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2
May 2019

RTFB: Episode 23.5 - Heir to the Shadows/Queen of the Darkness

As promised, a supplementary episode discussing the rest of Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy. The Content Warning is still in effect while we decide what works, what we wish was different and, ultimately, why this trilogy is so compelling and influential. 

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21
Feb 2019

RTFB: Episode 23 - Daughter of the Blood

Elena and Rachel read Anne Bishop's Daughter of the Blood in this episode of RTFBPodcast. Lots of similarities to some of our other favorites with a few caveats that made us give our first Content Warning (rape, incest, sexual violence, pedophilia). 

Talking through what we liked and what made us uncomfortable brought a greater enjoyment of the story and for levity... there ARE magical cock rings. Oh and uh, NSFW. Use those headphones!

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2
Feb 2019

RTFB: Episode 22 - A Court of Wings and Ruin

We read the rest of the Court books by Sarah J. Maas. This super-sized episode covers A Court of Wings and Ruin and the novella, A Court of Frost and Starlight. Lauren the Librarian is back. Settle in for monster talk!

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NEXT BOOK: Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

 

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29
Dec 2018

RTFB: Episode 21 - A Court of Mist and Fury

We are back with a double stuffed episode and the return of our librarian friend, Lauren! In this episode we're asking the real questions. What is wrong with Lucien? Why is the Suriel our favorite? and (of course) Who has the biggest wingspan? That's right! We read A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. 

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NEXT BOOK: A Court of Wings and Ruin AND A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

18
Sep 2018

RTFB: Episode 20 - Annihilation

“Nothing that lived and breathed was truly objective—even in a vacuum, even if all that possessed the brain was a self-immolating desire for the truth.”  Elena and Rachel tackle Jeff VanderMeer's award winning novel, Annihilation

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NEXT BOOK: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

 

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16
Jul 2018

RTFB: Episode 19 - Dune

It is time for the Sleeper to awaken! Join us as we tackle an epic sized episode for Frank Herbert's Dune!

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Rachel discusses why she loves Dune while Elena tries to decide if Paul Atreides is a true hero. Discussion covers fashion, ecology and family ties, what we think about the upcoming film adaptation and, like Duncan Idaho after a little too much spice beer, devolves into Real Talk: The Dune Edition of Murder, Marry, Fuck

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NEXT BOOK: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

 

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10
Jun 2018

RTFB: Episode 18 - A Madness of Angels

We're doing our part to give life to the blue electric angels in the phone lines by uploading another episode of the RTFBPodcast! We discuss the brilliant urban fantasy, A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin. Take a listen, Come be we and be free!

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23
Jan 2018

RTFB: Episode 17 - Foreigner

A Felicitous New Year to you! In this episode Rachel and Elena are joined by our cosplay pal  - engineer and Paidhi fan, Eli. This marks the first book we've read on RTFBPodcast in which one of the hosts has the book tattooed on her body.... so yea this book was OK, we guess. Of COURSE, this is one of Rachel's all-time favorites and she's pretty happy to get to talk about CJ Cherryh's Foreigner novels!

CJ Cherryh's genre-bending epic begins with Foreigner, the political adventures of a government employee serving as the lone human allowed amidst the formidable, inscrutable, Atevi. It's space ships, jump-point errors, assassins, tea sets and seat of your pants negotiations as only a dictionary-maker with an extreme sense of duty can serve it. (Always Kabiu). Spoilers: the hero is kind of a huge nerd.

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11
Dec 2017

RTFB: Episode 16 - Provenance

Rachel and Elena are back with a podcast favorite in the latest Ann Leckie novel, Provenance. Spoiler-heavy (just read the book!) discussion covering Hwae, Ingray, the mysterious Pahlad Budrakim and everyone's favorite - Captain Uisine! Special mentions of the Geck, spidermechs and Ambassador Tibanvori <3

We loved this novel and were overjoyed to be back in the masterful hands of Ann Leckie. A more intimate story than the sprawling Ancillary Justice books. Provenance is a rewarding follow-up that proves Leckie is just as good with overzealously polite translator programs as she is with vengeful ships.

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19
Nov 2017

RTFB: Episode 15 - The Girl at Midnight

Rachel recs a big favorite in Melissa Grey's The Girl at Midnight. Elena and Rachel discuss world building, fashion,  and subversion of reader expectations over this scavenger hunt through a war between the magical and bird-like Avicen and the militaristic dragon-like Drakharin.

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NEXT BOOK: Provenance by Ann Leckie

 

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