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In this hard-hitting episode, the guys share their thoughts on the summer superhero block-breaker Deadpool. At least until the discussion devolves into a discussion on the topsy-turvy world of modern geekdom. Anyway, George and Peter liked it. Nathan gets into literally photogenic walking simulator Firewatch. George and Nathan share some touching (…
 
It's time to discuss The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu's Hugo-Award-winning novel about bodies, problems, orbital mechanics, human collaborators to alien invaders, and the evil version of The Last Starfighter. Among other things. In this episode, we apologize to Ken Liu (who is definitely listening) and mangle some Mandarin names despite an excelle…
 
In this episode the guys share their thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, tackling some deep philosophical questions. What's the best kind of lightsaber fight? Are wookies mammals? Does JJ Abrams know how space works? Where are all the A-Wings? After that, George, Nathan, and Peter talk about the Martian, and the many rescues and non-rescues o…
 
It's our first episode with a guest host! We're joined by virtual reality talk show host Will Smith to discuss Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson. What's Aurora, you ask? Well, you should probably read the book before you listen to the episode, but it's a touching tale of generation ships, systems ecology, island biodiversity, emergent AI, and what ha…
 
It's a mild winter here in, uh, Earth, but not warm enough to stop us from hibernating for two months instead of uploading this episode! Weird! First: In this culture club episode, George and Peter are into Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. Nathan is sleep-deprived but manages to make words about Humans and Sens8. Next: the first half of th…
 
It’s another episode from the vault! The Lizard People discuss Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis saga (also known as the Lililth’s Brood series), consisting of Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago. Xenogenesis is a wild, weird tale about aliens, gender, and survival, sparking a lot of deep conversation by the Lizard People who are certainly still human and …
 
[Hey Listeners/Readers/Lizards, due to conflicts with some menacing lizard-people-underground-illuminati conferences, we present you an episode from THE VAULT (thunder, lightning). Next episode will be a discussion of Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis, with Aurora following hot on its heels.] In this Culture Club episode, we talk about our highlights fr…
 
This episode contains extensive spoilers, so consider reading the book before listening. Or do what Nathan did and give up a third of the way through. Why did he do that? Listen and find out! It's probably not what you think (it's exactly what you think)! Episode 00012 will be Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson, all about space and stuff. Fun! If you h…
 
In this Culture Club episode, we attempt to discuss the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer but end up talking about how bad Man of Steel is, and why Zack Snyder is not a good filmmaker. Later we manage to talk about other things, like how bad Batman v Superman is going to be (because of Zack Snyder) and how good Suicide Squad COULD be (beca…
 
Nathan, Peter and George discuss Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. This multiple award-winning book details a one-time spaceship’s quest for revenge, while exploring themes of gender, empire and consciousness. The episode contains extensive spoilers, so please think about reading the book before you give the ol’ podcast a listen. Come for the podcas…
 
George forces further discussion of Taylor Swift's Bad Blood video. Further discussion of the upcoming motion picture The Martian, the hot garbage that is Tomorrowland, and the hotter garbage that was Mission to Mars. Also: sex and morality in The Witcher 3, carving up mooks in Bladestorm Nightmare, trampling peasants in Mount & Blade. Also also: T…
 
We discuss THE PERIPHERAL, by William Gibson. Flynne Fisher witnesses a murder during what she thinks is a straightforward security detail in a video game. Present and past touch each other in weird ways as she hunts for the killer, and vice versa. This episode contains extensive spoilers, so consider reading the book before listening. As always, y…
 
George forces us to watch the video for Taylor Swift's Bad Blood. The band Algiers has a new album, called Algiers. It's good. Stompy Southern Gothic Industrial Gospel. Like you do. Peter has been playing Bloodborne and watching Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex. And finally, we chat about MAD MAX: FURY ROAD: what we loved (everything), what w…
 
[Due to unforeseen circumstances, our discussion of William Gibson's THE PERIPHERAL has been delayed. Instead, we bring you this previously recorded episode, from the Before Times] Peter, George, and Nathan discuss The Martian, by Andy Weir. An astronaut is stranded alone on Mars. With some potatoes. CAN HE SURVIVE?! MAYBE! This episode contains ex…
 
George has some followup thoughts about The Bees Nathan has watched one episode of Daredevil, and a season and a half of Orphan Black. Peter likes Patlabor, the anime show about giant police robots with giant revolvers. The discarded subplots of Game of Thrones Mayweather vs Pacquiao George promises not to talk about wrestling George talks about Lu…
 
Peter, George, and Nathan discuss Laline Paull's award-winning 2014 novel THE BEES, a coming-of-age novel about a worker bee named Flora 717. Go read it; we'll wait. This episode contains extensive spoilers, so consider reading the book before listening. Or, since studies show that spoilers don't decrease the enjoyment we get from media, read the b…
 
Welcome to LIZARD PEOPLE DEAR READERS, the science fiction and fantasy podcast by lizard people, for lizard people. In this episode Peter, George, and Nathan discuss who we are and what we think we're doing, plus what we've been playing, reading, watching and listening to these days. Peter's Pick: Twilight Struggle, Cold War card-based strategy gam…
 
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