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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 second volume, The Claw of the Conciliator. 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 30, 2017

 Intro: Phil tries to get Metz to explain the bad cinematography in Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them.

 

Content: Discussion of Pages 131-141 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.


Jun 23, 2017

 Intro: Metz and Phil talk about some of their favorite painters.

 

Content: Discussion of Pages 115-131 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.


Jun 16, 2017

 Intro: Phil gets Metz to discuss his favorite board game.

 

Content: Discussion of Pages 100-115 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.


Jun 9, 2017

 Intro: Phil talks about reading Redwall to his son.

 

Content: Discussion of Pages 85 - 100 of the First Orb Edition of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.


Jun 2, 2017

 Intro: Metz regales Phil with the time that his wife took their house cat to a cat show.

Content: Post-read discussion of the title novella in The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe.