Author Archives: Luke Burrage

SFBRP #541 – Adrian Tchaikovsky – The Expert System’s Brother & Champion – Expert System #1 & 2

SFBRP #541 - Adrian Tchaikovsky  - The Expert System's Brother & Champion - Expert System #1 & 2

Luke read three novellas by Adrian Tchaikovsky, catches up with Juliane and explains why they are all about 3.75 on the enjoyment scale. They are: Walking to Aldebaran, The Expert System’s Brother, and The Expert System’s Champion.

Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu

Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social

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Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html

SFBRP #540 – Karin Tidbeck – Amatka

SFBRP #540 - Karin Tidbeck - Amatka

Luke and Juliane review Amatka by Karin Tidbeck, then discuss the five star concepts and themes trapped within this two star novel.

Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu

Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social

Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage

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Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html

SFBRP #539 – Jacqueline Harpman – I Who Have Never Known Men

SFBRP #539 - Jacqueline Harpman - I Who Have Never Known Men

I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman (with The Child as the main character) is the post-apocalyptic-novel-featuring-a-protagonist-without-a-proper-name that Luke has been waiting for, following the double-disappointment of The Road (featuring The Man and The Boy) and The Bear (featuring The Man and The Girl).

Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu

Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social

Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage

Discuss this book at Goodreads.com

Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html

SFBRP #538 – Herman Melville – Moby-Dick

SFBRP #538 - Herman Melville - Moby-Dick

Luke finally finished Moby-Dick by Herman Melville and wants to talk to Juliane about how it’s the best written worst novel.

Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu

Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social

Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage

Discuss this book at Goodreads.com

Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html

SFBRP #537 – Andrew Krivak – The Bear

SFBRP #537 - Andrew Krivak - The Bear

On the episode following The Road, Luke talks to Juliane about The Bear by Andrew Krivak, and how it’s playing off the themes and story of Cormac McCarthy’s novel.

Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu

Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social

Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage

Discuss this book at Goodreads.com

Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html

SFBRP #536 – Cormac McCarthy – The Road

SFBRP #536 - Cormac McCarthy - The Road - 0 #0

Luke was left bored and disappointed by The Road by Cormac McCarthy. He tells Juliane why he stopped reading half way through, and it wasn’t because he was depressed with the contents, but instead depressed by how bad it was written.

Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu

Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social

Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage

Discuss this book at Goodreads.com

Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html

SFBRP #535 – Alexander C Kane – Scum of the Earth

SFBRP #535 - Alexander C Kane - Scum of the Earth

Luke talks to Juliane about Scum of the Earth, the new Audible Original by Alexander C Kane about alien invasion collaborators.

Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu

Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social

Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage

Discuss this book at Goodreads.com

Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html

SFBRP #534 – Alastair Reynolds – Machine Vendetta – Prefect Dreyfus Emergency #3

SFBRP #534 - Alastair Reynolds - Machine Vendetta - Prefect Dreyfus Emergency #3

Luke and Juliane review Machine Vendetta by Alastair Reynolds, a book they mostly enjoyed, but spend the whole podcast trying to work out why there weren’t fully satisfied.

Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu

Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social

Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage

Discuss this book at Goodreads.com

Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html

SFBRP #533 – Virtual Voice Narration in 2024

SFBRP #533 - Virtual Voice Narration in 2024

Luke reviews Artifact by Joshua James, but actually he wants to have an in-depth discussion with Juliane about Audible’s new Virtual Voice Narration technology, what it sounds like now, and what it means for the future of audiobook production and listening.

Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu

Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social

Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage

Discuss this book at Goodreads.com

Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html

SFBRP #532 – Ursula K LeGuin – Rocannon’s World – Hainish Cycle #1

SFBRP #532 - Ursula K LeGuin - Rocannon's World - Hainish Cycle #1

Luke tells Juliane about Rocannon’s World, which was Ursula K LeGuin’s first novel, and the first book in the Hainish Cycle.

Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu

Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social

Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage

Discuss this book at Goodreads.com

Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html