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May 27, 2021

Scott and Karl conclude their discussion of Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International Book 1. 

The duo talks about what it takes to write an urban fantasy novel with a coherent worldview. 

There's great value in reading books that aren't "important." Karl says, "It's not high-brow, it's funny, it's a book you...

May 20, 2021

Scott and Karl begin their discussion of Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International Book 1. Self-published in 2009, this novel kicks off what will soon be a ten-book series.  

Scott says, "He manages to write about this world exposing these hidden monsters that seems consonant with the world I see." 

Monster Hunter...

May 13, 2021

Scott and Karl finish their two-part discussion of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust

The legend of a man selling his soul to the devil seems to have particular resonance at times of moral crisis. Regarding modern Faustians and their insatiable appetite for expansion, Karl says, "It's the idea that this is where...

May 6, 2021

Scott and Karl begin their two-part discussion of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust

Faust is highly successful and well-read yet dissatisfied with his life. As the now-legend goes, this leads him to make a pact with the Devil at a crossroads, exchanging his soul for forbidden knowledge. 

The duo talks about the...