46 episodes

College-level conversations about sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and weird fiction with writer G.L. McDorman.

Atoz: A Speculative Fiction Book Club Podcast Claytemple Media

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

College-level conversations about sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and weird fiction with writer G.L. McDorman.

    Ep. 46: A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

    Ep. 46: A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

    The Call of Cthulhu Live Action Role-Playing Game Novel.

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    Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast.

    Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast.

    Lovecraft? Poe? Check out Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast.

    Trekker? Join us on Lower Decks: A Star Trek Podcast.

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    • 23 min
    Ep. 45: Batman - The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder

    Ep. 45: Batman - The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder

    Are you telling me that a man dressed up like a bat got all my press?

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    Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast.

    Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast.

    Lovecraft? Poe? Check out Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast.

    Trekker? Join us on Lower Decks: A Star Trek Podcast.

    Want to know more about the Middle Ages? Subscribe to Agnus: The Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine Podcast.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 44: Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson

    Ep. 44: Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson

    I can't believe it took us 44 episodes to get to Brandon Sanderson.

    Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus episode!

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    Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon.

    Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast.

    Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast.

    Lovecraft? Poe? Check out Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast.

    Trekker? Join us on Lower Decks: A Star Trek Podcast.

    Want to know more about the Middle Ages? Subscribe to Agnus: The Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine Podcast.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 43: The Languages of Pao by Jack Vance

    Ep. 43: The Languages of Pao by Jack Vance

    Space linguistics!

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    Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by become a patron on Patreon.

    Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast.

    Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast.

    Lovecraft? Poe? Check out Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast.

    Trekker? Join us on Lower Decks: A Star Trek Podcast.

    Want to know more about the Middle Ages? Subscribe to Agnus: The Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine Podcast.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 42: The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

    Ep. 42: The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

    Murder!!!

    Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus episode!

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    Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon.

    Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast.

    Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast.

    Lovecraft? Poe? Check out Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast.

    Trekker? Join us on Lower Decks: A Star Trek Podcast.

    Want to know more about the Middle Ages? Subscribe to Agnus: The Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine Podcast.

    Follow Valerie's Plants in Star Trek page on Instagram.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 41: Lord of the Isles by David Drake

    Ep. 41: Lord of the Isles by David Drake

    Homer, dogwoods, and the horrors of war.

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    Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon.

    Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast.

    Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast.

    Lovecraft? Poe? Check out Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast.

    Trekker? Join us on Lower Decks: A Star Trek Podcast.

    Want to know more about the Middle Ages? Subscribe to Agnus: The Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine Podcast.

    Follow Valerie's Plants in Star Trek page on Instagram.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Rome versus a Greece - why one was an empire the other was not

Greece was not an empire. Rome was. Why? Because one ended with no replacement for over a 1000 years. That’s because it was so big there was no replacement. The other just went away and was replaced by a competitor, Rome.

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Fun, fascinating

Everything under Claytemple Media is top tier quality work. Glenn is a wonderful storyteller and summarizes these works with great vividness and enthusiasm, and then dives into fascinating and insightful analysis. It’s a great way to expose yourself to new authors and stories. Whether you’ve read the stories or not these are really worth your time to listen to.

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Genuine Love For The Genre

Yet another great Claytemple Media production. Glen McDorman obviously love speculative fiction and loves telling us about. Clear and insightful looks into a variety of authors.

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