Western Reaches #28

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This episode we take a deep dive into Horizon Zero Dawn (finally!), the games that excited us at E3, and some of our recent reads. at GX Australia!
 
Games: 
  • E3
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
Books: 
  • Iron Council – China Mieville
  • On Writing – Stephen King
  • Kesrith – C. J. Cherryh
  • Aurora – Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Seven Surrenders – Ada Palmer
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you by your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #27

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This episode we ditch a main topic to talk entirely about games like Prey, Horizon and Andromeda, and books like Borne and The Stars Are Legion. Bonus things: Megan released her Twine game, Montana, and Saf talked about robots at GX Australia!
 
Games: 
  • Prey (Demo)
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • 29
  • Montana
Books: 
  • Guardians of the Whills – Greg Rucka
  • Rebel Rising – Beth Revis
  • Borne – Jeff Vandemeer
  • Company Town – Madeline Ashby
  • The Stars Are Legion – Kameron Hurley
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you by your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #26

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It’s our first episode back after Star Wars Celebration Orlando! We discuss Celebration, Rebels, Phasma, a couple books, and a little of Horizon Zero Dawn and Mass Effect: Andromeda.
 
Games: 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
Books: 
  • Shards of Honour – Lois McMaster Bujold
  • A Natural History of Dragons – Marie Brennan
  • Thrawn – Timothy Zahn
  • Rogue One Novelization – Alex Freed
  • The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you by your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #25

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This episode we chat games, specifically the gorgeous Horizon Zero Dawn, with a side of Mass Effect: Andromeda and Twine. We also discuss the latest Star Wars Rebels episode, and a couple books.
 
Games: 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • You Will Select A Decision
  • Town
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
Books: 
  • Agents of Dreamland – Caitlín R Kiernan
  • Too Like The Lightning – Ada Palmer
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #24

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This episode we have no main topic, but we talk the newest Star Wars novel, sci-fi books that have a different take on gender, Twine games, Horizon Zero Dawn, the sexiness of Mass Effect, and more!
 
Games: 
  • Mass Effect
  • With Those We Love Alive
  • A Kiss
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Night in the Woods
  • Kentucky Route Zero
Books: 
  • Aftermath: Empire’s End – Chuck Wendig
  • The Stars Are Legion – Kameron Hurley
  • Too Like the Lightning – Ada Palmer
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #23

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This episode we talk about China Miéville, science fiction books, co-operative games and violence in games, with our main topic focusing on Giant Squid’s first game, Abzû
 
Games: 
  • Neighbor (Triennale Game Collection)
  • Zero Time Dilemma
  • Banner Saga 2
  • We Were Here
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Abzû
Books: 
  • Looking for Jake – China Miéville
  • Kaddish – Leon Wieseltier
  • Universal Harvester – John Darnielle
  • Ninefox Gambit – Yoon Ha Lee
  • Altered Carbon – Richard K. Morgan
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #22

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This episode is all about books (and a little bit about games)! We talk some sci-fi, some literary fiction, Titanfall 2, Hyper Light Drifter, and round it all out with our main topic of the Sheri S. Tepper novel, Grass.
 
Games: 
  • Titanfall 2
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Party Hard
  • Monaco
Books: 
  • Ninefox Gambit – Yoon Ha Lee
  • Before the Feast – Saša Stanišić
  • Good Morning, Midnight – Lily Brooks-Dalton
  • Grass – Sheri S. Tepper
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #21

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This episode we bring back the two Mikes—Audette and Templeton—to discuss Pokemon Sun and Moon now that we’ve all finished the game. We also talk some books, comics, upcoming games, and the Nintendo Switch
 
Games: 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (HYPE)
  • Scarif DLC, Battlefront
  • Zero Time Dilemma
  • World of Warcraft
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Pokemon Sun/Moon
Books: 
  • Bloodchild and Other Stories – Octavia E. Butler
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe – Kij Johnson
  • The Man in the High Castle – Philip K Dick
  • Rogue One Novelization – Alex Freed
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Love is Love
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #20

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This episode we talk Star Wars novels, robots, Titanfall 2 and mobile games, with our main topic discussing Rogue One and whether or not it’s the Halo: Reach of Star Wars.
 
Games: 
  • Titanfall 2
  • Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise
  • Indefinite
  • Mini Metro
Books: 
  • Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places – Colin Dickey
  • The Three-Body Problem – Liu Cixin
  • Singer from the Sea – Sheri S. Tepper
  • Rogue One – Alex Freed
  • Catalyst – James Luceno
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K. Dick
  • Barren Cove – Ariel Winter
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #19

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This episode we congratulate Megan on finishing her 100 book challenge, talk a little about books including The Obelisk Gate, Destiny and artsy indie games, and have a special guest, Justine Colla, on to speak about virtual reality, A Township Tale, and building safe spaces in VR.
 
Games: 
  • Destiny: The Dawning
  • Bound
  • t- e ni hтm-are of·`a c ty
  • A Township Tale
Books: 
  • Halo: Smoke & Shadow
  • On A Red Station, Drifting – Aliette de Bodard
  • Catalyst – James Luceno
  • The Obelisk Gate – N. K. Jemisin
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and your support on Patreon!