in translation, various allegories for Radiant Terminus (current political climate, The Tempest, The Bible), who dreams the dreamer, the patriarchy and Maria Kwoll’s feminist post-exotic texts, steampunk technology, spider dreams, and much more. This is the college course you wish you’d taken–fun and smart and funny all at once, and featuring a genuinely interesting book. With a series of detailed recaps and call backs to earlier chapters, you can enjoy this without having read a page of Volodine. And should.
As always, you can watch these episodes live on our YouTube channel the day before they’re released in podcast form. The next episode will be recorded live on Wednesday, February 13
This season’s music is all from Mother Earth’s Plantasia by Mort Garson, which is Moog music for plants. This week you can hear “Baby’s Tears Blues.”