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May 23, 2018 @ 5:25 am

Episode 9: Like Rome, But With Lasers

On this episode of Be the Serpent, we're discussing space empires! We talk a little bit about the history of empires, writerly tips for constructing an empire, and the problems of imperialism. The tentpoles this week are: Ancillary Justice (and the rest of the Imperial Radch trilogy) by Ann Leckie, Star Wars, and The Course of Honour by Avoliot

What We’re Reading:

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
“Maggie Fitzgerald and the Saltwater Drip” by antistar_e


Other Stuff We Mentioned:

Tithe by Holly Black
White Cat by Holly Black
Spider-Woman/The White Widow/the Spider-Gwen series
4th Street Fantasy Convention
Katamari Damacy
Game of Thrones
The Little Prince
The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Sun Chronicles (forthcoming) by Kate Elliott
Jupiter Ascending
Ninefox Gambit and the others in the The Machineries of Empire series by Yoon Ha Lee
Star Trek
Eurovision (esp. Verka Serduchka, the Buroanovskiye Babushki, and sparkles)



The transcript for this episode is available here. Thanks as always to the scribes, Magali, Neharika, and Sarah, for their help!

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