Podcasts

Review: 2017 Hugo Award Finalists – The Short Stories

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Review: 2017 Hugo Award Finalists – The Short Stories

Okay, it’s time to buckle down and start trying to see how many of this year’s Hugo Nominees we can review before the awards are given on August 11. Everyone who reads this column probably knows by now that I’m really fond of short stories, so let’s start with those. Click the jump for a short (naturally, right?) review of each of the finalists for Best Short Stories.

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Binary System Podcast #84 – Lightning Speed Intermission

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Binary System Podcast #84 – Lightning Speed Intermission

Both branches of Binary System Podcast are once again on the road this week, so we recorded a 7-minute podcast. And still managed to fit in the Sense8 and Till All Are One cancellations, American Gods, how we haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet, how Elizabeth has seen Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, and how Kathryn is still trying to get through Iron Fist (it’s…not going well.)

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Review: Vision Vol. 1 – Little Worse Than A Man

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Review: Vision Vol. 1 – Little Worse Than A Man

It’s the quintessential American Dream: a respectable government job and a house in the DC suburbs. The picture wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful wife and two happy children, or at least that’s what the Vision thinks. So he went to a lot of trouble and made them.

Nominated for a Hugo Award this year, Tom King’s Little Worse Than A Man (with illustrations by Gabriel Walta) shows what happens when a non-human hero is determined to live a human life. It’s a story that starts out light and then gets dark surprisingly fast.

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Binary System Podcast #83 – Zombies Run with special guest Hannah

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Binary System Podcast #83 – Zombies Run with special guest Hannah

If you’ve ever said “the only way I’d go running is if something was chasing me” then you already know one of the reasons we’re fans of the Zombies, Run app. This week the twins’ sister Hannah Wallace guest stars on the podcast to talk about all the other reasons we love this post-apocalyptic game/story/activity tracker, where zombies randomly show up to make you run faster while our favorite British voice actors cheer us on.

We also fall down the rabbit hole of podcasts from across the pond, and how Hannah may or may not be stalking actors who perform Shakespeare with soup.

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Binary System Podcast – Our Favorite DeviantArtists

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Binary System Podcast – Our Favorite DeviantArtists

Binary System is on the road this week, and we’ll return with an episode next Thursday. In the meantime we did what we love to do: browse through our favorite artists over on DeviantArt. Here’s a handful of the ones we were lingering over this week (all images below are Safe For Work, though a few of the artists have some deliciously NSFW images in their galleries, just in case your boss is looking over your shoulder.)

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