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The Three Hoarsemen (Episode 19) – Leonard Nimoy and Thomas M. Disch

As the bleak winter pummels us with ice and illness, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson muster the strength and lucidity to write February off as a loss and trudge forward in search of the mythical Springtime.

First, they discuss the death of Leonard Nimoy, and his impact on SF and Fandom.

Then they turn to the subject of Thomas M. Disch, whose works broke genre conventions on an almost industrial scale. The gentlemen recall their introductions to the author’s work (including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry), and his legacy in SF.

There follows a litany of culture consumed, and some talk about whooshing doors, online shrieking, and myopic definitions of “fan.”

Total run time: 1 hour 42 minutes.

  1. THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu
  2. FINDING MY ELEGY by Ursula K. Le Guin
  3. THERE & BACK AGAIN: BY MAX MERRIWELL by Pat Murphy
  1. THE INHERITANCE AND OTHER STORIES by Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm
  2. CONVERSATIONS WITH WILLIAM GIBSON by Patrick A. Smith
  3. OMEGA EXILE by Stephen Arseneault

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2 Comments on The Three Hoarsemen (Episode 19) – Leonard Nimoy and Thomas M. Disch

  1. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // March 10, 2015 at 11:48 am //

    Thank you, gentlemen.

    I’ve not read a lot of Disch, but I vividly remember CAMP CONCENTRATION. Gaaaah, did not like the setting of a prison, it haunted me. The creeping insanity of the prisoners did help stamp the novel into my mind.

    I did play AMNESIA though…which Disch wrote.

  2. We were just talking about Disch on a future Sffaudio about F. Paul Wilson’s short story “Soft”. Apparently Disch wrote an essay about most science fiction having immature emotions. I put forth the theory that the term “dish” as in “criticize” came from him.

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