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The Three Hoarsemen (Episode 24) – Readercon and COLD IRON with Stina Leicht

As the New Horizons probe hurtles past Pluto in the dark beyond, a con-crud-stricken John E. O. Stevens regales Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson with his adventures at Readercon. Then attentions turn to special guest Hoarsewoman Stina Leicht (on book release day, no less) to talk about her new novel Cold Iron.

The discussion includes forty years of Dhalgren, writing protocols, book budgets, historical baggage, the bookstore landscape, eels, and our relationship with violence.

As always, The Hoarsemen recount the books, comics, podcasts, and television that have occupied their free time.

Run time: 1 hr 36 min

  1. Cunning Plans by Warren Ellis
  2. Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler by Leah Moore & Francesco Manna (Dynamite)
  3. Around the Roman Table: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome by Patrick Faas
  1. Alien Child by Pamela Sargent
  2. The Humanoids by Jack Williamson
  3. Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
  1. Three Moments of an Explosion by China Mieville
  2. The Year’s Best Science Fiction by Gardner Dozois
  3. Lando by Charles Soule & Alex Maleev (Marvel)

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4 Comments on The Three Hoarsemen (Episode 24) – Readercon and COLD IRON with Stina Leicht

  1. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // July 18, 2015 at 6:38 pm //

    another fine episode, guys.

    I had no idea that you were all going to read Stina’s book in preparation for her being on. (And I am completely jealous you all got review copies before publication date.). COLD IRON does sound like my jam, so I am looking forward to reading it.

    And I do need to visit Readercon one day

  2. Actually, only one of us (John) got an ARC, so only one of us read it. So, Readercon + being the only one to read = possibly the most talking John has done on a episode. Definitely was enough to drive him to the sick bed as we exacerbated the Readercon-crud.

    • Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // July 20, 2015 at 5:13 am //

      Oh, I was under the impression the three of you had gotten copies!

    • SO. MUCH. TALKING. And yeah, if we had done it any later I might not have been able to talk at all!

      I recommend COLD IRON. It has a few weaknesses but since reading it and talking about it on the podcast I’ve found a lot to ponder about it. I want to re-read (a BIT more leisurely!) and see what else I can find in it.

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