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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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Dec 29, 2017

Intro - Phil complains about the video of Peter Pan that Metz made him watch.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 22 and 23 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Dec 22, 2017

Intro - Metz tries to get Phil to talk about Super Mario Odyssey, but accidentally ends up segueing into another critique of contemporary television.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 20 and 21 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Dec 15, 2017

Intro - Phil asks Metz about the history of Gelatin.

Content - Discussion of Chapters 18 and 19 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Dec 8, 2017

Intro - Metz introduces a new feature called "Defend Your Tweet."

Content - Discussion of Chapters 16 and 17 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.


Dec 1, 2017

Content - General discussion and discussion of Chapter 15 of The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe.