The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas

Slice of SciFi‘s Summer Brooks and Joe Murphy have a spinoff website/podcast site called The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas. The site focuses on classic science fiction, be it books, TV shows and movies.

As an example, their first show highlights Dan Simmons’ Hyperion. The shows may be spoiler-laden so they recommend you read the book first (which, sadly, for Hyperion, I haven’t). As of today, 4 more shows are available. One nice feature, they have a pre-show discussion to gage interest level and help contribute. The pre-discussion for the next show is about Battlestar Galactica.

[Link via SFFaudio]

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  1. I’ve listened to the first three shows and it’s pretty good. I did think that the discussion of Hyperion did miss a lot of what Simmons was trying to say about machine vs. biological intelligence, religion, godhead and such. But then again, most of those themes are buried in Hyperion and don’t come out to the forefront until the later novels. And, after having re-read it recently, I can certainly see why someone wouldn’t like it that much. Besides using a Canterbury Tales motif, it’s also rather dense in some places. But I still think its one of my all time favorite books.

    That said, I did agree with them the Stranger In A Strange Land isn’t all that…

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