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Every 6-9 weeks Scott and Steve discuss a great sci-fi or fantasy book and then reveal the next book for discussion. Become a part of the conversation by posting on our Goodreads forum http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/71956-cbo-book-club

The Book Club Scott Grandison and Stephen Aryan

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Every 6-9 weeks Scott and Steve discuss a great sci-fi or fantasy book and then reveal the next book for discussion. Become a part of the conversation by posting on our Goodreads forum http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/71956-cbo-book-club

    Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

    Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

    Welcome to the latest episode of The Book Club. This episode we're discussing Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding. Retribution Falls is a steampunky, sci-fi action romp with space pirates, dog fights, double crossing no good thieves, and lots of gunfights and even sword play. It's a face paced story and in this episode we discuss the characters, the plot, the influences and its similarities to other touchstones in popular culture. You can send in general feedback on the book and questions via Twitter or the Good Reads forum. Direct Download

    The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle

    The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle

    Welcome to the first book club of 2013! Our next selection is 'The Time Machine' by H. G. Wells. The book is out of copyright so it should be very cheap to buy, or free if you've gone digital. In the episode we talk to author Anne Lyle about her novel The Alchemist of Souls. A historical fantasy novel set in an alternate Elizabethan England. We talk about Anne's work, the evolution of the book and what she has planned for the future. Direct Download

    The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

    The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

    Scott and Steve are joined by debut author, Laura Lam, to discuss The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester. The response to the book from listeners and all three hosts was varied, but on the whole it seemed positive. In this episode we discuss the characters, the story, areas we all struggled with, influences and references to other works of fiction. Our next book club selection will be The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle. We'll be talking about it on week commencing January 7th 2013 so be sure to let us know what you think of the book. Anne Lyle has also agreed to come onto the podcast and answer any questions from the listeners. You can send in general feedback on the book and questions via Twitter or the Good Reads forum. Download

    Old Man's War by John Scalzi

    Old Man's War by John Scalzi

    Scott and Steve are joined by Dion from the Scrolls podcast to discuss Old Man's War by John Scalzi. Everyone who took part both on the show and on the Good Reads forum liked the book so it's a positive episode all round! They discuss both the plot and some of the philosophical questions that it raises. Our next book club selection will be The Stars by Destination by Alfred Bester. We'll be talking about it on October 29th so be sure to let us know what you think either via Twitter or Good Reads. Download

    The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams - Recorded Live

    The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams - Recorded Live

    This is a special live episode of the book club recorded on Saturday 18th February 2012 as part of the launch of Geek News Radio. We discuss The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams from Jo Fletcher books and receive instant feedback and comments from the listening audience via twitter and the chat room. The episode is completely unedited and it still turned out pretty well. The next book club selection is Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke and we will be discussing it in about six weeks time. For more live episodes recorded on the day check out the Geek News Radio website or listen to the latest episodes from all of the podcasts on GNR via Stitcher. Direct Link

    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

    In this episode of the book club we talk about Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Scott and Steve discuss the main themes of the book and focus on aspects of the story including the Battle School, Ender's transformation, manipulation, his siblings and also the comic book adaptation by Marvel Comics. The book has been optioned for a movie and now it seems as if it is moving ahead into production which we also touch on briefly and how we think it will compare to the book and comic book. Make sure you pick up a copy of the next book club selection which is The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams from Joe Fletcher Books. We will be talking about this book on Saturday Feb 18th during a live 24 hour podcast and listeners will have the ability to join the discussion during this special episode. Direct Link

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philipjcowan ,

Poor sound quality

Some interesting comments on the one episode I listened to but also some dreadful sound quality. I will listen again in the hope the team have mastered the technology, but it is disappointing to listen to something that is of such a low technical standard.

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