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16
Jul

RTFB: Episode 19 - Dune

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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

May your knife chip and shatter!

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NEXT BOOK: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

 

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10
Jun

RTFB: Episode 18 - A Madness of Angels

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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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NEXT BOOK: Dune by Frank Herbert

 

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23
Jan

RTFB: Episode 17 - Foreigner

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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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NEXT BOOK: A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin

 

11
Dec

RTFB: Episode 16 - Provenance

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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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NEXT BOOK: Foreigner by CJ Cherryh

 

 

19
Nov

RTFB: Episode 15 - The Girl at Midnight

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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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15
Oct

RTFB: Episode 14 - Thief With No Shadow

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We've missed our book chats! After moving and some additional travel and conventions, we are back on schedule. Latest conversation is about Emily Gee's Thief With No Shadow. A romantic fantasy with a semi-victorian flair. 

 

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NEXT BOOK: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

 

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8
Sep

RTFB: Episode 13 - Uprooted

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Hiatus is over! We're done prepping like crazy for Dragon Con so we're back into our reading piles. This episode covers Naomi Novik's award winning Uprooted. A creepy fairy tale with a small cast, wonderful prose and the scariest trees we've ever encountered.

 

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NEXT BOOK: Thief With No Shadow by Emily Gee.

 

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22
Jul

RTFB: Episode 12 - Sunshine

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Rachel and Elena read Sunshine by Robin McKinley. Not your run of the mill vampire story, and we would expect nothing less from a master like McKinley, this one has a baker with an affinity for sunlight, a modern setting full of magic and a vampire in an unexpected friendship. 

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NEXT BOOK: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

 

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8
Jul

RTFB: Episode 11 - A Court of Thorns and Roses

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We're joined by our librarian friend, Lauren, to read Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses. This is an extra long episode because we really loved this book! We're continuing our delving into fairy tales. ACOTAR is a new adult type fantasy action adventure romance with high stakes, honestly written effects of emotional trauma, monsters, war and as always with fairies, trickery!

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NEXT BOOK: Sunshine by Robin McKinley

 

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8
Jun

RTFB: Episode 10 - The Snow Queen

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We're back after an unscheduled break (one of our hosts had a major fire but everything is good now!) to read Joan D. Vinge's The Snow Queen, a retelling of the classic fairy tale with an epic scifi twist! We bent our recommendation rules to read this one and were not disappointed! This one has everything from bondage gear boyfriends to ancient super computers!

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NEXT BOOK: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

 

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