Archive for April 2020

Episode 26: Now We Are One

Perry and David celebrate the first anniversary of this podcast by each talking about the best five books they've ever read.

  • Our podcast anniversary (01:18)
  • Tribute to Mervyn Binns (02:51)
  • Choosing our five favourite books (00:33)
  • Visited by the Suck Fairy (01:18)
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (12:47)
  • The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester (08:27)
  • How we chose these books (02:00)
  • The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell (07:22)
  • His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (08:19)
  • The Tango Briefing by Adam Hall (09:20)
  • The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett (09:06)
  • Guns Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond(07:13)
  • The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough (06:38)
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles (09:29)
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (08:46)
  • Honourable mentions (03:27)

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David and Perry, together with special guests W. H. Chong and Paul Carr, talk about how they first started to become SF/Fantasy readers, and in Paul's case, how he got into the space industry.

  • Coping with social distancing (01:38)
  • New Zealand World SF Con goes virtual (02:25)
  • Hugo Awards short list (02:07)
  • How we became SF/Fantasy readers (00:40)
  • Perry's introduction to the field (05:27)
    • Secret Seven & Famous Five by Enid Blyton (00:35)
    • Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting (00:24)
    • Astounding/Analog magazine (03:44)
  • David's introduction to the field (08:06)
    • The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton (01:04)
    • The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit (02:18)
    • Cities in Flight by James Blish (00:55)
    • Kings of Space by W. E. Johns (00:44)
    • Edgar Rice Burroughs (00:39)
    • The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke (00:20)
    • Isaac Asimov (00:58)
  • Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg (01:01)
  • Our next episode (01:58)
  • Interview with W. H. Chong (50:50)
  • Interview with Paul Carr (24:13)

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