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020- The Clock That Went Backward, by Edward Page Mitchell, 1881

12/2/2018
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Episode 20 Title: The Clock That Went Backward Author: Edward Page Mitchell Year: 1881 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in New Giraffe City, Latvia, discussing the 1881 short story, "The Clock That Went Backward" by Edward Page Mitchell! Taken from "The Time Traveller's Almanac" short story collection, the aforementioned volume claims that "The Clock That Went Backward" is the first time travel story ever published; but it's not. It IS the first...

Duration:00:33:53

019- Gleaners, by Clifford D. Simak, 1960

11/18/2018
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Episode 19 Title: Gleaners Author: Clifford D. Simak Year: 1960 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Neo Rio DeJanero, Norway! The legendary Earthcore Elevator connecting Norway to Brazil is here, and Ruiz insists upon calling it The Earthshaft. Also, our heroes are discussing "Gleaners" by Clifford D. Simak, wherein a Time Travel Manager has a bad day at the office. Clifford D. Simak is a very prolific writer of science fiction, whose titles include...

Duration:00:43:40

018- The Frozen Planet, by Keith Laumer, 1961

11/4/2018
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Episode 18 Title: The Frozen Planet Author: Keith Laumer Year: 1961 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Hammerfest, Finland, discussing "The Frozen Planet" by Keith Laumer, a novella featuring Retief, the universe's least subtle spy. There are at least 14 different Retief books / collections, and "The Frozen Planet & four other science-fiction novellas" (MacFadden Books, 1966) contains this story, one of Retief's first published appearances. And what...

Duration:00:38:38

017- The Fire Mountain, by Gail Kimberly, 1974

10/21/2018
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Episode 17 Title: The Fire Mountain Author: Gail Kimberly Year: 1974 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are vacationing on Platypus Island, Greece, and discussing the 1974 short story "The Fire Mountain" by Gail Kimberly. This story features four robot best friends who go on an adventure! Ruiz likes stories featuring four robot best friends because it reminds him of Earthbound. <3 Today's story was discovered via the 1977 collection, "Continuum 2" Edited...

Duration:00:35:01

016- Part 3- Odyssey to Earthdeath, by Leo P. Kelley, 1968

10/7/2018
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Episode 16 Title: Part 3- Odyssey to Earthdeath Author: Leo P. Kelley Year: 1968 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello and Marguerite are finishing up the tests on Alberto Einsteino; and presenting Part 3 of "Odyssey to Earthdeath", by Leo P. Kelley: "The Feat"! Phillip Villane, Ruth Cameron, Adam York, Grandsir, and Sister, continue their battle against Supreme Priestman Simon Pume, while the batle between Cityside and Landsend reaches critical mass! Leo P. Kelley...

Duration:00:37:25

015- Part 2- Odyssey to Earthdeath, by Leo P. Kelley, 1968

9/30/2018
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Episode 15 Title: Part 2- Odyssey to Earthdeath Author: Leo P. Kelley Year: 1968 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite remain in Rangoon, Italy, testing an AI with the unlikely (and possibly ironic) name of Alberto Einsteino. Meanwhile, they are continuing their discussions on Leo P. Kelley's 1968 masterpiece, "Odyssey to Earthdeath", with today's episode covering Part 2- "The Festival". This might be the darkest episode yet, but at the same time, wow, what a...

Duration:00:34:08

014- Part 1- Odyssey to Earthdeath, by Leo P. Kelley, 1968

9/23/2018
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Episode 14 Title: Part 1- Odyssey to Earthdeath Author: Leo P. Kelley Year: 2018 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Rangoon, Italy, for the first part of their discussion on Leo P. Kelley's magnificent 1968 novel, "Odyssey to Earthdeath". And what a novel! Ruiz in particular was taken by this story: by its post-World-War-3 dystopia, by its vague, cultish religions, and most of all, by its varied cast of characters. This one's unique. Leo P. Kelley...

Duration:00:31:35

013- The Last World of Mr Goddard, by J.G. Ballard, 1967

9/9/2018
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Episode 13 Title: The Last World of Mr. Goddard Author: J.G. Ballard Year: 1967 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Colboclonk, Belgium, and discussing J.G. Ballard's 1967 short story, "The Last World of Mr. Goddard". The story concerns a creepy old man who wants to know everyone's business at all times! This story was found via J.G. Ballard's "The Day of Forever" short story collection, an eclectic series of tales that Ruiz found occasionally...

Duration:00:35:12

012- The Only Death in the City (Paris), by C.J. Cherryh, 1981

8/26/2018
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Episode 12 Title: The Only Death in the City (Paris) Author: C.J. Cherryh Year: 1981 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Yamamoto Prefecture, Spain, and discussing the short story, "The Only Death in the City (Paris)" by C.J. Cherryh, from the 1981 short story collection, "Sunfall". C.J. Cherryh is a best-selling author who has sold over 3 million books, and has an asteroid named after her (!). "Sunfall" was the first of her works that Ruiz has ever...

