Icy spray struck Haldor’s face as he looked up at the sails. Beside him, Jutta looked on with equal awe. The longship sat, suspended on plinths of concrete and steel. Though the oars no longer moved, they could both hear the crashing waves echo in their memory. The ocean beat against the shore behind them, […]
In Revenger, author Alastair Reynolds takes the reader to a time and place where sail ships plying the trade winds link scattered islands of humanity, and sailors search for buried treasure and adventure. This is a world where things are measured in spans and leagues, travel takes weeks or months between settlements. And all of […]
This week, hosts Sam and Brendan are joined by guest Lucas to discuss the first half of Ursula LeGuine’s The Dispossessed, a complex exploration of society and self. Put on your anarchist hats, and tighten your belts, because things are going to get political. We stream the READ/WRITE book club every two weeks at 8pm EST […]
The cliffs howled above Daniel, and an icy wind cut through the fabric of his sweater. The rising tide lapped around his ankles and, despite the heavy rubber boots, a chill crept through there as well. It was strange, seeing the sheer, stone face from this angle having looked down on this spot so many […]
I’ll be streaming my bi-weekly book club, read/write, tonight at 8pm EST on Accidental Origin. We’ll be discussing the first half of Ursula LeGuin’s 1974 novel, The Dispossessed. For the audio only version of previous episodes, check readwrite.podbean.com. To watch previous episodes, check out the YouTube channel.
Buxur gazed out through the translucent material of the connection tube and watched waves of dust wash against its thin skin. It created the sound of soft rain inside the tube. Outside, the two connected vessels nearly disappeared in the particulate cloud. The ghostly ripple and swirl along the lines of the magnetic shield mesmerized […]
Welcome to the first episode of Input/Output a podcast where Sam and Brendan have a stream of consciousness chat about whatever’s been interesting them that week. This will be posted every second week. Along with READ/WRITE we’ll be posting something every week. This episode we take on such topical subjects as the movie Dredd (2012), […]
This week hosts Sam and Brendan are joined by guest Martin to discuss the final three short stories of The Last Wish, by Andrzej Sapkowsky. Geralt takes a bath in A Matter of Price, meets a friendly satyr in The Edge of the World and goes fishing with his friend, Dandelion, in The Last Wish. […]
I’ll be streaming my bi-weekly book club, read/write, tonight at 8pm EST on Accidental Origin. We’ll be discussing the second half of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Last Wish, the first of the Witcher books. For the audio only version, check readwrite.podbean.com. To watch previous episodes, check out the YouTube channel.
It was the green light that first caught Aaron’s eye. It seemed not to have a source, just glowing around the figures. A woman and man stood on a balcony, that faced the street, not embracing but intimately close. Aaron stopped mid stride, nearly falling flat. He caught himself, bracing against the rough hewn stone […]