Ten Very Big Books - A Malazan Readthrough Podcast

Ten Very Big Books - A Malazan Readthrough Podcast

By Ten Very Big Books
India, Josh and Peter are reading The Malazan Book of the Fallen. A bad idea? Maybe, but we'll at least have fun along the way.
Peter has read the series before, but it's Josh and India's first time.
Join us, as we talk through each book and enjoy the works of Steven Erikson.
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Memories of Ice - The Spark and the Ashes - Part 1
Memories of Ice is upon us! We catch up with the Bridgeburners and learn more about the Pannion Domin as we return to Genabackis. Peter botches it by referring to Draconus as Tiam, India is vibing with the Girls, and Josh kicks up some Young Sheldon comparisons. Everybody is feeling it as we start the new book, so let's GenaBack to it. --- Chapters covered - Prologue, 1, 2, 3 ---  Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks  Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com  Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick  Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
1:15:59
February 21, 2020
Steven Erikson Interview - Deadhouse Gates
This week we welcome back friend of the show Steven Erikson. We talked about writing on the birth of a religion, Steve teases a bit more about the God is Not Willing, and he reveals the origin of Seven Cities' bloodflies. It was great having the chance to speak with Steve again, we hope you enjoy the conversation! Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
1:12:13
February 14, 2020
Willful Child
On this episode, we bravely go where the podcast has not gone before. Out of the Malazan Book of the Fallen and into Steven Erikson's satirical science fiction novel Willfull Child. Join us, as we discuss our favorite episodes in the book, Erikson's writing outside of Malazan, and the many Star Trek Easter Eggs laid throughout. Thanks again to Nate for coming on the show. --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
58:23
February 7, 2020
Deadhouse Gates - Spoiler-cast
SPOILERS ABOUND: This podcast discusses plot points throughout the main series, you've been warned. Rounding out our read through, Peter had special guest Tommy on the show to talk about what they noticed on rereads, what draws them to Malazan, and we tried to hone in on just Deadhouse Gates. Tommy (@SonAnomander) has made companion guides to GoTM, DG, and MoI. Links below: GoTM: http://bit.ly/MalazanGotMGuide DG: http://bit.ly/MalazanDGGuide MoI: http://bit.ly/MalazanMoIGuide It was great having him on the show, we hope you enjoy the talk. --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
46:15
January 31, 2020
Deadhouse Gates - Mailbag and Wrap-Up Special!
We dip our hands into the mailbag today to answer YOUR questions about OUR readthrough of Deadhouse Gates. This one goes out to Scott.  Thank you so much for listening! --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/
42:36
January 24, 2020
Deadhouse Gates - Deadhouse Gates Part 2
Join us as Deadhouse Gates and the Chain of Dogs ends. India is on the side of the Azath, Josh admits he was wrong, and Peter finally gets to talk about the foreshadowing. --- Chapters covered - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
1:31:50
January 11, 2020
Deadhouse Gates - Deadhouse Gates - Part 1
Things are ramping up as we near the end of Deadhouse Gates. Peter defends Felisin, Josh wants to live a pirate's life, and India can't get enough of Icarium.  Also apologies to the Baha Men, I got their name wrong like a dozen times.  --- Chapters covered - 15, 16, 17, 18 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
1:10:16
December 20, 2019
Deadhouse Gates - Chain of Dogs - Part 2
It's a mess of an episode over here as Seven Cities takes it's toll. Lostara Yil has no love on the podcast, Josh and India argue about Sha'ik Reborn, and Peter opens up the show with a bummer. --- Chapters covered - 13, 14 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
45:09
December 6, 2019
Deadhouse Gates - Chain of Dogs - Part 1
We're back to our regularly scheduled programming this week. Peter checks in on how everybody feels halfway through DG, Josh just can't remember Lostara Yil, and India is out representing everybody's favorite Aptorian. --- Chapters covered - 11, 12 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
56:12
November 22, 2019
Steven Erikson Interview - GotM's 20th Anniversary
Steven Erikson came on the show a few weeks back. We talked about the 20th Anniversary of Gardens of the Moon, and dipped into discussions about why Frodo should have died, differences between fantasy and science fiction, and what experiences Steve is bringing to write the God is Not Willing. We hope you enjoy the conversation! Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
1:19:48
November 8, 2019
Deadhouse Gates - Whirlwind - Part 2
Early morning recording ended up with a shorter episode. Josh does a stew comparison, Peter does a taffy comparison, and India thinks the T'lan Imass are bullies. --- Chapters covered - 9, 10 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
39:09
October 25, 2019
Deadhouse Gates - Whirlwind - Part 1
