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Weirdo book worms unite! We want to share our love of Genre Fiction with you. Fans of Horror, Sci Fi, Fantasy & more can stop on by as we chat about what we've been reading! New reviews every other week.
||CleanFantasy | "Select" and "Select Few" by Marit Weisenberg with Interview!||Join us as we discuss "Select" and "Select Few", two "new adult" contemporary fantasy novels. And even more exciting -- we interview the author, Marit Weisenberg! - To learn more about our unique scoring system, go to genrejunkies.com/scores. -||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38 | Sci-Fi | “The Altered Wake” by Megan Morgan||It's Thanksgiving week for us Americans, and we've set the table with some Science Fiction! Join us as we talk super-humans in the context of Megan Morgan's The Altered Wake. - To learn more about our unique scoring system, go to genrejunkies.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37 | Horror | “The Forgotten Island” by David Sodergren||Talk about a vacation from hell! We couldn't accept that October was over, so we decided to start November off with one more horror read. We travel to David Sodergren's (@paperbacksandpugs) The Forgotten Island and were met with pure nightmare fuel.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36 | Horror | “Campfire” by Shawn Sarles||Happy Halloween! This episode -- featuring "Campfire" by Shawn Sarles -- is ideal listening whilst carving pumpkins, eating too much candy, or wandering through a corn maze at night. - To learn more about our unique scoring system,||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit35 | Horror | “Haunted” by Chuck Palahniuk||Chuck Palahniuk's Haunted is a disgusting, depraved and horrifying collection of short stories wrapped together by an even more disturbing meta-plot. So of course, Sandra and returning guest Jen decide to take it on! -||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34 | Horror | “The Hunger” by Alma Katsu & More!||It's here! October! Horror month! The most magical season of all! We had the chance to preview two short stories by Troy Diffenderfer from his upcoming rock song inspired collection, White Noise. We then discuss the historical horror Donner-Party re-im.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33 | Horror/Fantasy | “The Good Demon” by Jimmy Cajoleas||Sandra & Scott announce their October horror TBR! As a nice little appetizer for the month of horror to come, the Genre Junkies read & discuss The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas. The first half is, as always, spoiler free. -||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32 | Fantasy | “Two Dark Reigns” by Kendare Blake||SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE! We are breaking all the rules and decided we couldn't wait to talk about this book any longer. Join us (Sandra & Scott), plus returning guest Amanda as we discuss "Two Dark Reigns", the third book of Kendare Blake's dark fantasy .||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31 | Horror | “The Cabin at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay||Is there a better way to end the summer than with a family trip to an utterly isolated cabin? You know, the kind where no one can hear you scream as you cry for help? Join Scott and Sandra as they discuss Paul Tremblay's "Cabin at the End of the World".||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30 | Interview with Kendare Blake||Happy one-year anniversary, Genre Junkies! Our "journalistic integrity" is right out the window when Sandra and Scott get to fawn over Kendare Blake, author of the Three Dark Crown series and the newest installment: Two Dark Reigns. -||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29 | Fantasy | “Sea Witch” by Sarah Henning – With Interview!||Book worms, we have a HUGE episode for you! Sandra and Scott got to sit down with Sarah Henning, author of this week's book: "Sea Witch".Stick around while we chat about this Ursula origin story, spoiler free until the break. -||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28 | Horror | “Bad Man” by Dathan Auerbach||Calling all horror fans! This week Scott and Sandra work the night shift and discuss David Auerbach and his upcoming horror novel, Bad Man. Out August 7, 2018. - Spoiler free until after the break! ( 19:21 ) -||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27 | Fantasy | “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi||Sandra and Scott are on a fantasy excursion to Tomi Adeyemi's land of Orisha in her smash hit novel, "Children of Blood and Bone". Heroines, magic, and giant felines await... - Spoiler free until after the break! ( 26:12 ) -||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26 | Sci-Fi | Better Late Than Never Sci-Fi Double Header||Sinus infections and patriotic holidays have put us behind schedule! Sandra and Scott make up for lost time and "face off" with SPOILER FREE previews of two upcoming science fiction novels... - "Ignite the Stars" by Maura