A podcast in which we tell you about a book we just finished, and what we thought of it.


“Salvation” by Peter F. Hamilton

Scott is a fan of Hamilton (no, not that one), but does his latest hold up?

Scott McNulty

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“Love and Romanpunk” by Tansy Rayner Roberts

In which Erika loves “twisted history” and Tansy. Not necessarily in that order. But maybe.

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“Embers of War” by Gareth L. Powell

In which a good tweet convinces Erika to read a good book.

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“Record of a Spaceborn Few” by Becky Chambers

The third book in Becky Chambers’ “Wayfarers” universe — but there’s no need to read either of the other two before diving into this one.

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“Impostor Syndrome” by Mishell Baker

The third book in the “Arcadia Project” series is great, but start with “Borderline” if you haven’t read any of them—and if you’ve read the first two, be sure to bone up before diving in to book three.

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“The Golden Minute” by John Birmingham

A rollicking time-travel adventure featuring an 1870s lawman and a 21st century game developer, lost in time—and on the run from historical danger as well as deadly time police. It’s fun!

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The Sam Clair Mysteries by Judith Flanders

Scott read all 4 books in the series over the course of 4 days. You will too.

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“Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World” by Dan Koeppel

I guess you could say that this is a book that has… appeal.

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“The Fictional Man” by Al Ewing

If we made flesh and blood versions of fictional characters, would they be “real” people? Antony enjoys some late-night misanthropic philosophy with Al Ewing’s 2013 novel “The Fictional Man.”

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“The Ends of the World” by Peter Brannen

“The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions” puts the history of Earth and our role in it in perspective. Too much perspective, probably.

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“Girl Reporter” by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Tina Valentina may not be Lois Lane, but without Lois and Vicki and April and Cat and Trish and so many more, there’d be no Tina. And without Tina, there’d be no Friday. And without Friday, we wouldn’t have this delightful superhero comedy romp.

Disclaimer: Erika podcasts with Tansy on Verity!

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