Appendix N Book Club
By Jeff Goad, Ngo Vinh-Hoi, and special guests
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Hoi, Jeff, and a rotating roster of guests discuss the classic adventure, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and weird fiction that inspired the creation of Dungeons & Dragons, the world's first roleplaying game.
||CleanEpisode 20 - A. Merritt's "Burn Witch, Burn!" with special guest Stephen Newton||Hoi, Jeff, and special guest Stephen Newton discu…||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Jack Vance's "The Eyes of the Overworld" with special guest David Hoskins||The Eyes of the Overworld (Ace Books, 1966) marks…||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Fritz Leiber's "Swords Against Death" with special guest Jen Brinkman||Swords Against Death (Ace Books, 1970) by Fritz L…||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp, & Lin Carter’s “Conan of Cimmeria”||Conan of Cimmeria (Lancer Books, 1969) by Robert …||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - L. Sprague de Camp's "Lest Darkness Fall"||L. Sprague de Camp’s Lest Darkness Fall first saw…||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Lin Carter's "Giant of World's End"||Lin Carter has a multi-faceted reputation in the …||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Sterling E. Lanier's "Hiero's Journey"||There’s surprisingly little reliable biographical…||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Gardner F. Fox's "Kothar: Barbarian Swordsman"||J.R.R. Tolkien and perhaps Robert E. Howard aside…||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Michael Moorcock's "The Stealer of Souls"||Michael Moorcock’s first five Elric of Melniboné …||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - John Bellairs's "The Face in the Frost"||At first glance John Bellairs’s The Face in the F…||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Roger Zelazny's "Jack of Shadows"||Roger Zelazny stated that he wrote Jack of Shadow…||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Poul Anderson's Three Hearts and Three Lions||Poul Anderson’s Three Hearts and Three Lions was …||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Philip José Farmer's "The Maker of Universes"||In retrospect, the publication of Philip José Far…||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 – Fletcher Pratt's "The Blue Star"||Fletcher Pratt’s The Blue Star first saw print in…||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 – Edgar Rice Burroughs' "At the Earth's Core"||Edgar Rice Burroughs’ first Pellucidar book At th…||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 – J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Hobbit"||The Hobbit first came to Oxford University profes…||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Jack Vance's "The Dying Earth" with special guest Gavin Norman||Special guest Gavin Norman (author of The Complet…||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Fritz Leiber's "Swords and Deviltry"||Swords and Deviltry (Ace Books, 1970) by Fritz Le…||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 – Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp, & Lin Carter's "Conan"||Conan (Lancer Books, 1967) by Robert E. Howard, L…||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt's "The Compleat Enchanter"||The Compleat Enchanter by L. Sprague de Camp and …||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 - The Appendix N (and why we care)||Hoi and Jeff explain what the Appendix N is and w…||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Cool topic, interesting & informative
These guys obviously know what they're talking about. I'm looking forward to future episodes!
Interesting topic and such a well rounded perspective. I totally enjoyed listening to the repartee of the hosts. A good introduction to what they are doing and why. I look forward to further talks.
Off to a great start!
This promises to be an excellent ongoing analysis of the literary roots of modern tabletop role-playing games. The hosts are clearly well-informed about the source material and the games themselves.