Podcast #49 – James Morrow

We interview science fiction and fantasy writer– and scientific rationalist extraordinaire– James Morrow.  He takes a break from his usual religiously-themed satire in his latest novel Shambling Towards Hiroshima, a WWII rollick in which, instead of atomic bombs, the US military mulls the use of genetically-engineered, building-sized, fire-breathing iguanas to stomp and scorch the cities of Japan.  Jim’s previous novels include the Godhead TrilogyTowing Jehovah (winner of the World Fantasy Award), Blameless in Abaddon, and The Eternal Footman–as well as The Last Witchfinder, The Philosopher’s Apprentice, and numerous shorter works.

Jim also gives us a sneak peek at his upcoming presentation at the America Atheists national convention (Apr 9-12 in Atlanta).  For more information about James Morrow, visit JamesMorrow.net or his personal blog The Passionate Rationalist.

Listen to John’s June 2008 interview with Jim here.

Read John’s review of Shambling Towards Hiroshima here.  You can buy your very own copy at Amazon.com.

Read John’s review of The Philosopher’s Apprentice here.

Listen to John’s March 2001 interview with Jim here.

Read John’s review of The Godhead Trilogy here.

Join us for the Kennesaw State University Student Coalition for Inquiry’s kick-off celebration at Atlanta’s Central City Tavern, Wednesday, April 8th at 7PM.  We–John Snider and David Driscoll–will be guests of honor!  If that doesn’t convince you, should we mention that Tavern management has agreed to knock 10% off your tab???  Learn more about KSU’s Student Coalition for Inquiry on their Facebook page.


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Recorded April 2, 2009.  Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.

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