Duration:00:34:12

011- Enoch Soames, by Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm, 1916

8/12/2018
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Episode 11 Title: Enoch Soames Author: Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm Year: 1916 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Hufflepuff, Portugal, discussing the 1916 short story, "Enoch Soames" by Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm. The story concerns a narrator's relationship to a failed writer, and an exciting Faustian bargain! This story was read from "The Time Traveller's Almanac", a massive collection of over 60 short stories, where it bears the alternate...

Duration:00:33:51

010- The Machine Stops, by E.M. Forster, 1909

7/29/2018
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Episode 10 Title: The Machine Stops Author: E.M. Forster Year: 1909 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Wherein a swaddled lump of flesh is addicted to social media. Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Paraguay, France, discussing the 1909 novella, "The Machine Stops", by E.M. Forster. This story concerns a far, far future evolution of humanity that neither of our hosts are interested in living in. If they could travel to the future, and they were stuck in this particular future, they...

Duration:00:42:38

009- Planet of the Condemned, by Robert Murphy, 1960

7/15/2018
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Episode 9 Title: Planet of the Condemned Author: Robert Murphy Year: 1960 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Wherein two astronauts go on a secret mission to an invisible planet? Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in New Northunderlandshiretonville County, England, discussing the 1960 short story, "Planet of the Condemned", by Robert Murphy. This short story was discovered via a 1985 collection called "Ten Top Stories", which contained ten stories of varying quality. In terms of...

Duration:00:27:44

008- Part 2- Drunkard's Walk, by Frederik Pohl, 1960

7/1/2018
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Episode 8 Title: Part 2- Drunkard's Walk Author: Frederik Pohl Year: 1960 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Lagonda, Turks & Cacos, and have gotten lost in the jungle! While waiting for a rescue helicopter, they discuss Part 2 of "Drunkard's Walk" by Frederik Pohl. Cornut is now happily married, and a myriad of unconnected, inexplicable plots are (thankfully) resolved by the end of the episode!

Duration:00:43:07

007- Part 1- Drunkard's Walk, by Frederik Pohl, 1960

6/24/2018
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Episode 7 Title: Part 1- Drunkard's Walk Author: Frederik Pohl Year: 1960 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Botswana, Peru, for the first of two discussions on the 1960 novel, "Drunkard's Walk" by Frederik Pohl. This story concerns a math professor trying to avoid suicide, while his dept. head takes fuzzy images of molecules, while an undergrad hits on an uninterested fellow student, and also a tribe of uncontacted South Pacific Islanders makes...

Duration:00:42:20

006- The Underprivileged, by Brian Aldiss, 1964

6/10/2018
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Episode 6 Title: The Underprivileged Author: Brian Aldiss Year: 1964 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in New Polygon City, Columbia, and discussing Brian Aldiss' 1964 short story, "The Underprivileged". As usual, Marguerite didn't read the story, so Ruiz provides a helpful summary. Twists and turns await, laughter and fear abounds, and the planet Dansson sounds like the kind of place that Ruiz wants to go for his next vacation. Brian Aldiss is the...

Duration:00:35:14

005- Babel II, by Damon Knight, 1953

5/27/2018
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Episode 5 Title: Babel II Author: Damon Knight Year: 1953 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in New Constantinople, Bolivia, and discussing "Babel II", by Damon Knight, from 1953. As usual, Marguerite had other things going on and she didn't read the story, so Ruiz provides a helpful summary. Along the way, an interdimensional alien goes on a shopping spree! Everett Book Club Episodes RSSShow notes: According to the internets Ruiz is correct in his...

Duration:00:36:00

004- Lucky Starr & The Big Sun of Mercury, by Isaac Asimov, 1956

5/13/2018
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Episode 4 Title: Lucky Starr & The Big Sun of Mercury Author: Isaac Asimov Year: 1956 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Wherein a plucky investigator and his violent Martian best friend face Death Worms, Robots, and Intrigue on the planet Mercury Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Snowcone Mountain, Brazil (real place, fake name) and discussing "Lucky Starr & The Big Sun of Mercury" by Isaac Asimov. Featuring a homicidal robot, political intrigue, and two "best friends", this...

Duration:00:49:09

002- The Weapons Shop, by A.E. van Vogt, 1942

4/22/2018
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Episode 2 Title: "The Weapons Shop" Author: A.E. Vogt Year: 1942 Featuring: Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite Wherein the most annoying man in town makes an enemy. Episodes RSS

Duration:00:41:05