Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Podcast #4- The Hugo Novels

Our new podcast is live, just in time for us to load our bikes up and head to Wiscon! This episode, we talk about some more science fiction & fantasy theater in Chicago, then launch into a brief discussion of all 6 Hugo novels on the 2017 shortlist.

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  • 0- Introduction & What We've Been Reading (Hugo Nominations & C.J. Cherryh's Rimrunners)
  • 4:00- Upcoming Events
  • 6:18- What we're looking forward to at Wiscon & BikeCon
  • 10:55- Theatrical Discussion: Lifeline's A Wrinkle in Time, Edge of Orion's Illyria, and a bit more discussion of New Millennium's The Incredible Hank and Otherworld's The Rogue Aviator
  • 16:27- Hugo overview & voting mechanics
  • 20:51- Novel discussion!
    • Ada Palmer's Too Like The Lightning
    • N.K. Jemisin's The Obelisk Gate
    • Cixin Liu's Death's End
    • Charlie Jane Ander's All the Birds in the Sky
    • Becky Chamber's A Closed and Common Orbit
    • Yoon Ha Lee's Ninefox Gambit
  • 43:51- Overall Hugo thoughts
  • 53:52- Credits
(Extended show notes after we return from Wiscon!)

Thanks to our events reader this episode, Chelsea Fiddyment from Unreal.

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