Three Hoarsemen

Three Hoarsemen

www.theincomparable.com/hoarse
Discussions on science fiction and fantasy books and comic books (mostly) and other media.
46: A Marvel-ous Talk (with Saladin Ahmed)
Jul 5 • 74 min
Talking Black Bolt and More with Saladin Ahmed
45: Fun with C4, AI and QRF’s! (with Linda Nagata)
Jun 29 • 59 min
Linda Nagata!
44: Fantastic Defenders of the Guardians of the Galaxy
Jun 11 • 102 min
Books, We Have Books
43: Vactioning at the End of the World
Apr 30 • 112 min
Everything’s Coming Up Octopoid
42: Borges! Borges! Borges!
Mar 21 • 110 min
Borgescast Subcast 01!
41: Remember the Cant!
Mar 5 • 66 min
(In which we consume a lot of culture…proto and otherwise…)
40: The Comforting Glow of the Vacuum Valve
Jan 29 • 73 min
So Many Books, So Little Time
39: Hoarsemen vs. Nerds
Dec 14, 2016 • 114 min
In this episode, The Three Hoarsemen continue their fine tradition of helping you to empty your wallet! To do so we have the help of returning guest Patrick Hester, along with his Functional Nerds associate John Anealio to pick what you would like to see…
38: TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! with Jonathan Strahan
Nov 15, 2016 • 70 min
System crashes, Skype issues, tablets bursting into metaphorical flame, microphones that won’t cooperate and more fail to keep The Three Hoarsemen, Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson and John E.O. Stevens from being joined by returning guest Jonathan Strahan,…
37: The Unmentionable Brightness of Bacon
Oct 27, 2016 • 111 min
Battling issues with Skype, microphones, tablets and more, The Three Hoarsemen, Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson and John E.O. Stevens are joined by returning guest David Annandale (“…that’s Professor Annandale to you…”) who has taken a break from his regular…
36: The Ladies That Sailed Our Souls
Sep 13, 2016 • 111 min
With a (hurricane) (tropical storm) (tropical depression) threatening, The Three Hoarsemen batten down the hatches, throw bars across window shutters, and get pails ready for bailing. Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson and John E.O. Stevens are joined by…
35: The Life of Brian, John, Jeff and Fred
Aug 11, 2016 • 62 min
Staggering like a phoenix that has consumed too much coffee and cigarette butts, The Three Hoarsemen come at you with our first episode since the sad demise of our former home, the much-loved SF Signal. We discuss SF Signal, how we met in cyberspace and…
34: The Works of C.J. Cherryh
Apr 28, 2016 • 108 min
As the cruelest month crawls to a close, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson ponder the works of upcoming Damon Knight Grand Master C. J. Cherryh. For this task they have engineered the return of their first guest Hoarseman, the…
33: Out Like a Lamb
Mar 24, 2016 • 77 min
As March winds down and Spring arrives, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson gather for a guestless episode to catch up on assorted pursuits and distractions. John talks about participating in the Grumptroll annual March Madness Flash…
32: An Interview with Joelle Presby and David Weber (Part 2)
Mar 3, 2016 • 85 min
In Part Two, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson continue their talk with Joelle Presby and David Weber about The Road to Hell. The discussion covers killing characters, the cost of war, and wrapping up franchises. The Hoarsemen also talk…
31: An Interview with Joelle Presby and David Weber (Part 1)
Feb 24, 2016 • 82 min
As February wraps up, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson convene with Joelle Presby and David Weber to talk about the collaboration process on their new book The Road to Hell. The talk was substantive enough to necessitate splitting it…
30: Space is Always a Metaphor (with Leah Petersen)
Jan 28, 2016 • 93 min
As snow and ice bury the east coast, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson turn their thoughts to the cold, merciless abyss that engulfs us all. That’s right, SPACE is the place, and they’ve invited Leah Petersen along to talk about the…
29: 2015 Favorites
Dec 24, 2015 • 121 min
The year’s end looms, so John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson elect to be merciful and convene to put it out of its misery. They’ve invited Andrea Phillips and Jonah Sutton-Morse along to list their favorite books, comics, TV shows, movies,…
28: WFC and Overthinking Fiction
Nov 19, 2015 • 69 min
It is November, time for John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson to saddle up for a guestless catch-up episode. John recounts his attending the World Fantasy Convention, and tells of the booty he procured. Fred lists his culture consumed. Jeff…
27: Reaching Peak Bone
Oct 13, 2015 • 80 min
October is here, so John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson decide to go west to the magic-infused realm of California for a chat with Greg van Eekhout. Greg educates the Hoarsemen on the importance of tacos, things that are terrible but…
26: Spelunking the Sub-Genres
Sep 23, 2015 • 99 min
As harvest-time descends and pumpkin-spice stormclouds gather on the horizon, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson wrap up their Summer sojourn through the labyrinthine innards of the publishing industry with Joe Monti of Saga Press. Joe…
