Category Archives: Books & Novellas

VoK 489: Neuromancer (by William Gibson)



The Vassals jack into cyberspace for a review of William Gibson’s Neuromancer. Join Duncan (Valkyrist) and Dana (Taindana) for an indepth discussion of cyberpunk fiction, artificial intelligence and the dark side of technology.

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Edited by Valkyrist
Music from Eurythmics and Valve Corporation

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BBC Radio Production (2-hours)

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VoK 487: A Hymn for Spring cont. (ASOIAF Essays)



The Vassals return to the Tower of the Hand to address the state of the realm. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Sara (DrBlood) and Wilson (WanderingProphet) for a review of A Hymn for Spring, a collection of essays on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Essays covered in this podcast include:

09:08 – “Songs and Singers of Ice and Fire” by Amin Javadi
1:03:27 – “The Curse of Harren the Black” by Aziz and Ashaya
1:51:16 – “The Word Is Groleo” by Stefan Sasse
2:41:26 – Aftershow

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Edited by Valkyrist
“The Bear and the Maiden Fair” by christocakes
“Rhaegar’s Harp” by feliciacano

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Tower of the Hand: A Hymn for Spring (Amazon)
VoK 374: A Hymn for Spring (ASOIAF Essays)

VOK 482 – The Great Linear ASOIAF Reread – Part 73 – The Buckethead Army


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In this episode Bina007, Matt/Varley, Adam/Drownedsnow, Marie/Nymeria and Michael/Khal Wadege discuss Arya 2 from Feast (2m in) Jon 4 (24m in) and Davos 3 (at 56m in) from Dance. The events take place from March 7th to March 12th. We get Arya’s supercool training montage in Braavos, we get Stannis hearing some home truths from Jon, and Wylla Manderley being a badass.

The podcast contains spoilers for all published works in ASOIAF but not for Game of Thrones.

For those following along at home the next episode of the re-read will cover Cersei 4 from Feast and Tyrion 4  and Bran 2 from Dance.

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VoK 481 – The Great Linear ASOIAF Reread Part 72 – Titan, Gerion and Aemon


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Join Adam/DrownedSnow, DavidHHH, Hannah/Shadowbaby, James/QueenJames, Jock/MunroJock, Sarah/LadyWeaver and Zander/The Lord Baron, as they continue the epic reread. In this episode they discuss events of the 1st and 2nd March 300 AL.  They begin, at 2m in, with Arya 1 from Feast, wherein Arya enters the temple of the many-faced god. They continue at 37m with Tyrion 3 from Dance wherein Tyrion and Illyrio come across the Shy Maid. At 1hr 11m they move to Sam 2 from Feast, in which Aemon reveals Jon’s ruse.

The podcast contains spoilers for all published works in ASOIAF but not for TWOW preview chapters unless clearly signposted, and not for Game of Thrones.

For those following along at home the next reread will be hosted by Bina and will cover Arya 2 from Feast, Jon 4 from Dance and Davos 3 from Dance.

Episode edited by Bina007

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VoK 472 – The Great Linear ASOIAF Reread Part 71 – Chinchilla-Dick and the Scuttlebutts


Dany bursts in to discovers the dragons are gone. Irri is dead

Join OG Vassals – Bina007, Brett/Whiteraven, Hashtag Greg/ClaudiusTheFool, Matt/Varley and Podcast Lurker Amberrocks – as well as the delightful new Podcast host QueenJames  – as they continue VOK’s epic linear re-read. In this episode we cover Dany 3 from A Dance With Dragons, wherein Ducksauce Declares War; Davos 2 from Dance, in which he reaches White Harbor; and Jaime 2 from Feast in which all the Tyrells have left. These events take place on the 25th and 27th of February 300 AL.  Also please be warned that this episode is smuttier than usual.

The podcast contains spoilers for all published works in ASOIAF but not for Game of Thrones.

For those following along at home the next episode of the re-read is will be hosted by Sarah/LADY WEAVER and will cover Arya 1 (AFFC), Tyrion 3 (ADWD), and Sam 2 (AFFC).

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VoK 461 – The Great Linear ASOIAF Reread Episode 67 – Paranoiacast!


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Join some of the VOK Curators – Adam/DrownedSnow, Glen/Dagos_Rivers, Zach/Alias, Nadia and Ser Patrick The Tall – as they discuss Cersei 3 from A Feast For Crows, Tyrion 2 from A Dance With Dragons and Sansa 1 from Feast again. These events take place on the 15th and 16th Feb 300 AL.

Beware! This podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in the A Song Of Ice and Fire series. It does not spoil the show.

Music – Alpine Universe
Artwork – HBO

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VoK 460 – The Great ASOIAF Linear Reread Episode 66 – The Three-Headed Kitten


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Join us for episode 66 of the Vassals of Kingsgrave’s great linear re-read ! Your hosts today are Jock/munrojock2, Hannah/shadowbaby, Varley, Matt/blu3armor, Tanja/Scilens, Alix/Aiwendil and Marie/Nymeria and we cover the prologue from Dance, Tyrion 1 from Dance, and Jaime 1 from Dance. These events take place on Feb 13th and 14th 300 AL.

Spoilers for the whole published series but not for the show.

Aftershow starts at 1hr29m and contains spoilers for the Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb from 1hr30m to 1h31m30s.

Music credits : Alpine Universe
Hosted and edited by Nymeria

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