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Episode 195.5

Wah Wonders Why - Book Club - Girls to the front

( Week 1 of Feb 2023 )

More books reviewed with Dr Natasha this time featuring women authors.

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Jay!

Smartzi 1 year ago

Loved the episode, love hearing you two nerd out about books. Love hearing you nerds being nerdy about science in scifi. Some good recommendations here to check out.

I was wondering if you consider Margaret Atwood sci-fi? Not like Handmaids Tale but what about the Oryx and Crake trilogy?

But if you want theme suggestions for future episodes, I was thinking bears. Bears are in this season. Right?

Also: I thought NHW had won the gun from Orgazmo, rather than a head-scratcher thingy. Those things are so misleadingly named.

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    Greg Wah

    Co-Captain 1 year ago

    I haven't read Margaret Atwood Sci-Fi, but I bet Dr Natasha has! Bears, huh? I wonder how many sci-fi books there are about bears? Adrian Tchaikovsky wrote a great book called 'Dogs of War'. Not about bears, but weaponised animals. And then there is a superb 'We3' comic by Grant Morrison about a dog, a cat and an explosive bunny going to war. It's great and a real tear jerker.

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Tara

Smartzi 1 year ago

ah DAMMIT!! More books to add to my TBR pile, which was already teetering precariously. When are you guys going to invite me onto the blimp so I can squirrel myself away in a timeloop and read and read and read....

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    Greg Wah

    Co-Captain 1 year ago

    It might have been shot down over the continental US. Shooting balloons is an exciting past time the world is playing.

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Micheal Barnes

Ranking Officer 11 months ago

These are some of my favourite podcasts. Immediately jumped over on good reads to follow Dr Natasha, hope that doesn't come across as creepy. I really enjoyed Ada Palmer's Terra Ignota quartet but I had put off reading the final because I had put off reading them until the first three came out and thought it was a trilogy and I has broken when I got to the end of book three and realised It was unfinished and I'd have to wait. This podcast has motivated to return to it. This has however meant I had to re-read the first three. Thank you for mentioning it this great podcast as I'm rediscovering how substantial this text. Also hard agree The Sparrow is a magnificent soul crushing piece of literature.

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