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Category: Comedy:Improv

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!

August 29, 2019

35 · Poul Anderson’s Tiger Ball Pit

Cover artThis week, in “The Game of Empire", by Poul Anderson: 

After a drunken wish, Princess Jasmine and her loyal tiger Rajah find themselves transported to a strange alien world where technology makes no sense and there's not a genie nor parrot in sight.

K deals with an unwelcome double-helix. Khaki is dragged into Hell.

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August 22, 2019

34 · Charles L. Harness’s Jonathan Jr. First Blood, Part III: Pig in the City

Cover artThis week, in “Krono", by Charles L. Harness: 

An embittered wife-and-husband team of planetary surveyors travel to the frontier wilderness of planet Krono, each scheming the other's demise, and find they have more in common than they ever thought. (Do you like piña coladas?)

K questions Dorian Grey's gems. Khaki tries to impress at his first performance review.

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August 15, 2019

33 · Robert Schekley’s Blacklight Barcode Ballet

Cover artThis week, in “Immortality, Inc.", by Robert Scheckley: 

In an alternate universe where the :CueCat became a success and this absurd device became essential for everyday life, replacing the written word with diagonal barcodes, the inventor of the QR code goes on the run to protect her invention from the Barcode Hegemony and ushers the Information Age into the second dimension.

K looks forward to life returning to 'normal'. Khaki turns the tables and ruffles some feathers.

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August 8, 2019

32 · John Myers Myers’ Dire Lyre Mire

Cover artThis week, in “The Harp and the Blade", by John Myers Myers: 

Two Quantum Leapers find themselves in pre-BCE England; unwilling to admit their true origin to each other they try to set right what once went wrong, unaware that they are, in face, what it is that went wrong.

K sure does know a lot about druid stuff! Khaki introduces K to a cool new chair.

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August 1, 2019

31 · Esther Friesner’s Two-Handed Pole-Arms

Cover artThis week, in “Chicks 'n Chained Males“, edited by Esther Friesner: 

Kenneth, a college DM accidentally transports himself to a world where those precious few fertile males are little more than valuable but mindless studs, where his encyclopedic nerdery is mistaken for the lost art of sorcery.

K has a plan to end the predicament in the library. Khaki tries to stimulate his friend through trickery.

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