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Oct 6, 2021

It's our Halloween Spooktacular! This month for spooky season we read and discussed Retro Hugo nominee The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle. Published in 1941 under the dubious title Uneasy Freehold, this book is chock full of our favorite things: ghosts, breakfasts, lesbians, and a nice orange cat. It has a great twist so...


Sep 1, 2021

This month we discussed The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu (translated by Ken Liu), winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for best novel. Did you know that we are in fact three bodies? And by the end of this episode, we are also self-taught physicists.

Music by Eon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVbvE0PJyss

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Aug 4, 2021

This is a short book so detours abound, but we did (mostly) love that Murderbot! After almost a year and a half of a whole pandemic, who can't identify with wanting to shut your helmet faceplate and feed thousands of hours of TV directly into your brain? Murderbot is all of us.

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Jul 28, 2021

It's time to eat! Join us as we eat and discuss delicious dishes inspired by The Witcher, The Broken Earth Trilogy, The Legacy of OrĂ¯sha, and Lord of the Rings from Cooking for Wizards, Warriors and Dragons, by Thea James and Isabel Minunni. Be forewarned, there's plenty of chewing because this food was good!

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Jul 27, 2021

This minisode we open and peruse Cooking for Wizards, Warriors and Dragons, a fantasy-inspired collection of recipes, created by Hugo Award winner and co-founder of The Book Smugglers, Thea James, and chef Isabel Minunni. The book also includes forty beautiful illustrations by artist Tim Foley. Listen as we...read the...