Prolific sf scribe Damien Broderick has released a pair of new books that compile his radio and film scripts.
Restore Point collects a trio of scripts, including Besterman, which asks what if Hamlet were not Prince of Denmark but Lord Besterman, scion of the Director of the Recombinant Engineering Cartel on asteroid Pallas? It also asks what if Besterman’s father was actually killed by being hurled into a black hole?
Gaia to Galaxy collects four radio scripts, including Schrodinger’s Dog, which tells the tale of a child refugee of the Vietnam war who can fling himself into alternative worlds.
Broderick, a transplant from Australia, is a Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist in 2010 and 2011, and winner of the A. Bertram Chandler Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science Fiction, 2010. He also is author, along with Paul DiFilippo, of Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010.