25: Talking Tiptree and Twelfth Planet
Aug 18, 2015 • 79 min
John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson decided to get away from the Dog Days of August in the northeast United States and amble down to Australia* for some winter weather. While there they met up with Alisa Krasnostein, wearer of many hats…
24: Readercon and Cold Iron
Jul 16, 2015 • 96 min
As the New Horizons probe hurtles past Pluto in the dark beyond, a con-crud-stricken John E. O. Stevens regales Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson with his adventures at Readercon. Then attentions turn to special guest Hoarsewoman Stina Leicht (on book…
23: Lines of Longitude
Jul 2, 2015 • 113 min
It’s hard to believe it has been nearly a year since The Three Hoarsemen met in meatspace in a hidden sanitarium in upstate New York shortly after John Stevens received his cybernetic upgrades. For this episode, your hosts battle the gremlins of…
22: Telling a Book by its Cover
May 29, 2015 • 78 min
As the heat builds, and clouds of pollen choke the skies, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson find themselves of a mood to stare at the pretty pictures gracing the jackets and e-files of books and ponder how they came to be. To that end…
21: Look Kids, COMICS!
Apr 27, 2015 • 95 min
As the cruelest month of April toys with us, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson huddle in their fortress made of long boxes to talk about COMICS! With Summer approaching, superhero movies are ramping up, DC and Marvel roll out their…
20: Anthologies Old & New
Mar 26, 2015 • 78 min
As spring emerges, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson shed their well-worn thermals and discuss the vast and treacherous landscape of anthologies. It is a subject that encompasses themed volumes, shared worlds, and literary approaches,…
19: Leonard Nimoy and Thomas M. Disch
Mar 5, 2015 • 102 min
As the bleak winter pummels us with ice and illness, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson muster the strength and lucidity to write February off as a loss and trudge forward in search of the mythical Springtime. First, they discuss the…
18: Vacationing in the Golden Age
Jan 21, 2015 • 109 min
As January’s icy grip tightens, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson find sanctuary in the thrilling days of yesteryear. This time out they have procured the services of Jamie Todd Rubin to act as their guide for their voyage back in time…
17: Holiday WIsh Lists and Comics
Dec 18, 2014 • 91 min
As the year’s end approaches, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson tempt the fates by doing a THIRD episode for the month. Joining them is the man who was the unintentional catalyst for this podcast, Patrick Hester. They pause in their…
16: The House on the Borderland
Dec 11, 2014 • 70 min
John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson gather for the SECOND episode of December! This time out they are joined by Karen Burnham to talk about William Hope Hodgson’s classic The House on the Borderland. Topics include the novel’s unique…
15: World Fantasy Convention Wrap-Up and the Media We’re Consuming
Dec 4, 2014 • 52 min
As December descends and the Holidays loom, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson saddle up after FAR too long an absence for a guestless catch-up episode. Jeff recounts his adventures at the World Fantasy Convention (sporting his homemade…
14: Halloween Horror
Oct 27, 2014 • 88 min
Feeling their sap slow down with the onset of Fall, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson stumble northwards in search of maple syrup, strangely-shaped bacon and cheese curds. In their journey they stumble across David Annandale, professor…
13: Overlooked Fantasy
Sep 24, 2014 • 72 min
Flying so close to the Sun their duct tape and bailing wire melts and their headphones explode, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson return this month for our lucky thirteenth episode! Not only have we seamlessly spliced together two…
12: We Talk Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 14, 2014 • 69 min
As epic terrors imperil the cosmos, Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson, and the newly cyberneticized John E. O. Stevens blaze across the heavens wielding wit, fortitude, and implausibly potent weapons of dubious origin to discuss the Guardians of the Galaxy.…
11b: Hangin’ with Mr. Recuperation
Jul 30, 2014 • 17 min
As John E. O. Stevens endures the recovery phase of his surgery, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson leave the comfort of their domains to traverse wild and unknown lands for the first meeting of the Three Hoarsemen in meatspace! The heavens tremble as they…
11: Peak Short
Jul 3, 2014 • 85 min
As the blazing eye of summer fixates on the Northern Hemisphere, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson call upon a special guest FROM THE FUTURE! From the wintry land of Australia, Locus Award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan rides over from…
10: Octavia Butler, Andy Weir’s The Martian and More!