Milan ( 00:00 ) -||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25 | Horror | “Hex” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt||Sandra and Scott set off on a spooky adventure to find the witch in Thomas Olde Heuvelt’s “Hex”. For safety in numbers, (and the chance of a higher body count) they brought Jen along for the ride. - Spoiler Section: 24:30 -||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24 | Fantasy | “Furyborn” by Claire Legrand||Claire Legrand's "Furyborn" - the first book in her upcoming Empirium Trilogy - is certainly a feminist triumph, but do Sandra and Scott think that the story is worth the hype? We answer that, and look back at a previous review. -||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23 | Interview with B.A. Williamson, Author of “The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray”||Sandra, Scott (and Stitches) had the privilege of chatting with author B.A Williamson about Genre Junkies pick, "The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray." Pour yourself a cup of tea, coffee, whisky or whatever you drink to relax - and enjoy!||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22 | Fantasy | “The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray” by B.A. Williamson||To say that we were charmed "The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray" would be an understatement. Author B.A. Williamson's new middle-reader novel draws comparisons to Harry Potter, A Wrinkle in Time, The Princess Bride and more! We're not crying,||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 | Sci-Fi | “Annihilation” & The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer||Special guest Amanda takes us on a field trip to Area X. Some of us hated it. Some of us loved it. And Scott loses his g*damned mind. Here's the whole Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer. Spoiler free until the break! -||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 | Horror | “Birdbox” by Josh Malerman||Amy, founder of TheBloodlust.net, joins Sandra and Scott to discuss the terrifying novel "Bird Box" by Josh Malerman - soon to be a Netflix produced motion picture! How would you survive in a world where to see is to die?||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19 | Sci-Fi | “Head On” by John Scalzi||We said the we wanted to get a better feel for John Scalzi, so what better opportunity than with his upcoming novel, "Head On"? Listen in to see if Sandra and Scott's opinion of the acclaimed science fiction author has changed! -||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 | Horror | “House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielewski||We have special guest, actress and author Kelly Hitman, join Sandra and Scott to discuss a novel so original and strange that nobody really knows how to classify it. But it's a worthy read and let us tell you why you should pick up "House of Leaves"!||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 | Fantasy | “The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert||Escape your sad, boring reality with the Genre Junkies! We journeyed into Melissa Albert's "The Hazel Wood" and lived to tell the (fairy) tale. - As always, spoiler free until after the break! - To learn more about our unique scoring system,||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 | Sci-Fi | “The Collapsing Empire” by John Scalzi||Who doesn't love a good space opera? Scott convinced Sandra to read Hugo Award winning John Scalzi's 2017 introduction to his new "Interdependancy" series. Listen in to hear our take on "The Collapsing Empire"! -||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 | Horror | “The Troop” by Nick Cutter||Sandra and Scott set out with Troop 52 on a horrific and disturbing camping trip. Come listen in as we discuss bestselling author Nick Cutter's "The Troop". - To learn more about our unique scoring system, go to genrejunkies.com/scores. -||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 | Fantasy | Series: “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas | Part 2||SPOILER WARNING - An 1800 page series deserves an equally long spoiler discussion. Join Sandra and Amanda for part 2 as they discuss Sarah J. Maas's entire Court of Thorns and Roses Series, including "A Court of Mist and Fury" and "A Court of Wings an..