Join four nerds as we do a book club style read-through of Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels and related works, in publication order. We've got a variety of voices and takes, and will occasionally have special guests to discuss key points in the Discworld series.
Men at Arms
We are joined by Sharang Biswas, game designer/creative writer/Magpie GM/awesome friend, as we discuss the second Guards novel in the series.
Lords & Ladies
It's a warm midsummer as the three Lancre witches return home, but things are going to turn chilly on many fronts. Marital strife, coven conflicts, and the actual Fae combine in the best Witch book yet in the series. Also the first one where pTerry specifically recommends reading earlier books before diving in.
New Podcast: The Babylon Podject
Justen made the horrible mistake of livetweeting their first watchthrough of Babylon 5 where their friends could see. Ana and Jude summoned poor Zathras to the council chamber to edit the audio as the three friends watch (or rewatch) this classic 1990s JMS science fiction epic. No, you're not stuck in a time vortex, this is the Babylon Podject. Full episodes start January 26.
This is a story about a tortoise and his boy. And an examination of the structures and tenets of western religions and philosophies. A standalone and standout among the 41 books of Discworld, Small Gods is a must-read.
In this book we return to the power trio of Granny, Nanny, and Magrat as they immerse themselves in the magic of stories. Most of this book is very funny and full of great ideas, but it is marred by a through-line of cultural appropriation that feels like a severe misstep even at a 30 year remove.
We return to our good friend Death, who is told by our new favorite antagonists the Auditors that his services are no longer required, as he has become too close to those humans with all their chaotic emotions. With a spectacular b-plot from the wizards and a lot of complex emotions and meditations on death, life, and all the space in between, this is a good book.