Draft Results!!

Thanks to everybody who joined our first ever live event last night. Here are the results for our next series (after we finish Neuromancer, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and The Forever War). We’ll publish the audio from last night’s event in our podcast feed in the coming weeks. See below for our plan… Continue reading Draft Results!!

Upper Middlebrow Live DRAFT!

On Wednesday, August 2nd, at 7:30pm EDT, we will select our next FOUR series using a ranked choice voting system we like to call “DRAFT DAY”. If you want to join, watch this space for a youtube live link, around 7:15pm EDT. Here is a rando Creative Commons image we found searching “Draft Day”. It’s…… Continue reading Upper Middlebrow Live DRAFT!

Episode 11: “The Utopia of Fresno” or Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon, Part II

Dukes and Bagg wonder about the length of the middle section of the book, which as far as they can tell, only establishes one major plot point. And they wonder at the stakes of the novel? Who cares if a couple of comfortably well off tech guys find some old gold? But Stephenson’s insight into the little told impacts of technological development during the War remains impressive. What if the Germans HAD developed a “Rocket Sub?”