||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 | Fantasy | Series: “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas | Part 1||This is the spoiler-free portion of Sandra and Amanda's discussion of Sarah J. Maas's book series, A Court of Thorns and Roses. - Next week we will post the conclusion of their discussion, with spoiler warning in full effect! -||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 | Fantasy/Sci-Fi | “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle||Preparing for the upcoming Disney film adaptation, Scott revisits a book he hasn't read in (at least) 20 years and Sandra has never read at all! And they do NOT agree. - Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time". -||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11 | Sci-Fi | “Warcross” by Marie Lu||Warcross is the first book in Marie Lu's new virtual reality science fiction series. It draws a lot of comparisons to "Ready Player One", but is that fair? Join as we discuss this and more! - As always, we stay spoiler lite/free until the break. -||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 | Horror | “Mask Beneath Her Face” by Rafael Chandler||Rafael Chandler's horror novel "Mask Beneath Her Face" is a thrilling love letter to the slashers of the 1980's. Sandra and Scott delve into this inventive, modern take on the classic sub-genre. - To learn more about our unique scoring system,||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09 | Sci-Fi | “Artemis” by Andy Weir||Sandra and Scott are in complete disagreement on Artemis, yet somehow come to the same final score. It gets a little heated. - Artemis is Andy Weir's first novel after the runaway success of "The Martian." -||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 | Fantasy | “Three Dark Crowns” & “One Dark Throne” by Kendare Blake||Just in time for your Thanksgiving Gave Noir feast! Sandra and Scott, along with return guest Amanda discuss the first two books in Kendare Blake's fantasy series: Three Dark Crowns and One Dark Throne. -||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit07 | Fantasy | “The Book of Dust Vol. 1: La Belle Sauvage” by Philip Pullman||Sandra and Scott are so excited to discuss a novel 17 years in the making - the exciting prequel to Philip Pullman's "The Golden Compass / Northern Lights" and the "His Dark Materials" series. Was it worth the wait?||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit06 | Halloween | Short Stories and Halloween Favorites||Hey Genre Junkies! Sandra, Scott, and a new guest Jen are closing out the Halloween Season! We discuss the 1820 American folktale "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, as well as the short story "Penlight" - a narrative so gruesome Scott .||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05 | Horror | “The Fisherman” by John Langan||This week, we are continuing our Halloween season celebration with the horror novel "The Fisherman" by John Langan. - ATTENTION: In the early morning on Monday October 9th, people were woken to the sound of horror. Outside their windows,||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 | Horror | “The Grip of It” by Jac Jemc||Sandra and Scott are celebrating the Halloween season! Join us as we discuss the 2017 horror novel (a novel a novel a novel), "The Grip of It" by Jac Jemc. - To learn more about our unique scoring system, go to genrejunkies.com/scores. -||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03 | Sci-Fi | “Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch||This time on Genre Junkies, Sandra and Scott discuss 2016 hit, "Dark Matter" by Blake Crouch. It's another long one! - We're trying something a little bit different and discussing the entire plot of the book.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02 | Star Wars | “Thrawn” by Timothy Zahn||Sandra, Scott, and special guest Amanda discuss the novel "Thrawn" by Timothy Zahn. - And a lot more Star Wars stuff. Really. - Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or RSS. - Intro/Outro Theme “Where Did She Go?” by Jay Man www.ourmusicbox.com.||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 | Horror | “The China Pandemic” by A. R. Shaw||In the first episode of The Genre Junkies Book Club, Scott and Sandra discuss The China Pandemic, by A.R. Shaw. - Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or RSS. - Intro/Outro Theme “Where Did She Go?” by Jay Man www.ourmusicbox.com.||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I’ve been looking for an awesome book podcast for a while, more specifically one that focuses on my two favorite genres- Horror and Fantasy (I do enjoy some SciFi as well)
And now I’ve found it!
I’m so happy, I truly love hearing their opinions on all of the books they’ve reviewed so far
It’s so much fun to find out if we felt the same way or if we got two different experiences from a certain story
I’m the only reader in my group of friends and no matter how many times I urge them to read an insanely good book, they never listen
So thank you guys!!
You’re doing an excellent job and I can’t wait to hear which book you pick next!
This is my favorite podcast right behind Larry Wilmore’s Black On The Air. I’m addicted. Great for finding new books and gaining insights on ones I’ve already read. The experience scores and ratings are super fun, and I’ve found myself using their scale with every book I read now. Sandra and Scott have great radio personalities. This is a high quality podcast. More Genre Junkies please!
Awesome Book Podcast
This podcast is absolutely stellar! The hosts are very intelligent and entertaining when it comes to discussing their love of genre fiction. For a relatively new podcast it is extremely well done and I look forward to new episodes.