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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 Urth of the New Sun is in progress now as we look forward into Severian's life after becoming Autarch. We expect to complete our discussion of it and the entire New Sun series in early July.

After we complete New Sun, we'll read the following books and short stories in the order below:

After all of these, we'll start our page-by-page readthrough of Wolfe's The Book of the Long Sun. 

For short stories and non-Wolfe titles, out discussions will be holistic and may include spoilers.


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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Nov 24, 2017

Intro - Metz and Phil discuss waiting in line for the SNES Mini.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 13 and 14 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Nov 17, 2017

Intro - Metz grills Phil on his knowledge of architecture.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 11 and 12 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Nov 10, 2017

Intro - Phil talks about his love of National parks.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 9 and 10 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Nov 3, 2017

Intro - Phil recommends a new book

Content - Discussion of Chapters 7 and 8 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.