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July 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Episode 13: Machiavellian Overthinkers

On this episode of Be the Serpent, we're discussing some of our favorite sneaky, conniving little shits and their schemes, both successful and embarrassing. The tentpoles for this episode are A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold, Lithograph by romantic_drift, and Jingo by Terry Pratchett.

What We’re Reading:

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Mark Oshiro’s Anger is a Gift
Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott
Queen’s Gambit by bedlamsbard
Unfit to Print by K. J. Charles
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
Brothers of the Wild North Sea by Harper Fox
Reflections by Diana Wynne Jones
It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian
Still more Dragon Age: Inquisition fanfics


Other Stuff We Mentioned:

Fernand Braudel’s The Structures of Everyday Life
Mediterranean by Fernand Braudel
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
"Love in Every Stitch" by Alexandra Rowland (published in Fireside Magazine Issue 57, digital release forthcoming!)
"Cradle of Vines" by Jennifer Mace
Cast of Wonders
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
The Borgias
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold
A Deeper Season by lightgetsin, sahiya
Nirvana in Fire
Discworld by Terry Pratchett
City Watch Discworld by Terry Pratchett
Going Postal and Making Money by Terry Pratchett
Ocean’s series
Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat (and the short story “Pet”)
Misethere by Astolat
Once Upon a Time
Magnificent Century
The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett



The transcript for this episode is available here. Hail the scribes, hail those quick-fingered three: Sara, Neharika, Magali!

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