This Week’s Writing Links: BBC’s ‘Neverwhere’ Radio Show

neverwhere-regular-assThis week’s writing links feature Lev Grossman talking about the ‘Magicians’ trilogy, a free download of the first part of the BBC’s radio show adaption of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’, the debut novel of Owen King (Joe Hill’s brother and Stephen King’s youngest son), a teaser for the upcoming ‘Riddick’ movie and a Bioshock Infinite Video Review, just cause.

There are a slew of writing and sci-fi links this week, but I’d like to take note of Owen King’s debut novel ‘Double Feature.’ With the release of his novel (which received a solid ‘B’ review from the AV Club), King is officially marking his entry into the family trade. Owen, in a similar but not as extreme measure as his brother Joe, chose not to publicize his family heritage on the press release for novel. Although I have yet to get around to reading Joe Hill or Owen King’s books, I think it is admirable that they are trying to forge their own paths without riding on the coattails of their father’s accomplishments. By all accounts, Joe Hill’s books have been really solid so far and it sounds like Owen is off to a good start too. I wish them the best of luck.

Also, as seen in the photo above, the BBC has put together a radio show adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere‘ featuring voice work from Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) and Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones). The first entry will be available to download for free up until March 29, which will mark the release of the second part of the radio show, so make sure to grab it now while it is up. I quite enjoyed the first part. It is topnotch.



– Lev Grossman Speaks About The Magicians Trilogy (flavorwire)

– AV Club Reviews Owen King’s ‘Double Feature’ (avclub)

– Download The First Episode of The BBC’s ‘Neverwhere’ Radio Show (io9)

– Brian K. Vaughan’s ‘The Private Eye’: A Bold Move For Digital Comics (avclub)

– Max Sebald’s Writing Tips (weebly)

– Is There A Part For The Rock In The New Star Wars Universe? (comingsoon)

– William Callahan of Waxman Leavell Literary Seeks New Clients (writersdigest)

– How I Got My Agent Julie Kibler (guidetoliteraryagents)

– Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror News For The Week (sfsignal)

– Hugh Howey’s Wool Omnibus Review (timothycward)

– Famous Authors As Teenagers (flavorwire)

– How To Develop Any Idea Into A Great Story (writersdigest)

– ‘Riddick’ Teaser Debuts (comingsoon)

– Adam Sessler’s ‘Bioshock’ Infinite Video Review (youtube)