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Bring your fantasy worlds to life with your enchanting guide, JK Noble, author of 2021's hottest new Young Adult Fantasy novel, Hale: The Rise of the Griffins. This series will inspire you, help you complete that novel of yours (applying to any genre), providing easy ways to accomplish your writing goals, and give you the secrets to creating amazing scenes. From love interests to world building, JK's got you covered!
 
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We're finally back, and we discussed the scifi "classic" Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein. Plot is non-existent and abuse is ever-present. Ketho breaks down the worst description of the labor theory of value ever put in fiction while Darius loses his mind from the bottom of the tin can he was recording in. We're back! It's great! patreon.co…
 
Darius and Ketho are joined by Elias (@aPebbleInTheSky) to talk about the origins of fiction as a genre. We talk about the intertwined nature of Fantasy, Scifi, and Horror, the development of each, and the scientific disenchantment of our world. patreon.com/swordsandsocialism Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonma…
 
As a writer and a person, JK Rowling sucks. Today Darius is joined by Nicole and Trevor to talk about a few of the reasons why, and what we should do with her legacy. We also talk about jacked toddlers. Follow Trevor @HistoryofPersia, and Nicole @gi66le_tits (if she ever unlocks again). patreon.com/swordsandsocialism Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod …
 
Part 2 of our talk about Wheel of Time. We discuss the gender binary of magic, consensual harems, and the Amazon adaption. Please consider supporting Alex's gay bakery/book shop here: https://humva.dev/2022/03/15/books-baking-and-queer-things/ Or listening to Roberto's podcast here: https://historyofsaqartvelo.com/ patreon.com/swordsandsocialism Fo…
 
We dip our toes for the first time into Robert Jordan's extensive world. Special guests Alex and Roberto join Darius to talk about a dualist world and Jordan's take on the existence of free will. (If you're a Ketho fan, too bad. He's not here.) Please consider supporting Alex's gay bakery/book shop here: https://humva.dev/2022/03/15/books-baking-an…
 
To tide everyone over until our next series, we decided to unlock our first bonus episode. This one's about why the new Star Wars properties feel soulless, why copyright laws are bullshit, and how every fantasy story can be solved with a gun. If you enjoy these non-book episodes, you can subscribe to our patreon for $3 and get 1 to 2 bonus episodes…
 
Our first dive into the works of Philip K Dick. We talk about emptiness, empathy, and how it all comes down to simulacrums of real life. Also, Darius remembers the name of a philosopher. patreon.com/swordsandsocialism Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com Darius: @Himbo_Anarchist Ketho: @StupidPuma69…
 
You've heard of Enemies-to-Lovers, but what about Enemies-to...Roommates? Everything that was old is new again when romance author Kara Sullivan's Dreaded Ex comes to town and unclogs the writer's block she's been facing while staring down the simultaneous deadline for her latest novel AND her best friend's wedding. What lengths would *you* go to t…
 
The 2nd half of our talk about Watership Down! We discuss rabbit mythology, alienation, and why Hazel is a better Odysseus. patreon.com/swordsandsocialism Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com Darius: @Himbo_Anarchist Ketho: @StupidPuma69על ידי Darius & Ketho
 
Time for another classic! Here in part one of our conversation about Richard Adam's "Watership Down" we talk about leadership styles, thinking outside the box, and the existential dread of living while surrounded by the threat of death. patreon.com/swordsandsocialism Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com Da…
 
Part 2 of our episodes on the foundations of the podcast; we talked about J. R. R. Tolkien's essay "On Fairy Stories". We discuss his definition of what a fairy story is, why fantasy isn't just for children, and why Darius hates Joss Whedon so much. patreon.com/swordsandsocialism Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@prot…
 
We're back with a foundational text from the legendary Ursula K. Le Guin. This is one of the most important short stories in the history of scifi, and we talk utopia, anarchism, and waking up to the suffering our world is built on. We were firing on all cylinders for this one. Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonm…
 
Our first dive into the works of Sir Terry Pratchett with The Colour of Magic! A pessimist bum and an eternally optimistic tourist stumble their way past the destiny Fate is so desperately trying to lay out for them. We talk satire, fate, and the unstoppable power of luggage. Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonma…
 
Dear viewers, It was my utmost dream to bring my story to life, for an utmost experience for the readers and fans. This is the first installment of Hale: The Rise of the Griffins' audiobook. Now you can unlock the world of Malphora with just your ears, or if you prefer, you may read along with the scrolling text. But no audiobook is fully brought t…
 
This is our final discussion with Trevor on The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski. We talk about the ecology of monsters, side characters, and how to problem solve using words. Thank you all for sticking with us through this series! Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com Trevor: @HistoryofPersia Darius: @Himbo_An…
 
The 2nd part of our conservation with Trevor about The Witcher series. We talk about sex and the upsetting way the author decided to base the whole 2nd half of the series on it. *Content Warning*: contains an unfortunately necessary discussion about sexual assault of a minor from about minute 25-38 Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod Email us at SwordsA…
 
This is part 1 of our conversation about The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski. In this one we talk about racism, fate, and the power of being ludicrously hot. Special thanks to our guest Trevor for suggesting this series and talking to us about it. Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com Trevor: @Historyof…
 
In our third episode about Dune we talk hard power: The Emperor, the Landsraad, CHOAM, and the Spacing Guild. We talk about how these four things encompass the political economy of the Dune universe, how they keep each other in check, and how they eventually become unbalanced. Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod or email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@prot…
 
Part 2 of our discussion about Frank Herbert's scifi classic Dune. We focus on the Bene Gesserit and whether Dune is a reactionary story. We talk about shared cultural myths, eugenics, and how trans women are real life Bene Gesserit. Returning champion Nicole is our guest again. Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod or email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@pr…
 
Part 1 of our discussion about Frank Herbert's scifi classic Dune. We focus on the Bene Gesserit and whether Dune is a reactionary story. We learn the best way to gain power is to take the long term view of history and how the Sisters are women taking some control back for themselves. Returning champion Nicole is our guest again. Follow the show @S…
 
Our first non-book episode in which we talk about our experience with analyzing themes, other interim topics, and how we're all little pain pigs for Todd Howard. Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod or email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com Darius: @Himbo_Anarchist Ketho: @StupidPuma69על ידי Darius & Ketho
 
Today we covered the 1962 scifi classic by Madeleine L'Engle. We talked about the beauty of the individual overcoming oppressive systems, why God seems to show up in every novel, and the power of hot moms. Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod or email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com Darius: @Himbo_Anarchist Ketho: @StupidPuma69…
 
The 2nd half of our discussion of the Walter M. Miller sci-fi classic. We talk about how this would be a perfect story for the Coen Brothers, Catholic symbology, and how governments will inevitably kill us all. Damn the writing is good though. Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod or email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com Darius: @Himbo_Anarchis…
 
Part one of our discussion of the 50s science fiction story where we discuss cyclical history, the danger of technological advancement, and a poor dumb guy named Frances. Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod or email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com Darius: @Himbo_Anarchist Ketho: @StupidPuma69על ידי Darius & Ketho
 
It's multiverse madness lately, and the latest fast-paced thriller by Max Barry to span multiple dimensions does NOT disappoint! Grab your dimensional anchors and prepare to set sail through reality as we chase down our opinions on Madison May and the serial killer hunting her down - everywhere she exists. And then, grab a copy of the book for your…
 
The first half of our discussion of Ursula K. Le Guin's introductory fantasy novel. We discuss her subversive use of race, non-violence, protective magic and the not-so-good gender roles of Earthsea. Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod or email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.comעל ידי Darius & Ketho
 
