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SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.

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SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.

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By Mamacita329 - Apr 04 2019
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I love every episode! Even when the main topic isn’t my jam, I love listening to the news discussions. I nearly always end up with books added to my tbr. I started listening because I enjoy Jenn’s recs on Get Booked. She’s enough to listen on her own, but Sharifa is wonderful, too and they often have very different books to talk about.

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By Yarn and Cats - Aug 06 2017
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These women are basically me, so I love this. If you love fantasy / SFF it is great!

iTunes Ratings

102 Ratings
Average Ratings
81
15
3
2
1

Don’t miss an episode

By Mamacita329 - Apr 04 2019
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I love every episode! Even when the main topic isn’t my jam, I love listening to the news discussions. I nearly always end up with books added to my tbr. I started listening because I enjoy Jenn’s recs on Get Booked. She’s enough to listen on her own, but Sharifa is wonderful, too and they often have very different books to talk about.

Great!

By Yarn and Cats - Aug 06 2017
Read more
These women are basically me, so I love this. If you love fantasy / SFF it is great!
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SFF Yeah!

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SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.

Rank #1: 24: #24: Lady Vengeance

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Lost in Space reboot, Jacqueline Carey's latest book news, Mary Shelley, and lady vengeance.

This episode is sponsored by Reborn by Lance Erlick and The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here.

The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

You can enter the mystery giveaway here.

News Discussed

You can watch the new Mary Shelley Trailer.

And there's a new edition of Frankenstein being published.

Jacqueline Carey is retelling Kushiel’s Dart from Joscelin’s perspective.

Follow-up: The HP game is coming April 25!

There's a Lost In Space reboot

Books Discussed

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson (trigger warning: child abuse and sexual assault)

Apr 25 2018
48 mins
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Rank #2: 59: Let The Games Begin

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss awards shortlists, the Blade reboot, a Hitchhikers TV announcement, and books with games and tournaments.

This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and Book Riot Insiders.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here.

The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter!

NEWS

Awards Updates: 2019 World Fantasy Award FinalistsTade Thompson wins Arthur C. Clarke AwardBritish Fantasy Awards shortlist

How Japanese RPGs Inspired A New Generation Of Fantasy Authors

Hitchhikers TV series in development

Mahershala Ali will be the new Blade!

BOOKS DISCUSSED

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Jul 31 2019
41 mins
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Rank #3: SFF Yeah Ep. #10: Creepy Spooky Gross

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss the British Fantasy Awards, Neil deGrasse Tyson on dragons, horror crossovers, and more. This episode is sponsored by The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan and Provenance by Ann Leckie. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. News Jenn's Medusa cosplay New Rin Chupeco book! British Fantasy Awards announced Neil deGrasse Tyson Signs Off on Game of Thrones' Super Scientific Dragons SyFy Wire picks top 25 biggest genre moments of the last decade First Annihilation Trailer   Books Victor LaValle (Devil in Silver/Lucretia and the Kroons) Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes Invasive Species by Joseph Wallace White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey The Good House by Tananarive Due
Oct 11 2017
1 hour
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Rank #4: 44: #44: Most Anticipated Series of 2019

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss wizardly puppies, Bandersnatch, their most anticipated sequels of 2019, and more.

This episode is sponsored by the Read Harder JournalSlayer by Kiersten White, and Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

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The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

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News 

This Puppy Learned “Harry Potter” Spells And Hermione Is Screaming

We May Never See All of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Disney Princesses Play ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

The dumb of the Bird Box Challenge

Books Discussed

The True Queen (Sorcerer Royal #2) by Zen Cho, Mar 12

Cat Sebastian recommends Sorcerer to Crown on Recommended

Mahimata by Rati Mehrotra, Mar 5 (Asiana #2)

Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse, Apr 23 (Sixth World #2) – tw: gore and cannibalism

Ruse by Cindy Pon, Mar 12 (Want #2)

Hexarchate Stories by Yoon Ha Lee, June 25 (Machineries of Empire)

Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legend of Orisha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi (March 5)

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black (Jan 8)

Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson (Mar 12)

Binti Trilogy omnibus (Feb 5)

Jan 16 2019
49 mins
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Rank #5: SFF Yeah Ep. 12: Holiday Recommendations Round 1

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss their picks for this holiday season. This episode is sponsored by Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi. Send us holiday recommendation questions!   Books Discussed Miracle and Other Christmas Stories by Connie Willis, Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman The Machineries of Empire by Yoon Ha Lee (Ninefox Gambit & Raven Stratagem) Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho Provenance by Ann Leckie The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (Wayfarers series) The Djinn Falls In Love edited by Jared Shurin and Mahvesh Murad Binti, Binti: Home, Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Nov 08 2017
53 mins
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Rank #6: 47: #47: Matriarchal Societies

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss (not) surviving in the Game of Thrones world, Nebula Award finalists, questionable LOTR-writing bots, and more.

