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June 17, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 63: Hugo Award Slate Review — Best Novels of 2019

On this week's episode, we're doing a whirlwind survey of the six finalists from this year's Hugo Award for Best Novel: The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley, Middlegame by Seanan McGuire, A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, The City In the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders, and The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow!

 

What We’re Into Lately

Slippery Creatures by KJ Charles

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons

A Chorus of Dragons series by Jenn Lyons

John Wick

John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum

The King: Eternal Monarch

Kung Fu Hustle

The Untamed

The Great

 

Other Stuff We Mentioned

Kung Fu Panda

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The Magicians

Fullmetal Alchemist 

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Agatha Christie vibes

Skeleton Puzzle-Solving video games

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders 

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

John Scalzi

 

For Next Time

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

 

Transcription

The transcript for this episode is available here. We're definitely nominating our transcription team for the Serpents' Award For Best Scribes. ;)

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June 3, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 62: Overwhelming Ancestral Nostalgia

On this week's episode we're kicking back to discuss some of the beloved fantasy books of our youth, including The Circle of Magic series, the Abhorsen series, the Dark Is Rising series, and others!

What We’re Into Lately

The Spare by Miranda Dubner

Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

The Fever King by Victoria Lee

The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

Unholy Union by NeverwinterThistle

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System by Mò Xiāng Tóng Xiù

Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski

The King: Eternal Monarch

 

Other Stuff We Mentioned

Marissa Lingen

John Wick

Teen Wolf fandom

Big Wolf on Campus fandom

Mo Dao Zu Shi by Mò Xiāng Tóng Xiù

The Untamed

Burnout by Emily Nagoski

Glitch

Slack

The Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

Greenwitch by Susan Cooper

The Grey King by Susan Cooper

Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Brigadoon musical

Young Wizards series by Diane Duane

His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce

Sandry’s Book, by Tamora Pierce

Tris’s Book, by Tamora Pierce

Daja’s Book, by Tamora Pierce

Briar’s Book, by Tamora Pierce

The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge

Linnets and Valerians, by Elizabeth Goudge

The Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix

An Untamed/Abhorsen crossover

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

Diana Wynne Jones

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

The Wind Singer trilogy by William Nicholson

David Eddings

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

The Acorna series by Anne McCaffrey

The Crystal Singer series by Anne McCaffrey

Dragon Riders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey

The Belgariad Series by David Eddings

The Greenhollow Duology by Emily Tesh

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

The Wolves Chronicles series by Joan Aiken

Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

Rick Riordan Presents

 

For Next Time

The six finalists for this year's Hugo Award for Best Novel:

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsin Muir

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

 

Transcription

The transcript for this episode is available here. Thank you to our beloved scribes, as always, and welcome to the new additions to the scribing team: Kate, BananaLord, Eli, and Marita!

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