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“What’s with the snails today?” “They’re snails.”  Craig studied a stain on the sleeve of his otherwise pristine lab coat, wondering: dried blood or old coffee? “Yeah, but they’re… well, look,” Alexa said, pointing at the massive aquarium perched precariously on a shelf above two cages of rats and a loose chameleon. “Huh.” “‘The snails ... more

41: People Who Eat People

41: People who eat people are the luckiest people in the world… maybe?  Liv Morgan of iZombie fame would likely disagree, but Dr. Hannibal Lecter, well.  He’s been planning it all for years now, hasn’t he?  We’ll never look at oysters and acorns, or pizza, for that matter, the same way again. And the snails. ... more

40: Destruction and Memory

Luke and Shiri attempt to dive into Lightspeed: Queers Destroy Science Fiction and end up toes only because the water is just too cold. Next, we discuss Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear, which does well that which Lightspeed attempted and strove very hard to achieve. Our joint GRRR this week involves much raving vis a ... more

39: Cyberpunk and the Devil

We visit the original matrix and talk cyberpunk with Neuromancer (and a bit about Snow Crash). Then we discuss the Netflix Original Daredevil (spoilers: we loved it.) And finally, as we always do, we have the Grrr and the Arrrgh. Check out this episode! ... more

Things I love: Best of the Year collections

One of my largest problems with publishing (and most of the entertainment-industrial complex) is the obsession with fresh ornew over good or great. That is why I love Best of the Year anthologies and collections, especially not this years. Ever since I was little I loved these, where else can you sit down with a ... more

38: Eutopia and Ultron

Luke and Shiri explore the depths of Lovecraftian Americana and are disappointed by the results vis a vis David Nickle’s: Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism.  Next, we face down the juggernaut that is Avengers: Age of Ultron.  We end, as always, with the Grrrrrr and the Arrrrrrrgh. Check out this episode! ... more