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Commentary, criticism and comedy about movies, TV and all corners of geeky genres and culture. A sci-fi convention in your pocket.

May 23, 2013

If you've been paying attention recently, you may noticed that your kid's Scholastic flyer is full of dystopian books about the end of the world.  When the heck did this happen?  Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel sit down with YA expert, Amy Sturgis to look at the phenomenon of dystopian kids fiction.  Together they realize that it's not that new a trend, giving you the listener some favourite books from the past 50 or so years.  In addition, Deanna manages to link Twilight to teen rebellion and Gary proves that he is on to something.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

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