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Brandon Sanderson Fantasy Sci-Fi Red Rising Pierce Brown The Stormlight Archive Will Wight Cradle George R.R. Martin Joe Abercrombie Malazan Steven Erikson Alec Hutson First Law N.K. Jemisin Jonathan French The Lot Lands Dan Simmons Scott Lynch Arcane Ascension Andrew Rowe Codex Alera Jim Butcher Locked Tomb Tamsyn Muir Hyperion Interview A Game of Thrones The Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss A Clash of Kings Aching God Mike Shel Timandra Whitecastle Touch of Iron The Grey Bastards The Shadow King Broken Earth A Storm of Swords Elantris The Crimson Queen Mailbag A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge Lies of Locke Lamora Warbreaker The Fifth Season Three Body Problem Liu Cixin Andrzej Sapkowski The Witcher The Fall of Hyperion Jade City Fonda Lee The Silver Sorceress Peter Newman The Vagrant Golden Son Morning Star Madeline Miller Circe Brent Weeks Lightbringer M.L. Wang Wintersteel Christopher Paolini To Sleep in a Sea of Stars Rage of Dragons Evan Winter The Masquerade Seth Dickenson Seveneves Neal Stephenson Justin Lee Anderson Eidyn Spooky Scott Hawkins Library at Mount Char Shannara Trilogy Terry Brooks Tad Williams Martha Wells The Murderbot Diaries Imperial Radch Ann Leckie The Rook Daniel O'Malley Gentlemen Bastards Secret Project Mistborn Moniquill Blackgoose Nampeshiweisit Lovecraft Best Served Cold The Blade Itself Sword of Destiny Short Story Sword of Kaigen The True Bastards Bloodline The Heartstrikers Rachel Aaron Foundation Isaac Asimov T. Kingfisher Earthseed Octavia Butler J. Zachary Pike The Dark Profit Saga Redwall Brian Jacques Hiron Ennes Leech Graceling Kristin Cashore Bastion Phil Tucker Victor LaValle Introduction The Emperor's Soul The Last Wish Video Games Shadows For Silence Unsouled Soulsmith Blackflame Skysworn Ghostwater Underlord Uncrowned JY Yang Movies True Bastards Zen Cho Halloween Special Reaper Edgedancer Television Mage Errant John Bierce

The Horror at Red Hook and The Ballad of Black Tom: Part Two

We're standing up for everyone's right to not text back (14:20 to skip). It's time for a new addition to our most hated characters list, welcome to the club Mr. Howard! Even the worst world takeover by an eldritch horror will be ok as long as you have prep time.

Next week we're reading the first third of Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie!

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Lovecraft Victor LaValle

The Horror at Red Hook and The Ballad of Black Tom: Part One

Luke reminds us that while ball is life, sometimes life is not ball (9:06 to skip). Hitting Lovecraft with a classic compliment sandwich. A nice, tall compliment sandwich. Also what does it truly mean to grift?

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Lovecraft Victor LaValle

Shadow Over Innsmouth & Litany of Earth

I know we talk about food a lot, but have we already done this warmup? (9:30 to skip) Frog/Fish people are looking for mates, time to get in line. Turns out Dan is really brave and is up for a tour of Innsmouth. Plus is our narrator just kind of a jerk?

To answer a question we had in episode, yes there are more published works in the Litany of Earth series!

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Spooky Lovecraft