Tag Archives: zombies

#62. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

11 Sep The Girl with All the Gifts Movie Poster

British stoicism, hungries, and fungi towers, oh my! Alex, Mike, and Paul discuss the most recent British foray into the zombie film, The Girl with All the Gifts, an adaptation of the book by M.R. Carey. The team discusses the differences between book and film, including the pros and cons of each format, how the question of ‘What is human?’ is explored, and how the movie fits in to the British Zombie genre.

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Book Review: Zombies & Calculus by Colin Adams

9 Dec

If you’re looking for a good zombie novel, then just keep looking. But if you’d like a light refresher on mathematical principles with a side of peril, or if you need a gift for somebody taking calculus or pre-cal who doesn’t mind a sprinkling of gore, then Zombies & Calculus may be a good pick.

The author, Colin Adams, is a professor at Williams College and the humor columnist for the Mathematical Intelligencer. He has written several other math-related books; this is his latest (published in September). A couple of videos starting here illustrate some of the scenarios in Zombies & Calculus, in case you want to get a sense of the book’s tone. Continue reading

Episode 71 — An Interview w/ Diana Rowland

24 Oct

Diana Rowland, author of My Life as a White Trash Zombie, joins us for a bizarre discussion about zombies, body parts, morgues and their smells, and substance abuse.  All related to her fiction, of course.  Let’s just say we had a bit of fun together and you all should join in!

See the episode below.  We hope you enjoy it!

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Episode 71 — Download (MP3)

Intro and Interview w/ Diana Rowload (0:00 – 52:32)

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).  We’re also currently running a plug for Adventures in Scifi Publishing.

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

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