Author Archives: Luke Burrage

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

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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 #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

SFBRP #531 – M R Carey – Infinity Gate – Pandominion #1

SFBRP #531 - M R Carey - Infinity Gate - Pandominion #1

Is it “genre-defying” or does M R Carey just change gears every time he runs out of steam? Luke talks to Juliane about Infinity Gate, a novel without an ending in a series of, so far, a single book.

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 #530 – Sandra Newman – Julia – 1984

SFBRP #530 - Sandra Newman - Julia - 1984

Luke talks to Juliane about Julia by Sandra Newman, an authorised retelling of George Orwell’s 1984.

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 #529 – Martha Wells – System Collapse – Murderbot Diaries #7

SFBRP #529 - Martha Wells - System Collapse - Murderbot Diaries #7

Juliane and Luke talk about System Collapse, a book that’s so badly written that (apart from not knowing what is going on (or who is who) and being annoyed by nested parenthesis) they are worried Martha Wells is giving introverts a bad role model in Murderbot.

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 #528 – Ned Beauman – Venomous Lumpsucker

SFBRP #528 - Ned Beauman - Venomous Lumpsucker

Luke and Juliane review Venomous Lumpsucker by Ned Beauman and discuss whether turning business externalities into financial instruments is a good idea or not. Probably not?

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 #527 – Adrian Tchaikovsky – Lords of Uncreation – Final Architecture #3

SFBRP #527 - Adrian Tchaikovsky - Lords of Uncreation - Final Architecture #3

Luke and Juliane didn’t want a trilogy, but got one anyway. They review Lords of Uncreation, the final book of the Final Architecture trilogy by Adrian Tchaikovsky.

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 #526 – R F Kuang – Babel

SFBRP #526 - R F Kuang - Babel

Luke talks to Juliane about Babel by R F Kuang, a historical novel about language which seems to have very little concern about the history of the language contained within it.

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 #525 – Greg Bear – Eon – The Way #1

SFBRP #525 - Greg Bear - Eon - The Way #1

Very few novels stand the test of time! Luke isn’t sure why he thought Greg Bear writing in the 80’s would hold up as well as Ursula K LeGuin writing in the 70’s.

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