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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!

We're always interested in more conversation, so please tweet us or email us if you have something to say!


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May 25, 2018

Intro - Metz takes Phil to a new restaurant.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 22 and 23 of The Claw of the Conciliator, by Gene Wolfe.


May 18, 2018

Intro - Phil talks about the book he's reading now.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 20 and 21 of The Claw of the Conciliator, by Gene Wolfe.


May 11, 2018

Intro - Metz talks to Phil about one of the best tools ever made.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 18 and 19 of The Claw of the Conciliator, by Gene Wolfe.


May 4, 2018

Intro - Phil and Metz attempt to defend someone else's Tweet

Content - Discussion of Chapters 16 and 17 of The Claw of the Conciliator, by Gene Wolfe.