189. Our Favorite Things from 2013 (A Roundtable Discussion)

27 Jan

Books, movies, TV, and more, oh my!  In a fit of profound genius, most of the crew got together to discuss all the lovely stuff they read, viewed, and experienced in 2013.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 189 — Download (MP3)

Show Notes (all the things we mentioned):


  • The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
  • The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough
  • The Other Side of the Sky edited by Athena Athenais
  • Glitter and Mayhem edited by John Klima, Lynne M Thomas and Michael D Thomas
  • Thunder Road by Chadwick Ginther
  • Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
  • Thousand Names by Django Wexler
  • Cold Steel by Kate Elliott)
  • Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
  • Prince of Lies by Anne Lyle
  • All is Fair by Emma Newman
  • Sunburnted Faces by Shimon Adaf
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  • Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar
  • Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell
  • Hild by Nicola Griffith
  • Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Clockwork Phoenix 4 edited by Mike Allen
  • Martyr’s Gem by CSE Cooney
  • Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind” by Sarah Pinsker
  • Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole
  • The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord
  • Love is the Law by Nick Mamatas
  • The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar
  • I Am Spock by Leonard Nemoy


  • The World’s End
  • Teen Beach Movie
  • Frozen
  • Gravity
  • Catching Fire
  • Elysium
  • Man of Steel
  • Pacific Rim
  • Captain Phillips
  • 12 Years a Slave


  • Hannibal
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Brooklyn 99
  • “The Day of the Doctor” from Doctor Who
  • The Bletchley Circle
  • The Following


  1. High Crimes by Christopher Sebela & Ibrahim Moustafa
  2. Hinterkind by Ian Edginton, Francesco Trifogli, & Greg Tocchini
  3. Batwoman by J.H. Williams, III, W. Haden Blackman, Dave Stewart, & Todd Klein
  4. Batgirl by Gail Simone, Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes, Ulises Arreola, & Dave Sharpe
  5. Batman by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, FCO Plascencia, Richard Starkins, & Jimmy Betancourt
  6. Avengers Arena by Dennis Hopeless & Kev Walker
  7. Avengers by Jonathan Hickman & Jerome Opena
  8. Marvel Marvel Marvel…
  9. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Video Games:

  • Portal
  • Portal 2
  • Starcraft 2
  • Civilation V:  Brave New Worlds
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • The Last of Us


  • The Writer and the Critic
  • Galactic Suburbia
  • The Book Was Better

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One Response to “189. Our Favorite Things from 2013 (A Roundtable Discussion)”


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