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Bodega: Tales from the Bodegaverse

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  167 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Bodega. Lover. Sniper. Thief. Scourge of the wicked. In fact, scourge of anyone if there's money to be made. A lawless man in a galaxy overrun by villains, Mork beasts, Dildonians and the dreaded imperial forces of Crem Slumdump. Aided by his otherwise unemployable crew of drunks, criminals, assassins and broken down combat droids, Bodega seeks fortune, and trouble seeks h ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published August 2019 by Fourth Floor Creative Ltd
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Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Essentially, this is something kinda like a cross between Guardians of the Galaxy, Dirty Harry, and Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy.
For those who don't know, this is book that started life as a joke on a podcast the author Edward Forsyth (aka Pyrion Flax) is a part of, where he attempts to parody all the hard-boiled, hyper masculine, sci-fi pulp action heroes. And he does a great job, especially for a debut novel!
It starts off a little rough because of this, as the first half is more or less a c
Johnny Bannister
The flarvin' thing rocked my world I tell ya your in for one heck of a hoardersharcortiery I tell you ...more
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Please announce 'round two' of pre-orders soon!!
Aug 04, 2020 added it
I got Bodega as a gift from a friend. I had no prior knowledge of where it originally came from other than "It's science fiction" from my present giver. So, as I'd been gifted this I immediately moved it to the top of my reading list.
It's an interesting one, this, and I'll attempt to tell you for why. Very early on (actually probably before the book even officially begins, to be accurate) we learn that this is full of throw-away, silly, sci-fi episodes written for a podcast. On reading this it b
Kate Hawkins
How exactly does one review something that is, at its very core, a joke?

That question has been swirling around in my head as I try to figure out just what I should say in a review of Bodega: Into the Bodegaverse because this isn’t a character or a series that is meant to be taken seriously. I remember when the character was created on the Triforce! podcast a few years ago, the three hosts were discussing just how bad, or silly, or insane internet fanfiction can be when one of the hosts, the aut
Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Understand that this might not be the most objective review. I've been a fan of the Yogscast for many years and of the Triforce since its inception. (view spoiler) I feel like these boys and their recommendations of various sci-fi novels and general rambling about the genre are what made me branch out and start reading some of this stuff and discover (to my surprise) that I actually really like it. I read Dune because of them. I read the Red Rising trilogy beca ...more
Sebastian Hoppe
Jan 27, 2021 rated it liked it
Amazing for Triforce Podcast fans. Please continue writing Pflax
Matus K
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jake Munnerley
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book, both as a fan of the Triforce podcast, and as a fan of sci-fi.

After hearing the first half of the book on the podcast, I couldn't wait to read the rest of the book. I certainly wasn't disappointed.

I cannot wait to see if PFlax (Edward Forsyth, the author) writes another book, be it set in the Bodegaverse or something completely new.
Patrycja Kotlowska
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just crazy enough
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My kind of sci fi, laughed, cried, came
Menno Van
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I gotta be honest, I've been a fan of the Yogscast for over a decade so I'm obviously quite biased when it comes to their products. That said, I definitely enjoyed this book. It's not quite the bees knees, but it is close, like the bees toes or the bees ankles or something.

The structure of the book is quite messy, like a Shrovian cabaret. Roughly the first half are just short tales which were originally told on the Triforce podcast. These stories have some loose continuity, but many cou
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reccomended, own
Suppassed all expectations!

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't expecting anything more than just a general shit post for this, I'd heard a couple stories from the podcast but not too many. This genuenly though was a well crafted story, with a well thought out galaxy and characters.

Yeah it's dumb, got some stupid moments and can't be taken overly seriously, but that's really enjoyable.

A lot of stories fall into the trap of "here's a main character. Here's a world around said character.". For bodega,
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-as-of-2020
This book is a flarvvin' good time, ESPECIALLY if you're familiar with the Triforce Podcast. My biggest note about this book is very interesting, actually... Pyrion's writing became more consistent, more serious, and (in my opinion) more investing *after* he stopped writing for the podcast. I think this was after "Part Twenty-three-ino." His [writing] craft definitely changed once he stopped writing with the intention of 'podcasting' it. And in terms of professional writing, it improved after th ...more
Daniel Kephart
As many other reviewers note below, the central challenge of reviewing Bodega is that the story is itself, in many ways, a joke. As such, I've primarily limited myself to reviewing the Kindle Edition rather than the plot or content (which, as the book makes clear, is not entirely meant to be polished stuff).

A few typos dot the manuscript, and unfortunately the font is locked it at a single size, make this a bit of a frustrating text to deal with at times. Most unfortunate is that the "Kindle Ed
Adam Malone
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lock your flarvin' eyes on this Space epic, Pard'.

