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The Three Hoarsemen (Episode 28) – WFC and Overthinking Fiction

It is November, time for John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson to saddle up for a guestless catch-up episode.

John recounts his attending the World Fantasy Convention, and tells of the booty he procured. Fred lists his culture consumed. Jeff thinks aloud of the many factors that both influenced and tainted his recent readings.

Subjects discussed include the personalities of book merchants and buyers, how the physical layout of a con impacts its enjoyment, the pitfalls of retro trade-dress, comic book adolescents, The optimal length of Sherlock Holmes stories, and some observations about dealers rooms.

Running time 1 hour 10 minutes.

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10 Comments on The Three Hoarsemen (Episode 28) – WFC and Overthinking Fiction

  1. Folks, it looks like (as of now) the iTunes feed got the wrong file. Knock on wood, it has been fixed but may take time for iTunes to pick up on it. When I see an update, I’ll let you know.

  2. Thanks for letting us know Fred, just listened to it via Overcast today, tried to match up the show notes and thought I was going mad… Thanks for my sanity!

    • Karl, the correct episode should be available on Overcast–which I use–but what I found was I had to delete the wrong episode from my phone, wait a bit, then try downloading again and that seemed to do it.

      I’ll look for the Gene Wolfe essay–but was that me? Or the smart Hoarseman? (I’m generally lucky to remember my way home each evening…)

  3. Oh yeah, could you post a link to the Gene Wolfe essay that you talked about in the wrongly published episode! Thanks.

    • O.K., so far (at 40 minutes, 50 seconds in), the only reference I’ve found about a Gene Wolfe essay is part of John C. Wright’s submission to the “Best Related Work” nominees for this year’s Hugo Awards. I’ll keep listening, but…that might be it (?).

  4. Bingo. Sort of. Found the essay, but the way John speaks, I’m not 100% sure of the spelling of the essay author or the blog it appears in–so I’ve asked him and as soon as I find out, I’ll let you know.

  5. Happy to help, even though it mean listening to John DRONE ON for forty minutes. AGAIN. 😉

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