The Rebellion has begin, and the Felisin grievances are growing. Peter tries to defend her, Josh sings a Fener song, and India finally understands Coltaine.  --- Chapters covered - 6, 7, 8 ---  Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks  Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick  Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
1:04:27
October 11, 2019
Deadhouse Gates - Raraku - Part 2
We catch up with Felisin on Skullcup.   Josh is stoked on Sha'ik Peter is particularly inarticulate, and India thinks we're underselling the Shapeshifters. --- Chapters covered - 3, 4, 5 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
58:06
September 27, 2019
Deadhouse Gates - Raraku - Part 1
We're back! Across the sea to Seven Cities we go as our hosts tackle Deadhouse Gates.   Josh has a crush on Kimloc, Peter still loves the prologue of DG, and India asks if demons are just very old people. A few audio issues this episode, should all be sorted next episode. Thanks for waiting! --- Chapters covered - Prologue, 1, 2 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
45:48
September 13, 2019
Gardens of the Moon - Spoiler-cast
It's finally done! As we put Gardens of the Moon behind us, Peter sits down with Producer AJ for one final chat regarding his experience with his second readthrough.  SPOILER WARNING!!! - THERE IS DISCUSSION OF BOOKS THAT COME AFTER GARDENS OF THE MOON!!! --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
36:31
August 23, 2019
Gardens of the Moon - The Wrap-Up Show
 On this episode we put a cap on Gardens of the Moon before moving onto Deadhouse Gates. India gives a killer summary, Josh plays himself, and Peter suggests a reread of the book. --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
32:39
August 16, 2019
Gardens of the Moon - The Fête
Our three hosts may have partied too hard with this one. Strap on your party hats and lets jump in!  India takes issue with adjectives, Josh has a few gripes with Crokus, and we all love Anomander Rake. --- Chapters covered - 20, 21, 22, 23, & 24 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
1:33:28
August 2, 2019
Gardens of the Moon - The City of Blue Fire
Nearing the end of Very Big Book One! India is representing Meese, Peter reads "that" quote, and Josh talks Bridgeburners.---Chapters covered - 17, 18, 19 ---Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks  ---Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick   ---Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain  
49:01
July 19, 2019
Gardens of the Moon - The Gadrobi Hills
Our episode runs a little long as we talk about The Gadrobi Hills.  India frets over the Hounds of Shadow, Peter is really trying to keep his new segment going, and Josh question's Anomander Rake's judgement ---Chapters covered - 14, 15, 16 ---Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks  ---Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick   ---Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain  
51:56
July 5, 2019
Gardens of the Moon - Assassins
 Assassins battle within Darujhistan! Josh is excited to see the Bridgeburners, Peter tries to get a new segment going,  and India is potentially enjoying the book??!?! Chapters covered - 11, 12, 13 ---Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks  Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com  --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick  Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain 
46:05
June 21, 2019
Gardens of the Moon - The Mission
Time to catch up with the Malazans. Josh goes off on Bellurdan, Peter has completely forgotten Jorrick Sharplance,  and India is a fan of Onos T'oolan. Chapters covered - 8, 9, 10 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
36:16
June 7, 2019
Gardens of the Moon - Darujhistan
Come to the City of Blue Flame! Josh's favorite character is Kruppe, Peter is a bit forgetful about Coll,  and India supports Turban Orr's declaration of neutrality. Chapters covered - 5, 6, 7 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
36:19
May 24, 2019
Gardens of the Moon - Pale - Part 2
We recorded this episode on St. Patrick's Day. It is immediately apparent. Josh talks the Deck of Dragons, Peter tries to explain Ascendants,  and India asks if gods can die. Chapters covered - 3, 4 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
35:13
May 10, 2019
Gardens of the Moon - Pale - Part 1
Welcome to Ten Very Big Books! In this episode Peter, India, and Josh kick off their readthrough of Gardens of the Moon, the first book in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. Peter tries to explain warrens, Josh is flummoxed by the page count, and India wants more romance. Chapters covered - Prologue, 1, 2 --- Follow the show on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tenverybigbooks Thoughts about the show? Email us - tenverybigbooks at gmail.com --- Thank you to Dan Geserick for the logo! Follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/dangeserick Thank you to _amaranthine for our show music! Check them out on bandcamp - https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
39:07
April 26, 2019