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Jun 1, 2022

At long last, we discussed our oft-referenced favorite tale of Terror (and Erebus), Dan Simmons' 2007 novel The Terror, a fictionalized and dubiously supernatural account of the Franklin Expedition. Is it Peak Dan Simmons? Yes, it is! Is it as good the second time? No, it isn't! Did we still LOVE discussing it so much...


May 4, 2022

This month we read and discussed Karin Boye’s novel Kallocain, which was nominated for a Retro Hugo for 1941. This is an excellent, if bleak, book, which we think should be taught in US classrooms alongside 1984 and Brave New World. We scream a few times during minute 29, so mind your volume!

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Apr 7, 2022

Hey guess what!! We are nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Fancast!! We're excited and screaming and don't want to hurt your ears, so turn down that volume! 

Thank you so much to everyone who nominated us, and who listens, likes, comments, shares, leaves reviews - we are over the moon!


Apr 6, 2022

This month we read and discussed Vonda McIntyre's 1979 Hugo Award winning novel, Dreamsnake, which is beloved by everyone except a very vocal handful of men on the internet. Even Orson Scott Card said it was readable!

DM: Lori

CW/TW: CSA, addiction

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Apr 1, 2022

In this special episode, we're going live to the phones to answer urgent questions across space and time!

Big thanks to special guest stars Kevin and Emmanuel!

Episode transcript available via: https://www.hugogirlpodcast.com/transcripts