Part 2 of our discussion on Brian Jacques' Redwall series. Here we discuss communal parenting, the morals of killing, and the achievement of perfect communism. Follow the show on twitter @SwordsNSocPod, Darius @Himbo_Anarchist, Ketho @StupidPuma69, and our special guest Nicole @gi66le_tits Email the show at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com…
 
This is the first half of our conversation on Brian Jacques' Redwall series. We talk about Great Man Theory, self reinforcing hierarchy, stranger-kings, and the importance of dreams. Follow the show on twitter @SwordsNSocPod, Darius @Himbo_Anarchist, Ketho @StupidPuma69, and our special guest Nicole @gi66le_tits Email the show at SwordsAndSocialism…
 
Hello Writers! As we all know, arguing is apart of life. Engaging in an argument can be frustrating, stressful and even belittling. Sometimes, our characters might experience verbal fights throughout their journey. These arguments could encourage your characters to grow or change their behaviors. But how can we create a realistic argument between t…
 
Hello there! Are you interested in writing a sensational fight scene for your novel and don't know where to start? Follow these steps below, and you will have written an amazing fight scene in no time! Here are some questions you must answer before you get down to writing your fight scene!
 
Horrifying monsters that can kill you through shriek or claw can only be fought by other monsters, right? So training an elite army out of the young, immortal and super-strong girls you've been routinely murdering as 'demons' thanks to your severely patriarchal religion makes great sense, right? Err... right? Find out which colour our blood ran whe…
 
Hi Book lovers and Writing Enthusiasts. I’m JK noble, author of the new Young Adult Fantasy novel Hale: The Rise of the Griffins and I’m going to share my secrets on how to begin an amazing book! So many people have a great idea for a book but don't know where to begin. If you love writing, but do not know how to start putting together all the piec…
 
Smooth-talking Dukes, Plucky Young Women and Regency Romance - The Bridgerton books have it all. And now that Bridgerton is on Netflix, the S3 duo have come in characteristically late (twenty-one years if you count from when the book was published, but don't tell us that!!) to gush over its gripping language, larger-than-the-times characters, and T…
 
Once you've learned how to win the time war, you can find more about Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here. Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1)
 
What were your best reads of the year? Don't forget to tell us over on the socials, or by email at s3pod@gmail.com! Then, don't forget to head on over to www.s3podcast.com and check out the podcast transcripts, links to other great books, and more! And above all - have a safe You can find more about Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can fi…
 
Don't live regretting lost chances! Grab your copy of Lindsey Kelk's 'In Case You Missed It' today! And if you're looking for some great award-winning authors to broaden your reading horizons, you can check out the 2020 Hugo Awards winners here, and the 2019 (awarded 2020) Aurealis Awards winners here! Then, don't forget to head on over to www.s3po…
 
Slay your curiosity on the Witcher's origins by checking out Andrzej Sapkowski's 'The Last Wish' and reading along! Or you could check out the scrumptious Henry Cavill performing Geralt of Rivia (and the incidental series he's attached to) over on Netflix. Then don't forget to head on over to www.s3podcast.com and check out the podcast transcripts,…
 
Live your best life by grabbing a copy of Josie Silver's 'The Two Lives of Lydia Bird' and reading along! Then don't forget to head on over to www.s3podcast.com and check out the podcast transcripts, links to other great books, and more! You can find more about Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here.…
 
Want to read along with the apocalypse? You can get your copy of Andrew Hunter Murray's 'The Last Day' here! You can find more about Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here. Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibra…
 
Feel like reading along? You can get a copy of 'Would Like To Meet' by Rachel Winters through this link. You can find Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here. Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1)…
 
So, a brief apology - this episode was supposed to have come out before we broke for the Christmas/New Year period (and all our deadlines thereabouts), but the dopiest half of the S3 team (that's me, Terry...) kind of, erm, forgot to upload it. So if you notice anything strange about awards ceremonies we're referencing that are now MONTHS old, that…
 
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