The Legendarium
The Legendarium
The Legendarium Podcast
The Legendarium exists primarily as a book club for fantasy and sci-fi, both the classics and the new classics.Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, and more.
#318. The Stone Sky (Broken Earth #3)
Craig, Ryan, and Sara discuss The Stone Sky, the third and final book in N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth series. Was the ending everything they hoped? Was Schaffa really a changed man? Did the flashback sequences work? Stay tuned for one more Broken Earth wrap-up episode after this one.   Visit TheLegendarium.com to hear past episodes Join the Discord community Support the show on Patreon Music: "Adventure Time" and "The Seven Seas" courtesy of https://www.philter.no/
Jun 8
1 hr 25 min
When does a book go from HOMAGE to THEFT?
Craig is flying solo again today (don't worry, we're recording a regular episode this weekend), and the topic at hand is literary homage vs outright theft. Where is the line? How should we go about thinking about books that some say are TOO directly tied to their inspirations? Email me questions using the contact form at TheLegendarium.com Join the Discord community Support the show on Patreon
Jun 3
15 min
Is it better to read DEEPLY or WIDELY?
Let's try something different today. In this short episode, Craig is using his newly-found oodles of time to bring you a short, solo episode. Today's quick topic is whether we should read deeply or widely. Which is better? What does our preference say about us? It's a strange new format, let's see how we all feel about it! Email me questions using the contact form at TheLegendarium.com Join the Discord community Support the show on Patreon Music: "The Seven Seas" courtesy of https://www.philter.no/
May 27
14 min
#317. The Wheel of Tangents #9
Ryan, Craig, Kenn, and Todd are together again, this time to spin the Wheel of Tangents. They take on completely random topics in and out of the SFF fold, including fantasy fashion, amusement park food, issues of distance in sci-fi, absurd dream house features, and much, much more.   Visit TheLegendarium.com to hear past episodes Join the Discord community Support the show on Patreon Music: "Adventure Time" and "The Seven Seas" courtesy of https://www.philter.no/
May 25
1 hr 5 min
#316. Jurassic Park (the book, not the movie)
Todd and Kenn welcome Kyle from the Red Team for this episode discussing Michael Crichton's classic, Jurassic Park. Is John Hammond evil? What is Crichton's view of scientific ethics? Does Kenn dream of dinosaurs punching each other? Only one way to find out...   Visit TheLegendarium.com to hear past episodes Join the Discord community Support the show on Patreon Music: "Adventure Time" and "The Seven Seas" courtesy of https://www.philter.no/
May 11
1 hr 4 min
#315. Video Game Movie Redux, starring Mortal Kombat 2021
Craig, Ryan, and Kyle welcome back Adam Sherlock from Deep Dive Film School to have a very serio-- sorry, a completely ridiculous discussion of the new Mortal Kombat reboot and video game movies generally. What's the balance between fan service and storytelling? Are bright colors such a bad thing? Is this the right time to introduce a new character? Only the hard-hitting questions here, folks. Check out Deep Dive Film School Visit TheLegendarium.com to hear past episodes Join the Discord community Support the show on Patreon Music: "Adventure Time" and "The Seven Seas" courtesy of https://www.philter.no/
May 4
57 min
#314. The Obelisk Gate
Craig, Ryan, and Sara sit down for a discussion of The Obelisk Gate, book 2 in N.K. Jemesin's Broken Earth trilogy. Is Schaffa really a bad guy anymore? Is the moon relevant yet? How does a child deal with parental trauma? The group gets into this and more on this episode. Visit TheLegendarium.com to hear past episodes Join the Discord community Support the show on Patreon Music: "Adventure Time" and "The Seven Seas" courtesy of https://www.philter.no/
Apr 22
1 hr 11 min
#313. Godzilla vs Kong - Overreactions & Overinterpretations
SPOILERS ABOUND. Craig, Todd, and Ryan hash out their reactions to Godzilla vs. Kong. Originally, they didn't think the movie would be worth a discussion, but Craig had a little too much "the bad guy is actually the good guy" stuff to get off his chest, so here we are.   Visit TheLegendarium.com to hear past episodes Join the Discord community Support the show on Patreon Music: "Adventure Time" and "The Seven Seas" courtesy of https://www.philter.no/
Apr 7
43 min
#312. John Carter of Mars | Heroes of Sci-fi
The Blue Team -- Todd, Megan, and Kenn -- discuss John Carter of Mars, the first book in Edgar rice Burroughs' classic series of Mars novels. What makes John Carter a classic? What tropes do we have now in genre fiction thanks to Burroughs? And will Megan continue the series? (Answer: Nope. And she'll explain why.)   Visit TheLegendarium.com to hear past episodes Join the Discord community Support the show on Patreon Music: "Adventure Time" and "The Seven Seas" courtesy of https://www.philter.no/
Mar 30
55 min
#311. JUSTICE LEAGUE - The Snyder Cut Reaction & DCEU Discussion
Craig, Ryan, and Todd discuss Zack Snyder's Justice League and the broader DCEU. What does the new Justice League do right? What does it not quite nail? Is there a real future for the DCEU from a fan perspective?   Support the show on Patreon Visit TheLegendarium.com to hear past episodes Join the Discord community Music: "Adventure Time" and "The Seven Seas" courtesy of https://www.philter.no/
Mar 23
1 hr 6 min
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