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This month we’re discussing Adventure Fiction! We talk about bears (and bear fighting), spies, secret tunnels, robots, survival, thrillers, male romance, geese, pirates, stolen smartphones, shipwrecks, and more!
In this episode
Things We Read
- The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
- There are ten sequels to this book! And spin-offs!
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Muppet Treasure Island - Professional Pirate (featuring Tim Curry)
- The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
- Robinsonade (Wikipedia)
- Pirates! by Celia Rees
- The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
- The Anomaly by Michael Rutger
- Matthew forgot this bit of the book that he also really hates:
- “We were guaranteed a spread in Ancient American magazine, and maybe a mention in Obscure Academic Quarterly About Indigenous Peoples (circulation: 151 copies worldwide, hidden in college libraries where no one under the age of forty goes expect to make out).”
- The Apocalypse Troll by David Weber
- Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
- Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Can RJ find a book in this genre by a trans author?
- Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg
Other Media We Mention
- You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place by Janelle Shane
- Conan the Barbarian (Wikipedia)
- The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope Hawkins (Wikipedia)
- The Shadow (Wikipedia)
- The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Wikipedia)
- Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald, Wayne A. Wiegand
- The Executioner (Wikipedia)
- Deathlands (Wikipedia)
- The Young Indiana Jones series of kids books
- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
- Ghost Twins Series by Dian Curtis Regan
- The Boxcar Children (Wikipedia)
- My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
- Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
- The Talking Earth by Jean Craighead George
- The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
- The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Wikipedia)
- Heinlein juveniles (Wikipedia)
- Indiana Jones (franchise) (Wikipedia)
- Tomb Raider (Wikipedia)
- Uncharted (Wikipedia)
- Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
Links, Articles, and Things
- Episode 059 - Food and Cooking
- Episode 084 - Political Non-Fiction
- Posts from the AI Weirdness blog tagged as “recipes”
- Something Something Soup Something (the “soup or not soup” game)
- "The Lectores Who Read to Cuba's Cigar Rollers"
- Jack London (Wikipedia)
- Adventure fiction (Wikipedia)
Suggest new genres!
Join us again on Tuesday, December 17th for our Best of 2019 episode!
Then on Tuesday, January 7th we’ll be talking about the non-fiction genre of Art!