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Brandon Budda and Glenn McDorman travel through the works of the great speculative-fiction writer Gene Wolfe one story at a time.

The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast Claytemple Media

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Brandon Budda and Glenn McDorman travel through the works of the great speculative-fiction writer Gene Wolfe one story at a time.

    Ep. 116: Peace - Chapter One - Recap - Part I

    Ep. 116: Peace - Chapter One - Recap - Part I

    It's finally happening! Wolfe's haunting memoir of life in small-town Kansas in the early part of the twentieth century. Is somebody secretly from Krypton? Tune in to find out. This episode covers pages 9 - 26.

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    Next time: Part II. Pages 26 - 42.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 115: A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro - Discussion

    Ep. 115: A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro - Discussion

    A ghost story without any ghosts.

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    Next time: Peace! We'll be back on April 13th with the first of four episodes on Chapter One of Wolfe's gorgeous novel Peace.


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 114: A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro - Recap

    Ep. 114: A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro - Recap

    A ghost story without any ghosts.

    Thanks to the awesome Patreon supporter who commissioned this episode!

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    Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners.

    Not enough weird fiction in your life? Join us on Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast.

    Love Star Trek? Come find us on the Lower Decks!

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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast.

    Next time: Peace! We'll be back on April 13th with the first of four episodes on Chapter One of Wolfe's gorgeous novel Peace.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep. 113: Blued Moon by Connie Willis

    Ep. 113: Blued Moon by Connie Willis

    A sci-fi rom com!
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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast.
    Next time: Peace! We'll be back on April 13th with the first of four episodes on Chapter One of Wolfe's gorgeous novel Peace.


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 112: Silhouette - Discussion

    Ep. 112: Silhouette - Discussion

    In space, no one can hear you scream.
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    Next time: Peace! We'll be back on April 13th with the first of four episodes on Chapter One of Wolfe's gorgeous novel Peace.


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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep. 111: Silhouette - Recap - Part V

    Ep. 111: Silhouette - Recap - Part V

    In space, no one can hear you scream.
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    Next time: A discussion of Silhouette.


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    • 49 min

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57 Ratings

57 Ratings

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Long due

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6thcity ,

A necessary listen for Wolfe readers

In a surprisingly (and welcome!) crowded field of Gene Wolfe podcasts, this one offers not only two unique voices, and therefore perspectives, on the rich and vast mystery of Wolfe’s literary output, but also the novel approach of reading that output in chronological order. In further comparison with the other podcasts in the field (which I also recommend,) the hosts here offer a slightly more academic approach to the works, and often move at a faster pace.

Slharris910 ,

Fantastic discussions of a fascinating writer

Gene Wolfe is an author whose work cries out for discussion with friends during and after reading, and this podcast fills that niche perfectly, with thoughtful reviews and commentary of the stories and interesting speculation on the meanings and allusions, themes and motifs, of this most elusive and allusive writer.

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