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January 1, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Episode 51: How to Romance Your Dragon

On this episode, we're talking about dragons, specifically dragons that shapeshift into a hot person so you can kiss them. Well, ok, in one of the tentpoles a girl smooches the actual dragon-shaped dragon, but we'll get to that. The tentpoles this week are In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard, the movie On Drakon, and “O Captain, My Captain” by novembersmith.


What We’re Into Lately

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

The Untamed

The Impossible Contract by K.A. Doore



Other Stuff We Mentioned

Dragon’s Bait by Vivian Vande Velde

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Beauty and the Beast

The Sound of Music (1965)

The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard

The House of Sundering Flames by Aliette de Bodard

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

The Temeraire series by Naomi Novik

Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian

Hornblower Saga by C.S. Forester

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

How to Pronounce Smaug

King Uther Pendragon

Hamlet’s King Claudius

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Three Things One Can Do with a Dragon

 “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” 

Beauty and the Beast

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

Be The Serpent Episode 15: My (Psychic, Firebreathing) Little Pony 

Cruel Enchantment, a short story collection by Janine Ashbless

“The Dragon’s Bride” by Janine Ashbless

Treasured” by Dira Sudis, Sealcat



For Next Time 

Princess Tutu



The transcript of this episode is available here. Picture us throwing bouquets of roses at our wonderful scribal team!!

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