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Science, Sex and Sorcery

Science, Sex and Sorcery

By s3pod
Reviews and news from the worlds of science fiction, romance and fantasy.
Presented by Harper Collins UK author Belinda Missen and Indie author Terence MacManus.
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S3 - E10: Bridgerton - The Duke and I
Smooth-talking Dukes, Plucky Young Women and Regency Romance - The Bridgerton books have it all. And now that Bridgerton is on Netflix, the S3 duo have come in characteristically late (twenty-one years if you count from when the book was published, but don't tell us that!!) to gush over its gripping language, larger-than-the-times characters, and THAT scene (you know the one). Make sure you stay on for the Outro; it's a doozy! You can find more about Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here. Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1)
41:00
March 17, 2021
S3 - E09: This Is How You Lose The Time War
Once you've learned how to win the time war, you can find more about Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here. Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1)
34:28
February 18, 2021
S3 - E08: Best Books of 2020
What were your best reads of the year? Don't forget to tell us over on the socials, or by email at s3pod@gmail.com! Then, don't forget to head on over to www.s3podcast.com and check out the podcast transcripts, links to other great books, and more! And above all - have a safe  You can find more about Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here. Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1)
54:10
December 31, 2020
S3 - E07: In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk
Don't live regretting lost chances! Grab your copy of Lindsey Kelk's 'In Case You Missed It' today! And if you're looking for some great award-winning authors to broaden your reading horizons, you can check out the 2020 Hugo Awards winners here, and the 2019 (awarded 2020) Aurealis Awards winners here! Then, don't forget to head on over to www.s3podcast.com and check out the podcast transcripts, links to other great books, and more! You can find more about Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here. Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1)
43:12
November 15, 2020
S3 - E06: The Last Wish (The Witcher 0.5)
Slay your curiosity on the Witcher's origins by checking out Andrzej Sapkowski's 'The Last Wish' and reading along! Or you could check out the scrumptious Henry Cavill performing Geralt of Rivia (and the incidental series he's attached to) over on Netflix. Then don't forget to head on over to www.s3podcast.com and check out the podcast transcripts, links to other great books, and more! You can find more about Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here. Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1)
28:21
October 20, 2020
S3 - E05: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
Live your best life by grabbing a copy of Josie Silver's 'The Two Lives of Lydia Bird' and reading along! Then don't forget to head on over to www.s3podcast.com and check out the podcast transcripts, links to other great books, and more! You can find more about Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here. Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1) and the Free Sound Effects Library for the drumroll (https://www.freesoundslibrary.com/drum-roll-sound-effect/)
38:55
June 5, 2020
S3 - E04: The Last Day
Want to read along with the apocalypse? You can get your copy of Andrew Hunter Murray's 'The Last Day' here! You can find more about Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here. Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1)
32:13
April 13, 2020
S3 - E03: Would Like To Meet
Feel like reading along? You can get a copy of 'Would Like To Meet' by Rachel Winters through this link. You can find Belinda Missen and her books here. And you can find Terence MacManus and his books here. Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1)
27:09
February 23, 2020
S3 - E02: The After Wife
So, a brief apology - this episode was supposed to have come out before we broke for the Christmas/New Year period (and all our deadlines thereabouts), but the dopiest half of the S3 team (that's me, Terry...) kind of, erm, forgot to upload it. So if you notice anything strange about awards ceremonies we're referencing that are now MONTHS old, that's the reason why! If you find anything strange about the fact this isn't the book we said we'd be reviewing after Episode 1, or that it doesn't lead into the book we said we'd be reviewing in Episode 3, well that's just because we're also terribly fickle human beings, lol. You can get a copy of Cass Hunter's The After Wife here! Keep in the loop at www.s3pod.com Special thanks to Quincas Moreira for the creative commons intro/outro music, 'Sabor Moreno' (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1)
36:11
February 15, 2020
S3 - E01: The Black God's Drums
You can get a copy of P. Djeli Clarke's The Black God's Drums here! Keep in the loop with S3 at www.s3pod.com
19:58
July 17, 2019