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How To Murder Time 188: Ringworld


We’re joined again by Toerag to talk about our latest Hugo novel, which this time is Ringworld by Larry Niven. There’s a large ring around a sun and so a team is assembled to go investigate it in a book that dominates the genre of big stupid objects in space.

How To Murder Time 183: The City & The City


This week we are joined again by Toerag as we tackle the next in our Hugo award winning books: The City & The City by China Miéville, which won the award in 2010. When a murder takes place, Inspector Tyador Borlú, of the Extreme Crime Squad in the European city-state of Besźel, investigates the murder of Mahalia Geary, a foreign student found dead with her face disfigured in a Besźel street. He soon learns that Geary had been involved in the political and cultural turmoil involving Besźel and its “twin city” of Ul Qoma.

How To Murder Time 179: Neuromancer

This week it’s the return of the Hugo award winning book show. Not that we won a Hugo, the books did. We weren’t even nominated even though Tim could have done it if he really wanted but considered it crass to nominate ourselves.

The book the week is Neuromancer, the 1984 novel by William Gibson that basically created Cyberspace and half of the ideas we have today. But is the book any good, and how has it aged?

How To Murder Time Episode 174: The Graveyard Book


It’s time for another Hugo award winning book, and this month Toerag has picked The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

It’s the tale of a boy who grows up in a graveyard and is our second book ostensibly aimed at children. How does it fare against the usual books that win?

How To Murder Time 170: Hyperion


This week we’re joined by Toerag for the next in our Hugo award winners series. This time we’re looking 1989 winner, Hyperion by Dan Simmons.

How To Murder Time 165: The Man in the High Castle

It’s Hugo winner time again, and so we’ve read Philip K Dick’s classic 1962 alternate history novel The Man in the High Castle where the Allies lost WW2 and now the Germans and Japanese have divided up a conquered America.

How To Murder Time 161: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

It’s the monthly Hugo episode so we’re joined by Toerag and Days to read the 2001 Hugo Winner, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. You may not have heard of it, it’s a bit obscure.

Possibly the most un-Hugo novel to ever win, and undoubtedly the most successful book to ever win but what do we think of it? Is it worthy of the award and who is it for exactly?

How To Murder Time 157: The Left Hand of Darkness

It’s time for the Hugo show, so this time we’ve been reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin. The book won in 1969 and is the tale not understanding a culture while trying to recruit them into a federation of planets.

How To Murder Time 154: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress


It’s Hugo time again, so we’re joined by Toerag and Days again to talk about the 1966 Robert Heinlein classic The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, which won in 1967.

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How To Murder Time 151: Redshirts


It’s Hugo book time so we’re joined again by Days and Toerag to look at another winner. This episode we’re looking at the 2012 Novel Redshirts by John Scalzi. It’s the tale of a starship that certainly isn’t the Enterprise and what it’s like to be a red shirt on that ship, especially if you’re unfortunate enough to be selected for an away team…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirts_(novel)
http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/31/a-note-about-the-format-of-redshirts/
http://www.slhuang.com/blog/2012/10/03/an-open-letter-to-john-scalzi/