Episode 103: More Bite-Sized Topics
In this week's episode, Josh and Dietrich tackle a few different topics, including the future of independent bookstores, how science fiction novels reflect on the culture and politics of our time, and what (if anything) an author owes to his/her audience. In addition, Josh talks about a pair of short stories by a ridiculously talented father-son duo, Dietrich touches on one of the greatest graphic novels of all time, and the pair commiserate about the outstanding beginning and jarring ending to the latest Repairman Jack book. You can send questions or comments to email@example.com.
What We've Been Reading
0:00 to 28:21
Cold City by F. Paul Wilson
Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi
Throttle by Stephen King and Joe Hill
In The Tall Grass by Joe Hill and Stephen King
28:21 to 1:01:19
Josh and Dietrich reply to two emails, one about the daunting future for mom-and-pop bookstores in the face of the digital revolution, the second about the way science fiction reflects on our world. They round it out with a discussion about what, if anything, an author owes his audience. Does a writer have a responsibility to provide a certain type of writing to their fans?
Off The Bookshelf
1:01:19 to 1:22:57