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Books Without Pictures

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Tales of speculative fiction have been told since before recorded history, but in the past century it has grown into an art form all its own. From Asimov to Wells, from adventures in space opera to cyberpunk dystopias, from Amazing Stories to your e-reader and beyond, join us as we discuss some of the most important and acclaimed science fiction novels of all time. Warning: Here be spoilers.

Latest Episodes

Bloodchild

EWendee and Dan end Dan's minor freakout at having confused different portions of the DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince catalog by remembering to thank Patreon subscriber Rick with a discussion of Octavia E. Butler's remarkable novelette Bloodchild. Visit www.patreon.com/bookswp to learn more about making the hosts into your trained seals!

61 MIN2015 SEP 24
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Bloodchild

Hyperion, Part B: Hard-Boiled Time-Displaced Baby Thing

EWendee and Dan finish their discussion of Hyperion, squeezing this in, naturally, between mentions of award slates, convention experiences, and possible new horizons for the podcast itself. Please consider subscribing to the BWP Patreon campaign at patreon.com/bookswp.

112 MIN2015 AUG 27
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Hyperion, Part B: Hard-Boiled Time-Displaced Baby Thing

Armageddon 2015 AD - The Hugo Awards

EIn this special episode of Books Without Pictures, while taking a look at the 2015 nominees for Best Short Story, Wendee and Dan have strong words about slate organizers, some of the works they were successful in forcing onto this year's ballot, sandwiches, and their cat. This particular episode is being submitted for consideration for the 2016 award for "Most Repeated Uses of the Phrase 'Steaming Pile.'" Please consider subscribing to the BWP Patreon campaign at patreon.com/bookswp.

145 MIN2015 AUG 20
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Armageddon 2015 AD - The Hugo Awards

Hyperion, Part A: Clergy, Soldiers, Poets, and Semirobotic Harbingers of Murderdeath

EBooks Without Pictures returns with the first half of Dan Simmons' Hyperion, and also the story of that time Dan saw boobs with his mom sitting next to him. Attaboy, Luther! Please consider subscribing to the BWP Patreon campaign at patreon.com/bookswp.

110 MIN2015 AUG 14
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Hyperion, Part A: Clergy, Soldiers, Poets, and Semirobotic Harbingers of Murderdeath

A Princess of Mars

EThe cosmos did everything in its power to delay the return of Books Without Pictures, but nothing could hold Wendee back from venting her rage against John Carter of Mars, the hero of Edgar Rice Burroughs' hugely influential 1912 science fantasy classic A Princess of Mars. How long does it take for the phrase "filth bucket" to enter the conversation? The answer may surprise you! Please consider subscribing to the BWP Patreon campaign at patreon.com/bookswp, because you can almost hear the BWP Home Office fall down around our hosts as they record.

75 MIN2015 APR 11
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A Princess of Mars

The Time Machine

EHG Wells' The Time Machine holds the distinction of meriting the briefest synopsis in the podcast's history. While deciding if historical importance always equals artistic merit, Wendee and Dan wander off topic towards Dan's hatred of Dickens and all his dark works, Eric Cartman's adventures in suspended animation, and all the good times that yurts have to offer.

76 MIN2014 JUL 4
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The Time Machine

Brave New World, Part B: What We Thought

EWhen he was 14, Brave New World opened Dan's horizons to include philosophical arguments about the cruelty of dehumanization. Also, the book had boobs in it. With that in mind, he and Wendee discuss the themes behind this book, occasionally lapsing into Foghorn Leghorn impressions. (It was late. They were tired.)

74 MIN2014 JUN 6
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Brave New World, Part B: What We Thought

Brave New World, Part A: What It's About

EWendee's groove thing, and the shaking of same, ties directly into a con report and her involvement in the NOH8 campaign. From there, she and Dan break down the plot of Aldous Huxley's groundbreaking 1932 dystopic vision of dehumanization, Brave New World. They also wonder what accessories would come with a Herbert Hoover action figure.

111 MIN2014 MAR 12
Comments
Brave New World, Part A: What It's About

A Study in Emerald

EThey discuss Alan Moore, they discuss the Mickey Mouse copyright shenanigans, they even discuss whether this story's author's wife is a firestorm of two-fisted awesome or perhaps not, but will Wendee and Dan ever discuss "A Study in Emerald" by Neil Gaiman? Tune in to find out!

51 MIN2014 JAN 12
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A Study in Emerald

Childhood's End

EDan's new job selling cheap crap to terrible people and Wendee's success in not dying horribly on Boston's terrifyingly antiquated public transit system are some of the excuses given for the epic lateness of this episode. Eventually they get around to actually discussing Arthur C. Clarke's avowed classic Childhood's End.

