#118. Who Goes There? (”The Thing”)

January 15th, 2017

Craig and Todd discuss the 1938 novelette, Who Goes There? by J.W. Campbell. This is the story that John Carpenter's movie The Thing was based on. It's a fun one, and a good way to talk about old sci-fi in general.

PDF of the story itself

PDF scan of the original magazine it was published in

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#117. The Great Hunt, part 2

December 25th, 2016

We finish up our discussion of The Great Hunt. A lot of talk of foreshadowing, with Lan teaching Rand about "sheathing the sword." Or was it "heron in the rushes?" Or "pigs in a blanket?" We close out with a clip from the song The Wisdom of Emond's Field, by the Swedish metal band Katana.

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#116. The Emperor’s Soul

December 18th, 2016

GENERAL SPOILER ALERT FOR THE COSMERE. The crew discusses Brandon Sanderson's novella, The Emperor's Soul. Most of the discussion is about the philosophical importance of the story, but we do stray into some discussion of the Cosmere and how it works, with a few references to other stories that you may not want spoiled.

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#115. Fahrenheit 451

December 11th, 2016

Craig, Todd, and Kenn resurrect our Heroes of Sci-fi series by diving into Ray Bradbury's classic dystopia, Fahrenheit 451. So get back in the high-school-english-class mindset. Or, if you're still in high school, just use this to pretend like you read the book.

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#114. The Great Hunt, part 1

December 5th, 2016

The guys discuss Robert Jordan's The Great Hunt, in the first of two episodes on the book.

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#113. Fantastic Beasts & Doctor Strange

November 27th, 2016

We tackle the November movies that most of you saw. First, we discuss Doctor Strange and rank the MCU movies so far. Then, at 39:45, we talk Fantastic Beasts. Unshockingly, Craig has some opinions that prove none-too-popular. At least not with Ryan.

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#112. The Eye of the World, part 2

November 20th, 2016

Part 2 of our discussion of The Eye of the World. Craig, Ryan, Kenn, and Kyle finally discuss more than just the prologue. This time we get around to talking about the setting, characters, and plot, plus a few frustrations. Like Part 1, this episode is missing a recap. Our apologies, we'll bring that back for the next Wheel of Time episode.

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#111. White Sand Review

November 13th, 2016

NO SPOILERS, so listen away. Craig, Ryan, and Todd review White Sand, the only thing they've ever read with as many credited authors as Legendarium reviewers. White Sand is the first piece of Cosmere lore that isn't written by Sanderson himself, but rather a graphic novel adaptation of an unpublished manuscript. This is only part 1 of 3 of the story, so there's nothing to spoil yet.

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#110. The Eye of the World, part 1

November 6th, 2016

Spoiler alert for The Eye of the World. Read first, then listen. Craig, Ryan, Kenn, and newcomer Kyle are ready to take on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time, and they start ... well, at the beginning. This was meant to be a discussion about the entire first book, but they didn't even make it past the first chapter. So there will be more EotW discussion later this month.

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#109. Cosmere 101

October 30th, 2016

Two things you need to know before you listen: (1) there is a general spoiler alert that comes into effect after about the 30-minute mark; and (2) Ryan, Craig, and Todd are about to try to distill a dozen concepts from the Cosmere into 60 minutes of discussion. They fail. But it's fun to hear them try!

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