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Hyperion, Part B: Hard-Boiled Time-Displaced Baby Thing

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Wendee and Dan finish their discussion of Hyperion, squeezing this in, naturally, between mentions of award slates, convention experiences, and possible new horizons for the podcast itself. [ 1:52:18 || 54.3 MB ]

To listen, click here: http://www.earth-2.net/podcasts/bookswithoutpictures/episodes/bookswithoutpictures_018.mp3

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The idea of doing "Beowulf" is something I really like. I've listened to it in audiobook form many times.

I think it has a lot of interesting historical/legend things to discuss as well as a boatload of linguistic stuff.

I really hope you guys do it!

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I liked the way both old and contemporary English was used in the print version. Legend has it tha Tolkien would begin his philology class by recite the first 50 lines of Beowulf in old English in the holes that he would have a small class.

When it comes to retelling the story I found the CGI fantasy movie made me feel cynical and depressed. While Michael Chrictons attempt to make it all scientific, made me dream about heros fighting larger than life villains.

I thought it would be the other way around

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Sorry, fangrrl.... Just noticed your question... I've been busy practicing swimming in the ocean with a sword.....

 

Anyway, I found the Francis Barton Gummere translation on audio book. 

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Gosh, speaking of Tolkien.... it seems that he borrowed a bit from Beowulf for "The Hobbit."  Quite a major part of the story, actually.

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