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My Favorite Bit: Naseem Jamnia Talks About THE BRUISING OF QILWA

Naseem Jamnia is joining us today to talk about their novel, The Bruising of Qilwa. Here’s the publisher’s description: In this intricate debut fantasy introducing a queernormative Persian-inspired world, a nonbinary refugee practitioner of blood magic discovers a strange disease that causes political rifts in their new homeland. Persian-American author Naseem Jamnia has crafted a …

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My Favorite Bit: Jim C. Hines Talks About TERMINAL PEACE

Jim C. Hines is joining us today to talk about his novel, Terminal Peace. Here’s the publisher’s description: The third and final book of the Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse follows a group of unlikely heroes trying to save the galaxy from a zombie plague. Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos and her team were trained to clean spaceships. …

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My Favorite Bit: Alex White Talks About AUGUST KITKO AND THE MECHAS FROM SPACE

Alex White is joining us today to talk about their novel, August Kitko and the Mechas From Space. Here’s the publisher’s description: When an army of giant robot AIs threatens to devastate Earth, a virtuoso pianist becomes humanity’s last hope in this bold, lightning-paced, technicolor new space opera series from the author of A Big Ship …

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My Favorite Bit: Jason Sizemore Talks About APEX MAGAZINE and Their Annual Kickstarter

Jason Sizemore is joining us today to talk about the annual Kickstarter for Apex Magazine. Apex Magazine is an online zine of fantastical fiction. We publish short stories filled with marrow and passion, works that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display. We publish in two forms: an every-other-month eBook issue and …

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My Favorite Bit: W.P Wiles Talks About THE LAST BLADE PRIEST

W.P. Wiles is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Last Blade Priest. Here’s the publisher’s description: Inar is Master Builder for the Kingdom of Mishig-Tenh. Life is hard after the Kingdom lost the war against the League of Free Cities. Doubly so since his father betrayed the King and paid the ultimate …

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My Favorite Bit: Ruthanna Emrys Talks About A HALF-BUILT GARDEN

Ruthanna Emrys is joining us today to talk about her novel, A Half-Built Garden. Here’s the publisher’s description: On a warm March night in 2083, Judy Wallach-Stevens wakes to a warning of unknown pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay. She heads out to check what she expects to be a false alarm—and stumbles upon the first …

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My Favorite Bit: Ryan Van Loan Talks About THE MEMORY IN THE BLOOD

Ryan Van Loan is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Memory in the Blood. Here’s the publisher’s description: The Memory in the Blood is the pulse-pounding conclusion to Ryan Van Loan’s The Fall of the Gods series, featuring sea battles, hidden libraries, warring deities, old enemies, and one woman’s desire for liberation and …

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My Favorite Bit: Dan Moren Talks About THE NOVA INCIDENT

Dan Moren is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Nova Incident. Here’s the publisher’s description: The Galactic Cold War hits close to home, in more ways than one… When a bomb explodes in the bustling Commonwealth capital city of Salaam, responsibility is quickly claimed by an extremist independence movement. But after a …

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My Favorite Bit: Chris Gerrib Talks About ONE OF OUR SPACESHIPS IS MISSING

Chris Gerrib is joining us today to talk about his novel, One of Our Spaceships is Missing. Here’s the publisher’s description: In the 23rd century, spaceships just don’t go missing. FBI agent Ray Volk is assigned to a task force to investigate a tragic accident: the disappearance of interplanetary passenger liner ValuTrip Cardinal, carrying 500 …

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My Favorite Bit: A.C. Wise Talks About HOOKED

A.C. Wise is joining us today to talk about her novel, Hooked. Here’s the publisher’s description: Once invited, always welcome.Once invited, never free. Captain James Hook, the immortal pirate of Neverland, has died a thousand times. Drowned, stabbed by Peter Pan’s sword, eaten by the beast swimming below the depths, yet James was resurrected every …

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My Favorite Bit: Rachel Swirsky Talks About JANUARY FIFTEENTH

Rachel Swirsky is joining us today to talk about her novella, January Fifteenth. Here’s the publisher’s description: January Fifteenth—the day all Americans receive their annual Universal Basic Income payment. For Hannah, a middle-aged mother, today is the anniversary of the day she took her two children and fled her abusive ex-wife. For Janelle, a young, …

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My Favorite Bit: Kimberly Unger Talks About THE EXTRACTIONIST

Kimberly Unger is joining us today to talk about her novel, The Extractionist. Here’s the publisher’s description: Eliza McKay is an Extractionist: an expert in the virtual reality space where people’s minds are uploaded as digital personas. When rich or important people get stuck in the Swim for reasons that are sleazy, illegal, or merely …

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My Favorite Bit: J.S. Fields Talks About AWRY WITH DANDELIONS

J.S. Fields is joining us today to talk about their novella, Awry with Dandelions. Here’s the publisher’s description: Orin sells dandelion latex at a no-name market, barely scraping by. Mette is a princess. Maybe. What Orin does know is that for thirty seconds every night, Mette visits Orin in xir dreams. Orin has long since …

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