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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.

 

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The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe is in progress now as we work through the fourth volume, The Citadel of the Autarch. 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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Jun 14, 2019

Intro - Phil celebrates avoiding one of his vices.

Content (11:29) - Discussion of Chapter 35 of The Citadel of the Autarch, by Gene Wolfe.


Jun 7, 2019

Intro - Metz asks Phil about his favorite sports team.

Content (6:48) - Discussion of part 2 of Chapter 34 of The Citadel of the Autarch, by Gene Wolfe.


May 31, 2019

Intro - Phil tries to explain what's so bodacious about San Dimas.

Content (8:27) - Discussion of part 1 of Chapter 34 of The Citadel of the Autarch, by Gene Wolfe.


May 24, 2019

Intro - Metz tries to explain why he can't just listen to pop songs.

Content (11:20) - Discussion of Chapters 32 and 33 of The Citadel of the Autarch, by Gene Wolfe.


May 17, 2019

Intro - Phil talks about how fun it is to walk around an anachronistic mall.

Content (11:39) - Discussion of part 2 of Chapter 31 of The Citadel of the Autarch, by Gene Wolfe.