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Episode #24 - How To Stop Time

4/1/2018
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This is the beautiful and bittersweet story of a man who ages at 1/15th of the speed of everyone else... Dave loved it! #books #reviews #scifi #drama #timetravel Music by hooksounds.com

Duration:00:04:46

Episode #23 - William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope

3/29/2018
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Dave and Aaron are HUGE fans of Star Wars, but how good is the "Shakespeare" adaptation of a New Hope? Aaron shares his thoughts... #books #reviews #scifi #starwars #shakespeare #theatre

Duration:00:09:29

Episode #21 - The Warrior Within

3/18/2018
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Aaron reviews the brand new novella from debut author Angus McIntyre! It's a very cool book about a man with multiple personas in his head--each with a unique set of skills--who must defend his town from dangerous mercenaries. #books #reviews #sciencefiction Music by hooksounds.com

Duration:00:09:25

Episode #20 - Mort(e)

3/14/2018
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After reading this book, we can no longer fully trust house pets. It is suuuuper weird and dark, but it is impossible to put down. #bookreviews #dystopian #scifi #animals #EMSAH Music from hooksounds.com

Duration:00:08:34

Episode #19 - The Handmaid's Tale

3/12/2018
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While Dave readily admits that the book was well-written, he thought The Handmaid's Tale was wildly unpleasant... If you like dark, depressing dystopian novels, this might be for you! #bookreviews #scifi #dystopian Music by hooksounds.com

Duration:00:10:00

Episode #17 - A Walk In The Woods

3/1/2018
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With spring arriving and the weather warming up, you may just feel like taking a walk in the woods... just watch out for the bears! Aaron shares his thoughts on the unique comedy/drama/travel memoir. #bookreviews #nature #humor #davewantstogohikingwithyou Music provided by www.hooksounds.com

Duration:00:09:43

Episode #14 - Artemis

2/14/2018
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On a very special Valentine's Day episode, Aaron chats with his wife Heather about the latest sci-fi spectacle from Andy Weir, the author of The Martian. Does this book suffer from the classic "Sophomore Slump" or does it stick the (moon) landing? #bookreview #scifi #moonheists #allthatjazz All of our music on the podcast comes from hooksounds.com

Duration:00:04:59

Episode #13 - The Three-Body Problem

2/10/2018
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The Three-Body Problem is the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Aaron shares some of his thoughts on it. Have you read it? Share your thoughts at backlistpodcast@gmail.com #scifi #bookreviews #Trisolaris #chaoticera Tunes are from hooksounds.com

Duration:00:04:16

Episode #12 - Two Minute Tip: Audio Books (Part 2)

2/10/2018
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Where's the best place to find/buy/borrow audio books? Dave and Aaron have some suggestions on where to get started. #audiobooks #twominutetips #overdrive #librivox #audible #library The cool intro music came from hooksounds.com

Duration:00:02:34

Episode #11 - Two Minute Tip: Audio Books (part 1)

2/8/2018
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I thought that this was a podcast about reading books? Aren't audio books cheating? NOPE! Prepare to double your double the number of books you read. #twominutetip #books #reading #audiobooks All that cool music in our podcasts comes from hooksounds.com

Duration:00:01:49

Episode #10 - Sourdough

2/7/2018
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What do you get when you combine a book about the joys of technology with the passion of baking? This weird, wonderful gem of a book by the same author who brought you Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore. Dave really enjoyed this book (which is not surprising based on how much bread he eats). Have you read it? Share your thoughts at backlistpodcast@gmail.com #fiction #bookreview #slurry #doublespicy Music provided by hooksounds.com

Duration:00:04:58

Episode #9 - The Sudden Appearance Of Hope

2/3/2018
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This book won the 2017 World Fantasy Award, so we had to take a look at it. The protagonist: a jewel thief who people immediately forget about 60 seconds after they stop talking to her... their memories of her are completely gone. Dave LOVED the premise of the book, but does it stick the landing? To share with us what you are reading, email backlistpodcast@gmail.com. #thriller #scifi #review #doyouhaveperfection? (Musical goodness provided by hooksounds.com)

Duration:00:04:34

Episode #8 - Altered Carbon

1/30/2018
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Is it a sc-fi novel? Is it a harboiled detective noir? Yes. What are you reading? Message us at backlistpodcast@gmail.com #scifi #mystery #bodysleeves Music courtesy of www.hooksongs.com ****EPISODE NOTE: According to reviews, the Netflix show is very, very graphic and we are super bummed out :( While we really enjoyed the book, we are in NO WAY endorsing the series. Resorting to "sexploitation" in order to get viewers for your show is gross. Yes, there was content issues in the book (I...

Duration:00:09:59

Episode #7 - Kings of the Wyld

1/30/2018
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It's time to get the band back together for a reunion tour: a suicide mission into the Heartwyld. Dave and Aaron share about one of their favorite fantasy titles from 2017. #fantasy #bookreviews #GRRMmeetsTerryPratchett Spicy tunes provided by www.hooksounds.com

Duration:00:07:53

Episode #6 - Two Minute Tip; Multibooking

1/30/2018
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Multibooking... it's like pinball... for books! Do you read one book at a time or do you read multiple books simultaneously? Email us your thoughts at backlistpodcast@gmail.com. #twominutetip #bookpinball Music by www.hooksounds.com

Duration:00:06:16

Episode #5 - Annihilation/Southern Reach Trilogy

1/30/2018
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Dave and Aaron are sharply divided on this baffling, unsettling series. Dave explains why he's a hater... Aaron explains why Dave's opinion is completely wrong. What are you reading? Drop us a line at backlistpodcast@gmail.com #scifi #dividedopinions #bookreviews #Whereliesthestranglingfruit (Bleep bloops courtesy of www.hooksounds.com)

Duration:00:04:49

Episode #4 - Ready Player One

1/30/2018
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Dave invites his buddy Joe into studio to talk about Ernest Cline's love letter to the 80's... Ready Player One! Is it worth reading before the movie comes out? Joe gives it 4.5 Delorians out of 5. What are you reading? Drop us a line at backlistpodcast@gmail.com #scifi #virtualworlds #nostalgia #eastereggs (The music enchanting your eardrums comes from www.hooksounds.com)

Duration:00:04:59

Episode #3 - Two Minute Tips: Stop Reading

1/30/2018
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So the trick to reading more books is to... stop reading? Huh? The guys explain their thinking in another Two Minute Tip! What have you been reading? Let us know at backlistpodcast@gmail.com (Theme music tuneage provided by www.hooksounds.com)

Duration:00:02:10

Episode #1 - Vlad Taltos Series

1/30/2018
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Aaron introduces us to the 15 book (so far) Vlad Taltos series by Steven Brust. If you like wise-cracking, magical assassin dragons, this might be right up your alley! (Our crazy awesome background music was procured from www.hooksounds.com) ***Episode note: Please disregard Dave's overambitious email address idea... of course it was already taken. We have instead laid claim to backlistpodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:04:32