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Entries Tagged as 'Sci-fi'

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 24 - Gritty Ewoks

June 17th, 2019 ·

This jam-packed episode includes a lengthy discussion of The World for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin and a post-mortem on Andrea's Hugo Award winner reading project as well as many of those delightful tangents that podcast listeners crave. 

Tags: · Sci-fi · Novella · Ursula K. Le Guin

Episode 14 - I Hate Doin’ Stuff

January 28th, 2019 ·

Strap in and activate your blast shields for a discussion of surly robots, bad employees, and the value of cheesy tv as we discuss All Systems Red by Martha Wells.

Tags: Martha Wells · Sci-fi · Novella

Episode 2 - The President Has Problems Starring Doug Washington

July 16th, 2018 ·

Are you a bad enough dude to save the president? Of course by "save" I mean "read the self-insert Homeland fanfic written by".
 

Our short stories for this episode are Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain by Yoon Ha Lee and Goodbye, My Brother by John Cheever.

A good chunk of this episode is dedicated to Andrea explaining The President is Missing, a novel by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. A good chunk of this episode is dedicated to Nate struggling to comprehend the existence of The President is Missing, a novel by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.

Tags: Sci-fi · Short Stories · Yoon Ha Lee · John Cheever