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Episode 51: Run to Starlight and The Last Super Bowl Game

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works with two short stories from the 1970s. With the football season ending and the Super Bowl this past weekend, it seemed only appropriate to cover Run to Starlight and The Last Super Bowl. We provide a spoiler filled discussion of both works, with the podcasting crew divided over the former, while united in appreciation for the latter.

Notes: The episode was recorded before the Super Bowl, which explains the pro-Seahawks hopes.

Episode 51 download link (right click and download).

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.

Episode 39 download link (right click and download).

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.

Episode 37 download link (right click and download).

Episode 35: The Second Kind of Loneliness

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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 Martinsphere and 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).

Episode 33: A Song for Lya

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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).

Episode 23: Unsound Variations

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Amin is joined by guest hosts Mordion and Vikram to review George RR Martin’s chess short story Unsound Variations. It is a spoiler FULL episode where we dive into every aspect of the story, analyzing it and trying to draw connections to George’s other works and career. This is the first of a series of episodes planned to cover some of George’s short stories and novels that predate A Song of Ice and Fire.

Notes: Unsound Variations is available in Dreamsongs Volume II. It also might be contained as part of this ebook. As noted in the episode, APOIAF is still up for daily voting at the podcast awards (under entertainment), the last day being November 15th.

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