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May 22, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 35: Well, Canaveral, I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas Anymore

On this week's episode, we're talking about space operas.... IN SPAAAAACE. The tentpoles this week are The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard, the fanfic A Deeper Season by lightgetsin and sahiya, and the pilot episodes of Farscape and Killjoys.


What We’re Into Lately

The London Celebrities series by Lucy Parker
Monty Don’s Italian Gardens
Detective L
"Quid Pro Quo" by Dira Sudis

Other Stuff We Mentioned

Ancillary Justice series by Ann Leckie
Noel Streatfield
The Space Opera Renaissance by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes
Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
Planetary romance
Jupiter Ascending
Vorkosigan Saga
Stargate: Atlantis
The Adventure Zone
Babylon 5
The Goblin Emperor
Ancillary Justice
Stargate: Atlantis
Splendor & Misery by clipping
Shards of Honor
Right Answer” [second Deeper Season]
Ender’s Game
A Civil Campaign
The Expanse
Cowboy Bebop
Star Trek
Star Wars
Acorna books by Anne McCaffrey
Nimisha’s Ship by Anne McCaffrey
Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series
Space Opera by Cat Valente
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing


For Next Time

House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones



The transcript for this episode is available here. Thanks as always to our brilliant scribal team!

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May 8, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Episode 34: Misethere

On this episode, we're doing a deep-dive on a single tentpole, and we are extremely back on our bullshit. It's time to talk about astolat's Witcher fanfic, "Misethere"

What We’re Into Lately

Amnesty by Lara Elena Donnelly
le Carré
Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett
Not for Use in Navigation by Iona Datt Sharma
Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson
Dreaming of Sunshine
The Magicians
The Natural History of Dragons
A Civil Campaign
The Tropic of Serpents
Lymond Chronicles


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Drastically Redefining Protocol
Miserere” (song)
Dragon Age
Gundam Wing
Person of Interest
Sweet Valley High
Fantastic Four
Fast and Furious
Vetinari/Vimes from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series
J.Y. Yang
And I Alone Have Escaped To Tell You by astolat
"A Year In Toussaint" by astolat
The War of Silver and Ash” by astolat
The Blooded Crown” by astolat [aka ‘the second one’]
BtS Episode “Cross Your Stars and Hope to Bi” [aka ‘Disaster Bisexuals’]
Xanatos Speed Chess
Vorkosigan Saga
The Warrior’s Apprentice
Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
“Duende” by astolat
“Entanglements” by astolat


For Next Time

The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard



The transcript for this episode can be found here. As always, thank you to our brilliant scribal team! 

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