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A weekly podcast wherein we freestyle ‘reviews’ of books we haven’t read, with tenacity, ingenuity and palpable desperation. We only judge a book by its cover!

November 21, 2019

47 · Three and a Half Floppy Inches

Cover artThis week, in "MagicNet", by John DeChancie: 

In 1984 a dashing yuppy has bought the first Macintosh computer and is shanghaied into the Desktop Wars against ancient digital evil by a Cybergoddess from the future who's literally hell-bent on bringing forth the great virtualisation.

K has an unusual name and a very special modem. Khaki has lost track of the velibraraptors.

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November 14, 2019

46 · Rooby Roo, Where Are You? (Ron Goulart)

Cover artThis week, in "Challengers of the Unknown", by Ron Goulart: 

The down-on-their-luck cast of a supernatural Reality TV show in the doldrums of syndication finally encounter a true mystery in the swamps of Florida and struggle against plummeting ratings and their own inadequacies to face... Reality?!

K has ideas about ducks and raccoon evolution. Khaki's opinion is as good as his ignorance.

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November 7, 2019

45 · Physician Whom? (Philip K. Dick)

Cover artThis week, in "Illusione di Potere", by Philip K Dick: 

Richard just wants a few days off of his demeaning job as jumpsuit model, so he builds a robot out of old movie studio props to fill in for him.

But soon he finds his life spinning out of control as everyone--his boss, his wife, his parents--all think the android is the real thing! Now he has to find a way to outwit his own creation before it takes over his entire life forever.

Step one: get the robot addicted to prescription pharmaceuticals.

With thanks to friend-of-the-Library Ryan Campbell, an excellent independent author. Find him on Twitter at @ThePenDrake and check out his latest book, Forest Gods, the second in the recently-completed Fire Bearers trilogy, set in a mythical pre-historic Africa.

K draws a line in the sand. Khaki plans some bear-pranks.

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October 31, 2019

44 · Urine For A Treat (L. Sprague de Camp)

Cover artThis week, in "Der Grosse Fetisch", by L. Sprague de Camp: 

Having stolen Water from the Gods in the mythical Vase of Deference, a young sandsurfer is pursued by merciless Divine Guardians hell-bent on keeping primitive humankind innocent of water... sports.

K inspects the Medicine Lodge. Khaki recites his favorite prayer.

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October 24, 2019

43 · Pranksy-Handed Wiggle-Time (Elvira Woodruff)

Cover artThis week, in "George Washington's Socks", by Elvira Woodruff: 

For their graduation pranks, the Scouts of Alpha Centauri Troupe travel back in time to steal George Washington's dentures — but discover the Founding Father has a full set of pearly-whites and, undeterred, become part of history itself.

K corrects Khaki's time-travel grammar. Khaki has had it up to here with these bears.

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October 17, 2019

42 · Richard A Knaak’s Page-Hacking Exploits

Cover artThis week, in "Shattered Light", by Richard A. Knaak: 

In the first (and only) literary MMORPG, fans of books and video games found the worst of both worlds: a limitless world of possibilities that punishes imagination and demands rigid adherence to an obscure and unfathomable formula.

K helps his buddy out of a tricky pickle. Khaki exercises his right to armor bears.

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October 10, 2019

41 · Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Spanking the Pixie

Cover artThis week, in "Greyhaven", by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The children of the cartoon Dungeons & Dragons eventually returned to the real world, but each fled back to this magical realm to reclaim their wondrous, magical destinies — and hide from their regrets, debts and arrest warrants.

But there is no escape in: the Realm of Dungeons and Dragons!

K quotes @dr5bludgeoning's excellent Twitter joke. Khaki has a lot in common with bears.

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October 3, 2019

40 · Barry B. Longyear’s Robot Gigolo Nuts and Bolts

Cover artThis week, in "Naked Came the Robot", by Barry B. Longyear: 

A botched back-alley transition leaves Victor’s mind in the chassis of a sexbot decommissioned for accidentally killing users. Now she must fight for love against a dying planet, a crumbling society, and the unpredictable destructive strength of her synthetic muscles.

K tells a story about Napoleon's cutlery. Khaki's back on his bullshit: costumes.

With thanks to Friend-of-the-Library Old Pines for the synopsis of this week's book. Find his writing and prompts at https://creative.oldpines.wtf

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September 26, 2019

39 · Brett Davis’s Ballad of Butthole, Montana

Cover artThis week, in "Two Tiny Claws", by Brett Davis: 

Aging Brontho herder Blaze Maverick rides into town decades after everybody thought he'd perished in the Great Northern Stampede and old feuds flare up in the sleepy western town of Butthole, Montana.

K explains how to tell black bears from grizzlies. Khaki sets an example to the Velibraraptors.

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September 19, 2019

38 · Travis S. Taylor’s Motorboat City U.S.A.

Cover artThis week, in “The Quantum Connection", by Travis S. Taylor: 

In this sequel to Operation: Damocles:

With a cordon-sanitaire having been erected around the Gay Belt, our intrepid heroes must fight their way through an alien siege to liberate the only intergalactic communicator in the Solar System.

K questions the guano. Khaki's episodic memory is tested.

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