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Alzabo Soup is a literary analysis podcast where we literally become our favorite authors by devouring portions of their brains. We do chapter-by-chapter analysis of our favorite speculative fiction, researching the details and discussing the implications.

We are currently working our way through "The Book of the New Sun" quartet by Gene Wolfe.

Alzabo Soup Philip Armstrong and Andrew Metzroth

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    • 4.9, 84 Ratings

Alzabo Soup is a literary analysis podcast where we literally become our favorite authors by devouring portions of their brains. We do chapter-by-chapter analysis of our favorite speculative fiction, researching the details and discussing the implications.

We are currently working our way through "The Book of the New Sun" quartet by Gene Wolfe.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Danishlightning ,

The Best Gene Wolfe Podcast on the internet

Genuinely made me understand the Book of the New Sun as I was reading it. Really quite good at minimizing spoilers.

Andy's Profile ,

Great supplement to a great series

At this point I’ve probably spent nearly as much time listening and reading books about Book of the New Sun than I have
Actually reading the books. You don’t have to agree with every theory or interpretation the hosts throw out but there are often details that they point out that help to add clarity to an incredibly dense series.

I&O ,

The pelagic argosy sights land.

I am humbled by, and grateful for, the thoughtful efforts these two hosts put into analyzing the work of Gene Wolfe. Their love of the material is obvious and they seem familiar with the secondary literature e.g. Borski and Andre-Driussi. Listening to their analysis of The Book of the New Sun was quite valuable, and I imagine anyone familiar with the books would find it so. Looking forward to their takes on the next 8 books and beyond!

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