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Podcast Explores Digital Afterlife in a Novel by Neal Stephenson, Fall: Or Dodge in Hell


Kickers of Elves presents season 2 of The Hashish and Superiority Book Club, “A Book Club for Hell World,” a podcast that will go in depth on Neal Stephenson’s latest novel, Fall: Or Dodge in Hell. Read along over nine weeks as the hosts work through the book and argue over its content and themes.

Brooklyn, NY, November 18, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Kickers of Elves presents season 2 of The Hashish and Superiority Book Club, “A Book Club for Hell World,” a podcast that will go in depth on Neal Stephenson’s latest novel, Fall: Or Dodge in Hell.

The Hashish and Superiority Book Club is a podcast that seeks to tackle large and weighty tomes of great (or not so great) fiction pertinent to the modern world - heretofore to be referred to as Hell World. Each season of the podcast will tackle either one large work or one author, dissecting what makes them lasting and important to the modern hellscape.

Season 2, will cover a book about a billionaire who dies and is resurrected in a digital afterlife. Fall: Or Dodge in Hell is the latest novel from Neal Stephenson, bestselling author of Snow Crash, Seveneves and other acclaimed works of science fiction. At 880 pages, it may be a long read, but the podcast will break the book down into easily manageable sections across nine weeks. Listeners are encouraged to read along. How does Stephenson envision the future? What does he seem to value? What are his strengths and what are his blind spots? Can his politics be ascertained from the text? Can the hosts abide pages and pages of technical detail and explanations? These questions and more will be explored.

Making sense of Hell World and finding time for reading can be daunting, but embarking on the journey as a collective enlivens the experience. Leave an audio message for the pod by calling the Kickers of Elves hotline at 917 408 3898.

“After season one, I was very concerned with finding a book that you wouldn’t hate. Then I realized I didn’t care if you hate this book.” -Wade Bowen, co-host

“More often than not, however, the quality of a particular episode takes a back seat to a debate about the questionable politics on display.” -The AVClub’s podmass on KoE’s Rules of Acquisition Podcast

About Kickers of Elves

Kickers of Elves is a podcasting consortium of three straight white dudes [also known as a “podcast,” confusingly enough] consisting of Wade Bowen (@bogmad), James Nolen (@jamesnolen), and Hugh Crawford. Other podcasts by this “podcast” include two of the most un-trekkie and angry Star Trek podcasts on the internet: The Rules of Acquisition: A Deep Space Nine Podcast, and A Discovery Home Companion.

The Hashish and Superiority Book Club can be found on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and wherever else podcasts are found.
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