In this podiobook: As originally heard on the Dragon Page Wingin' It! Podcast: Duel of the Fates assembles highly diverse, iconic combatants from across the wide universe of speculative fiction and pits them head-to-head in meaningless contests of 5 silly categories. Hear! An exhibition duel between Darth Vader vs. Gandalf! Witness! Another exhibition of, um, something, between Molly (from Neuromancer) and Batman! Behold! The bracketed 8-character elimination tournament! 1) Tomi (from Spherical Tomi)2) Spider-Man3) Captain James T. Kirk4) Ash (from Evil Dead)5) Godzilla6) Starbuck from the original Battlestar Galactica (Dirk Benedict)7) Harry Potter8) HAL-9000 (from 2001) Who has the best look? Who has more Love Prowess? Who'd win in a fight? Who'd be more fun at a party? Relive the mayhem -- or experience this popular series for the first time -- as author Jack Mangan examines the quirks, strengths, and weaknesses of these notable SF characters (along with one of his own). There are quite a few surprises as characters are eliminated, and ultimately, a winner is crowned Duel of the Fates champion. You'll laugh, you'll think, you'll cry (if you're a bit of a nut), you'll disagree at times; you'll look at these characters in new and different ways.