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Fantasy Sci-Fi George R.R. Martin Dan Simmons Brandon Sanderson Hyperion A Clash of Kings Touch of Iron A Game of Thrones Aching God Patrick Rothfuss Mike Shel Timandra Whitecastle The Kingkiller Chronicle First Law Interview Jade City The Crimson Queen Liu Cixin Lies of Locke Lamora Andrzej Sapkowski The Fifth Season A Fire Upon the Deep Warbreaker Fonda Lee Joe Abercrombie The Fall of Hyperion Alec Hutson Scott Lynch The Witcher Three Body Problem Elantris Vernor Vinge N.K. Jemisin Sword of Destiny The Blade Itself The Emperor's Soul Introduction Mailbag The Last Wish

The Crimson Queen Part Three + Author Interview

The boys are back at it again. In a very anti-Immortal episode Luke roasts Demian, and Dan comes down very hard on Jan (again). We wrap up our discussion of The Crimson Queen by revealing the consequences of climate engineering. Wondering why this episode is twice as long? Alec Hutson, author of The Crimson Queen, tells us the secret to coming up with cool titles and answers many of our well thought out questions. Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Fantasy Alec Hutson The Crimson Queen Interview

The Crimson Queen Part Two: Chapters 13 - 26

Dan gets a little Marxist early on and comes down a little harsh on Jan. Luke's ridiculous "bird fireworks" comment from last episode is somehow vindicated. We also ponder the important questions. Thanks to VOLO for the intro/outro music.

Fantasy Alec Hutson The Crimson Queen

The Crimson Queen Part One: Chapters 1 - 12

It's a Thanksgiving miracle! Luke and Dan are back at it again: Luke planning a culture change seminar for Keilan's village, Dan convincing Luke sorcery is fantastic for one very specific reason. Also Luke makes a bold prediction involving Godzilla.

Fantasy Alec Hutson The Crimson Queen