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Action! Excitement! Horror! Romance! Thrills and Chills! Swords and Sorcery! Rockets and Rayguns!

Hosts Adam Prosser and Philip Rice take a journey through the history of SF, Fantasy, horror, and pulp fiction.

Every 2 weeks one of us, alternating back and forth, selects a book or book series from the late 18th century up to the present to look back on, discuss, and examine. Some of them have left an indelible mark on pop culture; some of them are forgotten echoes of what might have been...all of them are weird and fascinating.

(If you like our work, please support us on Patreon! Adam is at https://patreon.com/user?u=404623 and Phil is at https://www.patreon.com/Spearhafoc .

What Mad Universe?!‪?‬ Adam Prosser and Philip Rice

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Action! Excitement! Horror! Romance! Thrills and Chills! Swords and Sorcery! Rockets and Rayguns!

Hosts Adam Prosser and Philip Rice take a journey through the history of SF, Fantasy, horror, and pulp fiction.

Every 2 weeks one of us, alternating back and forth, selects a book or book series from the late 18th century up to the present to look back on, discuss, and examine. Some of them have left an indelible mark on pop culture; some of them are forgotten echoes of what might have been...all of them are weird and fascinating.

(If you like our work, please support us on Patreon! Adam is at https://patreon.com/user?u=404623 and Phil is at https://www.patreon.com/Spearhafoc .

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    Season 3 Preview: Onward to Yesterday!

    Season 3 Preview: Onward to Yesterday!

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    Chapter Sixty-Four: The Demon's Quest!

    Chapter Sixty-Four: The Demon's Quest!

    Everything comes round again once more, and to everything there is a season...and ours is at an end. For the epic finale of Season Two, we're tackling the seminal 1922 fantasy novel The Worm Ouroboros, a tale of epic quests, Shakespearean intrigue, flowery language, and the planet Mercury for some reason.

    We want to give a big thank you to our listeners and supporters for two great seasons, and here's hoping #3 is just as much fun! We'll see you in the fall!

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    Theme song by Jack Feerick

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    Chapter Sixty-Three: Westward With A Vengeance!

    Chapter Sixty-Three: Westward With A Vengeance!

    As we near the end of the trail for season 2, WMU?!? takes a look away from the fantastical towards another pulp genre: the American western. Emma Ghent Curtis's The Administratrix tells a wild story of 19th century politics, feminism...and eventually, revenge. A cowboy novel written by someone who actually lived in the time and place most western writers have to imagine for themselves, it's a fascinating historical milestone.

    Engineer/Producer: Alex Ross

    Theme song by Jack Feerick

    Additional music: "Old Western Guitar Slides" by eliiii32

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    Episode 63 Promo

    Episode 63 Promo

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Customer Reviews

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RetroGamingFool ,

Great dissection of genre fiction

If you’re a fan of sci-fi/horror/fantasy/pulp fiction, this is a worthy listen. Mixing discussion of well known novels with more obscure fare, it’s both fun to listen to and a great guide to books you may never have considered before. While I don’t agree on every take they have, both hosts have a keen insight and an obvious love for the genre. Check it out!

Magic Love Hose ,

I am biased 'cause I was a guest.

A fun, insightful podcast digging into the history of pulp and sci-fi and about how it connects to broader culture!

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