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A weekly podcast wherein we freestyle ‘reviews’ of books we haven’t read, with tenacity, ingenuity and palpable desperation. We only judge a book by its cover!

January 16, 2020

55 · OK Hoofer

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Since the discovery that drinking dissolved unicorns enhances magical ability these glorious creatures have been poached to the brink of extinction, depleting the world's ambient levels of magic and exacerbating the demand — only our young, responsible heroes stand in the way of thaumaturgical disaster!

— "The Unicorn Solution" by John Lee

K has tips for ebook readers. Khaki says "monocerops" and doesn't pay enough of a price.

With thanks to Friend-of-the-library Ryan Campbell who wrote "6 Unbelievable Facts About Unicorns"

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January 9, 2020

54 · A Broom In A Dress

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In a society where the quaint custom of 'Stealing the Bride' is taken very seriously, Susan Black's career as a wedding planner is about to make a meteoric rise when she lands the contract for the crown prince's upcoming nuptials, which take on the scope of a land war in Asia or invading Russia in winter.

— "Rules of Engagement" by Elizabeth Moon

K 'doubts continue to gnaw at him. Khaki recites his favorite German idiom.

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January 2, 2020

53 · Tenzing Norgay’s Cameraman

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A bumblebrained young blunder-dunce is mistaken for an eccentric prodigy and tasked with creating wondrous new technologies to safely exploit the Arctic mineral resources. Together with his well-meaning but equally incompetent friends, Tom Swift nobly strives and disastrously fails to live up to his parents' rose-tinted expectations, to the ruin of all who believed in him.

— "Tom Swift and his Atomic Earth Blaster" by Victor Appleton II

K 's patience wins out over his suspicion. Khaki is... not himself.

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December 26, 2019

52 · Anne McCaffrey’s Whizzy-Blendy Thing

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The dimension-hopping gigglewitch Anne McCaffrey teleports into a sleepy town in medieval France to delight the townsfolk's upper crust with a sumptuous dinner spread — but when one of the guests is murdered Mrs. McCaffrey must use all her magical cooking skills uncover the truth and find the proof in the pudding.

— Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey" by Anne McCaffrey with John Gregory Betancourt

K grins and bears his good friend's cooking. Khaki edits the fuck out of this episode.

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December 19, 2019

51 · The Omega Kink

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This week, in "Time Ninja", by Andy Schoepp: 

The T.E.R.F. have surprisingly succeeded in their quest to eliminate letters from the LGB Trigrammaton, and the cool 23rd-century multiqueers of Earth and Space conspire to build and train the Ultimate Time Ninja to send them back to protect the Polygrammaton of LGBTQIAIAO+ of the 21st century and expand the Galaxy's future rather than limiting it.

K knows a lot about Japan. Khaki is gets a workout.

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December 12, 2019

50 · I Can’t Believe It’s Nut-Butter!

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PARENTAL GUIDANCE:
As this is the first non-explicit episode of Cover My Ass, we advise our readers-at-home to listen to it in private. With headphones.

This week, in "The Price of Temptation", by M. J. Pearson: 

A Very Special Friendship blossoms between two young men from different worlds: one a dashing rooster-tamer whose wild independence threatens his inheritance of his mother's nut-butter fortune, and the other a simple butter-churner from a low-born family of pipe-cleaners who dreams of becoming a theatre backstagehand.

K factually reports the title of a book. Khaki is finally ready to embark.

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December 5, 2019

49 · The Innsmouth Look

Cover artThis week, in "The Gods Hate Kansas", by Joseph Millard: 

After a hapless astronaut from Kansas commits an intergalactic faux-pas, the offended alien race brings down the wrath of their elder gods that make earth's great old ones pale by comparison.

K watches Icarus take flight. Khaki is, you guessed it, a dog-person.

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November 28, 2019

48 · The Practicing Promosexuals

Cover artThis week, in "An Accidental Goddess", by Linnea Sinclair: 

Charged with preserving an unreasonably complicated timeline, an ex-yuppy's son seeks to protect and promote a rising Instagram influencer to help her cross the mythical 1-billion-follower event horizon so she may ascend into Cybergodhood.

K is protective of his library's book cases. Khaki unveils his latest creation.

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November 21, 2019

47 · Three and a Half Floppy Inches

Cover artThis week, in "MagicNet", by John DeChancie: 

In 1984 a dashing yuppy has bought the first Macintosh computer and is shanghaied into the Desktop Wars against ancient digital evil by a Cybergoddess from the future who's literally hell-bent on bringing forth the Great Virtualisation.

K has an unusual name and a very special modem. Khaki has lost track of the velibraraptors.

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November 14, 2019

46 · Rooby Roo, Where Are You? (Ron Goulart)

Cover artThis week, in "Challengers of the Unknown", by Ron Goulart: 

The down-on-their-luck cast of a supernatural Reality TV show in the doldrums of syndication finally encounter a true mystery in the swamps of Florida and struggle against plummeting ratings and their own inadequacies to face... Reality?!

K has ideas about ducks and raccoon evolution. Khaki's opinion is as good as his ignorance.

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