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Ep067 Karen Osborne Short Stories
The Dead, In Their Uncontrollable Power; The Two Bullet War; and Cratered by Karen Osborne Episode Discussion The Two Bullet War. A beautifully written work that made Reid question the purpose of novels if perfection can be obtained in a short story? A story of three scenes: a death and setup; the story … Continue reading Ep067 Karen Osborne Short Stories →
Ep066 The Unbroken by CL Clark
The Unbroken by CL Clark CL Clark’s debut novel dives into the theme of military occupation and identity. The story follow two characters: Touraine the soldier and Luca the ruler. Touraine will do anything to protect her fellow soliders, the Sands, which immediately means to rise through the ranks and become a leader of the … Continue reading Ep066 The Unbroken by CL Clark →
Ep065 Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey Isaac and Reid dig into the legendary world of Pern. Dragonflight put Anne McCaffrey on the radar of science fiction and fantasy, and introduced the world to Pern. Made up of four stories – the first of two which were published previously as separate short stories – Dragonflight is a story … Continue reading Ep065 Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey →
Ep064 Nalo Hopkinson
Short Stories by Nalo Hopkinson Nalo Hopkinson is a Jamaican-born Candian speculative fiction author of the unreal. Hopkinson is the 2021 Damon Knight Grandmaster awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and the 1999 Astounding Award for Best New Writer (formerly the Campbell award). The Glass Bottle Trick Link to the … Continue reading Ep064 Nalo Hopkinson →
Ep063 The Poppy War
The Poppy War by RF Kuang Winner of the Astounding Award for Best New Author, RF Kuang’s debut novel, The Poppy War, is a story of realistic war and the horrors humans can inflict on one another. Link to RF Kuang’s Lecture: “The Poppy War in Context: Asian American Speculative Fiction” (Oct 28 2020) … Continue reading Ep063 The Poppy War →
Ep062 Usman T Malik
Usman T Malik: The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family and The Wandering City Usman T Malik is an award winning author, and among other awards is a winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction. In this episode Isaac and The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family A modern myth. The … Continue reading Ep062 Usman T Malik →
Having always enjoyed discussions on literature, this podcast brings me back to memories of English classes. Having the choice to participate in such conversations, rather than be forced to for a grade, is a breath of fresh air. I’ll be making my way through their backlog and perhaps try and read their next scheduled book. Highly would recommend!
I love listening to your discussions. I find myself joining in the conversations while I'm listening. Great insights and reflections on the stories.
Entertaining and Informative
You guys have the type of discussion that makes me wish I was in the room so I could jump into the conversation. Between the analysis that discusses the book without getting too bogged down and the amusing quips sprinkled throughout, its everything I look for in a bookish podcast.