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Alzabo Soup is a podcast where we (Phil and Metz) do deep readings of high quality speculative fiction.  We update every week on Fridays.  

The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe begins 10/6/17. Here's what you need to know:

  • We are using the 1994 "Shadow & Claw" and "Sword & Citadel" edition of the work.

  • We will read 1-2 chapters per episode (so 1-2 chapters per week).

  • We will be doing a "minimal spoilers" reading of the book (you can't guarantee no spoilers with an author like Wolfe), so it should be pretty safe to read along your first time with us.
  • We plan on doing all four books in the Book of the New Sun in order, followed by The Urth of the New Sun. We will probably take over a year to complete this read from start to finish.

 

Please Note: This podcast is intended to be listened to in chronological order by title.  Please pick the title you'd like to listen to from "categories" start with the oldest episode of your title first!

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Oct 13, 2017

Intro - Metz asks Phil about the experience of going on a cruise.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 2 and 3 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Oct 6, 2017

Intro - Phil asks Metz to describe his ideal adaptation of The Shadow of the Torturer.

Content - Introduction to our approach and discussion of Chapter 1 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Sep 29, 2017

Intro - Metz and Phil discuss one of their fondly remembered childhood fads.

Content - Discussion of The Martian, The Long Years, There Will Come Soft Rains, and The Million Year Picnic from The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury.


Sep 22, 2017

Intro - Metz and Phil talk about the low-brow popular culture they each love.

Content - Discussion of Liane the Wayfarer and Guyal of Sfere from The Dying Earth, and The Sorcerer Pharesm from The Eyes of the Overworld, all by Jack Vance.


Sep 15, 2017

Intro - Phil follows up with Metz after having read Nine Princes in Amber.

Content - Discussion of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells and With the Night Mail by Rudyard Kipling.