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April 21, 2021 @ 5:00 am

Episode 84: Not With a Bang…

On this week's episode, we're talking about postapocalyptic fiction, specifically stories set in the wake of a climate apocalypse. The tentpoles are Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse, the fanfic "Moebius" by AuroraNova and Mad Max: Fury Road.


What We’re Into Lately

The House of Niccolò series by Dorothy Dunnett

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

Parks and Recreation

The World Figure Skating Championship

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge

love, in fire and blood by cicer

Practical Creativity by Raph Koster 


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Be the Serpent, Episode 3: Apocalypse Sometime, Maybe Next Tuesday

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge 

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge 

Be the Serpent, Episode 38: A Hugo Award Special — The Novels of 2018

“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time” by K.M. Szpara

The Old Guard

Atomic Blonde

Studio Ghibli movies

James Bond movies

Peer Gynt” by Grieg

The first Mad Max movie

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

 Mass Effect games

The ending of Mass Effect 3

Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha

Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison

The Day After Tomorrow

Who Should Live In Flooded Old New York? by Brooke Bolander

Embers by Vathara

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin

Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

The Sea and Summer (aka Drowning Towers) by George Turner 

‘The Fall of Civilizations’ podcast

How We Get to Carbon Zero by Bianca Nogrady

The Expanse 

Space Sweepers

Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson

Macey’s Fun Facts Bronze Age Mediterranean Corner

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline

The most famous and meme-able trader to ever live, Ea-nasir


For Next Time

Crimson Peak film


Content Warnings

Gore and implied sexual assault in Mad Max: Fury Road
Gore and (urban fantasy standard) violence in Trail of Lightning


The transcript for this episode is available here. Thank you as always to our brilliant team of scribes!!

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