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Geek Syndicate


In 2006, the Geek Syndicate was born. And who came roaring out but a pair of crazy-yet-loveable geeks by the names David “Monts” Monteith and Barry “Nuge” Nugent. Producing a weekly (well most of the time) podcast celebrating and commenting all aspects of geek life GS is one of the longest running geek related podcasts in the UK. It’s critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious…er…and stuff.

Aug 29, 2013

Red flags flying the Dissecting World duo man the barricades & storm China Melville's revolutionary fantasy novel 'The Iron Council. In so doing they shunt through such topics as: 
- Industrialisation & Imperialism
- Terrorism v Freedom Fighting
- The coffee house & twitter revolutionaries
Steaming through universes as divergent as Tolkien, Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt, Game of Thrones & Conan's Hyboria they consider:
- Does fantasy have to be conservative ?
- Do revolution narratives need a certain technological base ?
- The democratic nature of guns (& or crossbows).
Kehaars blog post on guns in fantasy mentioned is here : 
http://clarkythecruel.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/gunpowder-in-fantasy-rpgs/

Forgotten Planet Kickstarter link