This episode is sponsored by Audible, An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley, and Epic Reads.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here.

The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter!

News:

Nebula Award Finalists Announced

Researchers Actually Studied How To Survive On Game Of Thrones

A Bot Wrote a "Believable" LORD OF THE RINGS Scene

Y The Last Man Adaptation Premiering in 2020

Books Discussed:

Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin

Ammonite by Nicola Griffith

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

Monstress by Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda

Tiger Eye by Marjorie Liu (shout-out)

Feb 27 2019
46 mins
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Rank #7: 43: #43: Most Anticipated SF/F of 2019

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss Christmas dragons, exciting adaptation news, weird trends in pseudonyms, and their most anticipated reads of 2019.

This episode is sponsored by the Read Harder JournalThe Similars by Rebecca Hanover, and Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet.

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The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter!

News Discussed

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Gets Order For 16 More Episodes From Netflix.

Christmas dragons neighborhood fight!

Stranger Things Season 3 Teaser Teases Episode Titles And An Air Date(and we learned nothing new)

Runaways is back on Hulu! (And, correct, Season 2 has been released simultaneously, so marathon-watching is easy.)

Books Discussed

Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind by Jackson Ford (Jackson Ford is a pseudonym for a critically acclaimed science fiction author.)

FKA USA by Reed King (Reed King is the pseudonym of a New York Times bestselling author and TV writer.)

The Bird King by G Willow Wilson (March 12)

Unraveling by Karen Lord (June 4)

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley (March 19)

The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes (June 4); listen to the song here

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi (Mar 5)The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad (May 14)

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders (Feb 12)

Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation (Feb 19) by Various, translated by Ken Liu

Jan 02 2019
52 mins
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Rank #8: 45: #45: Weird SFF

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss adaptation news for Tasha Suri and Leigh Bardugo, voting in the Hugos, favorite weird SF/F, and more.

This episode is sponsored by the Read Harder Journalthe Unusual Suspects Giveaway, and Golden State by Ben Winters.

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The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

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News

Netflix Orders ‘Shadow And Bone’ Series Based On Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse Novels

Hugo nominations are open! Hugo site to become a voting member;

Spreadsheet of Doom

Empire of Sand has been optioned!

Bandersnatch update: Netflix is getting sued by Chooseco

Books Discussed

Shout-out: Jeff VanderMeer, China Mieville, and Lauren Beukes

Lonesome Bodybuilder by Yukiko Motoya, transl. by Asa Yoneda (tw: bodyhorror)

Long Division by Kiese Laymon (tw: family and racial violence, use of slurs)

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (tw: rape; child abuse; suicide)

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyan (tw: racial violence, gun violence, violence against children, self harm)

Jan 30 2019
44 mins
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Rank #9: 33: Trilogies

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Hugo winners, a tabletop RPG for The Expanse, His Dark Materials casting, favorite trilogies, and more.

This episode is sponsored by Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu, Mirage by Somaiya Daud, and Nightblood by Elly Blake.

News:

A historic win for NK Jemisin at the Hugos

The Expanse is getting a tabletop RPG

Ursula K. Le Guin Sci-Fi ‘Nine Lives’ Gets Movie Adaptation

BBC His Dark Materials adaptation casts witch queen Serafina Pekkala 

New HARRY POTTER Books (Including a Hogwarts Pop-Up) Coming This October

Books Discussed:

Machineries of Empire by Yoon Ha Lee (Ninefox Gambit, Raven Stratagem, Revenant Gun)

(R)evolution series by Stephanie Saulter (Gemsigns, Binary, Regeneration) -- trigger warning: hate crimes

The Broken Earth series by NK Jemisin (Fifth Season, Obelisk Gate, Stone Sky)

Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore (Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue)

Binti trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor (Binti, Home, The Night Masquerade)

