Roger Bacon’s Robot Head – Literary Loitering 113

Roger Bacon’s Robot Head – Literary Loitering 113

This week we’re kicking things off with one of our favourite books awards – the Bookseller’s Digram Prize for the Oddest Book Titles.

In other news, a new children’s book attempts to do what politicians can’t – explain Brexit, the Asterix comics get their first female protagonist, a new app will make books easier to read by compressing them and taking out all the difficult words, an Instagram account describes itself as an online library for old and out-of-print books, and a man has spent 20 years searching, gathering and compiling Shakespeare’s library.

After that, Sarah regales us with her thoughts on No One Is Too Small by Greta Thunberg, and we have a quiz about famous people who have food in their names.

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Archaeon

Co-founder of The Geek Show Podcast Network. Chief Editor and Executive Producer of thegeekshow.co.uk, and tangentially overburdened host/co-presenter of several shows on the network. When I'm not engaged in production, journalistic shenanigans or the quagmire that is media criticism I watch movies, interesting TV shows and anime, I also enjoy the arts (you know, classical music and stuff), write many, many things, play and collect a lot of video games, read lots of manga, comics and books, and generally enjoy wallowing in the mass of entertainment media like a hippo in mud. I can also cook.

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