In the long and storied history of science fiction podcasts, never had the powers-that-be deigned it safe to allow John H. Stevens, Fred Kiesche, and Jeff Patterson to appear on the same panel discussion. “It would be worse than crossing the streams,” they said. “Violent weather would sweep the land, and cicadas emerge from the depths!” Okay—it’s more like visiting three cranky uncles in a run-down retirement home…

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A Marvel-ous Talk (with Saladin Ahmed)

Come along with Jeff Patterson, John Stevens and Fred Kiesche as they they discuss fantasy, writing, all things Marvel in general and all things Black Bolt in particular with Saladin Ahmed!

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with Saladin Ahmed


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Fun with C4, AI and QRF’s! (with Linda Nagata)

Join Jeff Patterson, John Stevens and Fred Kiesche as they they discuss military fiction, self-publishing and reinventing yourself (multiple times) with Nebula Award nominated author Linda Nagata!

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with Linda Nagata


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Fantastic Defenders of the Guardians of the Galaxy

Join Jeff Patterson, John Stevens and Fred Kiesche as they once again venture into the void and tangle with technology!

In tonight’s podcast, between three hosts and three guests: microphone, Skype & recorder issues. Two internet outages. Two power outages. Several crossed wires. But…We are joined by Donna Royston, David Keener and Martin Wilsey to talk about their new Tannhauser Press anthology Worlds Enough: Fantastic Defenders.

Waitaminutenow. (flips through table of contents) Patterson? Patterson? They let Jeff Patterson write a story in this thing? Wot?

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with David Keener, Martin Wilsey and Donna Royston


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Vactioning at the End of the World

Jeff Patterson, John E. O. Stevens and Fred Kiesche welcome back Jesse Willis of the SFF Audio Podcast to discuss Alan Moore’s epic graphic examination of H.P. Lovecraft.

We talk about The Courtyard, Neonomicon and Providence, by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows.

Here There Be Spoilers!

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with Jesse Willis


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Borges! Borges! Borges!

Jeff Patterson, John E. O. Stevens and Fred Kiesche welcome back Kate Sherrod and Jonah Sutton-Morse to discuss Jose Luis Borges!

Perhaps optimistically, we “assigned” four stories: Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius; The Circular Ruins; The Library of Babel; The Garden of Forking Paths—and ended up only really scratching the surface of one! It is clear that we will be back to this subject many more times (before we even start to branch off into “authors that we also like”!).

Sit down, pour yourself a good port and settle in. And please let us know what stories (or essays, or poetry) you would like to see us cover next!

Jorge Luis Borges on Wikipedia.

Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

The Circular Ruins

The Library of Babel

The Garden of Forking Paths

SF Encyclopedia on Jorge Luis Borges

SF Encyclopedia on libraries.

Paris Review, Jorge Luis Borges: The Art of Fiction

Ficciones (many editions)

Collected Fictions (Penguin)

Labyrinths (many editions)

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with Jonah Sutton-Morse and Kate Sherrod


41

Remember the Cant!

Scurrying from rotating work schedules and expanding projects, John E.O. Stevens, Jeff Patterson and Fred Kiesche convene in the tubes that make up the internet as well as the tubes that make up Ceres Station to discuss the second season of The Expanse, Lois McMaster Bujold, hermetic poetry and more!

The Expanse: Season 01

Amazon Prime

DVD

The Expanse: Season 02

Amazon Prime

Official Site on SyFy (includes full episodes)

Wait, what?

Science!

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson


40

The Comforting Glow of the Vacuum Valve

The old year departs, the new year arrives. John E.O. Stevens, Jeff Patterson and Fred Kiesche gather around the warm glows of their ham radio rigs and warm their hands over the vacuum tubes to discuss the best of 2016, what they are looking forward to in 2017 and culture consumed.

Also…why do so many Russian sites feature the works of Samuel R. Delany?

Newsflash: Past Fourth Hoarse Patrick Hester has a book! For reals!

A lot of this episode was inspired by John DeNardo’s two-part look at what is coming in 2017, we recommend a read (while hiding your wallet): Part 01. Part 02.

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson and John E.O. Stevens


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Hoarsemen vs. Nerds

In this episode, The Three Hoarsemen continue their fine tradition of helping you to empty your wallet! To do so we have the help of returning guest Patrick Hester, along with his Functional Nerds associate John Anealio to pick what you would like to see under the tree (whether it be for you or for somebody you know).

Afterwards, Jeff Patterson and Fred Kiesche are joined by John E. O. Stevens to hear John’s picks and then to wrap up the year with some culture consumed.

Are you ready for the picks?

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with Patrick Hester and John Anealio


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TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! with Jonathan Strahan

System crashes, Skype issues, tablets bursting into metaphorical flame, microphones that won’t cooperate and more fail to keep The Three Hoarsemen, Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson and John E.O. Stevens from being joined by returning guest Jonathan Strahan, editor of many anthologies, reviewer and editor of Locus, editor at Tor, and podcaster (along with Gary K. Wolfe) of The Coode Street Podcast. And better yet, Jonathan joins us from the future (future…future…future…fuuuuutuuuurrrreeee…)

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with Jonathan Strahan


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The Unmentionable Brightness of Bacon

Battling issues with Skype, microphones, tablets and more, The Three Hoarsemen, Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson and John E.O. Stevens are joined by returning guest David Annandale (“…that’s Professor Annandale to you…”) who has taken a break from his regular appearances on The Skiffy & Fanty Show and Totally Pretentious to discuss horror in this vaguely Halloween-themed episode. Do they celebrate Halloween in the mythic forested lands of Canada? They sure do discuss horror.

Hold on to your wallets, by the way. This is another potentially expensive episode!

(AND WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Once the podcast was over we kept talking and some of it was pretty gosh darned good. So, good thing the recording was still running, eh?)

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with David Annandale


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The Ladies That Sailed Our Souls

With a (hurricane) (tropical storm) (tropical depression) threatening, The Three Hoarsemen batten down the hatches, throw bars across window shutters, and get pails ready for bailing. Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson and John E.O. Stevens are joined by returning guest Karen Burnham to discuss the life and works of Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger (a.k.a., Felix C. Forrest; a.k.a. Carmichael Smith), best known as Cordwainer Smith.

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson with Karen Burnham


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