This week on Novel Ideas, a rather exhausted pair of book loving siblings cover Game of Thrones by George RR Martin. As everyone who isn’t currently living under a rock is aware, this bestselling book is also a rather well regarded show on HBO. We make some comparisons between the two, though we mainly focus on the book. All in all, it’s a slightly unfocused episode this week as fatigue leads us strange noises, an inability to focus on a topic, and pointless repetition. We also talk about ridiculous podcast ideas, GRRM’s version of a cliffhanger, the motivations of villains, and strong female characters. Also, sigh, incest.
The music this week is Ramin Dwajadi’s title theme to the “Game of Thrones” series on HBO, but I probably don’t have to tell you that unless you’re still hanging out under that rock.
Welcome back to Novel Ideas! This week’s episode features Foundation by Isaac Asimov. This is one of the gigglier episodes we’ve recorded thus far and we hope that you’ll enjoy it as much as we do. Have your research materials, by which I mean Wikipedia, handy because this one is reference heavy. In fact, we almost have enough references to start our own encyclopedia. We cover science, religion, science as religion, the nature of fandom, the lack of women in classic science fiction, and every historical reference we know. Prepare to enter our sphere of influence as we nonviolently project our power across the internet.
The music bump is “Space Fanfare” by Joe Spaniola, performed by the Air Force Band of the Rockies. Because this story is in space and stuff. Also, this piece features one or two recognizable themes because we needed more references.