TMR 13.12: “Time, Science Fiction, Heaven & Hell” [ADA, OR ARDOR]
This is a bonus episode in which Chad and Brian talk about three different essays on Ada, two boring ones by academic males, and an incredible chapter from Azar Nafisi’s That Other World. There is good banter, a lot of jokes, and a true appreciation for this novel. Plus, Chad throws down a very unpopular hot take at the end while teeing up next season’s book.
If you’d prefer to watch the conversation, you can find it on YouTube along with all our past episodes. You can watch the kick off of Season 14 on Wednesday, December 16th at 3pm where you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions, make comments, or correct inaccurate statements.
And be sure to get in touch if you’d like to be a guest on Season 14 featuring J R by William Gaddis.
Be sure to order Brian’s book, Joytime Killbox, which is now officially available at better bookstores everywhere thanks to BOA Editions.
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