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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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Apr 27, 2018

Intro - Phil talks to Metz about his cats.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 14 and 15 of The Claw of the Conciliator, by Gene Wolfe.


Apr 20, 2018

Intro - Metz makes Phil describe his humdrum life.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 12 and 13 of The Claw of the Conciliator, by Gene Wolfe.


Apr 13, 2018

Intro - Phil asks Metz about his interest in Role Playing Games.

Content - Discussion of Chapter 11 of The Claw of the Conciliator, by Gene Wolfe.


Apr 6, 2018

Intro - Metz makes Phil defend a tweet about his shelf of video games.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 9 and 10 of The Claw of the Conciliator, by Gene Wolfe.