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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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Oct 26, 2018

Intro - Metz makes Phil watch an uncomfortable video

Content (10:30) - Discussion of Chapters 22 and 23 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.


Oct 19, 2018

Intro - Phil has his first experience with Texas Roadhouse.

Content (11:57) - Discussion of Chapters 20 and 21 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.


Oct 12, 2018

Intro - Metz tells Phil about an exciting flight.

Content (9:18) - Discussion of Chapter 19 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.


Oct 5, 2018

Intro - Metz exposes Phil to a new movie trailer

Content (9:15) - Discussion of Chapters 17 and 18 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.