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Marooned! on Mars with Matt and Hilary

113 EpisodesProduced by Matt Hauske & Hilary StrangWebsite

a kim stanley robinson read-along podcast with regular forays into utopia. hosted by some friends who are into communism, science fiction and other stuff

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2312 Episode 14: "Kiran on Ice" to "Epilogue': The Final Countdown!, Crossword Puzzles, Exile, Pair Bonding, Pronouns!

Our final episode of our 2312 season is here!

First, we talk about the topic on everyone's mind, the New York Times Crossword puzzle and how bad it is. We wrap that up around 6.5 minutes in.

Then, we reveal the topic of our next season, and it's....drumroll....GREEN EARTH! I know this delights many of you and disappoints an equal amount, and then the final third just can't wait for our mellifluous voices to lull them back to sleep. But whatever your reaction, we're going to dive into this 1000-page behemoth starting around February 2022. We'll probably, hopefully, have a movie episode in the meantime tide over the "true heads."

We talk then about resolutions that don't resolve things, closures that leave a lot open, comedy and the marriage plot, and the mode of the novel. Is this a novel? Is it an anti-novel?

We talk a lot about punishment, prison, exile, and the police. Genette reveals another side of Genette-self---and we find some prounouns attributed to "him"! ***ATTENTION STAN, ATTENTION STAN, THERE ARE STILL PRONOUNS ATTACHED TO GENETTE!!!*** We conclude that, in the end, Genette is not the noir detective, in that the inspector does not see Genette as implicated in the rot at the core of the system. Genette is not crushed by the resolution, Genette does not fail in victory. Rather, the Inspector is confident in the Inspector's [holy shit it's hard to write without pronouns!] correctness, righteous in the outcome of which Genette [*pant, pant, pant*] was crucial in bringing about.

We ask an important question: are there qubes in Congress now, and if so, are they of the Marjorie Taylor-Green variety or the Jared Golden variety?

Join us as we collapse some wave functions (make sentences) and make a podcast world.

Happy New Year, from us and Antonio Gramsci (, and we'll see you soon! Thanks for listening!

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