Mar 31, 2015
This unedited monstrosity of a GribCast, released because grad school is kicking The Gribshnobler's butt, features the unveiling of The Contrarian's Book Quest: to read 100 books in a year. Here we discuss his first 13 completed books, plus a few more that come up tangentially.
The Contrarian's first 13:
Isaac Asimov: Foundation, I, Robot, and The End of Eternity
The Annotated Brothers Grimm
Richard Matheson: Somewhere in Time
T. C. Boyle: The Road to Welleville
Bruce Campbell: Making Love the Bruce Campbell Way
Fantastic World War II (anthology)
Bram Stoker: Dracula
Michael Flynn: Eifelheim
Mick Foley: Countdown to Lockdown
Chris Jericho: How to Become a World Champion in 1,394 Easy Steps
James Michener: Texas
Other things mentioned tangentially: Terry Pratchett's Mort, Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Twilight Zone, Frederick Pohl, and more!
Note: The Mindwebs story I talk about was actually written by Frederick Pohl alone and is called "The Meeting". You can get the mindwebs version for free from Internet Archive, along with the rest of the series, which is basically psychedelically twinged readings of speculative fiction stories with music, occasional sound effects, and sometimes multiple readers. https://archive.org/details/MindWebs_201410