Jun 4, 2014 • 84 min
Shaking their sullen heads at the fact that June marks the first anniversary of the Three Hoarsemen Podcast, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson LAUGH at the cruel passage of time and ride out for another adventure. This time around they…
9: The Works of Charles Sheffield and Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice
Apr 9, 2014 • 85 min
Venturing out of the soaking rain and bitter cold of March in which they spent more time hibernating than podcasting, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson add a fourth saddle to their April episode. Paul Weimer, who has commented at every…
8: The Science Fiction of Warren Ellis
Feb 19, 2014 • 94 min
As Winter once again brings snowy doom of the East Coast, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson huddle within a makeshift shelter made of long boxes to discuss the Science Fiction works of comic book writer Warren Ellis. Since the 90s Ellis…
7: The Works and Influence of C.L. Moore
Jan 20, 2014 • 61 min
Rising from their nightmare-ridden winter slumber, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson convene around the fire to discuss the works of Catherine Lucille Moore. Moore penned the Northwest of Earth and Jirel of Joiry series, as well as many…
6: Holiday Gift Guide!
Nov 20, 2013 • 57 min
The dreaded Holiday season, with its attendant joys and anxieties, seems to fall upon us earlier with each advancing year. Once again we hear the fretful murmurs that Science Fiction and Fantasy fans are notoriously difficult to buy presents for. Fear…
5: “Nova” by Samuel R. Delany
Oct 30, 2013 • 62 min
It is an allegorical tale of interstellar adventure, a quest that is part Moby Dick and part revolutionary act. It is about confluence, archetypes, obsession, seeking the future, and the creative process itself. It is the story that marked the transition…
4: Life Gets in the Way of Fandom
Oct 9, 2013 • 55 min
As Summer is relegated to the vaults of imperfect memory, the occasionally venerable John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson pull their cloaks tight against the mounting Autumn chill. Listen as they gather around the flame, pass the jug and…
3: The Three Hoarsemen Ride!
Aug 26, 2013 • 53 min
And so, having proven their mettle in the harsh environs of podcastery, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson were cast out from the shelter of the venerable SF Signal Podcast, armed only with wit, canes, and beta blockers, to forge their…
2: Get Off My SF Lawn!
Jul 29, 2013 • 58 min
And so it was that, during the brutal heatwave of July 2013, Fred Kiesche, John Stevens, and Jeff Patterson did re-convene to swelter and bemoan the state of things. Thrill as they endure cicadas and noisy fans! Listen to them discuss Readercon, the…
1: The Three Hoarsemen Cometh! A Discussion of Iain M. Banks and Paper vs. Electronic Reading
Jun 17, 2013 • 45 min
In the long and storied history of the SF Signal Podcast, never had the powers-that-be deigned it safe to allow John H. Stevens, Fred Kiesche, and Jeff Patterson to appear on the same panel discussion. “It would be like crossing the streams,” they said.…