Bookstabber
Episode 9: Graphic Novel Bonanza!

Episode 9: Graphic Novel Bonanza!

October 14, 2021

This week we're doing something different! Willow and I discuss four graphic novels we both love: Robot Dreams by Sara Varon, King City by Brandon Graham, Legion of Super-Heroes: Teenage Revolution by Mark Waid and Barry Kitson, and Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks.  (Of course we don't agree on everything.)

 

To find comics we make together, visit librarycomic.com

Episode 8: All The Bird In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Episode 8: All The Bird In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

September 23, 2021

Gene and Willow discuss All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. It's an apocalyptic book that both defies and embraces the conventions of fantasy, science fiction, and coming of age novels. Gene loves it, and was sure Willow would, too. Wrong.

 

You can find the comics Gene and Willow make together at www.librarycomic.com 

 

And if you know a book Willow might like, please please please email us your suggestion at bookstabberpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 7: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

Episode 7: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

September 2, 2021

In this episode, Gene and Willow discuss The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. The title character, Maia, is the unlikely, half-goblin ruler of the Elflands who comes to power after an airship accident kills his father and half-brothers. To keep his throne, and just to stay alive, Maia has to deal with a lot of bs at court.

A librarian once put the book into Gene's hands and told him it was his next favorite book, and several of his friends love it. Yet Willow rants! And Gene drives her a little crazy.

And please check out the comics Gene and Willow make at www.librarycomic.com 

Episode 6: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

Episode 6: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

August 12, 2021

In this episode, Gene and Willow discuss the first two volumes of Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries, All Systems Red and Artificial Condition. The main character is a SecUnit that has hacked its own controller module and spends much of its time watching media (when it isn't saving idiotic humans from danger). It's one of Gene's favorite science fiction series. 

And please check out the comics Gene and Willow make at www.librarycomic.com 

Bookstabber 5: Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay and Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S.King

Bookstabber 5: Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay and Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S.King

July 22, 2021

Library Comic's Gene Ambaum and Willow Payne discuss The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay and the YA novel Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S.King. Rant ahoy!

Episode 4: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks and When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

Episode 4: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks and When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

July 1, 2021

Episode 4 is the first Bookstabber double feature! Gene and Willow discuss Gene's favorite space opera, Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks, and then talk about When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald, a YA-ish novel with an unusual narrator. As usual Willow questions Gene's taste and his mental state.

 

 

Episode 3: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Episode 3: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

May 27, 2021

Library Comic's Gene Ambaum and Willow Payne discuss Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, a short novel about a man exploring an endless labyrinth full of statues. Weird book that we both thought was well written, though of course we disagreed on several points.

 

Episode 2: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Episode 2: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

May 7, 2021

Library Comic's Gene Ambaum and Willow Payne discuss Joe Abercrombie's The Blade itself, a book Gene really enjoyed. Willow did not.

Episode 1: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

Episode 1: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

April 1, 2021

Library Comic's Gene Ambaum and Willow Payne discuss Gene's favorite book, A Wizard of Earthsea. Willow liked it. Rant fail! But a win for both Gene and Willow.

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