The Booket List is back, and we’re talking science fiction! Well, Chris is talking science fiction, due to technology going horribly wrong. Funny how these things work. Anyway, tune in to learn a bit about the history of sci fi!
Greetings, listeners! This week, Martyn leads a discussion about postmodernism that likely doesn’t make any sense, and may get mistaken for bad noise rock. We also announce our book for the month of November: Zero K by Don Delillo! So, tune in for a strange, hard-to-follow ride through the winding mazes of postmodern thought!
Hello Listeners! This week on the Booket List Chris is joined by Allie and Sarah to discuss H.P. Lovecraft’s stories “The Rats in the Walls” and “The Street”. Join us as we discuss Lovecraft’s relationship with paganism and race!
This week we have Luise Poulton, Managing Curator of the Rare Books and Special Collections of the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. In this lecture entitled, “Pioneers of Science: Ten Thousand Pages that Shook the World,” Poulton will speak about the the vast collection of first editions of some of the worlds greatest scientific minds, inclding Isaac newton, Johannes Kepler, Galileo, Carl Gauss, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, and more. Each of these books has its own story to tell. Together they give insight into the communication, conversation, collaboration, and controversy that made science possible.
When most people think about their high school English classes, they generally think about two things: The Scarlet Letter, and essays. Despite how interesting Puritanical values are, we don’t really want to talk about them because they’re actually quite boring. So, we’ve come together to give you an episode on essays! Where did they come from? What do they do? What even is an essay?
Hey Everyone! Welcome to the 17th episode of The Booket List! This week we are talking all about to sequel or not to sequel? Brennan and Kimmy both agree that both stand alones and series can be great, but in what genres is the real question!
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On this episode of The Booket List we’re discussing the dynamic between Storytelling and Video Games. As y’all know, this months read is “Halo: Contact Harvest”. Which is in fact based on a video game character! Join us as we discuss storytelling within the world of video games.
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Hey Everyone! We are so excited to be back on campus this week to start off our spring semester! Tune in to this week’s episode to hear about the different books all the hosts read over break, and hear the results of Kimmy and Brennan’s competition! We will be reading a book from the Halo franchise this month titled “Halo: Contact Harvest” by Joseph Staten. For those of you who are scrunching your nose at this because you’ve never played the games or don’t know the lore, we picked this particular novel because it starts at the beginning of one of the more well known arcs, so no one should be getting confused. Also another selling point, this novel is centered around Sargent Johnson who happens to be one of the most entertaining characters in the whole franchise.
We hope you’ll join us reading this month, you can purchase this months read here, and be sure to check back in throughout the month for more discussion.
Till next week, peace out peeps!