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It's our inagural book club here at the Roundtable, and our regular contributor David Farnell hosts a discussion of His Majesty's Dragon.  Joining him are Michel Emond,  Shane Ivey, Ika Koeck, and Gary Mitchel.  They look at plot, characters, and influence on Novick's writing.  There is also an excellent discussion on the pronunciation and meaning of French words.


Because this is a special episode, there is no Nerd News or Week in Nerdliness.

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

A reminder about our feedback address. revcast@revolutionsf.com . Tell us what you think about the Roundtable!  How would you pronounce Choiseul?

This episode produced by Deanna Toxopeus.

Direct download: Roundtable_139.mp3
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It's book time kiddies!  Joining Deanna this time are Michael Falkner , David Farnell and (in writing) Alaya Johnson.  They all share their choices for books to give, to receive and to hole up with until it's warmer outside.

Given that this is a very special epsiode, there is no Week in Nerdliness and the Nerd News.

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

A reminder about our feedback address.  revcast@revolutionsf.com.  Tell us what you think about the Roundtable!  What books do you want to spend your gift cards on?

This episode produced by Deanna Toxopeus.

Direct download: Roundtable_138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm EST

This is the podcast for thsoe who know that size matters not.  For those who looked at all those wolf t-shirts in the 80s and said "those animals would make excellent forms of transportation".  For those who thinking our modern interpretation of elves are missing some orgies.  That's right, the Roundtable take some time to look the great Wendy and Richard Pini creation of Elfquest.  Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Michel Emond and David Farnell as they talk origin stories, love, wolves and what the appeal of this series is all those many years later.  TheNerd News brings us news of the gender gap in math and the great peacemaker George Takei.  There is also the Nerdliess Thing. 

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

A reminder about our feedback address. revcast@revolutionsf.com . Tell us what you think about the Roundtable!  Which one of the roundtable members is you soulmate?

Direct download: Roundtable_137.mp3
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January, oh January!  The traditional dumping ground for bad movies.  Or is it?  Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel take a look at what the offerings are from the Hollywood this month in hopes of finding something that you want to watch.  In addition, the vist the Ocean Marketting scandal and the upcoming darkout to protest SOPA in the Nerd News and some trek memories in the Nerliess Thing. 

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

A reminder about our feedback address. revcast@revolutionsf.com . Tell us what you think about the Roundtable!  Will you go black against SOPA?

Direct download: Roundtable_136.mp3
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Sidekicks!  Those plucky kids, talking animals, hapless girlfirends and others who exist solely to provide exposition and be rescued.  And we here at the Roundtable decided that it is high time we looked at their contribution to our genre.  Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Jessa Phillips to look at the great, and not so great, sidekicks that are out there.  There is also nerd news and the week in nerdliness.

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

A reminder about our feedback address. revcast@revolutionsf.com . Tell us what you think about the Roundtable!  Is Gary Deanna's sidekick?

Direct download: Roundtable_135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EST