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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!

September 5, 2019

36 · Louise Katz’s Abacus-Diabolique

Cover artThis week, in “Myfanwy's Demon", by Louise Katz: 

A dildosmith's daughter in medieval Wales, who dreams of making it big as a traveling xylophone soloist accidentally summons the last surviving member of an ancient demonic race, who turns out to be way groovier than Myfanwy could ever have imagined.

K has no regrets. Khaki knows a lot about alphabets.

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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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July 25, 2019

30 · Open Day I

Cover artRecorded in front of a live audience in the Czech Republic. #OccupyNottingham

Worlds collide as quantums and franchises entangle: it's Open Day at the Library! Stalwart, if bewildered, Yours Trulies face the challenge of a real live audience with the same courage and determination as the heroes of this week's unlikely 'book'...

K walks a mile (or week) in Khaki's shoes. Khaki adorably encourages audience participation.

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July 18, 2019

29 · Blake Whitecock Returns

Cover artThis week, in “Und Sie Lernen Es Nie“, by K. H. Scheer:

Deep behind enemy lines, Blake Whitecock has to rely on unexpected friends when his wits and the fantastic gadgets of Q-division fail him, to vanquish his implacable enemies as the war heats up, in the stunning 25th-hebdomodariversary sequel to WASP.

K will never let go of JJ Abrams' treatment of Star Wars physics. Khaki goes on the offensive against the quarrelsome velibraraptors.

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July 11, 2019

28 · Spider Robinson’s Ornery Leopard

Cover artThis week, in “Telempath“, by Spider Robinson:

The day after his daughter's wedding, having waved her off to her honeymoon cruise, retired artist Arthur Robinson sits alone in the park and finally eats the last lunch his late husband made for him...

...utterly soaked in LSD.

K explains cheetahs and puppy-eyes. Khaki forgot that we were doing portmaneaus this week and puts everything he has into a Jersey joke.

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July 4, 2019

27 · Paul French’s Hotshot Rock Knockers

Cover artThis week, in “Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Astroids“, by Paul French:

SpaceBall!

With Solar Systems as their playing fields, hotshot rocket-jockeys knock big ol' rocks around gravity wells and planetary orbits, risking life and limb and continental devastation in hopes of slingshotting to intergalactic fame.

Lucky Starr is an up-and-coming reporter embedded with the Pirates to record their meteoric rise, and discovers she has more in common with them than she would ever have suspected.

K quotes Thor Odinsson from Avengers: Infinity War despite not having seen the film. Khaki hosts a fashion show..

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