Dataslate Episode 5

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Allen Stroud and John Richardson are joined by Top Shift’s Colin Ford to discuss:


Plus this episode’s book choices:

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks.

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel.

Dark Eden by Chris Beckett.


Download the episode directly from here.


  1. Just want to say I’m enjoying Dataslate. I download the podcast and listen to it on the bus back from town after a day spent writing science fiction books in the library. A properly nerdy way of listening IMHO. I have a problem with Dataslate-5, though. It sounds as if the download only has the last 13 minutes of the show.

  2. Sorry Tim, all fixed now.

  3. Thanks Allen. All good. Good to hear Chris Beckett mentioned. I know he’s won some shiny awards, but I think he’s an underappreciated author.

  4. Thanks Tim. Also great to see John Richardson’s recommendation win the Arthur C. Clarke Award!

  5. Wasn’t the last 13 minutes just me? I’m just lucky. What can I say, eh Tim? 😉

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