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What would humanity do if it were faced with a perilous shortage of water? More importantly, what will the Martians do? Brandon and Glenn read this classic from Amazing Stories, published in 1927. Glenn and Brandon loved this story and had a great time comparing Harris (the first woman to publish in the science fiction and weird fiction magazines) to figures like H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.
Gene Wolfe's very first professional publication found only in the rare collection Young Wolfe, this is a fantastic story about humanity's future on Mars. Published in 1966, it bears many of the trademarks of Wolfe's most beloved works including The Book of the New Sun and The Fifth Head of Cerberus. This story won the special vote we took to celebrate reaching our first crowd-funding goal. Thank you to all our patrons for making this possible and for having us read this awesome story.
Join Glenn and Valerie as they make weird claw hands at each other and encounter the Borg for the very first time. This story episode won the special vote we took to celebrate reaching our first crowd-funding goal. Thank you to all our patrons for making this possible and for having us watch this classic episode.
Which Game of Thrones character has the best curve-ball? Who are the sluggers, and who's the smartest base-runner? Find out as Glenn and Elizabeth draft a baseball team from the characters of the second season of Game of Thrones.
Ugly bags of mostly water! Valerie and Glenn take a look at a classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, talk about the definition of "life," enjoy one of the few times the writers get Deanna Troi right, and invent a new cocktail.
Valerie and Brandon celebrate an Elizabethan feast with the residents of Stars Hollow.
Brandon and Glenn talk about grief and the digital age in this masterpiece SF story by John Crowley.
Glenn and Brandon talk about religion and science in the original SF disaster story.
Valerie and Glenn discuss the surrealist western episode of Star Trek: The Original Series.
Brandon and Glenn talk about the Malthusian trap and the aesthetics of art in this synical classical.
Glenn and Valerie smash up some store fronts and invent a cocktail just for Giles.
Brandon and Glenn talk about what makes a good pilot as they dissect the first-aired episode of the much-missed classic space western.
Valerie and Glenn get into the questionable choices of Captain Janeway as they gush all over the Voyager pilot.
Glenn and Brandon discuss free will, identity, and all the robots in this gem of a story.
Glenn and Elizabeth draft characters from the first season of Game of Thrones and argue about which positions they should play. Is it the nerdiest thing ever? Yes. Is it awesome? Double Yes.