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Hoi, Jeff, and a rotating roster of guests discuss the classic adventure, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and weird fiction that inspired the creation of Dungeons & Dragons, the world's first roleplaying game.

Hoi, Jeff, and a rotating roster of guests discuss the classic adventure, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and weird fiction that inspired the creation of Dungeons & Dragons, the world's first roleplaying game.
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Hoi, Jeff, and a rotating roster of guests discuss the classic adventure, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and weird fiction that inspired the creation of Dungeons & Dragons, the world's first roleplaying game.

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English


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Episode 37 - Jack Williamson's "Darker Than You Think" with special guest Dani Neary

1/14/2019
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Jack Williamson's "Darker Than You Think" with special guest Dani Neary.

Duration:00:47:19

Episode 36 - Manly Wade Wellman's "Who Fears the Devil?" with special guest Michael Curtis

12/31/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Manly Wade Wellman's "Who Fears the Devil?" with special guest Michael Curtis.

Duration:00:59:19

Episode 35 - Michael Moorcock's "Stormbringer" with special guest Terry Olson

12/17/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Michael Moorcock's "Stormbringer" with special guest Terry Olson

Duration:00:49:48

Episode 34 - Roger Zelazny's "Nine Princes in Amber" with special guest Marc Bruner

11/5/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Roger Zelazny's "Nine Princes in Amber" with special guest Marc Bruner.

Duration:00:43:17

Episode 33 - Poul Anderson's "The High Crusade" with special guest Jeremy Farkas

10/8/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Poul Anderson's "The High Crusade" with special guest Jeremy Farkas.

Duration:00:49:10

Episode 32 - Philip José Farmer's "The Gates of Creation" with special guest Christopher Paul Carey

9/24/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Philip José Farmer's "The Gates of Creation" with special guest Christopher Paul Carey.

Duration:00:49:40

Episode 31 - Leigh Brackett's "The Halfling and Other Stories" with special guest Paulo Greco

9/10/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Leigh Brackett's "The Halfling and Other Stories" with special guest Paulo Greco.

Duration:00:40:28

Episode 30 - A. Merritt's "Creep, Shadow Creep!" with special guest Edgar Johnson

8/27/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss A. Merritt's "Creep, Shadow Creep!" with special guest Edgar Johnson.

Duration:00:40:36

Episode 29 - Fritz Leiber's "Swords in the Mist" with special guest Joey Royale

7/23/2018
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Special guest Joey Royale of Drinking & Dragons joins us to discuss Fritz Leiber’s Swords in the Mist! (Please also see the Episode 3 and Episode 18 show notes for additional information about the saga of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser) Swords in the Mist (Ace Books, 1968) by Fritz Leiber was originally published in paperback as the third book in Ace Books’ complete seven volume saga of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. The stories is this volume are “The Cloud of Hate” (1963), “Lean Times in...

Duration:00:40:45

Episode 28 - Robert E. Howard's "Conan the Freebooter" with special guest Diogo Nogueira

6/11/2018
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Conan the Freebooter (Lancer Books, 1968) by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, was part of the first comprehensive paperback edition of the Conan saga. Conan the Freebooter was the eighth volume published, although it is third in the internal chronology--later printings of the series numbered the books in chronological order. When Lancer went out of business in 1973, Ace Books picked up and completed the series, keeping it in print until the mid 1990s. As with the other Lancer/Ace...

Duration:00:50:35

Episode 27 - Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Pellucidar" with special guest Harley Stroh

5/28/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Pellucidar" with special guest Harley Stroh.

Duration:02:11:39

Episode 26 - Lord Dunsany's "The King of Elfland's Daughter" with special guest Andrew Sternick

5/7/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Lord Dunsany's "The King of Elfland's Daughter" with special guest Andrew Sternick.

Duration:00:52:32

Episode 25 - Andre Norton's "Witch World" with special guest Fletcher Vredenburgh

4/2/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Andre Norton's "Witch World" with special guest Fletcher Vredenburgh.

Duration:00:41:20

Episode 24 - J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring" with special guest Daniel J. Bishop

3/19/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring" with special guest Daniel J. Bishop.

Duration:00:41:34

Episode 23 - H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" with special guest Bob Brinkman

3/5/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness & Other Tales of Terror with special guest Bob “The Voice” Brinkman! Given H.P. Lovecraft’s omnipresence today, it’s easy to forget that he had largely faded out of reading public’s mind within a few years of his death in 1937. August Derleth and Donald Wandrei did their best to keep Lovecraft in print by founding the small press Arkham House in 1939, but the publishing house’s output for its first 20 years was mostly limited...

Duration:00:43:01

Episode 22 – Extra Credit - Clark Ashton Smith's "Zothique" with special guest Andy Markham

2/12/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Clark Ashton Smith's "Zothique" with special guest Andy Markham.

Duration:00:42:02

Episode 21 - Margaret St. Clair's "The Shadow People" with special guest Julian Bernick

1/22/2018
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Hoi and Jeff discuss Margaret St. Clair's "The Shadow People" with special guest Julian Bernick.

Duration:00:43:04

Episode 20 - A. Merritt's "Burn Witch, Burn!" with special guest Stephen Newton

1/8/2018
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Abraham Grace Merritt (better known by his byline A. Merritt) has the odd distinction of being perhaps second only to Edgar Rice Burroughs in popularity as a writer of fantastic fiction during the first half of the 20th century, only to be largely forgotten today. Perhaps this is because Merritt’s relatively small body of work didn’t feature recurring iconic heroes like John Carter of Mars or Conan of Cimmeria, or it may be down to his prose style’s reputation for being more baroque and...

Duration:00:41:20

Episode 19 - Jack Vance's "The Eyes of the Overworld" with special guest David Hoskins

12/25/2017
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The Eyes of the Overworld (Ace Books, 1966) marks Jack Vance’s return to the Dying Earth setting after a break of 15 years. The book is a fix-up of the stories “The Overworld”, “The Mountains of Magnatz”, “The Sorceror Pharesm”, “The Pilgrims” and “The Manse of Iucounu” all of which appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction between December 1965 and August 1966. To these stories Vance added a second chapter “Cil” to expand the book to novel length. The Eyes of the Overworld is...

Duration:00:43:50

Episode 18 - Fritz Leiber's "Swords Against Death" with special guest Jen Brinkman

12/18/2017
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Swords Against Death (Ace Books, 1970) by Fritz Leiber was originally published in paperback as part of Ace Books’ complete seven volume saga of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Although Swords Against Death is second in the series chronology, it was actually the fifth book published. The stories is this volume are “The Circle Curse” (1970), “The Jewels in the Forest” (1939), “Thieves’ House” (1943), “The Bleak Shore” (1940), “The Howling Tower” (1941), “The Sunken Land” (1942), “The Seven Black...

Duration:00:42:36