Kerouac in space: Geoff Landis's "Still on the Road" podcast


5 Responses to “Kerouac in space: Geoff Landis's "Still on the Road" podcast”

  1. nemofazer says:

    Escape Pod is lovable.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kerouac’s reputation as some kind of God of the Road Trip is exaggerated. He wasn’t even going to call his first Beat book “On the Road,” that was his publisher’s idea. And it’s not really about being a vagabond. Kerouac was generally going places he’d been before and visiting people he already knew. People seize on the IDEA of “On the Road” because of what they expect from it.

    The sci-fi take on “On the Road” is already well-known, to the point of overexposure: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Which, in book form (except for the last one) more than lives up to the hype.

    For real-life chronicles that are more like what people EXPECT from Kerouac, I’d suggest checking out the works of Aaron Cometbus.

  3. valis says:

    I would highly recommend Landis’s novel Mars Crossing as well.

  4. 13tales says:

    I love Escape Pod.

  5. jennybean42 says:

    I, too, love Escape Pod.

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