Fresh podcast! Get your piping hot podcast right here! Music credits, with thanks as always: Intro tune adapted (shortened) from Podington Bear, “Ice Cream Sandwich.” Outro tune adapted (shortened) from The Losers, “Marianne.” Both songs used under Creative Commons license. Hubward Ho!
‘It’s just that…you remember the trouble with the rats last year? That man who said he had a pipe that played music only rats could hear?’ ‘Yes, but that wasn’t really true, it was all a fraud, it was just the Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents—” ‘But supposing it could have been true?’ Reaper … More If a Turtle Moves in the Void and No Ones Sees It, Does the Turtle Still Move?
Near the beginning of Hubward Ho!, Ryan and I had a preliminary discussion about Maurice. First, should we include it in the project at all? Maurice is a book that stands apart from the rest of the Discworld series; ultimately, however, we decided to include it. Second, where in our reading order should it go? … More Of Mice as Men with Minds
First Published in 2001 • #28 in the series • #6 in the Death story arc Maurice is not your average cat. Behind that cool feline gaze is a brain that an encounter with magic has rendered…rather human. Now he’s the mastermind of a money-making scam involving a clan of educated rats and a stupid-looking kid, Keith, … More Introducing “Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents”
While I wasn’t familiar with the phrase “Cartesian Split” when I was in elementary school, l certainly believed that my mind was a thing apart from my body. I thought gym class was a complete waste of time—I’m here to learn, dammit, not traipse about a linoleum floor like a dog let out in a … More She is an Immaterial Girl / Living in a Material World
From a young age, I’ve been a voracious reader. I read science. I read history. I read fantasy and science fiction. Given these genres, I also became an enthusiastic viewer of maps. Particularly in fantasy, maps served as frontispieces highlighting the tall cities, ominous bogs, or mysterious islands central to the plot. These landmarks should have captivated me, and they did; however, what interested me more was the nondescript repetition of trees or hills that filled the gaps between important places. The edges. … More The Taming of the World: A Report from the Edges
First Published in 2001 • #26 in the series • #5 in the Death story arc SUMMARY: Jeremy Clockson is a meticulous clock maker, and he’s perfectly sane, thank you. When a mysterious woman named Lady Myria LeJean enlists Jeremy to build the perfect clock, the young man takes to the task with perfectionist aplomb. But Lady LeJean is not … More Introducing Thief of Time