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass)

Aug 29 2018
47 mins
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Rank #10: SFF Yeah Ep. #11: Accidental Spider Theme

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss Philip Pullman's new novel, more sci-fi adaptations, what paranormal is anyway, and more. This episode is sponsored by The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman and Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust.   News The New Philip Pullman Book Is Out! Amazon announces three new sci-fi adaptations for its streaming service. That live robot battle? Not actually live. Adrian Tchaikovsky is getting an adaptation   Books Discussed Psy-Changeling series (Slave to Sensation #1) by Nalini Singh Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar Kate Daniels series (Magic Bites #1) by Ilona Andrews Contact by Carl Sagan
Oct 25 2017
47 mins
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Rank #11: 34: #34: Dead People

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Sharifah and guests Brea Grant and Mallory O'Meara of the Reading Glasses podcast discuss SFF Chia pets, the series adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, and recommend books about dead people.

This episode is sponsored by Legendary by Stephanie Garber and Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here.

The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

News:

The Haunting of Hill House Netflix adaptation

Stranger Things, Ghostbusters, and Predator Chia Pets are headed our way

Books Discussed:

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (YA urban fantasy)

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (literary fantasy)

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sep 12 2018
42 mins
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Rank #12: Bonus: Game of Thrones Readalikes

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Courtesy of the Get Booked podcast, Amanda and Jenn discuss comps for Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire! Please note: there are spoilers for GOT starting around the 30:00 mark.

This episode is sponsored by AudibleRebel by Beverly Jenkins, and We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Books Discussed

Dune by Frank Herbert (tw torture, child abuse)

Jade City by Fonda Lee (tw: child abuse)

The Acacia Series (The War With the Mein #1) by David Anthony Durham (tw: child slavery)

The Machineries of Empire (Ninefox Gambit #1) by Yoon Ha Lee (tw: coercion, rape, body horror)

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey (tw: torture)

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons (tw: torture, slavery)

SPOILERS FOR GOT 31:00-35:45

The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera (tw: torture, homophobia)

The Poppy War by RF Kuang (tw: war crimes incl. rape, genocide, forced sterilization)

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

The Inheritance Trilogy by NK Jemisin

Dandelion Dynasty by Ken Liu

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Jun 26 2019
43 mins
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Rank #13: 53: #53: Pirates Ahoy!

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Sharifah and Liberty discuss Game of Thrones, Western librarians, Peter Mayhew, and pirates in SF/F.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot InsidersStranger Things from Dark Horse Comics and Netflix, and Finale by Stephanie Garber.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here.

The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter!

News:

New Sarah Gailey book!

Peter Mayhew passes away

Double Netflix News:

Netflix’s first Arabic series will be a supernatural series!, and Netflix’s ‘Chambers’ is a New Gold Standard for Indigenous Representation in American Visual Media

Books:

Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler

Warchild by Karin Lowachee (tw: child abuse)

A Darker Shade of Magic/Shades of Magic Series by VE Schwab

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

May 08 2019
46 mins
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Rank #14: 32: #32: Recent Debuts

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Jenn and guest Swapna Krishna discuss Star Trek news, adaptations, the Arthur C. Clark Awards, and recent debuts.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Garrison Girl by Rachel Aaron, and Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley.


News:

MORE PICARD IS HAPPENING!

WorldCon update: the programming looks better.

Discovery of Witches finally has a US broadcaster and we’re still confused.

Geneva Robertson-Dworet is adapting Andy Weir's novel ‘Artemis’.

Arthur C Clarke Award winner announced.

Books Discussed

An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim (July 10) (tw: sexual assault)

Witchmark by CL Polk (June 19)

Suicide Club by Rachel Heng (July 10)

Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (January 23)

Aug 15 2018
48 mins
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Rank #15: 35: #35: Time Travel

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss The Twilight Zone reboot, a bunch of Avatar: The Last Airbender news, time travel favorites, and more.

This episode is sponsored by TBR, The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli, and Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels.

Sep 26 2018
47 mins
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Rank #16: 59.5: Backlist to the Future, With Vampires

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This week, Jenn discusses unusual vampires.

This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here.

The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter!