Born from a conversation between two Dad's and an 8 year old Lebanese child for a podcast, Bodega asks what happens when you take John Wayne at his most cowboy, shoot him into space, surround him with mad creatures, mad aliens, and madder scenarios, and write it like you're trying to out cliche the worst Philip K. Dick wannabe at their most hackiest.
What you get is Bodega, a love letter written to bad Sci-Fi that leaves you wanting more.

Come join
Dmitri Chizhikov ii
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
Great book, idk if it's for everyone though? It is quite meme-y. I love it because it's easy to read without being yound adult-y, it's very funny, really well written and Edward Forsyth (better known as Pflax) is a super nice dude. He is the best member of the triforce podcast (nothing to do with zelda) imo, so I guess my liking of the book is very very biased. However if anyone reading this is on the fence about reading this great piece of sci-fi, like half of the book is available as audio at ...more
Nicole Dorville
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
15 out of 15 yogstars, more exciting than a spurloopian cabaret. If you like Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, you'll find this in the same vein of British wit and slapstick humour, childish and mature. Also loved Pyrion's notes, they really add flavour to the worldbuilding and humour. However I felt like I think I was spoiled by the Triforce listening to this, although there were times that I was absolutely hooked in the chapters that were both on and off the Triforce and yogcon. I hope Pyrion ...more
George Pearson
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
The early chapters establish the theme. Hilarious sci-fi writing with no real commitment to plot. It’s just fun, unapologetically trashy sci-fi.

I was expecting more of the same from P Flax’s (Forsyth’s) later chapters. Instead I was pleasantly surprised by an overall improvement - he expanded the plot and maintained the exciting element throughout.

At times I was totally gripped by this book; I couldn’t put it down and I am very excited for the next instalment.
Daniel Verner
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great moons of Shabboth, this is one flarv of a good time. This hooked me quicker than a Galdorpian hook fish catches dinner.

Great fun, such a good laugh. Can't wait for Number 2.. Hear that Flax? Get on it!
Kelly Broomhall
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I witnessed the birth of the Bodegaverse on the podcast (Triforce Podcast, part of the Yogpod) and loved it then. In book form with extra stories it's even better. SO funny, and reminiscent of Hitchhiker's Guide sometimes. Recommend whether you've heard the podcast or not. ...more
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Great Read For Fans of the Triforce Podcast

If you like the Yogscast Triforce podcast, you'll like this book. There were some minor grammar issues here and there but it was written by an gut having fun with friends and fans.
Lance Wilson
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is unlike any novel I’ve read, it’s extremely unpredictable while playing a twist on the usual tropes of sci fi. It offers a fantastic and refreshing experience while not taking itself too seriously. Sit back with a scoffee and enjoy some space cowboy shenanigans.
Ian S.
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From humble beginnings, this book simply proves two things. 1. It’s man’s nature to create, and 2. Just have to have fun and enjoy life. This is one flarv of a space adventure with twists and turns to make you chuckle and grin the whole way through
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing, imaginative and cool writing style
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The most unexpected, brilliant sci fi. Truly took me by surprise and I hope he writes more, soon. Loved every page.
Andy Pearce
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Written by someone with barely any writing experience, I was suprised to find that I finished this book quicker than most others ive read!

From short stories that were unrelated to eachother, to a full plot being implemented using the characters introduced in said early chapters, Bodega provided everything i could've expected from PFlax (Forsyth) as the author! A lovely balance of humour, tension, sci-fi references, romance, action, it has the lot.

As a huge fan of the Triforce podcast, hearing n
Brandon D.
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it

Now that I have your attention, Ted, I'd like to say thank you for making this novel.

For anyone who bought this book: READ THE FOREWORD. It explains the book better than I can. For those who are on the fence about buying, here's why you should.

In isolation it is not fantastic. Its biggest flaw is that it's inconsistent stylistically, even something as simple as chapter titles vary wildly (and hilariously); but wh
Billy Cao
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A callback to classic sci-fi tropes, this book doesn’t take itself too seriously, and yet takes you upon a surprisingly captivating, funny, neat little adventure across the Bodegaverse.

If you don’t take it too seriously and just want to join Bodega as he roams around the verse, you’ll have a flarving blast.
James Richardson
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Flarv of a good book.
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Edward "Ted" Forsyth, better known by his online pseudonym "Pyrion Flax", is an English Twitch Streamer, E-Sport Commentator, Amature Poker Player and YouTuber.
Pyrion is also a member of the entertainment company "The Yogscast", with whom he frequently collaborates with.
After much delay, he finally completed his first novel "Bodega: Into the Bodegaverse" in 2019.

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