179

Thief-Based Economy

Book Club

Our book club returns with discussion of two books! First we talk Scott Lynch’s “The Lies of Locke Lamora,” a fantasy book about a gang of thieves that are even outlaws to other thieves (spoiler horn at 12:00). Then it’s Ann Leckie’s “Ancillary Justice,” a space opera about AIs and ships and empires and corpse soldiers that brings Iain M. Banks to mind (starts at 28:48, spoilers at 33:22). Confusingly long prologues! Fun with gendered pronouns! Questionable burrito metaphors! Plus: What are we reading (starts at 68:13)?

Book Club Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Scott McNulty and Monty Ashley


Download (43 M) • Subscribe to Feed

Sponsors

This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • lynda.com (visit lynda.com/incomparable to get a free trial with access to more than 2,000 courses)

  • Mailroute. Stop worrying about spam and viruses and get your domain’s email filtered easily and simply. Sign up at mailroute.net/incomparable for 10% off.

  • New Relic, a real-time application monitoring system that gives you the best insight to monitor & improve the performance of your applications.

Sub-Episodes

Bonus Track: Small Polyhedral Cubes