On Friday 8th May, I will be joining Barnsley’s finest, Ian McMillan, on a Victorian-themed episode of Radio 3’s ‘The Verb’. My contribution to the programme, ‘The Chronic Omnibus’, is a tribute to (and possibly a pastiche of) early science fiction, or scientific romance, as the young H.G. Wells liked to call it. I will be acting opposite Ewan Bailey and sitting around a table with Toby Litt and Ergo Phizmiz. Tune in for a night of gruesome poetry, music hall banter and the deep weirdness that is ‘point balling’.