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Entries Tagged as 'Fantasy'

Episode 37 - When He Gotta Punch He Do A Punch

December 16th, 2019 ·

It's still December, we're still firmly ensconced in our sweaters and now we're talking about Grant Morrison and Dan Mora's Klaus.

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Tags: Fantasy

Episode 36 - I Don’t Even Have A Nutcracker

December 2nd, 2019 ·

It's December. We've already put on our sweaters and chugged frankly criminal amounts of eggnog. Now it's time to talk about The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum.

Tags: · Novella · Fantasy

Episode 34 - Is This About Grape Jelly?

November 4th, 2019 ·

Stay out of the Splash Zone because we got a real Wet Book on our hands! We're talking about Neil Gaiman's 2013 novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane. We also touch on the His Dark Materials trilogy and Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities.

Tags: Neil Gaiman · Sci-fi · Novella · Fantasy

Episode 28 - Jabbered At By Weirdos

August 12th, 2019 ·

For this episode we read The Litany of Earth by Ruthanna Emrys. It's a sequel of sorts to The Shadow Over Innsmouth and thus we must also tangle with the thorny legacy of HP Lovecraft.

Tags: · Novella · Fantasy · Horror · Ruthanna Emrys

Episode 20 - That Was A Hit Song

April 23rd, 2019 ·

Technical difficulties have forced us to dip back in the vaults for this episode and in said we vaults we found our discussion of Night Master, the first book in Tanith Lee's Flat Earth Cycle. It's a compelling slice of mythic 70s fantasy and well worth your time.

Tags: Fantasy · Tanith Lee

Episode 12- A Sleepover At Obama’s

December 31st, 2018 ·

In our oversized end of year episode we cover the Wolves of Brooklyn by Catherynne Valente, Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer, and our top five reads of the year.

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Tags: Catheryne M. Valente · Short Stories · Fantasy

Epsiode 6 - Risky Behavior Like Making Deals With Vampires

September 30th, 2018 ·

In this episode we discuss Sunbleached by Nathan Ballingrud and Ole-Luk-Oie, the Dream-God by Hans Christian Andersen. This includes an exploration of the vampire as literary device and the trend of reapportioning fairy tales in modern works of fiction.

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Tags: Short Stories · Fantasy · Horror · Nathan Ballingrud · Hans Christian Andersen

Episode 4 - A Long Setup For An Obscure Punchline

August 20th, 2018 ·

This episode’s stories are St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell and Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Jorge Luis Borges. (Warning: Borges’s name is mispronounced throughout the episode. Nate has been saddled with all the blame and he has been exiled to the underside of the flat earth as punishment.) We touch on a lot of stuff in this one from the cultural effects of schooling to the relationship between fiction and reality. Andrea shares her thoughts on N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy and Nate lists his favorite kinds of rolls.


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Tags: Short Stories · Fantasy · Karen Russell · Jorge Luis Borges

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