#5. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison



 

We always knew the day would come — for the Space-Biff! Space-Cast!’s first-ever episode about a book with no numbers in the title! We’re talking about court intrigues, elvish-on-goblin racism, and how on earth to pronounce “Csevet.” It’s The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, synopsized and dissected for your listening pleasure.

Next month: The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin.


#4. The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley



 

What do microphone problems, a four-year-old wandering out of her room two hours after bedtime, and dead internet have in common? They all love to interrupt the Space-Biff! Book-Space! Never fear, we’re still talking about intestines, unwanted pregnancies, and Kameron Hurley’s oh-so-sticky The Stars Are Legion — while featuring our friend and special guest, Tim Fowers!

Next month: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison.


#3. Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty



 

At last! A book we don’t love! Join Brock, Summer, and Dan as they engage in the third-ever episode of the Space-Biff! Book-Space! to talk about the legality of cloning, what our AI-selves would be in charge of, and how little is too little for a Catholic priest to know about the Bible. It’s Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty. And although we’re spoiling everything, there isn’t much need to read this one before listening.

Next month: The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley.


#2. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu



 

In the second-ever episode of the Space-Biff! Book-Space!, Brock, Summer, and Dan read about physics conundrums, bad video games, and what happens when a convention of virtual reality nerds makes decisions for the rest of the world. That’s right, it’s The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu and translated by Ken Liu, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015.

 

Next month: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty.


#1. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin



 

Finally, in the first-ever episode of the Space-Biff! Book-Space!, we discover a novel about how people spend so much time focusing on their own problems that they can’t be bothered with what’s right above their own heads. Join Brock, Summer, and Dan as they discuss The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016.

 

Next month: The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin.