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Join co-hosts Kate M. Colby and Jonas Lee as they chat about science fiction and fantasy novels over a drink.

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Join co-hosts Kate M. Colby and Jonas Lee as they chat about science fiction and fantasy novels over a drink.

    012: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

    012: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

    Welcome to Parallel Magic: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Show. Join co-hosts Kate M. Colby and Jonas Lee as they chat about science fiction and fantasy novels over a drink.

    In this episode, Kate and Jonas wade through the wilderness of ANNIHILATION by Jeff Vandermeer while enjoying a little rum and vodka, respectively. While the duo loved the writing and concept, they were underwhelmed by the directionless plot and “the most boring protagonist ever” (Jonas Lee, 2018).

    Kate’s rating: 6/10 shots
    Jonas’s rating: 5/10 shots

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    • 25 min
    011: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

    011: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

    Welcome to Parallel Magic: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Show. Join co-hosts Kate M. Colby and Jonas Lee as they chat about science fiction and fantasy novels over a drink.

    In this episode, Kate and Jonas sip screwdrivers and Michelob while discussing THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE by Philip K. Dick. The duo dive into the detailed world-building, why the characters and pacing underwhelmed, and the ongoing importance of themes explored.

    Kate’s rating: 7/10 shots
    Jonas’s rating: 6/10 shots

    Explicit warning: mild swearing

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    • 35 min
    010: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    010: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    Welcome to Parallel Magic: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Show. Join co-hosts Kate M. Colby and Jonas Lee as they chat about science fiction and fantasy novels over a drink.

    In this episode, Kate and Jonas drink happily ever after with a summer shandy and gin and tonic while discussing CINDER by Marissa Meyer. The duo waltz through the novel’s fairytale retelling structure, its cyberpunk culture, and the not-so-subtle romance and plot twists.

    Kate’s rating: 7/10 shots
    Jonas’s rating: 7/10 shots

    Explicit warning: mild swearing

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    • 45 min
    009: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

    009: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

    Welcome to Parallel Magic: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Show. Join co-hosts Kate M. Colby and Jonas Lee as they chat about science fiction and fantasy novels over a drink.

    In this episode, Kate and Jonas sacrifice Jack & Coke and Bud Light Orange in honor of Neil Gaiman’s AMERICAN GODS. After Kate recounts the odyssey that brought her to reading the novel, the duo dive into Gaiman’s detailed writing style, why they (dis)like Shadow as a protagonist, and how the American gods worshipped represent our values.

    Kate’s rating: 9/10 shots
    Jonas’s rating: 8/10 shots

    Explicit warning: mild swearing

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    • 44 min
    008: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

    008: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

    Welcome to Parallel Magic: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Show. Join co-hosts Kate M. Colby and Jonas Lee as they chat about science fiction and fantasy novels over a drink.

    In this episode, Kate and Jonas drain Vinho Verde and Bud Light ‘Blood’ Orange while dissecting INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE by Anne Rice. After Jonas makes a quick reading confession, the duo praise the book’s unique interview-style prose, discuss why vampires are an ever-present threat in fantasy fiction, and compare the book to the movie.

    Kate’s rating: 8/10 shots
    Jonas’s rating: 6/10 shots

    Explicit warning: mild swearing

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    • 42 min
    007: Author Interview, Dawn by J. Thorn & Zach Bohannon

    007: Author Interview, Dawn by J. Thorn & Zach Bohannon

    Welcome to Parallel Magic: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Show. Join co-hosts Kate M. Colby and Jonas Lee as they chat about science fiction and fantasy novels over a drink.

    In this special interview episode, Kate and Jonas are joined by J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon, authors of the post-apocalyptic thriller DAWN (FINAL AWAKENING BOOK ONE). J. and Zach dive into why they enjoy writing post-apoc and anti-heroes, offer insight into their co-writing process, and share some of their favorite post-apoc and horror entertainment.

    SPOILER ALERT: This episode contains minor spoilers for DAWN. Listen at your own risk.

    Grab your copy of DAWN on Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/tnv1ns
    Or check out the FINAL AWAKENING TRILOGY Boxed Set: http://hyperurl.co/0tgxm4

    Learn more about J., Zach, and their books at: https://moltenuniversemedia.com/

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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For SFF Readers

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