Bookrageous Episode 3; Genre Fiction, Literary Fiction and Space Camp

Episode three of the Bookrageous Podcast is live! This time, Jenn (of JennIRL fame) and I were joined by podcaster extraordinaire Paul Montgomery, host of the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast and staff writer for iFanboy. In the extra-double-super-duper-sized episode, Jenn, Paul and I chat about what we’ve been reading and discuss genre and literary fiction, and Rebecca and Christina (author of Stacked) pop by to talk about space camp and space books. Enjoy, subscribe, and let us know what you’d like to see in future episodes!

Show notes and an embedded player are below.


Episode Three; Genre Fiction, Literary Fiction and Space Camp

Intro Music; Iron Boots – Rustic Overtones

What We’re Reading


[1:30] Mr Peanut by Adam Ross

[2:10] The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson

[4:00] Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud

[4:28] Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman


[5:35] The Snow Tourist by Charlie English

[8:10] Hella Nation by Evan Wright

[9:58] K Blows Top by Peter Carlson


[11:40] Liberation by Brian Francis Slattery

[14:30] Small Favor by Jim Butcher

[20:00] In the Valley of the Kings by Terrance Holt

Break Music; Rocket Man – Jason Mraz

SPACE CAMP with Christina and Rebecca

[21:54] Why’d Christina go to Space Camp?

[24:36] The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

[25:50] Space Camp Highlights

[28:18] About Christina’s blog, Stacked

[32:25] Do panties float in space?

[33:00] More Miles Than Money by Garth Cartwright

[34:20] Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Break Music; Rocket Man – Jason Mraz

Discussion Time! Genre Fiction and Literary Fiction

[36:06] Discussing this brouhaha, this io9 article and this comment

[38:43] Defining “literary fiction.”

[44:17] How do we classify books?

[48:17] Are classics “genre” or “lit” fic?

[49:50] Michael Chabon on genre

[53:30] Good storytelling vs. good writing

[57:54] Junot Diaz on genre

[1:02:50] The Children’s Book by AS Byatt

[1:04:22] Kraken by China Mieville and The Magicians by Lev Grossman

[1:05:00] The City and The City by China Mieville

[1:06:44] Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan Howard

[1:07:01] World War Z by Max Brooks

[1:07:10] The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

[1:07:41] Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson

[1:08:41] How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

[1:10:33] Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

[1:11:13] Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

[1:13:10] Chew by Rob Guillory and John Layman

[1:14:50] The Unwritten by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Find Us!

[1:16:35] The Bookrageous Calendar

[1:17:30] Call our voicemail line! | (347) 855-7323

[1:18:27] Find Bookrageous, Paul, Jenn and Josh online

Outro Music; Iron Boots – Rustic Overtones

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