Show #44: Pre-show Discussion


Our topic for Show #44: The Black Company by Glen Cook.

The first volume in the Books of the North, a series chronicling The Black Company’s time fighting in the Empire of the North, in service of The Lady and her efforts to revive her empire.

Show #42: Pre-show Discussion


Show #42 will cover The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison.

Originally published in 1961, it tells the story of The Rat, a criminal and thief who is convinced to join an elite law enforcement agency… comprised entirely of former criminals like himself.

As we’ve seen so often in history, sometimes bad guys can be pretty good good guys.

Show #40: Pre-show Discussion


Show #40 will cover Jhereg by Steven Brust.

Published in 1983, it’s the first book in the Vlad Taltos saga, of a planned 17 volumes. Steve likes the number 17; he’s said so.

Show #39: Pre-show Discussion


Show #39 will cover RoboCop.

This 1987 feature film starred Peter Weller, Ronny Cox, Nancy Allen, Kurtwood Smith and Miguel Ferrer.

Show #38: Pre-show Discussion


Show #38 will cover “The Forever War” by Joe Haldeman.

Originally serialized in Analog magazine in 1972, it was first published in novel form in 1974, and it won the Nebula Award in 1975 and the Hugo Award in 1976.

Show #37: Pre-show Discussion

Show #37 will cover Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Discussion will include both the 1956 version and the 1978 version, so make sure you study up!

Show #36: Pre-show Discussion

Show #36 will cover Fred Saberhagen’s The Broken Lands, Book 1 of the Empire of the East trilogy.

Published initially as separate volumes, it was consolidated into the omnibus edition sometime around 1978-79 for reprinting, and has been that way ever since.

Show #35: Pre-show Discussion

Show #35 will be discussion about Near Dark, a 1987 cult classic, starring Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Jenette Goldstein.

Vampires, cowboys, and romance, with a Tangerine Dream soundtrack. What’s not to like?

Show #34: Pre-show Discussion

Show #34 will be discussion about “Ringworld”, the Larry Niven classic, winner of both the Hugo and Nebula awards for 1970.

Did you know that Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner have co-authored “Fleet of Worlds”, a book that will be on shelves Oct 16, 2007, and while not a prequel, has direct ties to “Ringworld” and one of its main characters?

Show #33: Pre-show Discussion


Show #33 will be about “Quantum Leap”, a sleeper scifi hit that ran on NBC from 1989-1993.

Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, science, time travel and history. Sort of the MacGyver of Time Lord wanna-bes, but not exactly so. Go on… you know you were thinking the same thing.