17 episodes

Sisters Alice and Ann attempt to read their way through all of the Hugo and Nebula award winning books.

Alice is a mother of one who is trying to get back in the habit of regular reading and who credits her sister Ann with for her love of the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. Ann, a mother of two, has been and still is a voracious reader who hopes to improve her skill at book discussion.

Hugo and Nebula Readership Podcast Alice Baker and Ann Spangler

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Sisters Alice and Ann attempt to read their way through all of the Hugo and Nebula award winning books.

Alice is a mother of one who is trying to get back in the habit of regular reading and who credits her sister Ann with for her love of the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. Ann, a mother of two, has been and still is a voracious reader who hopes to improve her skill at book discussion.

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    In this episode of the podcast, the two sisters discuss the Moon is a Harsh Mistress, the final Hugo Award for Science Fiction Grand Master Robert A. Heinlein.  Written in 1966, this is probably one of his more well-known novels for adults, but how did it compare in our opinion? Have a listen.

    • 59 min
    This Immortal

    This Immortal

    This episode finds the sisters reading ..And Call Me Conrad (also known as This Immortal) by Roger Zelazny. It tied with Dune for the 1966 Hugo.  A SF/Mystery/Spy/Classical Mythology story packed with (un)forgettable characters that we have a great time discussing. But did we like the book? Have a listen and find out.

    • 48 min
    Dune

    Dune

    In this episode, the two sisters discuss the iconic Dune by Frank Herbert.  It won both the Hugo and the Nebula in 1966. Yes, it is the First Nebula award ever given out and both of us agree with the awards committees on this one; Dune is a damn fine book. 

    • 45 min
    The Wanderer

    The Wanderer

    In this rather short episode, the two sisters discuss The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber.  Not only did technical problems bring us to an early finish, neither of us could honestly say we liked the book very much.  Take a listen to find out why.  

    • 27 min
    Way Station

    Way Station

    This episode the two sisters, Alice and Ann, read Waystation AKA Here Gather the Stars by Clifford D. Simak.  The book won the Hugo in 1964 and even though Simak was a new author to both sisters he was a hit. Listen to here about why both sisters enjoyed the read.

    • 55 min
    The Man in the High Castle

    The Man in the High Castle

    This time the sisters, Ann and Alice, podcast about the Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick now a TV series of the same name on Amazon Prime.  Are they the same? Give us a listen and find out.   

    • 55 min

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