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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!

We're always interested in more conversation, so please tweet us or email us if you have something to say!

 

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Oct 23, 2020

Intro - Metz and Phil talk about their favorite island vacations.

Content (8:28) - Discussion of Galapagos, by Kurt Vonnegut.


Jul 17, 2020

Intro - Metz and Phil talk about hosting a podcast.

Content (9:04) - Discussion of Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valente.


Apr 21, 2019

In this special episode, Metz and Phil talk about the life and works of Gene Wolfe, and say thanks to the man who made their podcast possible.

 


Jan 4, 2019

Intro - Metz asks Phil to talk about one of his parents' favorite television shows.

Content (5:46) - Discussion of Mr. Burns by Anne Washburn

 


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.