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Episode 20: A Modern Prometheus (Frankenstein)

11/5/2018
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In their 20th episode, CC and Peter discuss the spookiest and first real piece of Scifi, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Victor Frankenstein is a man who created a monster and tried to hide from his choices. Join the sibling team while they dive in to discover what made Victor and his creature tick!

Duration:01:07:22

Episode 19: Pilot X

10/24/2018
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Let me just apologize for the late episode! We had some issues with busted software that had to be replaced. In this episode, join your favorite siblings as they discuss another fantastic book! Pilot X is their first foray into fanfiction, just kidding (not really). With time travel, Russian slugs, and emotional robots, this book […]

Duration:01:09:59

Episode 18: Halo, The Fall of Reach

10/8/2018
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In this episode, join CC and Peter as they discuss the rich and diverse universe of Halo! Yes it is a video game series, it is also a number of novels, a movie, and several animated shorts! The story that all of these mediums tell has captivated our hosts for their moral questions, interesting social […]

Duration:01:10:24

Episode 17: Collapsing Empire

9/24/2018
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In this episode, CC and Peter journey into one of the newest and best products of the modern scifi legend, John Scalzi. Collapsing Empire is the tale of an interstellar empire held together by the common bonds of interdependent trading guilds. The one bond connecting all of humanity is The Flow. Peter and CC discuss […]

Duration:00:58:19

Episode 16: Foundation and Empire

9/10/2018
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In this episode, Peter and CC will discuss the second book in the famous Foundation series by Isaac Asimov, Foundation and Empire. Here we discuss the dying gasps of the First Empire and the unique aberration known as the Mule!

Duration:00:57:50

Episode 15: Foundation

8/28/2018
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In this episode, Peter and CC dive into the all-time Science Fiction classic from the legend of the genre, Isaac Asimov! We talk about things like the interesting gender roles, the outdated philosophy, and the impending doom of America!

Duration:00:48:48

Episode 14: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

8/14/2018
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In this episode, CC and Peter dive into the blockbuster thriller, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They talk about pressing issues like the roles of the Senate in the world stage, the moral lines of Hammond, the surprising sense of Dr. Wu, and how studly Chris Pratt as Owen is! Join us in two weeks for […]

Duration:01:05:07

Episode 13: Dune

8/1/2018
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In this episode, CC and Peter dive into an all time classic, Dune. Here we pursue conversations about the meaning of prophecy in Scifi and Fantasy, the sexist nature of the two greatest powers in the book, and so much more! Join us as we explore the sands of Arrakis and delve into its mysteries!

Duration:01:14:41

Episode 12: 2001: A Space Odyssey

7/23/2018
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In this episode, Peter and Cc dive into an old school classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. We discuss the amazing production quality and effects. We tackle fun questions like is Hal alive? Does he have feelings? What the hell does the ending have to do with anything? Why is Dave’s chin so chiseled? And so […]

Duration:01:20:48

Episode 11: The Singularity Trap

7/2/2018
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In this, technically on time, episode, Peter and CC discuss the newest release by the author that brought us the Bobiverse, Dennis E. Taylor, The Singularity Trap! This Book has everything a Scifi fan could want, a rich story, a charming and intelligent hero, a vague and poorly defined existential threat, and government infighting! This […]

Duration:01:05:48

Episode 10: The Andromeda Strain

6/19/2018
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Join CC and Peter in rediscovering the scifi classic The Andromeda Strain! The Michael Crichton debut brings chilling twists, memorable microbes and giant, ancient computers. Dive into 40-year-old scifi and discover that it still packs a punch!

Duration:00:47:51

Episode 9: Leviathan Wakes

6/7/2018
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In this episode CC and Peter go over the book that inspired the TV series The Expanse. This book has intrigue, horror, political maneuvering and much more.

Duration:01:03:39

Episode 8: Red Rising

5/22/2018
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In this (belated) episode, join Peter and CC as they discuss one of their favorite books, Red Rising by Pierce Brown. This book has it all, caste systems, rebellion, love, quirky sidekicks, and much much more! Help us delve into the secrets of Red Rising with this episode of Scifi Sidebar.

Duration:01:09:44

Episode 7: Rendezvous with Rama

5/7/2018
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In this episode CC and Peter go through an all-time classic, Rendezvous with Rama! This book has won numerous honors in the Scifi community and is one of the most famous examples of mid 20th century Scifi. This book follows a crew of adventurers as they intercept an object which has come from beyond the […]

Duration:01:01:53

Episode 6: Children of Time

4/10/2018
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In this episode, Peter and CC spend an excessive amount of time talking about a fascinating book, Children of Time! We also talk about it forever and this is our longest episode yet! It’s also almost kinda Bobiverse Part 3 for a few minutes. Enjoy!

Duration:01:23:10

Episode 5.5: The Bobiverse Part 2

3/26/2018
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Welcome back! Yes, it is another hour of CC and Peter talking about the Bobiverse! Were you sad when we stopped before the Bob hate last time? Well, here it is! Bob hate and much much more this week. Remember our next book is Children of Time!

Duration:00:55:26

Episode 5: The Bobiverse Part 1

3/12/2018
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In this episode. CC and Peter explore the rich and fascinating universe in the Bobiverse Trilogy. They discuss things like the nature of the soul, the potential forms extraterrestrial life may take, and their anxiety over things they did years ago! Join them on their journey through the first part of this month’s theme.

Duration:01:06:23

Episode 4: Annihilation

3/6/2018
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In this episode, Peter and CC discuss a creepy, and utterly fascinating, book, Annihilation, book one of the Southern Reach Trilogy.

Duration:00:59:37

Episode 3.5: Jurassic Park Part 2

2/19/2018
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In this episode of Jurassic Park we go over CC’s extensive research on the various ways to look at the philosophical mess that is one of Michael Crichton’s greatest works!

Duration:01:05:20

Episode 3: Jurassic Park

2/1/2018
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This month’s Scifi Sidebar tells a tale of human folly, pride, greed, and dinosaurs. We talk about the Homer of our time, Michael Crichton! Join us as we discuss one of his greatest works, Jurassic Park.

Duration:01:07:30