Trish and Jess read "The Girl with All the Gifts" by M. R. Corey this month, and Trish is forced to start questioning why she has read 5 books in the last year in which people attempt or are successful in turning into some kind of tree. Trish also begins to soul search why she hasn't read as many dystopian novels as she thought, until Jess points out she's full of crap and has read lots of dystopia. Next month, "This is How You Lose Her" by Junot Diaz.

(Music credit: “Books” by Minden http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

Direct download: 2017-05-GirlWithAllTheGifts.mp3
Category:Sci-fi -- posted at: 11:33am EST

For the first time, Jess and Trish review a book which it turns out they both despise, "Mute" by Piers Anthony. Not even telekinetic chickens can save this misogynistic piece of old sci-fi. Trish suspects even the person who wrote the description for the back cover wasn't able to finish it, as Mit the hermit crab is misidentified as telepathic when he is actually clairvoyant. Next month they put this debacle behind them with "The Girl with All the Gifts" by M. R. Carey.

(Music credit: “Books” by Minden http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

Direct download: 2017-04-Mute.mp3
Category:Sci-fi -- posted at: 1:42pm EST

This month, Trish and Jess talk about "The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell. We learn that Trish doesn't care about space potatoes, there's all kinds of sexual tension, and Jess just wants Tim Gunn to be happy. Next month is "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt. (Musical Credit: Paer Natus Est Nobis Et Filius Datus Est Nobis by Benedictine Monks Of Santo Domingo De Silos)

Direct download: TheSparrow.mp3
Category:Sci-fi -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

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