32

“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!

Scott McNulty


31

“Trail of Lightning” by Rebecca Roanhorse

Quinn got recommended a book by the Chicago Public Library, and now trusts the library completely.

Quinn Rose


30

“Magic, Madness, and Mischief” by Kelly McCullough

Erika read this middle-grade fantasy both recently and not-so-recently. Turns out re-reading it is just as delightful as the first time through.

Erika Ensign


29

“Hidden Sun” by Jaine Fenn

Erika went in search of a novel worthy to add to her Hugo nomination list — and she found one!

Erika Ensign


28

“The Wise Man’s Fear” by Patrick Rothfuss

Monty’s a few years late, but he just got to the second book in Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles.

Monty Ashley


27

“Crimson Frost” by Jim C. Hines

Merry Christmas, readers! For your holiday pleasure, Erika brings you a wacky-yet-dark Christmas mashup. It’s a shortie, so you can read it while your wine is mulling or your chestnuts are roasting.

Erika Ensign


26

“Children of Time” by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Arachnophobes, steer clear. Hard sci-fi fans, pull up a chair!

Erika Ensign


25

“Salvation” by Peter F. Hamilton

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

Scott McNulty


24

“Love and Romanpunk” by Tansy Rayner Roberts

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

Erika Ensign


23

“Embers of War” by Gareth L. Powell

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

Erika Ensign


22

“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.

Erika Ensign


21

“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.

Jason Snell


20

“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!

Jason Snell


19

The Sam Clair Mysteries by Judith Flanders

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

Scott McNulty


18

“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.

Jason Snell


17

“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.”

Antony Johnston


16

“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.

Jason Snell


15

“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!

Erika Ensign


14

“Summer in Orcus” by T. Kingfisher

Erika’s continued Hugo (ahem, not-a-Hugo) reading yields excellent results!

Erika Ensign


13

“Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of YMR” by John Crowley

A crow that lives forever? What’s that all about?

Scott McNulty


12

“Summerland” by Hannu Rajaniemi

You probably wouldn’t want to vacation in Summerland, but is “Summerland” worth reading? Find out what Scott thinks.

Scott McNulty


11

“The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers

Antony gives his thoughts on an Incomparable favourite, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers.

Antony Johnston


10

“The Flowers of Vashnoi” by Lois McMaster Bujold

A surprise Vorkosigan novella appears!

Jason Snell and Dan Moren


9

“The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal

An alt-history space race with commentary on the science and technology successes and cultural failings of the mid-20th century.

Jason Snell


8

“84K” by Claire North

Scott is stressed out, so he decided to read about a depressing possible future. What could go wrong?

Scott McNulty


7

“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel” by Mary Ann Shaffer

After seeing the Netflix trailer for the movie that is being made from this book, Kathy was intrigued by such a mouthful of a title and had to read it. Would she recommend it? Listen and find out!

Kathy Campbell


6

“All Systems Red” by Martha Wells

It won the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, and Scott McNulty also recommended it. Jason finally read “All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries)”, only to find that the titular Murderbot is not at all what he expected. And do you want to pay novel price for a novella?

Jason Snell


5

“Night Fall” by Simon R. Green

Scott has read 26 books to prepare for this book. Was it all worth it?

Scott McNulty


4

“The Mountain of Kept Memory” by Rachel Neumeier

Does Scott think this fantasy book is fantastic?

Scott McNulty


3

“When Gravity Fails” by George Alec Effinger

Antony discusses his re-read of the classic cyberpunk novel “When Gravity Fails” by George Alec Effinger.

Antony Johnston


2

“The Prodigal Tongue” by Lynne Murphy

Recording from England, Jason discusses “The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English” by Lynne Murphy.

Jason Snell


1

“Revenant Gun” by Yoon Ha Lee

Scott read a book, and now he wants to talk about it! That book? “Revenant Gun” by Yoon Ha Lee.

What does he have to say about it? Listen to the podcast and find out.

Scott McNulty