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013- The Last World of Mr Goddard, by J.G. Ballard, 1967
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...
012- The Only Death in the City (Paris), by C.J. Cherryh, 1981
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...
011- Enoch Soames, by Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm, 1916
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...
010- The Machine Stops, by E.M. Forster, 1909
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...
009- Planet of the Condemned, by Robert Murphy, 1960
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...
008- Part 2- Drunkard's Walk, by Frederik Pohl, 1960
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!
007- Part 1- Drunkard's Walk, by Frederik Pohl, 1960
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...
006- The Underprivileged, by Brian Aldiss, 1964
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...
005- Babel II, by Damon Knight, 1953
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...
004- Lucky Starr & The Big Sun of Mercury, by Isaac Asimov, 1956
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...
002- The Weapons Shop, by A.E. van Vogt, 1942
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