98 MIN2013 DEC 29
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Childhood's End

Latest Episodes

Bloodchild

EWendee and Dan end Dan's minor freakout at having confused different portions of the DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince catalog by remembering to thank Patreon subscriber Rick with a discussion of Octavia E. Butler's remarkable novelette Bloodchild. Visit www.patreon.com/bookswp to learn more about making the hosts into your trained seals!

61 MIN2015 SEP 24
Comments
Bloodchild

Hyperion, Part B: Hard-Boiled Time-Displaced Baby Thing

EWendee and Dan finish their discussion of Hyperion, squeezing this in, naturally, between mentions of award slates, convention experiences, and possible new horizons for the podcast itself. Please consider subscribing to the BWP Patreon campaign at patreon.com/bookswp.

112 MIN2015 AUG 27
Comments
Hyperion, Part B: Hard-Boiled Time-Displaced Baby Thing

Armageddon 2015 AD - The Hugo Awards

EIn this special episode of Books Without Pictures, while taking a look at the 2015 nominees for Best Short Story, Wendee and Dan have strong words about slate organizers, some of the works they were successful in forcing onto this year's ballot, sandwiches, and their cat. This particular episode is being submitted for consideration for the 2016 award for "Most Repeated Uses of the Phrase 'Steaming Pile.'" Please consider subscribing to the BWP Patreon campaign at patreon.com/bookswp.

145 MIN2015 AUG 20
Comments
Armageddon 2015 AD - The Hugo Awards

Hyperion, Part A: Clergy, Soldiers, Poets, and Semirobotic Harbingers of Murderdeath

EBooks Without Pictures returns with the first half of Dan Simmons' Hyperion, and also the story of that time Dan saw boobs with his mom sitting next to him. Attaboy, Luther! Please consider subscribing to the BWP Patreon campaign at patreon.com/bookswp.

110 MIN2015 AUG 14
Comments
Hyperion, Part A: Clergy, Soldiers, Poets, and Semirobotic Harbingers of Murderdeath

A Princess of Mars

EThe cosmos did everything in its power to delay the return of Books Without Pictures, but nothing could hold Wendee back from venting her rage against John Carter of Mars, the hero of Edgar Rice Burroughs' hugely influential 1912 science fantasy classic A Princess of Mars. How long does it take for the phrase "filth bucket" to enter the conversation? The answer may surprise you! Please consider subscribing to the BWP Patreon campaign at patreon.com/bookswp, because you can almost hear the BWP Home Office fall down around our hosts as they record.

75 MIN2015 APR 11
Comments
A Princess of Mars

The Time Machine

EHG Wells' The Time Machine holds the distinction of meriting the briefest synopsis in the podcast's history. While deciding if historical importance always equals artistic merit, Wendee and Dan wander off topic towards Dan's hatred of Dickens and all his dark works, Eric Cartman's adventures in suspended animation, and all the good times that yurts have to offer.

76 MIN2014 JUL 4
Comments
The Time Machine

Brave New World, Part B: What We Thought

EWhen he was 14, Brave New World opened Dan's horizons to include philosophical arguments about the cruelty of dehumanization. Also, the book had boobs in it. With that in mind, he and Wendee discuss the themes behind this book, occasionally lapsing into Foghorn Leghorn impressions. (It was late. They were tired.)

74 MIN2014 JUN 6
Comments
Brave New World, Part B: What We Thought

Brave New World, Part A: What It's About

EWendee's groove thing, and the shaking of same, ties directly into a con report and her involvement in the NOH8 campaign. From there, she and Dan break down the plot of Aldous Huxley's groundbreaking 1932 dystopic vision of dehumanization, Brave New World. They also wonder what accessories would come with a Herbert Hoover action figure.

111 MIN2014 MAR 12
Comments
Brave New World, Part A: What It's About

A Study in Emerald

EThey discuss Alan Moore, they discuss the Mickey Mouse copyright shenanigans, they even discuss whether this story's author's wife is a firestorm of two-fisted awesome or perhaps not, but will Wendee and Dan ever discuss "A Study in Emerald" by Neil Gaiman? Tune in to find out!

51 MIN2014 JAN 12
Comments
A Study in Emerald

Childhood's End

EDan's new job selling cheap crap to terrible people and Wendee's success in not dying horribly on Boston's terrifyingly antiquated public transit system are some of the excuses given for the epic lateness of this episode. Eventually they get around to actually discussing Arthur C. Clarke's avowed classic Childhood's End.

98 MIN2013 DEC 29
Comments
Childhood's End
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