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May 20, 2020 @ 5:01 am

Episode 61: A Time and a Place

On this week's episode, we're discussing historical fantasy, and Freya makes a truly brilliant point about what this genre really IS. The tentpoles today are The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley, A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly, and “Duende” by astolat.


What We’re Into Lately

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho


A Marvelous Light by Freya Markse!

Dr. Manhattan

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian

Hornblower by C.S. Forester

Loveless anime

Dangerous If Unbound” by astolat

Person of Interest


Black Sails

Downton Abbey

Temeraire series by Naomi Novik

P.G. Woodhouse books

Judging accuracy with the Bill and Ted test

Hild by Nicola Griffith

Georgette Heyer’s books

The Hornblower books by C.S. Forester

A Dalliance with the Duke by AMargeurite

An Ever-Fixed Mark by AMarguerite

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

The Glamourist Histories series by Mary Robinette Kowal

Everfair by Nisi Shawl

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

For Next Time

The Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce



The transcript of this episode is available here. Thank you as always to our lovely scribes for their hard work! 

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May 6, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 60: Extravaganza

On this week's episode, it's time for another extravaganza of questions from our darling listeners! What's Freya's favorite nonfiction book? How quickly can Macey bring up chaos theory? Will Alex make any progress convincing their cohosts to wear snek onesies for the digital Hugo ceremony?


What We’re Into Lately:

Swordheart by T. Kingfisher

The Winter Prince by Elizabeth Wein

The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Untamed fanfic

Scum Villain fanfic

The English Game


Other Stuff We Mentioned:

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The City Born Great by N. K. Jemisin

The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

The Divine Cities series by Robert Jackson Bennett

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Seanan McGuire’s swamp

Ness from Strange Horizons

Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzalez

Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott

Watching the English by Kate Fox

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Johnathan Gottschall

Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson

The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

The works of Diana Wynne Jones

Stargate: Atlantis

Laminar flow

The Harry Potter series

Yuri!!! On Ice

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

Uprooted by Naomi Novik






Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

Kylo Ren/Rey

Viable Paradise Writers Workshop

Dangerous If Unbound by astolat

Person of Interest

freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose by synecdochic

House Proud by astolat

Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy

The new serpent taxonomy: which astolat fic are you?

The Untamed

Unseen Academicals

Does God Play Dice? by Ian Stewart

For Next Time:

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley



Click here for the transcript of this episode! Thank you as always to our beautiful, glamorous team of scribes!

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