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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 30, 2018

Intro - Phil tells Metz about some amazing advances in high fidelity video games.

Content (11:57) - Discussion of Chapter 33 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.


Nov 23, 2018

Intro - Metz and Phil reminisce about their Magic: The Gathering game at MileHiCon.

Content (10:16) - Discussion of Chapters 31 and 32 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.


Nov 16, 2018

Intro - Metz asks Phil about his decision to build a second home.

Content (5:39) - Discussion of Chapters 28, 29 and 30 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.


Nov 9, 2018

Intro - Phil forces Metz to remember that one time in middle school when he read an Archie Digest comic.

Content (8:21) - Discussion of Chapters 26 and 27 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.


Nov 2, 2018

Intro - Phil asks Metz to participate in his son's fundraiser.

Content (9:19) - Discussion of Chapters 24 and 25 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.