Ep 3: The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
Engineer Mike and Nina are caught in a teenage love triangle on a remote planet. Will they survive the darkness?
Digressions: Eternal Youth, book awards vis-a-vis movie awards, more bad creative writing experiments, unrequited queer love, Sophie’s sapphic choice, and how to talk about long, annoying books with romance when you’re not the target audience.
In their inaugural episode, Engineer Mike challenges Nina to read the Samuel R. Delany SF epic. Will Nina agree with William Gibson or Harlan Ellison?
Digressions: abundant breast descriptions, leather daddies, dandruff in your crotch, Joanna Russ, Herman Melville, pretentious pronunciations of fantasy novels, and how to impress your college professors.