BOOKS DISCUSSED:

Sunshine by Robin McKinley

My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due (tw: harm to children)

The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas (tw: victim blaming, racism)

Fledgling by Octavia Butler (tw: pedophilia, coercion)

Aug 07 2019
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Rank #17: 28: #28: Pick Your Character

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss adaptations for Carmen Maria Machado and Victor LaValle, a cosplay ball, aspirational characters in SFF, and more!

This episode is sponsored by The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty, Prisoner of the Crown by Jeffe Kennedy, and Becoming the Dragon by Alex Sapegin, translated by Elizabeth Kulikov.


News

Her Body & Other Parties is getting adapted for TV

The Changeling is being adapted by FX

Cosplay ball!

There might be a GoT prequel series

Books Discussed

Circe by Madeline Miller

Lirael by Garth Nix

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Jun 20 2018
47 mins
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Rank #18: SFF Yeah Ep. #13: Holiday Recommendations Round 2

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Sharifah and Jenn answer your holiday SF/F questions! This episode is sponsored by City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne, and Renegades by Marissa Meyer. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.   Questions 1. Many years ago I read, and fell in love with, Ted Chiang's ”Stories of your life and others”. I loved the different types of stories spanning all kinds of subjects, from religion to language to philosophy. It blew my mind. Is there an author out there that can fill the Ted Chiang-sized hole in my heart? --Emily   2. Do you read differently during the holidays? I find that i reach for cozy mysteries, something i don’t read the rest of the year. I also tend to pick up Christmas-themed romances— again, this is NOT my usual reading material, as i usually read fantasy (my fave genre is what i call “literary fantasy with covers that don’t have pictures of people”). I also enjoy literary fiction, but fantasy is my usual jam. I’m really wondering if other people find themselves switching it up around the end of the year— for holidays, breaks, etc. Thanks, --Sara   3. a. Do you have any recommendations for Uprooted read-alikes? (particularly with the fairytale feeling, strong characters, and really cool magic!) b. In the spirit of new year’s resolutions, how are you going to keep track of your reading? And/or what is your system right now? --Marie from Poland   4. My mother recently discovered the genre of romantasy and the world of C. L. Wilson. Since this is the first book she has read in a while I would love to give her something along the lines of romantasy where the romance is part of the story but not the plot. --Victoria   5. Every year I try to get a sci-fi book for my uncle and I'm stumped this year. He is a retired scientist and the books I know he's previously enjoyed are *Dark Matter* and *The Martian*. He enjoys sci-fi but I think prefers things that have a basis in reality. I would like to get him something that he maybe hasn't heard of, but not too off the wall. --Sarah   Books Discussed Ken Liu’s Paper Menagerie and Other Stories Three Moments of an Explosion by China Mieville Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler Wintersong by S. Jae Jones The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey Infomocracy by Malka Older The Wanderers by Meg Howrey Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
Nov 22 2017
58 mins
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Rank #19: 27: #27: Cozy Reads

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Jenn and guest Alex Acks, a.k.a. Alex Wells, discuss the Nebula winners, the upcoming Lord of the Rings series, and more, and recommend cozy reads.

Wells is a Book Riot contributor and author of Hunger Makes the Wolf, Blood Binds the Pack, and Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures.

This episode is sponsored by Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner and our $500 bookstore gift card giveaway.


News

Follow up: Amazon did save The Expanse

The Nebula Award winners were announced

Check out the Nommo Awards for African Speculative Fiction

Zack Snyder wants to make The Fountainhead as a movie

Aragorn might be the star of the LOTR series

Books Discussed

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Provenance by Ann Leckie

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

Jun 06 2018
45 mins
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Rank #20: 36: #36: Witch, Please

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss TV shows for The Wheel of Time, Circe, and Narnia, and talk about their favorite witches.

This episode is sponsored by The Devil's Thief, His Fair Assassins Trilogy, and In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey.


Book Club pick: Rosewater by Tade Thompson

News:

Amazon has picked up the Wheel of Time TV show, and signed a big deal with Neil Gaiman.

Circe by Madeline Miller has been optioned!

Netflix is making new Narnia shows.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina trailer is great.

Books Discussed:

Witches of New York by Ami McKay (tw: violence against women)

Mama Day by Gloria Naylor

Plus also this post: https://bookriot.com/2017/04/18/100-must-read-books-witches/

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

BONUS ROUND: Fav Witchy Movie

Hocus Pocus (Hocus Pocus book!)

Practical Magic (Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman)

Oct 10 2018
47 mins
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