The Three Hoarsemen #42 March 21, 2017
Borgescast Subcast 01!

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)

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Show Notes

Additional notes on the main topic plus Culture Consumed!

From Kate Sherrod:

Pulp Sonnets (paper and eBook)

Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum

James Joyce, Ulysses

Philip K. Dick: The Valis Trilogy

William Ashbless, The William Ashbless Memorial Cookbook

William Ashbless, Offering the Bicentennial Edition of The Complete Twelve Hours of the Night

Gene Wolfe, The Book of the New SunShadow & Claw; Sword & Citadel

The Koran

Adolfo Bioy Casares, The Invention of Morel

James S.A. Corey, Nemesis Games

Henry James, The Princess Casamassima

Darren Wershler-Henry, Iron Whim—A Fragmented History of Typewriting

From Jonah Sutton-Morse:

Cabbages & Kings

Jorge Luis Borges and Medieval Germanic Literatures (M.J. Toswell)

Robert K. Merton, On the Shoulders of Giants—A Shandean Postcript

Nicola Griffith, Hild

Colson Whitehead, Underground Railroad

Yoon Ha Lee, Ninefox Gambit

Helen S. Wright, A Matter of Oaths

Sarah Tolmie, The Stone Boatmen

Richard Adams, Watership Down

Sun Yung Shin, Unbearable Splendor

FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction

Rose Fox and Daniel José Older (editors), Long Hidden—Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History

Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad (editor), Islamicates Volume I—Anthology of Science Fiction Short Stories Inspired from Muslim Cultures (review here)

Gerry Canavan, Octavia E. Butler (Modern Masters of Science Fiction)

From Jeff Patterson:

Bernie Wrightson

Grant Morrison, Aditya Bidikar, N.S. Sathish, and Jeevan J. Kang, Avatarex

Paul Cornell and Jimmy Braxton, Vampirella

Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez, Red Sonya

Brian Catling, The Erstwhile

Monica Valentinelli and Jaym Gates (editors), Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling

Jaym Gates (editor), Genius Loci

Alec Ash, The Economist—1843: Folding Meanings

From John E. O. Stevens:

The Borges Center (University of Pittsburgh)

Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph and Other Stories

Bibliography of Adolfo Bioy Casares

Ursula K. LeGuin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omealas—A Story

From Fred Kiesche:

Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum

Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco, Postcript to The Name of the Rose

Adele J. Haft, Jane G. White, and Robert J. White, The Key to the Name of the Rose

Tim Powers, The Anubis Gates

Christopher Miller, The Cardboard Universe—A Guide to the World of Phoebus K. Dank

Stanislaw Lem

Neil Gaiman and Co., The Sandman Volume 1, The Sandman Volume 2.

Homer, The Odyssey (translated by Robert Fagles)

Douglas R. Hofstadter

The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think

Douglas R. Hofstadter, Godel, Escher Bach—An Eternal Golden Braid

Godel Escher Bach—A Mental Space Odyssey

J.S. Bach: Complete Edition

J.S. Bach, Crab Canon

J.S. Bach, Endlessly Rising Modulation Canon

J.S. Bach, Neverending Canon

M.C. Escher

Kurt Godel

Ben Aaronovitch, Midnight Riot

Eric Flint, 1632

Charles Stross, The Jennifer Morgue

Paul Cornell, London Falling

Paul Cornell, Chalk

Bernal Alpha: Afterwords and Acknowledgments

2017: The Year in Books (10)

2017: The Year in Shorts (21)

2017: The Year in Graphics (44)