150 episodes

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

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 67 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
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

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!

c_papscott ,

great companion piece

This podcast was a great companion to accompany book of the new sun. Not too much banter, but enough to keep things light. Great analysis, great personality, and super helpful.

Ryan09090909 ,

Unfortunate

Looking for a good companion read/listen as I dig in to Gene Wolfe’s writing. After listening to the first few SOTT chapter summaries I have already heard more mewling about gender grievances than I care to endure. I wish the hosts were not so concerned with moralizing and virtue signaling. I do not need to hear PSAs about Wolfe’s supposedly problematic gender views. It is a chore.

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