Western Reaches #31

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This week we chat books, Halo morality, and some autobiographical games, with our main topic of N. K. Jemisin’s emotional new book, The Stone Sky.
Games: 
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Cibele
  • Dream Daddy
  • Megan’s new Twine game: Breach
Books: 
  • Halo: Retribution – Troy Denning
  • Halo: Hunters in the Dark – Peter David
  • Last Song Before Night – Ilana C. Myer
  • Lightless – C. A. Higgins
  • Tell The Wolves I’m Home – Carol Rifka Brunt
  • The Stone Sky – 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 by your support on Patreon!

Western Reaches #30

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This episode we talk about Supergiant’s new game, Pyre! We also catch up on books with literary non-fiction, female character tropes, monsters, and plot vs. prose, plus a little bit of Fullbright’s new game, Tacoma. 
Games: 
  • Tacoma
  • Pyre
Books: 
  • Six Wakes – Mur Lafferty
  • Between The World And Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Beautiful Struggle – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Refrigerator Monologues – Catherynne M. Valente
  • Radiate – C. A. Higgins
  • Release – Patrick Ness
  • Iron Council – China Miéville
  • Mansfield with Monsters – Debbie Cowens and Matt Cowens
  • On the Edge of Gone – Corinne Duyvis
  • Halo: Shadow of Intent – Joseph Staten
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 #29

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This episode we catch up on books, games, and future football, joined by a special guest Maddi Mackenzie to talk about their new visual novel, Inverness Nights, as well as queer fiction, solo game development, and more! Find Inverness Nights at kitsubasa.itch.io.
 
Games: 
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Oxenfree
  • Destiny 2 beta
  • Her Story
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • 2000:1 A Space Felony
  • Shovel Knight
  • Animal Lover
  • Dream Daddy
  • Inverness Nights
Books: 
  • Star Wars: Inferno Squad – Christie Golden
  • Borne – Jeff VanderMeer
  • On The Edge of Gone – Corrine Duyvis
  • Raven Stratagem – Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Forgotten Beasts of Eld – Patricia A. McKillip
  • Dune – Frank Herbert
  • All Systems Red – Martha Wells
  • The Supernatural Enhancements – Edgar Cantero
  • Suffered from the Night – Steve Berman
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 #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!