Episode 43: Meathouse Man

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, this time providing spoiler filled discussion about the macabre short story Meathouse Man. We also chat about the recent Hugo nominated graphic novel adaptation, drawn by Raya Golden.

Notes: The short story is most readily available in Dreamsongs Volume 1. We will be continuing our Martinsphere reviews, but at a less regular rate. Our first novel to review will be Dying of the Light.

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Episode 42: Twin Spica

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues with our manga and anime reviews, covering Twin Spica (Futatsu no Spica). We have a spoiler filled discussion of the manga and anime.

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Episode 41: Portraits of His Children

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, this time providing spoiler filled discussion about Remembering Melody and Portraits of His Children. We dig deep into the latter story, trying to draw parallels with George’s own publication history.

Notes: This episode was recorded the week before San Diego Comic-Con 2014. The two short stories are most readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I and Volume II respectively, among other publications. Congratulations to Amber and Greg for joining the exclusive Triple Gold Club.

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Episode 40: Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Rebellion

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Bastards of Kingsgrave returns to the Madokaverse, this time providing spoiler filled discussion of the third movie: Rebellion. We debate whether it lives up to the high standard of the TV series and try to predict where they will go from here. In the aftershow, we talk more about Kyubey and the TV series, along with some more Anime North 2014 chat.

Notes: We make extensive references to the lengthy essay written by Novasylum and to a related interview with Gen Urobuchi. We first reviewed the TV series in BOK Episode 27.

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Episode 39: With Morning Comes Mistfall

Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, this time providing spoiler filled discussion about The Hero and With Morning Comes Mistfall. We discuss the importance theses stories played in George’s life and alternative paths his own life story may have taken.

Notes: These two short stories are most readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I, among other publications. Congratulations to Michael and Leigh for being two of the first members in the exclusive Triple Gold Club.

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Episode 38: Anime and Manga Corner I

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Bastards of Kingsgrave returns to our anime and manga roots, hosting the first of our general Anime and Manga corners. Joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave Bill (Mrkorb) and Bing (Shoeshiner), we cover the recent release of Sailor Moon Crystal. In manga, we mainly discuss two series: Koe no Katachi and My Girl (the panel above is from My Girl).  In the aftershow, we explain where Usagi Drop went horribly wrong and discuss some issues with the anime and manga fandom.

Notes: Refer to the manga thread here for the general list of recommended manga.

 

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Episode 37: Sandkings

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, covering the Nebula and Hugo winning Sandkings. We have a spoiler full podcast discussion of one of our favourite short stories in the Georgeverse.

Notes: Sandkings is readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I, among other publications.

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