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Amid the towering stacks of a mysterious Library we desperately ‘review’ books we haven’t read — with tenacity, ingenuity and love. We only judge a book by its cover!

July 2, 2020

79 · Soft Porn Unicorn

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Myfanwy, the Dildosmith's Daughter returns!

After a fallout with her demon over ‘creative differences’ Myfanwy wanders through the lands on her own until she comes across the valley of the Damosels, a peaceful land ruled by council of three, a land of beautiful streams, lovely meadows, high-spired castles and unicorns — a land in mourning, as the Crone has died and expectations are high for the arrival of the new maiden so the Council of Three is once again complete.

Myfwanwy is hailed as the new maiden but soon learns that not all is as beautiful and peaceful as it seems on the surface and Myfwany has to decide if she wants be become part of an ancient and disturbing system of terror and oppression!

— "The Three Damosels" by Vera Chapman

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June 25, 2020

78 · Polishing the Crystal Planetoid

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Night-nurse Kevin Dobson is feeling the weight of the world when his night shifts run 22 hours because he's living in Kokhanok, Alaska, staggering home late one morning he finds himself accosted by a jeans-flaunting Space-Wolf bounty-hunter who realizes his mission suffered a unfortunate typo, and needs Kevin's help to bring a vile intergalactic criminal to justice.

— "The Battle of Forever" by A.E. van Vogt

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June 18, 2020

77 · Rampant Homophonia

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An unexpected death rocks the galaxy's largest fantasy convention on Arcturus 14! The Leotard Ladies of Lascivious Prime perform the Rite of Summoning to bring in the greatest detective to ever stalk the halls of CosmicCon: self-acclaimed bimbo Dick Powers is brought in to save the day and rescue the convention.

— "Bimbos of the Death Sun" by Sharyn McCrumb

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June 11, 2020

76 · Larry Garson’s Low-Colonic Thagomizer

Cover artElfric the Eclectic barely manages to eke out a living as a door-to-door salesman of (supposedly) healing crystals, usually moving on quickly to the next town before questions arise about the qualities of his wares. Soon he learns though that it's not a wise idea to peddle faulty crystals to a dragon with a long reach and a grudge.

— "Pyramid Power" by Eric Flint & Dave Freer

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June 4, 2020

75 · The Reverse Dewey

Cover artEmma Rind and John HCCF's marriage has cooled since that impulsive night on Arcturus, because of the secrets they keep: neither can admit to the other they're an intergalacitc spy! On a last 'romantic' trip to the star where they first met they have to admit how mismatched they are — until the arrival of a band of wanted criminals sparks the thrilling excitement they've been missing.

— "Slow train to Arcturus" by Eric Flint & Dave Freer

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May 28, 2020

74 · Reverse Werewolf Boyfriend Quest

Cover artThis week's episode was 'filmed' before a 'live' 'audience' — in place of the planned live show in Croydon we did a livestream! You can see the recording here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nDfy5BGoIMA

In a world of noble wolves there is a small hidden group afflicted with reverse lycanthropy: once a month at the full moon(or in a moment of uncontrolled emotion) they will revert to a more primitive human form, capable of preternatural feats of passive agression, protecting the world of wolves from the dark legions of Karens and Chads who prey upon it from the shadows.

— "Silver Crown" by William Bridges

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May 21, 2020

73 · Finnish is the Opposite of French

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Working as a flying saucer-wrecker, our young hero finds himself in the midst of an intergalactic conspiracy when his shift-leader ends up dead! He will have to prove his innocence by finding his way out of the trouble he's been dropped in.

— "Muerte en Soucoupe Volante" by Pierre Tollet

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May 14, 2020

72 · No Baiting on the Sabbath

Cover artIn a world where witches are both loved and feared, it brings great status to a town or village to have their own garden-witch — but the wiley creatures are hard to lure in and get to settle. So when the hamlet of Titisee seeks to increase their tourist appeal they turn to  reclusiveGuild of witch-baiters that claims to always get results, or your money back.

— "The Witch-Baiter" by Charles Birkin

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May 7, 2020

71 · The Florence Foster Jenkins of Podcasting

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While practicing for his upcoming debut as opera singer in the role of Papageno from Mozart's Magic flute, up and coming baritone Kenneth Rogered finds himself transported by the magical Glockenspiel to the mystical world of Isis and Osiris, caught in a conflict where both see him as the problem rather the solution and he'll eventually have to decide which world he belongs to.

— "Witch World" by Andre Norton

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April 30, 2020

70 · Jockstraps for boobs

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When low-rent Comic-Con's panel on crocheting Superhero Blankets accidentally summons an eldritch horror, the only thing standing between an Elder God invasion and the attendees cowering in the Dealers Den is a squad of Maleficent cosplayers.

— "Times without Number" by John Brunner

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