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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 25, 2019

Intro - Phil and Metz go through the history of Looney Tunes at a slapstick pace.

Content (14:29) - Discussion of Chapters 16 and 17 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

Oct 18, 2019

Intro - Metz asks Phil why slimes are sometimes made out of metal.

Content (9:01) - Discussion of Chapters 14 and 15 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

Oct 11, 2019

Intro - Metz talks about his family's summer vacation.

Content (10:40) - Discussion of Chapters 12 and 13 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

Oct 4, 2019

Intro - Phil talks about the joys of raising a nerd.

Content (8:12) - Discussion of Chapters 10 and 11 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.