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The GribCast

Join the Gribshnobler as he and his friends geek out about movies, music, books, animation, and whatever else they feel like, supplemented with music by himself and others.

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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.