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Two Month Review #7.9: Radiant Terminus (Chapters 39-49/END)

Chad and Brian finish off Radiant Terminus and talk about possible interpretation of the ending, whether anyone came out of this book OK, the balance between humor and horror, written vs. oral culture, possible readings or approaches to the novel, and a desire for a “Post-Exotic” journal.

They also revisit Volodine’s two-part series, “Post-Exotic Novels, Novelles, and Novelists” from The New Inquiry, and mention McKenzie Wark’s “The October Revolution of Antoine Volodine.”

As always, you can watch these episodes live on our YouTube channel the day before they’re released in podcast form.

Season Eight will launch in mid-April (details TK) and will focus on Sjón’s CoDex 1962. Get your copy now!

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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 “A Mellow Mood for Maidenhair.”



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