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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. Here's what you need to know:

  • We will read 1-2 chapters per episode (so 1-2 chapters per week).

  • We will be doing a "minimal spoilers" reading of the book (you can't guarantee no spoilers with an author like Wolfe), so it should be pretty safe to read along your first time with us.

 

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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Dec 28, 2018

Intro - Phil asks Metz about one of his favorite Holiday treats

Content (7:59) - Discussion of The Book of the Dun Cow, by Walter Wangerin Jr.

 


Dec 21, 2018

Intro - Phil quizzes Metz on his least favorite pop culture figurines.

Content (8:48) - General discussion of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.

 


Dec 14, 2018

Intro - Metz and Phil discuss the critical reaction to the new series Disenchanted.

Content (9:07) - Discussion of Chapters 36, 37, 38 and Appendix of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.

 


Dec 7, 2018

Intro - We announce the titles we'll be covering between The Sword of the Lictor and the Citadel of the Autarch

Content (5:21) - Discussion of Chapters 34 and 35 of The Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe.