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We're coming at you with hot takes about Ginny and Hermione's treatment of Luna, as well as questioning why Harry is so worried about Cho when he's got bigger fish to fry. We also talk about the difference between intent and outcome, and whether intent justifies certain outcomes. Support our podcast and get bonus content: www.patreon.com/acciopolit…
On this episode, Adri, Helene, and K. Alex talk about school rivalries, Lucius Malfoy's fantastic hairdresser, Harry's mental health and emotional growth, Ron's lack of qualifications for the Prefect role (even noted Ron apologist Adri agrees), and our media picks of the week. This week, our lovely patrons get more content in this version because A…
Sandman and Lord of the Rings go back intro production, why publishers shouldn't fear library eBooks, and a call for Sword and Laser book remembering help!By swordandlaser
It is a truth universally acknowledged that all our hosts aspire to levels of petty displayed by one Albus Dumbledore in this chapter of OoTP. As Harry faces trial by the Wizengamot led by one very insecure Minister of Magic who just wants people to let him have power in peace even as the Wizarding World is shifting due to Voldy's return, Professor…
A couple of great series becoming books and video games. A couple of great folks sadly passed away. And our final thoughts on Ten Thousand Doors of January, and our FIRST thoughts on the October Pick, Finder.By swordandlaser
Dune! Dune looks so good! Yay Dune! Save us! Help us escape! Actually, we’re pretty good on that front as Ten Thousand Doors of January is helping us all escape. And we’re also pretty bulllish on the team putting together a TV adaptation of Three-Body problem for Netflix. EVERYTHING IS GREAT!By swordandlaser
We try to explain Audible's new plans, decide if Pinocchio is fantasy (especially if Mussolini is involved), and wrap-up our thoughts on Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett.By swordandlaser
The Hugos are here! And we’ve read a bunch of them. Also, some thoughts on what should or should not be in the genre canon. Should there even be a canon? Or should we shoot it out of a cannon? Also our early, non-spoilery thoughts on Elysium.By swordandlaser
We chat with Dennis E. Taylor about the Bobiverse, and what we can expect when we return to it in the new book Heaven's River.By swordandlaser
In this episode, it's tricky to put the World in WorldCon, alternate history first contact, and Tom is really excited about next month's pick. Plus, we wrap up our ultimately satisfying read of Black Leopard, Red Wolf.By swordandlaser
We talk with Sam Maggs about her new novel Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope, and about writing different stories in different platforms, from video games to comics to novels.By swordandlaser
The first rule of Short Story Club, SFF with a smile, and how to get the most out of Black Leopard, Red Wolf.By swordandlaser
We talk with L. E. Modesitt Jr, the bestselling author of two science fiction series and four fantasy series, who has published more than seventy novels. His latest book, Quantum Shadows is described as blending science fiction, myth, and legend in an adventure that pits old gods and new against one another in a far-future world.…
We address the harassment accusations against authors, discover that the July pick could be classified as horror (to Veronica's horror), and have a whole lot of good TV coming based on a whole lot of good books.By swordandlaser
Tom starts throwing money at Becky Chambers and Veronica defends her rose quartz. Plus, new Star Wars short stories coming and lots of great tie-in novels up for Scribe awards! Also our first impressions of A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine.By swordandlaser
Adri and Helene scream into the void once again (for two and a half hours), thanks to JK Rowling's twitter and recent/current events shaping the dystopic YA novel no one asked for and that we're currently inhabiting (seriously, at least most of those had a juicy love triangle, can someone tell me that they've been embroiled in a juicy love triangle…
Congrats to the Locus Nominees and Nebula winners! We’ve read a bunch of those but there are some great new picks to be discovered too. Everybody wins! Plus long-time Sword and Laser listener TerpKristin joins us to wrap up Magician: Apprentice.By swordandlaser
We're beefing up our reading lists with Japanese and British award lists. Also it's fun to see what critically-acclaimed movies are hated by the authors whose books they are based on. Plus, we preview our June pick and have a few thoughts on the May pick!By swordandlaser
We're back and we get our first glimpse at the Ministry of Magic! What secrets does the Ministry hold and why is Arthur Weasley's office so small?
We're going to get some good Discworld TV! We talk about why sometimes you don't want to read old stuff, and whether you're someone who likes depressing consequences or happily ever after stories. All that and our first non-spoiler impressions of Magician: Apprentice.By swordandlaser
We invited Andrew Heaton, Host of Alienating the Audience, to join us! Oh Dune… is there any wrong way to enjoy you? Possibly yes. We also wrap up How to Lose the Time War.By swordandlaser
Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Divergent series, the Carve the Mark duology, The End and Other Beginnings collection of short fiction, and most recently her newest novel, Chosen Ones. We talk to her about the new novel, and what it’s like doing a virtual book tour!By swordandlaser
The Hugo Nominees are in! And we've read some fo them! Also the Nebula Nominees are in and we've read some of them too! And we have thoughts on the beauty of this month's pick, This is How You Lose the Time War.By swordandlaser
Join Adri and Helene as they talk about the Politics of Legacy, what legacy means to each of them, and how it informs how we view characters in the series and how legacy shifts how they think about themselves and each other. Here's the drawbridge exercise Adri alludes to when it comes to unmasking biases https://carterclasschs.weebly.com/drawbridge…
Worldcon goes virtual and we totally get it, Tom has a new book out, ways to support your independent bookstore, we kick off our April pick, and FINALLY give our last thoughts on The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley.By swordandlaser
We’ve got our first impressions of the new Star Wars: High Republic books, some great new award-winning picks, and our first impressions of The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley.By swordandlaser
We unveil the 16 books we'll be pitting against each other in our quite Mad March tournament of polls. We also chat about the Nebula nominees, introduce our March pick, and give our final thoughts on Gideon the Ninth.By swordandlaser
This episode was a wild one to edit because Julianna's microphone decided to act as if it was in some sort of cave! If you've ever tried to edit audio, you would know that taking echo out of audio is a BEAST of a feat. I'm not quite sure I succeeded in this, but never fear, episode 506 will be out on Monday to make sure our schedule is back on trac…
We need your book nominations for our totally “mad” March tournament. Of books! Also we’re psyched Locke and Key is on Netflix, the new Naomi Novik series, and our first non-spoilery thoughts on Gideon the Ninth.By swordandlaser
Here's a snippet of our Patreon-exclusive episode of The Girl Who Lived! Want to hear the rest of the episode? Become a Patron for as little as $2/month at www.patreon.com/acciopolitics Send us your thoughts on how the Potter series has influenced the way you view and understand the world: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a voice mail at 915-996-…
Julianna and Adri talk about the politics of secrecy and how secrets can be manifestations of people's power over each other. Secrets can shut people out from obtaining power because knowledge is something that can be wielded against someone. Conversely, limited sharing of information can persuade someone to take actions against their own self-inte…
We’ve got picks from librarians and the public domain! Plus we’re excited for Gideon the Ninth and we have our final thoughts on the January pick, In the Company of Others.By swordandlaser
Last week's guest Aureo joins Adri to talk about Harry Potter and politics in this off-chapter conversation. See you next week!By Adriana Wilson and Julianna Coughlin
We’ve got Hugo nominations open! And a new Heinlein novel. I mean “new” to everybody but him, we guess. Plus, we kick off In the Company fo Others by Julie E. Czerneda.By swordandlaser
As Julianna recovers from her surgery, Aureo Potts joins Adri to talk about the politics of cultural expectations on chapter 3 of OotP. Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/acciopoliticsBy Adri Wilson
In this installment of our lovely podcast, Julianna and Adri chat about the importance of kindness and gratitude, parliaments of owls, assumption and how it manifests itself in the chapter, and we drop some intel on upcoming Patreon rewards. Support our podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/acciopolitics Find us online: www.acciopolitics.com Socializ…
On this special episode of Accio Politics, Adri and producer Helene scream into the void, but first we: 1. Sort current Democratic Presidential Nominees and learn more about their stances. 2. Break our vow to not directly equate our politicians to actual Harry Potter characters. 3. Discuss JK's trans-phobic tweet. Support this podcast on Patreon: w…
Welcome to Accio Politics! This is a primer on the show, what we're talking about, and why we're tackling politics in the Wizarding World.By Adri Wilson and Julianna Coughlin
Veronica explains the awesome piece in the New York Times about Ken Liu, we're excited for The Witcher, we announce the January book will be In the Company of Others by Julie Czerneda, and we wrap up The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. Plus, we put the “fun” in Science Fungus.By swordandlaser
On the first episode for the fifth book, Julianna and Adri talk about the politics of protection, Dudley and Harry's relationship, and Harry's anger at his current situation. Support our Podcast on Patreon! www.patreon.com/acciopoliticsBy Adri Wilson
Got reader’s block? We've got some tips to get you out of it. Is there too much SFF out there now? And why Death is Veronica's favorite character. We kick off Hogfather and give our final thoughts on Snow Queen!By swordandlaser
Julianna and Adri talk about first impressions about the GoF movie after not having seen it for a couple of years. We're talking Dumbledore, Harry, artistic choices, and missing plot components. Let us know your thoughts!
How we’re feeling about the Snow Queen, and where it’s world-building might have drawn from. Plus two alternative pronunciation guides for the character names. Plus, a treasure trove of awesome articles about SciFi-type things!By swordandlaser
So many awards! You have no excuse for not finding something awesome and new to read right now. Not that you ever do with us on the job, we hope. Also, our first impressions on reading The Snow Queen.By swordandlaser
In the Summary episode for GoF, Julianna and I talk about white male privilege and what that has to with a certain spell that Harry Favors, how we stan a queen, and how Voldemort has a definite fan club in the series. Support the podcast on Patreon: www.Patreon.com/acciopoliticsBy Adriana Wilson / MuggleNet
We explain why the Tiptree Award is now the Otherwise award, welcome the casting of Apple's Foundation TV show, and Sam Sykes has a message for Stephen King (and Myke Cole).By swordandlaser
On the last chapter of GoF, we get a new co-host, the lovely Julianna from Speak Beasty and MuggleNet! We talk about Ron's truth, Rita's truth, and everyone else's truth at the close of GoF, where all the ends are tied up and we are set up for a broken Harry in OoTP.
Should you feel guilty for re-reading? The answer is no. But you shouldn't feel guilty for not re-reading too. Plus our fantasy casting of A Darker Shade of Magic is pretty much all Keanu.By swordandlaser
Targaryen TV show possible? Check. Clifford Simak movie on Netflix? Check. Far Side back? Check. Showtime turns down The Kingkiller Chronicle TV show? WHAT?! BUT LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!By swordandlaser
Seth, the most reluctant of readers, joins me in talking about chapter 36, "The Parting of the Ways," of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. We talk about wizarding justice *insert Law & Order sound* and how Cornelius (Bob) Fudge is the absolute woooooorst. We also talk about grassroot resistance and Dumbledore.…