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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“…And With Strange Aeon’s Even Death Can Die…”

And we’re back! Did you miss us? Feels like we were just here with you all!

Jeff Patterson and Fred Kiesche (sadly, John Stevens could not make it) continue their conversation with Paul Weimer and Patrick Hester. Culture is consumed. Much culture. Much consumption. Hang on to your wallets and your eyeballs.

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


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“…That Is Not Dead Which Can Eternal Lie…”

Two out of three Hoarses ain’t so bad! Jeff Patterson and Fred Kiesche struggle to find something to talk about without the help of the absent John Stevens and turn to returning guests Patrick Hester and Paul Weimer to catch up on their doings and to discuss in Part Two…Culture Consumed!

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


48

Leaven My Nerd Rage (Hosts Only)

Jeff Patterson, John Stevens and Fred Kiesche are joined by returning no returning Hoarse thanks to a life well-examined. Plague! Famine! Pestilence! None of these kept us from the microphone for our final episode of 2017. Sit back, close your eyes and keep your hands on your wallet.

Content warning: We’re old and we’re cranky. It shows this month.

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


47

Travels with Blackthorne (Stina Leicht)

Jeff Patterson, John Stevens and Fred Kiesche are joined by returning Hoarse Stina Leicht to discuss Blackthrone, martial arts, Hurricane Harvey, women writers and selling a series and more!

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


46

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


45

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


44

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


43

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


42

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


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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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