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Luke Burrage reads a science fiction novel and reviews it when he's done. Then he reads another.

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    • 3.3, 119 Ratings

Luke Burrage reads a science fiction novel and reviews it when he's done. Then he reads another.

    SFBRP #423 – Neal Asher – Brass Man – Agent Cormac #3

    SFBRP #423 – Neal Asher – Brass Man – Agent Cormac #3

    Luke and Juliane talk about Brass Man by Neal Asher, the third book in the Agent Cormac series.

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    Luke blogs at: http://www.lukeburrage.com/blog
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    Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: http://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html
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    • 59 min
    SFBRP #422 – Emma Newman – Atlas Alone – Planetfall #4

    SFBRP #422 – Emma Newman – Atlas Alone – Planetfall #4

    Luke and Juliane do another enthusiastic deep dive on an Emma Newman Planetfall novel, this time Atlas Alone.

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Bonus Audio – Juggling Podcast 018 – Coronavirus Quarantine

    Bonus Audio – Juggling Podcast 018 – Coronavirus Quarantine

    Luke and Juliane talk about the crashing halt Coronavirus has brought to Luke’s juggling career, struggles with motivation, and making new things with unclear futures.
    Originally posted on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/36543893

    • 1 hr 2 min
    SFBRP #421 – Emma Newman – Before Mars – Planetfall #3

    SFBRP #421 – Emma Newman – Before Mars – Planetfall #3

    Luke and Juliane enthuse over Emma Newman’s writing achievements in Berfore Mars, and compare storytelling from neurotypical vs neuroatypical viewpoint characters.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    SFBRP #420 – Homer and Emily Wilson – The Odyssey

    SFBRP #420 – Homer and Emily Wilson – The Odyssey

    Luke talks to Juliane about the first time he’s ever been told the story of Odysseus, not just read about it for literary reasons… and discovers The Odyssey is a broad comedy. Translated by Emily Wilson.

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    Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: http://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    SFBRP #419 – Emma Newman – After Atlas – Planetfall #2

    SFBRP #419 – Emma Newman – After Atlas – Planetfall #2

    Luke and Juliane are both enthralled and frustrated by After Atlas by Emma Newman, the second book in the Planetfall series.

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    Check out listener recommended books: http://www.goodreads.com/lukeburrage

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

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Man reads books, gives shallow rambling reviews

In a nutshell.
Also he seem to mostly listen to audio books which, I do occasionally as well, but I feel it changes the experience.

His reviews are muddy, rarely discuss the opinions of others and are very very basic. If you’re looking for intelligent discourse I’d look other places. I have included a greater review below that goes more into the details of my experience with his podcast.

He has enjoyed many books I also have loved so I don’t disagree with him completely. However my experience listening to his podcast was somewhat frustrating as he seems keen to rush through a book and give a mashed up regurgitation of it instead of methodically engaging the ideas or writing inside the cover. This is to say he seems mostly concerned over shallow matters of plot and I believe he is inclined to only see the plot in shallow ways.

As you can read in multiple reviews he is manic, chaotic and, uses extremely imprecise language in addition to not “getting” most classic or translated sci-fi. He seems to need a lot of character development and linear actions to enjoy a book. If he doesn’t enjoy it, it’s “Bad. Just bad. Awful. Just bad”
Again, his descriptions leave a lot to be desired.

He has a strong personality and I can see why some might be attracted to this podcast but I mostly found it sad that this incredible genre doesn’t hold more depth for him.

Merrimack-Kid ,

More Asimov

Would love to have your critiques of Asimov’s novels re Robots and Foundation series.
Robots of Dawn
Robots and Empire
Prelude to Foundation
Forward the Foundation
Foundation
Foundation and Empire
Second Foundation
Foundations Edge
Foundation and Earth.

Sam R&R ,

Five stars because Three Body is garbage!

Title says it all.

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