Ink & Quill
Ink and Quill is a podcast that discusses works of fiction from various authors. Your hosts Fizz and Dr. Hot-Fizz will delve into various plots, subtexts, and uses of language within the text as well as personal opinion about the author and their work. To join the Ink and Quill fan community, visit http://spookylogistics.com.
InQ Episode 110:

When you are governed by a Lord Ruler who has turned the world into a cult of the person and a complete dictatorship, you crave some change! This is what Kelsier felt when he gathered a group of thieves to overthrow the present government. If they succeed, this will mean a new world order, a new life, especially for the oppressed skaa, the workers. But it will also mean a whole new world of trouble.

Mistborns, allomancers, Terrispeople, kandra, koloss, mists, ashes, Brandon Sanderson has created a rich universe in which his three dimensional characters evolve and grow.

A delightful yet multi-layered read! Not your average Medieval Fantasy. This one is much better!

Direct download: inq_ep110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

InQ Episode 109:

This is the story of two brothers, Nestor and Cesar, fresh out of Cuba, trying to make it as musicians in 1950’s New York.

Vibrant, exciting, full of life, the novel relates the brothers’ trials and tribulations on the music scene, night life in the various clubs that hire them to play, love, sex, alcohol, fun and partying. But it also deals with immigrants’ lives and with what it means to grow old in the anonymity when you were once so admired.

A Pulitzer winner and the basis for the movie “The Mambo Kings” with Antonio Banderas, this is a deeper novel than it looks, full of all the elements required to turn a novel into a Classic of modern literature.

Direct download: inq_ep109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

InQ Episode 108:

Bruno is a PhD student from New York. When he hears about Julio Martel, a tango singer with a marvelous voice, he gets on a plane and heads to Buenos Aires. There he will meet people who will help him reconstruct Martel’s life and his passion for old tangos. As Bruno gets closer to meeting Martel, he comes closer and closer to understanding why Martel sings, and the significance of the places he chooses to sing.

A deep and emotional story of Argentina’s past and present filled with music. A fascinating tale, even for a reader unfamiliar with Argentina’s (and Buenos Aires’) geography.

Direct download: inq_ep108.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

InQ Episode 107:

In this complete and complex biography of Nikola Tesla, the reader discovers the man, the inventor and the inventions. Very detailed and quite thorough, this work is for everyone interested in Tesla but want to know more than the bare necessity. Very well written and easy to follow (albeit heavy on the science but still understandable to non-specialists), this is a fascinating work about a fascinating man.

Direct download: inq_ep107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

InQ Episode 106:

In this extensively researched text, the author takes us inside the life and works of Galileo, his family, his friends, his masters and patrons, every detail to get a better picture who Galileo was and what was happening at the time. A thorough description of a very full life.

Direct download: inq_ep106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

InQ Episode 105:

Genius 12 year-old evil mastermind Artemis Fowl goes from adventure to adventure accompanied by his faithful bodyguard Butler, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon,  Foaly the smart-aleck high-tech centaur and Mulch Diggums, a criminal dwarf suffering from flatulence. Together they can pretty much do it all!

Each novel takes the characters into another action-packed adventure with a mystery to solve. Artemis Fowl is a series about growth, trust and friendship. Not your average YA; this one is a bit more serious, making it better, more rounded, more interesting.

In this episode we discuss both the series and the graphic novels :)

Direct download: inq_ep105.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

InQ Episode 104:

After the death of his father, James leaves Yorkshire and his beloved sister Charlotte to move to London and study at Oxford. Once his studies are over, he takes lodging with an exciting young man who goes out every night. Slowly yet surely, James is drawn to this life of party, money and easy pleasures. Until one night when he and his friend get attacked…

From now on, James’ life has taken a turn. For the best or for the worst? That is a matter of perspective.

Direct download: inq_ep104.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

A young man simply referred to as “A” inherits a very large mansion. That happens everyday! He and his mute (not deaf) companion Niamh come to the US from Europe to take possession of said mansion with all its contents. OK! The mansion once belonged to Ambrose Wells, his second cousin twice removed, who jumped off the window. Hmmm…! The cousin committed suicide the exact same way his father did at the exact same age in the exact same room in the house. Wait! What?? Oh, and the house is haunted!

But there is more, so much more! What exactly happened to Ambrose Wells and what kind of person was he before he decided to attempt a somersault a few stories high? Who are those people who names resonate of Greek philosophers? What kind of weird society was Ambrose presiding over? What is going to happen in December at the next scheduled meeting? And most importantly, why is A having all kinds of weird and recurring nightmares?

A great story that plays with both form and content. For those who enjoy Stephen King, Lovecraft, or creepy novels like “House of Leaves” or “The Manuscript found in Sarragosa” this one is for you!

Direct download: inq_ep103.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:43pm EST

InQ Episode 102:

When the law (Pat Garrett) meets the outlaw (Billy the Kid), gunfire happens!

In this 2010 extremely well researched text, author Mark Lee Gardner traces the clash between Billy and Pat, and the infamous years of 1880 and 1881 leading to Billy’s (still somewhat strange) death.

A fascinating tale of the Wild West, guns, horses, gambling and cattle. Saddle-up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

Direct download: inq_ep102.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:27pm EST

InQ Episode 101:

Everybody knows about the Pinkerton Agency. Yet, probably less people know about the man behind it all: Allan Pinkerton. Allan and his wife Joan came to the USA in the 1840’s. Allan was to be a cooper, as was his trade in Scotland. Little did he know he was to be the father of one of the most notorious law enforcement agencies on the continent.

Studying the life and work of Allan Pinkerton year by year, the author does a great job at allowing the reader a peak into what it means to be one of the most thorough crime fighters in history. Enlightening!

Direct download: inq_ep101.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:15pm EST