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


“Children of Ruin” by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The sequel to “Children of Time” does the original one better by adding new planets, new species, and maybe even aliens?

Jason Snell

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“Fall; or, Dodge in Hell” by Neal Stephenson

Once again, Neal Stephenson has buried 250 great pages in a 900-page book.

Jason Snell


“My Book of Genesis” by Richard Macphail

Antony discusses the infamously-not-dead Genesis road manager’s story, finally told in a delightful book.

Antony Johnston


“His Majesty’s Dragon” by Naomi Novik

Erika needed some dragons. She got them. She also got a war. So, swings and roundabouts.

Erika Ensign


“Ghosts in the Schoolyard” by Eve Ewing

Quinn talks about school closings, civil responsibility, and Eve Ewing’s sociology book “Ghosts in the Schoolyard.”

Quinn Rose


“Educated” by Tara Westover

One million people have read and recommended Educated, but Quinn is here to be number one million and one.

Quinn Rose


“Places in the Darkness” by Chris Brookmyre

Antony discusses Chris Brookmyre’s sci-fi murder mystery PLACES IN THE DARKNESS.

Antony Johnston


“Terminal Alliance” by Jim C. Hines

Do you love post-apocalyptic fiction, but for your soul’s sake you need to keep it light? Has Erika got a book for you!

Erika Ensign


“Spirits, Spells, and Snark” by Kelly McCullough

The sequel to Magic, Madness, and Mischief delivers more of what Erika loved about the first book.

Erika Ensign


“Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novik

Like “Uprooted” before it, “Spinning Silver” is a more modern remix of classic fairy tale and fantasy scenarios. Royal weddings! Ice kings! Just don’t mention Rumpelstiltskin.

Jason Snell


“In The Company of Others” by Julie E. Czerneda

Scott doesn’t remember why he had a copy of this book, but finally got around to reading it and enjoyed it!

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