Shanna Germain joins us to discuss Lord Dunsany’s “The Charwoman’s Shadow”, Dunsany’s evocative prose, shadow magic, fairy tales, the impetuousness of youth, walking 25 miles in a day, love potions, esoteric prices, the lifelong pursuit of magic, the value of reading something you normally wouldn’t, and much more!
Daniel J. Bishop joins us to discuss J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Return of the King”, the fundamental misunderstandings of the Peter Jackson movies, Tolkien’s Christianity, Frodo and Sam’s gay love, the racist legacy of the Lord of the Rings, bringing our own life experiences to what we read, the value of gaming post-climax, “useless” characters, the appendices, and so much more!
Hoi and Jeff chat with Todd Bunn about Lin Carter’s “The Enchantress of World’s End”, flipping expectations, one-shot adventures, sphinxes, and introductory RPG systems!
Hoi and Jeff chat with Elizabeth Chaipraditkul about Gardner F. Fox’s “Kothar and the Demon Queen”, demon summoning, cheesy erotica, sword and sorcery traditions, and much more!
Hoi and Jeff chat with Jeannette Ng about A. Merritt’s “Dwellers in the Mirage”, the plight of Muslim Uighurs in communist China, ancestral possession, faction play in LARPs, and much more!