Archive for June 2020

Perry and David are joined by Dr. Lucy Sussex to talk about alternate history novels. In particular, they discuss those alternate timelines in which the Axis powers won the Second World War.

  • COVID-19 Restrictions (00:26)
  • How libraries are dealing with the pandemic (03:08)
  • Restrictions at aged care facilities (00:52)
  • Great time to catch up on books and TV (00:21)
  • Alternate History fiction (02:33)
    • Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore (00:07)
    • Lord Darcy series by Randall Garrett (00:28)
    • The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon (00:11)
    • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinson Kowal (00:20)
  • What if Hitler had won? (01:02:35)
    • Swastika Night by Katharine Burdekin (06:43)
    • Small Change trilogy by Jo Walton (06:39)
    • Among Others by Jo Walton (01:22)
    • Dominion by C. J. Sansom (05:13)
    • The Iron Dream by Norman Spinrad (01:30)
    • SS-GB by Len Deighton (06:48)
    • Fatherland by Robert Harris (07:33)
    • Bosch series by Michael Connelly (01:28)
    • The Plot Against America by Philip Roth (07:10)
    • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (17:08)

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This episode is dedicated to the memory of
Brian Robert Middlemiss
(20 July 1930 - 5 June 2020).

David and Perry talk about the shorter fiction nominees for the 2020 Hugo Awards, and then take the Hugo Time Machine back to 1962, when Stranger in a Strange Land won Best Novel.

  • Dedication to Brian Middlemiss (03:26)
  • Awards season (00:46)
  • Nebula Awards (01:40)
  • Locus Awards (02:10)
  • Hugos 2020 Short Fiction (00:41)
  • Hugo Voting Package (01:16)
  • Novelettes (14:56)
    • Away With the Wolves by Sarah Gailey (01:23)
    • For He Can Creep by Siobhan Carroll (01:35)
    • Emergency Skin, by N.K. Jemisin (02:09)
    • The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye by Sarah Pinsker (01:58)
    • The Archronology of Love by Caroline M. Yoachim (02:49)
    • Omphalos by Ted Chiang (04:42)
  • Short Stories (11:24)
    • Blood Is Another Word for Hunger by Rivers Solomon (01:02)
    • And Now His Lordship Is Laughing by Shiv Ramdas (01:49)
    • As the Last I May Know by S.L. Huang (01:21)
    • A Catalog of Storms by Fran Wilde (01:31)
    • Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island by Nibedita Sen (02:06)
    • Do Not Look Back, My Lion by Alix E. Harrow (03:24)
  • The Hugo Time Machine~1962 (01:01)
  • Special awards (02:26)
    • Handbook of Science Fiction and Fantasy~Donald Tuck (01:31)
  • Novels (29:28)
    • Second Ending by James White (03:32)
    • Dark Universe by Daniel F. Galouye (04:06)
    • Planet of the Damned by Harry Harrison (03:10)
    • Time Is the Simplest Thing by Clifford D. Simak (05:16)
    • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (13:03)
  • Short Fiction (12:06)
    • Status Quo by Mack Reynolds (01:49)
    • Lion Loose by James H. Schmitz (01:24)
    • Scylla’s Daughter by Fritz Leiber (01:31)
    • Monument by Lloyd Biggle, Jr. (02:32)
    • Hothouse series by Brian W. Aldiss (04:26)
  • Other categories (02:12)
  • Windup (01:20)

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