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July 1, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Episode 64: The Art of War

On this week's episode, we're looking at a selection of small scenes from several different pieces of media: The Expanse, Naomi Novik’s His Majesty’s Dragon, an Alexander the Great documentary, K. J. Parker’s Devices and Desires, and Bujold’s The Warrior’s Apprentice.

What We’re Into Lately

Murderbot novellas by Martha Wells

Network Effect by Martha Wells

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett

The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

The Accidental Warlord and His Pack by inexplicifics

Queen’s Play by Dorothy Dunnett

Desdemona and the Deep by C. S. E. Cooney


Other Things We Mentioned

The Great Emu War

BBC Sherlock


Game of Thrones

Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Dragon Ball Z

Vorkosigan saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

City of Lies by Sam Hawke

The Poison Wars series by Sam Hawke

The Expanse


Regeneration by Pat Barker

Black Sails 

The Far Side of the World

Jingo by Terry Pratchett 

Just war theory

Aubrey & Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian


The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliot

Star Wars

Misethere by astolat

K.J. Parker

‘On Sieges’ short essay by K.J. Parker

The Witcher television series


Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Origins

Overpowered Mages

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Documentary about the rise of the Ottoman Empire

Edge of Tomorrow 

Ender’s Game film

Age of Sail

Honor Harrington series by David Weber

Riftwar Cycle: The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist

Magician trilogy (Riftwar Saga) by Raymond E. Feist

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

A Deeper Season fanfic series by lightgetsin & sahiya

Diplomatic Relations by Maldoror_Chant

Sacrifices fanfic series by Lightning on the Wave, a 3.6 million word arc


For Next Time

Transfigurations by Resonant (Harry Potter fanfic)



The transcript of this episode is available here. Hail to the scribes, our conquering heroes!!

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