5.9.13

CHARLES PLATT : Terra Incognita of The New Wave (Interview).

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Aficionados of Michael Moorcock's speculative late '60s periodical New Worlds will find this lengthy conversation with long-term contributor Charles Platt of great interest. Brace yourself for some eye-opening insights into the anarchic day-to-day domain of Ladbroke Grove's psychedelic New Wave S.F. intelligentsia... fascinating stuff!

4 comments:

  1. Love these. The spoils of your recent London trip? How much does an issue go for these days?

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  2. Thanks for this tip. I have a complete run of the Moorcock era New Worlds, and they really are fascinating: a unique moment in SF when avant garde art, progressive politics, and the rock counter culture all met. The interview looks great!

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  3. Sadly not, I did pick up a few old copies of International Time while I was down there though - & only slightly tatty too!

    Moorcock-era copies of N.W. seem impossibly scarce nowadays - I've got half a dozen of the A4-format ones, & they cost me between £5-£10 apiece, but I imagine prices have soared in the last couple of years?

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  4. Crash - it's a very illuminating article, has Platt written a memoir do you know, he's a very intresting chap & I can't imagine it'd be anything less than riveting?

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