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The God Setebos is a content channel of Xi Draconis Books, an anarchist indie press that publishes socially engaged literature. In this podcast, the editor of XDB, Patrick Barney, discusses literary works with his frequent guests Chris Malmberg, Hans Burger, Heather Cole, and Jedd Cole.As a statement against commodification, all the books that XDB publishes are free to readers. Simply copy and paste this url to check out the books we've published: https://xidraconis.org/books-2/.

Latest Episodes

On Patrick Barney's Misfit the Wanderer

In this episode, Hans and Chris interview me on the topic of Xi Draconis Books' most recent publication, my novella Misfit the Wanderer. The novella follows all-around loser Misfit as he tries to escape a city-wide fire.

55 MIN1 w ago
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On Patrick Barney's Misfit the Wanderer

On Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch

In this episode, Hans, Chris, and I discuss The Goldfinch, an intriguing take on the crime novel.

75 MINOCT 9
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On Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch

On Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings

In this episode, Hans, Chris, and I discuss A Brief History of Seven Killings, a novel by Jamaican author Marlon James. The novel is disturbing, harrowing, and inventive.

74 MINSEP 24
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On Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings

On Toril Moi's Revolution of the Ordinary

In this episode, Hans, Chris, and I discuss a nonfiction work that explores how Wittgenstein's philosophy of language can be useful for literary critics.

83 MINAUG 27
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On Toril Moi's Revolution of the Ordinary

On Robert Browning's Caliban Upon Setebos

In this episode, Hans and I discuss the quite devilish and engaging Caliban Upon Setebos, a poem that has had personal significance to us for at least a decade.

45 MINAUG 1
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On Robert Browning's Caliban Upon Setebos

On Robert Coover's Gerald's Party

EIn this episode, Hans, Chris, and I discuss a raunchy, satirical novel that explores sex, death, and Freud. Enjoy.

87 MINJUL 25
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On Robert Coover's Gerald's Party

On Fran Ross's Oreo

In this episode, Chris, Hans, and I explore Fran Ross's devilishly cunning novel Oreo. The novel tells the story of sixteen-year-old youth Christine as she leaves her grandmother, who is black, in search of her father, who is Jewish. With links to the myth of Theseus, the novel explores race and identity.

48 MINJUN 13
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On Fran Ross's Oreo

An Interview with Jennifer Lagier, Author of Trumped Up Election

In this episode, I interview Jennifer Lagier, author of Xi Draconis Books' most recent publication, a poetry collection entitled Trumped Up Election. It humorously describes a nightmare world in which a fat, disgusting billionaire molester runs for the presidency and wins.

27 MINMAY 31
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An Interview with Jennifer Lagier, Author of Trumped Up Election

On Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

In this episode, Chris, Hans, and I discuss Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. We touch on the use of fiction techniques in creative nonfiction, portraiture, the ethics of narrative, and (briefly) queer theory.

82 MINMAY 25
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On Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

On John Barth's The Sot-Weed Factor

In this episode, Chris, Hans, and I discuss John Barth's The Sot-Weed Factor, an epic tale that might be an historical novel, a satire of an historical novel, or both. It's witty and hilarious, but also serious and touching. Check it out.

103 MINMAY 3
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On John Barth's The Sot-Weed Factor

Latest Episodes

On Patrick Barney's Misfit the Wanderer

In this episode, Hans and Chris interview me on the topic of Xi Draconis Books' most recent publication, my novella Misfit the Wanderer. The novella follows all-around loser Misfit as he tries to escape a city-wide fire.

55 MIN1 w ago
Comments
On Patrick Barney's Misfit the Wanderer

On Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch

In this episode, Hans, Chris, and I discuss The Goldfinch, an intriguing take on the crime novel.

75 MINOCT 9
Comments
On Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch

On Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings

In this episode, Hans, Chris, and I discuss A Brief History of Seven Killings, a novel by Jamaican author Marlon James. The novel is disturbing, harrowing, and inventive.

74 MINSEP 24
Comments
On Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings

On Toril Moi's Revolution of the Ordinary

In this episode, Hans, Chris, and I discuss a nonfiction work that explores how Wittgenstein's philosophy of language can be useful for literary critics.

83 MINAUG 27
Comments
On Toril Moi's Revolution of the Ordinary

On Robert Browning's Caliban Upon Setebos

In this episode, Hans and I discuss the quite devilish and engaging Caliban Upon Setebos, a poem that has had personal significance to us for at least a decade.

45 MINAUG 1
Comments
On Robert Browning's Caliban Upon Setebos

On Robert Coover's Gerald's Party

EIn this episode, Hans, Chris, and I discuss a raunchy, satirical novel that explores sex, death, and Freud. Enjoy.

87 MINJUL 25
Comments
On Robert Coover's Gerald's Party

On Fran Ross's Oreo

In this episode, Chris, Hans, and I explore Fran Ross's devilishly cunning novel Oreo. The novel tells the story of sixteen-year-old youth Christine as she leaves her grandmother, who is black, in search of her father, who is Jewish. With links to the myth of Theseus, the novel explores race and identity.

48 MINJUN 13
Comments
On Fran Ross's Oreo

An Interview with Jennifer Lagier, Author of Trumped Up Election

In this episode, I interview Jennifer Lagier, author of Xi Draconis Books' most recent publication, a poetry collection entitled Trumped Up Election. It humorously describes a nightmare world in which a fat, disgusting billionaire molester runs for the presidency and wins.

27 MINMAY 31
Comments
An Interview with Jennifer Lagier, Author of Trumped Up Election

On Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

In this episode, Chris, Hans, and I discuss Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. We touch on the use of fiction techniques in creative nonfiction, portraiture, the ethics of narrative, and (briefly) queer theory.

82 MINMAY 25
Comments
On Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

On John Barth's The Sot-Weed Factor

In this episode, Chris, Hans, and I discuss John Barth's The Sot-Weed Factor, an epic tale that might be an historical novel, a satire of an historical novel, or both. It's witty and hilarious, but also serious and touching. Check it out.

103 MINMAY 3
Comments
On John Barth's The Sot-Weed Factor
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