Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, this time covering The Second Kind of Loneliness. We have a spoiler full chat about the short story and properly define the terms Martinsphereand Georgeverse. We have a somewhat spoilery side chat for the movie Groundhog Day.
Notes: The Second Kind of Loneliness is readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I, among other publications. The image above is from the original 1972 print in Analog.
Episode 35 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave recap our experiences at Ice and Fire Con 2014!
Notes: This episode was salvaged from a very poor audio recording, sadly discovered only after the recording was complete. If you are interested in the convention, check out this year’s convention review by the Vassals of Kingsgrave, our coverage of Ice and Fire 2013 over at APOIAF, and the forum planning thread (spoilers for all the books) for listeners to attend Ice and Fire Con 2015 next year.
Episode 34 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave hosts several vassals of Kingsgrave (Amber, Greg, Mordion) to help cover A Song for Lya, another one of George RR Martin’s short stories based in his science fiction ‘Georgeverse’. We have a spoiler full chat and tie in the discussion to some of Martin’s other short stories on romance and loneliness.
Notes: A Song for Lya is readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I, among other publications. The image above is from the ooriginalanthology cover we talked about during the podcast.
Episode 33 download link (right click and download).
Ashley returns to the Bastards of Kingsgrave as we recap our experiences at Anime North 2014 in Toronto, Canada. The audio quality varies in this episode as we recorded some of the clips each day at the convention. Recurring guest host Carly from the Attack on Titan episodes joins us for one of the clips as well. This episode fittingly marks the two year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast!
Episode 32 download link (right click and download).
The Bastards of Kingsgrave are the illegitimate, off-topic offspring of House Manwoody. We cover anime, manga, and Western animation, as well as a variety of pop culture topics. We've been dubbed the "intersection between A Song of Ice and Fire and everything else." We are also the only podcast currently doing a reread of George RR Martin's earlier works.
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