We recorded late this week because of the holiday weekend. Hope all our US listeners had a great July 4th. (And the rest of you had a good Tuesday.) In this week’s episode, we talk about Curtis Chen and Jason Hough’s not-a-reading for their new books Kangaroo Too and Escape Velocity.
Then, we watched the movie Okja, which we thought was going to be cute, but instead scarred us deeply. It’s a little heavy-handed with the message and not super fun to watch.
We completed the Novelette Hugo finalist category with Carolyn Ives Gilman’s “Touring with the Alien” and Nina Allan’s “The Art of Space Travel” and read two of the Novellas: Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire and The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson. We loved both stories for vastly different reasons, but the one thing they had in common was that we wanted more of each.
We saw the new Transformers film, which was a hot mess, and Despicable Me 3, which was better and hit all the right notes with the ’80s crowd. Dave is watching the summer scifi shows like Preacher and the finale of Doctor Who.
Next week: More novellas, more readings, and Spiderman: Homecoming.