Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Alzabo Soup is a podcast where we (Phil and Metz) do deep readings of high quality speculative fiction.  We update every week on Fridays.

  Become a Patron And Support the Podcast

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!


Become a Patron!

Unreliable Source Media is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Apr 24, 2020

Intro - Metz shows Phil a series of interesting pictures.

Content (11:17) - Discussion of Chapter 45 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

Apr 17, 2020

Intro - Phil admits his unabashed love for Disney's Descendants.

Content (10:55) - Discussion of Chapter 44 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

Apr 10, 2020

Intro - Phil gets Metz to admit he plays Magic: The Gathering

Content (11:20) - Discussion of Chapter 43 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.

Apr 3, 2020

Intro - Phil tells Metz about a unique experience at Universal Studios

Content (14:32) - Discussion of Chapter 42 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.