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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 187: Tim is wrong again?

This time Tim talks about the list of winning Hugo novels this year and looks at how they compare to his choices, Jon has been playing Slime Rancher and Patapon while Tim has been playing Warframe, Path of Exile and Tabletop Simulator.

00:00 Hugo winners 2017
10:55 Slime Rancher
16:50 Warframe
29:50 Patapon, Skyrim and other remasters
41:10 Path of Exile
49:05 Tabletop Simulator: Battlestar Galactica and Thunderstone.

How To Murder Time 186: How to complete MMOs

This week Jon has been learning how to play football with Behold the Kickmen and how to run a kingdom with Kingdoms and Castles. Castles and Kingdoms. Towns and Castles. Avenues and Alleyways. One of those titles, it’s a very forgettable name. Meanwhile Tim has gone to Earth in Elite and actually finished Guildwars. Or so he says.

How To Murder Time 185: The real 185

This week Tim is rounding up the nightly groups while Jon has been playing Kane and Lynch 2, which is without doubt the worse game that he’s played in… forever and getting annoyed at Horizon: Zero Dawn.

How To Murder Time 184: Ninja Camping

Time spent the night in a ditch (on purpose), Jon played Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Tim finished Obduction, and Jon tried out Grow Up. Tim has also read an awful lot of books so there’s a wrap up of the Hugo finalists for this year.

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 182: You’ve got 4X in your board game

This week the Friday group has moved onto Eclipse as their boardgame of choice in Tabletop Simulator, Tim has finished Mad Max and Jon has been playing The Crew and been very annoyed by it.

How To Murder Time 181: But the game’s too long

This week we’re complaining that Borderlands 2 is too long, rounding up the static group progress and playing Little Nightmares.

How To Murder Time 180: Mad Ranting

This week we’ve both been playing Mad Max and we have a chat about how many games you can get from subscriptions each month, and how much that’s stopping us buying new games.

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?