96 episodes

Three science fiction fans review and discuss a different science fiction ("scifi") or fantasy book every week.


    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

Three science fiction fans review and discuss a different science fiction ("scifi") or fantasy book every week.

    Red Team Blues

    Red Team Blues

    Salted hash! We review and discuss "Red Team Blues" by Cory Doctorow. We also go into too much technical detail on things, air controversial opinions on sandwich cookies, and get way too philosophical about names.

    • 45 min
    Nine Princes In Amber

    Nine Princes In Amber

    Morganstern! We review and discuss "Nine Princes In Amber" by Roger Zelazny. We also go a bit into the background of the book, wax kind of zelasnyish about Zelazny's prose, and try way too hard to link things to quantum mechanics.
     Suspended In Literature: Patterns and Allusions in the Chronicle of Amber by Christoper S. Kovacs Our theme music is "SF3" by Christian Plaunt. Used by permission.
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    • 47 min
    The Psychology of Time Travel

    The Psychology of Time Travel

    Tipler cylinders and flux capacitors! We review and discuss "The Psychology of Time Travel" by Kate Mascarenhas. We also discuss time travel paradoxes (a LOT), free will, and something called "The Box of Delights".

    • 57 min
    Ten Thousand Doors of January

    Ten Thousand Doors of January

    Doors! We review and discuss "Ten Thousand Doors of January" by Alix E. Harrow. Books within books, and dogs, are also discussed, as they should be.
    00:03 Intro
    02:03 Summary
    03:03 Reviews
    04:57 Discussion
    05:04 Topic: books within books
    10:04 Topic: dogs
    12:29 Topic: power limits
    14:38 Topic: allegory
    16:23 Topic: self-inscription
    18:19 Topic: January as character
    20:24 Favorite scenes 
    22:00 Usual Questions 
    23:03 Conclusion

    • 24 min


    Meataphor! We review and discuss "Middlegame" by Seanan McGuire. In the process, we cross our own timelines, discuss our own godlike powers, and talk about SF Bay Area locations. Originally recorded June 28, 2020.
    00:04 Intro, summary, reviews 
    06:55 Discussion
    07:04 Topic: The title
    08:29 Topic: Save points, power management
    12:30 Topic: Imaginary books
    15:08 Favorite scenes
    18:49 Usual questions
    23:46 Conclusion

    • 24 min
    A Memory Called Empire

    A Memory Called Empire

    I am a spear in the hands of the sun! We review and discuss "A Memory Called Empire" by Arkady Martine.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

PeacockDawson ,

wish it was still going!

ive only listened to a couple of episodes so far, but i reached a point where i decided firmly that i liked it, and planned to subscribe. was extremely bummed to realize they werent still going, i was excited to see what all they had done. oh well, i’ll be going through the backlog! best murderbot review on itunes, thats for sure

claud9999 ,

i am not one of the three

Unlike the only other reviewer, I am an anonymous fellow who loves this podcast 5-stars much.

(Full disclosure, I am friends with two hosts. The third is missing out on my awesomeness.)

K Greene ,


My favorite scifi, fantasy and speculative fiction book podcast

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